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Old 12-20-2013, 12:21 PM   #21 (permalink)
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All I really want to be sure of, is that being on a shorter board won't increase my chances of getting hurt (simply because I am on a small board, - I know it is possible to get hurt on any board)
If anything, it will decrease your chances at this point. Have fun!
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:46 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Well....I did not fall too much, LOL... We went to a little ski hill that has tow ropes, which I did not use. I stayed off to the side and rode down the hill, then I would walk back up and repeat. I got the hang of balancing and turning a bit, but stopping is my issue. I know I am supposed to try and lean back and catch the edge of the board to stop, but my body wont obey, My son is a natural. By the end of the day he had it down, coming down the hill, and turning like a pro, and he makes stopping look effortless. He stops by turning around so his back is to the bottom of the hill and digs an edge and throws snow at whom ever is behind him. He is quite proud of this move

I am going to keep trying, I had a really good time, despite my slow progress.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:23 AM   #23 (permalink)
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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

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Old 01-02-2014, 09:26 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I am going to take lessons when we go next, we go to a really tiny place that was packed over the holidays and I was unable to get in on the lessons. I watched others, and my son tried to show me, but I think I will have better luck with the pros.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:29 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Thanks for your input! I appreciate all the help I can get.
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