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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 12:15 AM
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My first time, I took lessons (very recommended), and on the first day it had/was snowing a lot, so I didn't really feel the falls. But it was pretty hard to learn when I kept getting stuck in powder.

Then the second day they had groomed the slopes. I fell a lot more and a lot harder, since I was actually trying to do stuff. Didn't hurt myself too badly, but man, was I ever sore that evening!

So in conclusion, I didn't really get hurt, just got sore muscles in places I didn't even know I had. But a friend of mine walked away with a bruised tailbone. No fun! Lift unloading is annoying!
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You sure you were just snowboarding? This sounds suspicious....
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lol yeah I'm sure I was just snowboarding. I'm a bit too young to be doing what I think you think i was doing:P
THANK GOD Argo said something before I did! Forum creeper I'm fine with, forum perv is going a little far!

Yeah sore wrists, bruised bum and sore knees are typical of days 1-5 or so. Protective gear helps! Lets you concentrate on learning to board instead of bracing for impact!

Enjoy the sport, I started when I was 11 and have never looked back.
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First time I ever went out, many moons ago, the best thing I learned was that it was better to fall backwards than forward. Falling downhill on your face feels like your brain's getting rattled around. I guess it is, really.

Worst fall I've had since I picked it back up last year was a tomahawk in heavy spring corn that at first I thought had dislocated my shoulder. Took a minute to gather my brain back up and realize that I hadn't lost or busted anything in the crash. Last run of the season, too.
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Thankfully I never went through the sore butt phase - there was so much fresh snow my first day that it was like falling into clouds.

One ache that did surprise me was in one side of my neck. I couldn't turn my head for 2-3 days because my neck wasn't used to facing in one direction for that long. Something to look forward to when I start trying switch.
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Sounds like my first day, hah

Learn to fall without trying to catch yourself. You're going to break your wrists if you keep that up. Fall on your forearms with your elbows down, it's so much better on your body.

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