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Learning to Snowboard – A Right Old Pain in the Ass!

Learning to Snowboard – A Right Old Pain in the Ass!


Pain is the harrowing adjective one needs to become familair with when learning to snowboard. In fact its ridiculous how much pain you can endure over and over again purely to get yourself the “hell off this hill!”

Unfortunately, unlike childbirth, your body does not mercifully release a happy hormone that erases or at least numbs the memories of the excruciating and humiliating act that is your first ever snowboarding lesson. Oh no, the memory lives on and only becomes more vivid as you watch what can only be described as new borns whizzing past you down the slopes and chopping powder (whatever that may mean) whilst you as a thirty something look on dejectedley in awe and lets face it annoyance and total eny!!!

Yes, those first thoughts of you looking cool on the slopes, fully kitted out in this seasons latest gear, fast get replaced with thoughts of simply getting down the slope in one piece – cool is erased from your vocabularly and instead replaced with phrases that are more careful than carefree – such as safe, patience, ouch!
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Well written. I enjoyed it, and can relate very closely to it! Those damn kids who can barely walk seem to snowboard way better than me on their first day! Still, it's too much fun to get discouraged, so I keep doing it, and keep watching my hip-bruise grow each week.
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Well written. I enjoyed it, and can relate very closely to it! Those damn kids who can barely walk seem to snowboard way better than me on their first day! Still, it's too much fun to get discouraged, so I keep doing it, and keep watching my hip-bruise grow each week.
You should buy these to help with that.
Bohn Adventure Armored Shorts

I'm going to get some. Mainly for my sportbike to where under my leathers when I race but they can double up as snowboarding protection under my pants when I go.

Not a bad investment I must say.
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You should buy these to help with that.
Bohn Adventure Armored Shorts

I'm going to get some. Mainly for my sportbike to where under my leathers when I race but they can double up as snowboarding protection under my pants when I go.

Not a bad investment I must say.
That's a hefty price for those; I've seen others I've considered for about $50. Even saw a full leg pair for around $90. But I haven't fallen the last two times I've been out, even on the blue trails, so I'm debating buying them now..
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