Alright ! This is my first experience on a snowboard ever !
I invited my friend to go snowboard at our local mountain, he already had his equipment but I had to rent it. The boots were awfully worn out and the board wasnt wide enough. The bindings were missing some angle (?). But as a beginner, I did not noticed it.
I asked my friend who was going to teach me the sport, to teach me the very basic : how to skate and glide. He insisted we go on the chairlift and practice up there... I did not agree at first but I guess I trusted him so we went up there. As I tried to get out of the chairlift, I fell down because my rear foot was touching the ground outside of the board. Then he made me practice how to brake with only one binding attached. Did not succeed well but carried on. I did not say a word because I was afraid he was going to be bored as hell trying to teach me.
Then I attached both feet, had a hard time getting up the first time but found a trick. I tried to glide going down the hill back first facing the top of the mountain by shifting my weight from my heels to my toes and succeeded ! I had a hard time to apply an equal pressure to both my toes, seemed like I couldn't do it. Then he made me glide sideways (like a normal glide) and asked me to gently brake but I kept falling because I couldn't understand how to apply the pressure on my heels while rotating my body.
I still had a blast, I loved being out in the cold windy weather (-10 celcius) with a friend. Today I felt like s&%t, my whole body felt like it went thought the second world war. All of my muscles hurts, especially in the upper legs area, under the butt, and I have a huge blister on both my heels because of the worn boots, they had some plastic sticking out inside.
From now on, I'm going to chat with an instructor and have private lessons. I'm also going to buy a full K2 kit so no more bruises. I also think I did pretty well on my first ever try but I feel like an idiot when I see all of the other snowboarders gliding past me like professionals, can't wait to be at that level.
What do you think I should do ? Any tips on weight balance ?
Thanks (sorry for my bad english)