Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: I can see Santa shoveling his driveway
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When I first started, my main snowboarding buddy was improving faster than I was but he didn't go as often . I asked him how he was getting so much better than me & he told me that every time he went, he would try & do as many carves as he could.
After he told me that, I watched him.
For every 100 yards or so, I would do 6-8 carves.
He would do like 30-40, I don't know exactly but he was doing 4 or 5 times as many carves as I was.
They weren't speed check skids, they were lightning quick little turns.
Similar to what a Slalom skateboarder would have to do to make it through a course.
Even though I went to the mountain more, he was actually snowboarding way more than I was.
Repetition, Repetition, Repetition. The whole practice makes perfect thing.
When it's yourself doing it, there isn't really a way to tell that your improving faster than you would normally.
Then you go with someone who used to be roughly the same ability as you or even a little bit better or they go a lot more than you & suddenly your better than they are.
If whatever doesn't kill you, only makes you stronger.
Then I am so close to immortality