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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Big day at Whistler today!

I went boarding at Whistler today with all your advice in mind. And it proved invaluable!

There is a section on a run near the learning area that I've been too afraid to do a straight run down. On both sides there are two clumps of trees. The run is still quite wide (about 20 feet) so the trees on each side really don't present much of a danger. But psychologically they freaked me out. So, I would always slow waaaay down and then turn down the slope instead of a straight run. Well, today, I bombed down it!

It took some courage to work up to that and I tried a few tips suggested by those on this thread. First, I gradually increased the distance I did a straight run down that section (I didn't just go for it the first try. Took four attempts). Second, I imagined a dollar bill in front of me that I was trying to grab to keep me from "sitting in the back seat." Third, I pushed the envelope so I was slightly out of my comfort zone with the speed, knowing that my turn and stopping techniques are good enough now that I am in control of my board. After a few tries, I finally took some deep breaths, focused on leaning forward a bit, riding slightly on an edge, keeping good posture, stared straight ahead, and went for it! It was both scary and exciting!

Thanks, everyone, for the insight and moral support! I really love snowboarding!

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Congrats man! That feeling is something else isn't it!

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I couldn't agree more. I'm even considering moving to be able to ride more!
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I went boarding at Whistler today with all your advice in mind. And it proved invaluable!

Second, I imagined a dollar bill in front of me that I was trying to grab to keep me from "sitting in the back seat."

Thanks, everyone, for the insight and moral support! I really love snowboarding!
Nice job! Glad we could help... but a dollar? That's it? I said a big wad of cash haha.
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I actually have taken a sabbatical from work to learn to snowboard

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Congrats man! That feeling is something else isn't it!



I couldn't agree more. I'm even considering moving to be able to ride more!
My wife agreed to let me take off work for the entire snowboard season so I could learn to board. I bought an Edge Pass at Whistler that allows me to board during the week only. So, I've been able to get up to the mountain 3-4 days a week since the beginning of the year. And there aren't big crowds during the week so it is a much chiller place to learn.

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Nice job! Glad we could help... but a dollar? That's it? I said a big wad of cash haha.
LOL. Well, your advice worked at any rate!

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