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

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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.

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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.

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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. ;-)
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some folks learn from their pain...other folks learn from other's pain

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Is it easier to learn on a smaller, more flexible board?
imma go out on a limb and say...yes
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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.
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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.

I teach snowboarding via step-by-step videos lessons at Snomie.com - How To Snowboard Videos, Snowboard Tips & Snowboard Lessons
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