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Big Johnny69 03-06-2014 01:50 PM

Thoughts on learning
 
Went out for my first time last night. Caught on to some things quicker than others. Having trouble with toe side movements. I have a Ride 164 board. Is it easier to learn on a smaller, more flexible board?

Psi-Man 03-06-2014 01:54 PM

List some stats - weight, height, shoe size. What Ride board was it?

xIceHoundx 03-06-2014 01:56 PM

Depends on your boot size and body weight. If your riding a board that is proper for your sizing then you just need to get more time on the snow, build skills and confidence. Maybe even take a lesson.

linvillegorge 03-06-2014 01:58 PM

I'll just tell you this, the best money I ever spent on snowboarding was getting a private lesson from a great instructor after about 10 days on the snow. My only regret was not doing it sooner.

xIceHoundx 03-06-2014 02:05 PM

I've gone a year snowboarding self taught and I'm sure I've got a ton of bad habits and techniques. I really should take a private lesson to get some of the mess corrected.

Loftness 03-06-2014 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Johnny69 (Post 1593433)
Is it easier to learn on a smaller, more flexible board?

Only if the board you're using is too big for your stats. Invest in a lesson. Watch vids on basic turns. And don't fight the hill. ;-)

wrathfuldeity 03-06-2014 07:57 PM

some folks learn from their pain...other folks learn from other's pain

CassMT 03-06-2014 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Johnny69 (Post 1593433)
Is it easier to learn on a smaller, more flexible board?

imma go out on a limb and say...yes

West Baden Iron 03-06-2014 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by linvillegorge (Post 1593465)
I'll just tell you this, the best money I ever spent on snowboarding was getting a private lesson from a great instructor after about 10 days on the snow. My only regret was not doing it sooner.

I took a lesson from a great instructor after 20 years of bad habits. So stupid to not do this sooner. I probably wasted 15 years of riding and not progressing like I could have.

Jed 03-06-2014 10:45 PM

Gear is rarely the reason people struggle with snowboarding. It can certainly help a little to have more ideal gear, but you can learn the basics just fine on most gear.

Getting lessons from a good coach will make way more of a difference than changing up your gear.


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