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1st Season, re-learning the basics

So I did a bit of snowboarding last year with a rental and took a lesson. Then in the offseason, my intrest in snowboarding skyrocketed, and I was hooked. I picked up Flow Ansr Boas, a 162cm Salomon Drift Magnum. Salomon Arcade bindings, and a nice pair of Scott goggles.

Since my local mt opened up, I've been there every weekend. I got some of it down, but my toeside turns are giving me problems. I've studied Snowolf's videos (AWESOME BY THE WAY) and I hope I can get it down before the end of january.

I was just wondering, how long, per se, did it take all of you to progress enough to link turns and carve awesomely

Any feedback would be awesome!

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I tried to teach myself...so 10-12 days. But my buddy who's much much more athletic than me, plays hockey (strong legs, good balance, etc) and took lessons was carving within 3 days.

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So I did a bit of snowboarding last year with a rental and took a lesson. Then in the offseason, my intrest in snowboarding skyrocketed, and I was hooked. I picked up Flow Ansr Boas, a 162cm Salomon Drift Magnum. Salomon Arcade bindings, and a nice pair of Scott goggles.

Since my local mt opened up, I've been there every weekend. I got some of it down, but my toeside turns are giving me problems. I've studied Snowolf's videos (AWESOME BY THE WAY) and I hope I can get it down before the end of january.

I was just wondering, how long, per se, did it take all of you to progress enough to link turns and carve awesomely

Any feedback would be awesome!

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In my experience, it really depends on the person. Some just get it and others struggle. Keep in mind going down the hill making turns as a beginner isn't carving. Carving will come later.

Don't get discouraged over being more comfortable on your heel edge. It's very common for someone to struggle with one edge, just keep at it.
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A while, basically because my roommate kinda just threw me out on the mountain my first time haha.

But I studied Snowolf's videos like your self and anytime I wasn't on the mountain I'd still strap up and go through some of the motions if I could. Helped in my opinion but It probably took me at least 5-7 times out to be able to begin to link turns. Even then they were only skidded turns, carving is going to take me a lot longer to accomplish.

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