Agree with the guys, the small board won't be a problem in the beginning, and most likely make it easier as it turns with less effort. Also second the wrist guard advice. I used them many years and was many times glad to have them. Friend of mine gave in snowboarding on her first day - broke her wrist getting off a lift. And add a helmet.
If you don't want/can't take lessons, do you have anyone who's showing you what you should do? Stopping should be among the first lesson to learn
"Yeah... no, that's not clumsiness, that's just being topographically challenged" ~ Noreaster
Last edited by neni; 01-02-2014 at 09:30 AM.