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k8xp 01-29-2013 05:21 PM

First snowboarding trip was kinda rough
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I feel like I got ran over by a truck.

The ski lift was the worst. I couldn't lift up my board with one foot, so it was being dragged, hurt my ankle BAD. Nick had to help me lift up my board each time... Then, getting off, fell almost immediately 2 out of 3 times. Again ripping my left ankle off me practically.

Actually rode pretty well, minus turning and stopping. When I wanted to stop I made myself fall, lol but only one fall was bad. Landed on the back of my head and goggles flew off, got wet, couldn't get them dry/couldn't get up cause they were too f-ing blurry. Took off gloves to help clear them, inside of gloves got wet... etc! Needless to say, I was not a happy girl after I FINALLY made it to the bottom. What do you guys do if the inside of your goggles get wet, keep something in your pocket?

I feel more prepared for next time. Know I need something waterproof to cover my neck and face, plus glove liners. Need a few tips from you guys, then will take a lesson and be set : )
And here is my beginner setup. Salomon Lotus 138/ K2 Yeah Yeah bindings/ ThirtyTwo boots/Morrow mirrored goggles.

areveruz 01-29-2013 05:24 PM

Put your free foot under the board when you're on the lift so it doesn't drag and you're not using one foot to hold it?

k8xp 01-29-2013 05:30 PM

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Oh, I should rest my board while waiting for the lift to come around? I was waiting until I sat down to try and put my foot under it.

Treegreen 01-29-2013 05:30 PM

To your goggle question: If you get water on the inside take them into the lodge and run them under and air dryer until they dry off. Don't wipe the inside.

Treegreen 01-29-2013 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by k8xp (Post 650633)
Oh, I should rest my board while waiting for the lift to come around? I was waiting until I sat down to try and put my foot under it.

If you're standing there with the lift coming around for you to sit on put your free foot up next to your back binding and just sit down on the lift chair. Keep the tip up with your front foot and once you're away you can put your free foot behind your bound foot or use the heelcup of the back binding to sort of shove the toe of your boot in to rest the board.

k8xp 01-29-2013 05:44 PM

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It was snowing really hard so couldn't ride down the mountain without goggles
: ( totally sucked. I really did not like trying to ride when it was snowing at all. Prob have to get used to it.

@Treegreen ok thanks I'll try that next time.

blunted_nose 01-29-2013 05:47 PM

You were on a chairlift with your board dangling of your foot? Thats normal and when i do it, i dont hurt myself. Putting your foot under your board will only get you chopped up laces... thats sounds like a shit day when nothing goes the right way.

MarshallV82 01-29-2013 05:50 PM

If you just beat the snow out by hitting them on your leg or board they'll clear up. Just put them on and wait a couple mins, it'll clear up enough to get down.

Muscle memory will take care of your chairlift woes, If your chairlift has a bar with footrests take advantage of it! putting your other foot under the board helps too. Snowboarding uses a lot of muscles you don't use on a daily basis, that's why you're sore.. it's not just the falling.

Search for SnoWolf's threads for beginners and watch his vids - I feel like you need to practice skating and get a feel for your edges before you ride the chairlift up. Search "SnowProfessor" on YouTube too, kinda corny but good info. A Lesson would be key for sure!

Just go a lot, you'll learn faster than you think.

k8xp 01-29-2013 05:50 PM

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I'm pretty weak. Only 95 pounds.

Do you have Oakleys or what? I'm not sure how good mine are. Just kinda grabbed these at the store:

Treegreen 01-29-2013 05:56 PM

Re: First snowboarding trip was kinda rough
Those will be fine. As you get better you can look into different lenses and brands. The only reason to replace them would be if you feel they are too dark for the conditions you ride.

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