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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Coaching snowboarding - in over my head

My daughter wants to learn to ride, but is very very tall. Im in my 3rd year riding and at my age, still very novice and really never learned the proper way of doing things.

I think the biggest challenge I will have is trying to relay how to go from heelside to toeside and vice versa. I myself tried the 'twist' method suggested on here and could NEVER get it. I would try to twist my front foot to roll the board over and would of course shift my weight and fall on my face or ass.

Also, my foot feels like its going to come out of the boot and my toes bunch up to keep it from doing so...so I never really learned that what so ever and would never be able to convey that.

not really sure how to show someone how to ride. I guess I will show her how to heelside slide down the hill following by toeside slides. Then slip slides left and right to get a feel for weighting the foot.

It's an almost useless en devour early in as you never have to go back and forth like a falling leaf when you learn to actually ride.

So I'm wondering if it's best to teach her only to heelside slide the proper direction (not switch) then immediately toeside slide the proper direction, following by some link attempts vs - the falling leaf on the heel or the toe?

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My son is going to start snowboarding next year and I plan on teaching by paying an instructor to do so. I think that will be your best plan.
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Pay for lessons for her..... Get someone that does it every day to show her basics.....
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Pay for lessons for her..... Get someone that does it every day to show her basics.....
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If what you want is for "learning to snowboard" to be a Father, Daughter activity thing,.. maybe take the lessons with her!! Seems to me that would be a pretty cool Daddy/Daughter day on the slopes!!

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Sounds like you need to make day of taking lessons for your self and your daughter. Go get your boots fitted too since that sounds like a big problem for you.


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Been boarding since 93 and I still got my daughter some lessons this year. And I plan on getting some more for her for the next few seasons to reinforce good technique. If you want to be more involved; get lessons with her and work on the same stuff.
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I would just put her on top of the bunny hill and give her a helmet. The first 1-3 days are rough, but its a learning curve that you have to teach yourself through. It is tough to explain to someone how to flex your board and how to distribute weight. Trial and error are the best teachers. My first day riding I was hitting jumps and could barely turn. You have to get out there and throw yourself around. It's snowboarding. 3 weeks later I could 360, and one week after that I landed my first front flip. No teachers involved. Just a desire to do it and a lot of IbProfein
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pick and choose your battles wisely...

teaching her to ride....NO...let a cute guy...she'll be motivated to impress and pay better attention to him than dear old dad.

Take a car load of her friends...YES...keep tabs on her peer group and you get to be the cool old man....cause you can shred...and you get to hear the unintended gossip. Tip let them play whatever music in the car, crank it up...JUST WEAR EAR PLUGS....I get to still shred with my daughter after 10 years = BIG WIN


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pick and choose your battles wisely...

teaching her to ride....NO...let a cute guy...she'll be motivated to impress and pay better attention to him than dear old dad.

Take a car load of her friends...YES...keep tabs on her peer group and you get to be the cool old man....cause you can shred...and you get to hear the unintended gossip. Tip let them play whatever music in the car, crank it up...JUST WEAR EAR PLUGS....I get to still shred with my daughter after 10 years = BIG WIN
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