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Old 12-27-2013, 05:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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As stated above. You need lessons. An adequate rider can control the speed on any board regardless of quality, wax etc.


Also stated above, if you're sliding sideways all day, you're not actually "snowboarding" you're plowing down the hill side slipping or falling leaf style.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I love a good joke run on the noob.
...but just so you know we're not being dicks for the hell of it, (...we're actually dicks in real life! Lol)

It's NOT the board. It's supposed to go fast when pointed downhill. You need to take some lessons and learn how to control it and get over the fear of that speed. It will actually be easier to go slow when you have learned how to control the board properly. It's speed or lack of, will be completely at your command once you do.

Get some lessons, take the attitude here with a grain of salt and some self deprecating good humor, read up and research the information available here and elsewhere on the interwebz, and you will find yourself looking for ways to go faster in no time!
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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LESSONS!! Take them, you need them. When you point straight you are probably way in the back seat the board takes off and you feel no control. Take some fucking lessons or just stfu!
Yep! Lessons, take em, money well spent!
Better to learn correctly now then to have to get rid of bad habits later.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Lol I'm not talking about 50mph more like 15-20mph. I just feel like my board accelerates way to fast so I always riding sideways trying to kill speed.
No. It's not too fast. It's just perfect. You need to get more comfortable with speed. That comes with time or never comes at all. Go as fast as you like, but have fun. Don't point it straight if you feel nervous about the speed. Ride side to side.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I guess I'll end up buying lessons when snoqualmie opens, anyone know how much they charge at snoqualmie for lessons?
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I guess I'll end up buying lessons when snoqualmie opens, anyone know how much they charge at snoqualmie for lessons?
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....but I'm sure that information will be available on their web site. (...assuming they have one!)
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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....but I'm sure that information will be available on their web site. (...assuming they have one!)
They do, they are just closed, very little snow this year in Washington.
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You live in federal way, it makes zero sense to get lessons at snoqualmie when you're that close to crystal; plus Crystal has better instructors, conditions and terrain.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
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That's not a Joystick toni...

Everyone's comments are spot on though. Get some lessons, learn to control your speed by using the mountain to your advantage. It takes much more skill to go slow while being in complete control than it does to go super fast and turn into an out of control snow surfing liability.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You live in federal way, it makes zero sense to get lessons at snoqualmie when you're that close to crystal; plus Crystal has better instructors, conditions and terrain.
Snoqualmie is has night skiing while crystal doesn't. I have work on Saturdays so crystal timing doesn't fit my schedule, plus 9-3 at crystal is 70, 5-10pm at snoqualmie is 40 dollars, might not be a big difference for you but when you only make 400 dollars a month and in school, it makes a huge difference.
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