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Old 07-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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guys and girls,

heading out in a week now for my first runs this year in Aus. Taking my girlfriend with me, who has only ever ski'd (and that's been once or twice).

What advice could you give me to help her learn quicker?

When I started, I came into it on the back of wakeboarding and my mates put me on a lift, took me to top of a blue run and said have fun. Fortunately, i picked it up fairly quickly, but it took me a long while to get to the bottom.

First thing i was going to teach her skating (stomp pad included), getting up, falling (withouth breaking anything), heel turning and stopping, toe side turns.

Any tips, or process' to follow would be good advice. I personally learnt by doing it myself and just giving it a crack - she likes to know the absolute details first.....
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...if you are hoping to "Keep" this girl????

DON'T teach her yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get her some paid lessons, and ride with her after!

Unless of course you're hoping to spend the week fighting and grumpy!
Juss sayin' dude!
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...if you are hoping to "Keep" this girl????

DON'T teach her yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get her some paid lessons, and ride with her after!

Unless of course you're hoping to spend the week fighting and grumpy!
Juss sayin' dude!
This man knows what he's talking about.
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that was my other option.

6 hr lesson package over 3 days (3x2hr sessions) gives me the freedom to do what i want!
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...if you are hoping to "Keep" this girl????

DON'T teach her yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get her some paid lessons, and ride with her after!

Unless of course you're hoping to spend the week fighting and grumpy!
Juss sayin' dude!
That! Especially if the OP has not gone through any formal teaching herself/himself. As the saying goes, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

If anything, the OP could take some lessons together with her/his girl. S/he will be a good example to use for the instructor - either how to do it right and/or how not to do it (in case of some bad techniques that self-taught riders often develop).
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That! Especially if the OP has not gone through any formal teaching herself/himself. As the saying goes, a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

If anything, the OP could take some lessons together with her/his girl. S/he will be a good example to use for the instructor - either how to do it right and/or how not to do it (in case of some bad techniques that self-taught riders often develop).
Pass.

I am not an instructor and do not intend on ever being an instructor.

I ride in the snow how i ride my wakeboard, fairly fluid, linking things up in a smooth manner. I'm not an overly aggressive rider, and wont be on the park much at all this week.

reckon i might be best to let her get some lessons, whilst i find my feet again (its been over 12 months since i was last on the hills)
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...if you are hoping to "Keep" this girl????

DON'T teach her yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get her some paid lessons, and ride with her after!

Unless of course you're hoping to spend the week fighting and grumpy!
Juss sayin' dude!
^^ THIS!

If the girl is never moody, never grumpy, never fighting, always a lovely shy angel, you might try it yourself. But if she's a normal human being, get her lessons.
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^^ THIS!

If the girl is never moody, never grumpy, never fighting, always a lovely shy angel, you might try it yourself. But if she's a normal human being, get her lessons.


She's always moody, seldom grumpy, and likes an argument - so lessons it is!

I was gonna try the "Good Boyfriend" role - but why change some that works?
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I was gonna try the "Good Boyfriend" role - but why change some that works?
So you want to try the bad boyfriend role...i.e., relationship test...or maybe u just want out.

chomps know's what he's talking about....btw he is always on the hunt for another gf....that should be evidence enough.
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I'd take her straight to the top, it won't be pretty but it sucks standing on a rotary band longer than your spending going down hill....
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