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Old 11-23-2011, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2nd year of snowboarding - updated!

Tomorrow will be my first time back on the snowboard after learning last season.

Just wanted to take a poll and find out from all you boarders out there, when you got back on the board for your 2nd year, how long did it take you to get back to where you were when you ended the first year? Or is it like waterskiing or riding a bike, your first time down it all comes back to you? I'm concerned of forgetting all I learned, and at my age that learning curve was a long one!

Anything I should prepare myself for on that first long run down the mountain?

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Old 11-23-2011, 10:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll most likely have it all back after the first day. I remember being shaky my first couple of runs of the season, and tentative about what I try for most of the day, but that's about it.
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After a few runs to knock the rust off, you should be about where you left off.
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lol i am def not as good as i was at the end of last year. i would say im close to back to where i was but i have gone for 3 days already. My balance was not close to what it was when jumping. Switch riding was/is tough. I don't think it will take long though, maybe 5ish times.
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Thanks guys - we'll be there for 4 days so hopefully by the end of this long weekend I will be back on track to getting even BETTER! My hubby and I are betting how many falls I will have the first run down. I pretty much think the first time I go to my toeside I'll be down, but it's not like I haven't been down before! lol
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you won't just fall, its not like taking a massive step back.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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my main concern early season is not so much that i forgot how to ride, as it is not hurting myself for the rest of the season. i usually take some extra precaution and wait for good soft days before i start pushing my progression again. right now everywhere in CO is like a block of ice with some snow on it, so i'm trying to stick to the basics and just make sure i got all teh easy shit dialed in. if i blow out a knee in march it will be alot better than if i do it in nov!
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Amen to that!
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This will be my 23rd season I think and the first run or two each year can still catch me off guard. You should have it back in short order though. Don't worry, just ride!
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For me I got the hang of it again after the first couple of runs. It's different for everyone but once you get the balance and controls down the rest will start to come back. Start small and work your way back up so you don't hurt yourself.
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