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Starting back up, needing help

I used to not be a beginner but now I am. I have skied since I was three and have snowboarded for a year but then I took two years off due to being on the track team in high school and now I'm trying snowboarding again.

I went for the first time in two years yesterday at a very small place in Illinois that only had the terrain park set up. For some reason I was very scared of doing anything. I could snowboard fine (but I did fall a few times) but I was way too scared to do any of the boxes (but they were more like rails since the smallest one was not even a foot wide). Also there was a car pipe type thing and every time I went on it I slipped off and people make it seem soooo easy

How do I get back into it and board with confidence? Just practice makes perfect? Cause my friends want to go to a big place this upcoming weekend and I couldn't do anything yesterday.
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A big park place, or just a bigger hill?

Just cruising around the mountain outside of the park is gonna help get your confidence back.

Besides, you need to be comfortable and in control to ride park... get that first
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A big park place, or just a bigger hill?

Just cruising around the mountain outside of the park is gonna help get your confidence back.

Besides, you need to be comfortable and in control to ride park... get that first
A big place for the midwest haha. When I go to Colorado I ski because I am much better at that and I have confidence skiing just not snowboarding.

And what sucks is the place I go to is only 15 minutes away and the next closest park is over 2 hours away. I would love to ski mountainside if there was one and if my friends didn't only want to do park so it pretty much makes me do it.

But yeah thanks I probably just need to go on a trip somewhere for a couple days with my dad who just likes to ride and I can get the confidence back.
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Def the best advice I've heard is just ride, snap around the mountain off sidehits, go thru trees, get a really good feel for board control. Don't go hiking, park, jumps etc. Just get some hours in doing laps
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