Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Taos, New Mexico
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good advice in the off season: learn to ride a skateboard...!
it will seriously help you. a lot of people will say the two are not very similar, but the balance and control aspects you will learn will definitely help you a lot next season.
i've been skateboarding for 16 years and i've been snowboarding less than you... i just started 6 weeks ago. the skills i have learned from skateboarding had me linking turns on greens within 10 minutes, and the whole mountain by the first two days. this forum was a big help in deciding which gear to invest in, and all around an awesome place to learn from - thank you guys!
i'm not trying to sound like a jerk or come off in a bad way, i'm just sharing my experience that board sports translate from one another in many ways. skateboarding would be great cross training for you, and you'll be so much more confident with your riding if you can get good on concrete. i commend you for learning from scratch on a snowboard, i slammed so hard my first few days - i can't imagine how frustrated you got!
keep snowboarding too, it's awesome that you are at this point! from my limited experience, it gets REALLY fun from here on... as mentioned before, a lesson should help! i haven't had one yet, but might do some sort of advanced lesson next year just to make sure i'm not learning bad habits.
oh yeah - HAVE FUN!