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Old 03-18-2014, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Some questions about first lesson?

So I'll be taking my first lesson tomorrow at Camelback in TVille, Pa.

Basically, what I want to know is, generally, what can one expect from a first lesson?

Has anyone here ever ridden the bunny slope at CB? Are all bunny slopes generally the same, or are some harder than others?

I'm imagining my butt and the snow will be good friends by the end. I don't really plan on leaving the bunny.

I have skateboarding experience, will this help me?

Is it a mistake to be starting now? Should I have just waited until next season, seeing as how the mountain will be closing in a month?

Should I try and make it back as much as I can before they close, or just do my lesson and then wait and start lessons again next season?

I got one of the Learn 2 Ride/Rental packages, so I plan on staying on the mountain as long as possible.(I believe it comes with an all day lift ticket)

I plan on saving up over the summer, and getting some equipment at the beginning of next season. I want to get into park/freestyle riding eventually, should I buy higher end freestyle/park equipment now(since it'll last me longer and I can progress without worrying about having to replace equipment for a few years)? Or just get the cheapest stuff I can get?

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go do lesson...have fun...ride as much as possible this season...this will give some ideas and references for discussions on gear and technique.

over the off season, watch vids of learnin, read, and watch for gear. consider SA vids and/or snomie/Jed

Buy boots first and read and understand this

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...s-faq-etc.html

if you get board bindings can go used, get intermediate stuff

then go to back yard with gear on and hop and jump around

do squats, balance stuff...watch more learnin vids

save yo money, buy season's pass...go have moar fun

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I can echo what wrath is saying and wanted to add in snowprofessor on youtube. They have pretty good beginner videos.

And get off the bunny slope at Cambelbak. Everyone goes on the greens and blues as beginners anyways so be careful out there.
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go do lesson...have fun...ride as much as possible this season...this will give some ideas and references for discussions on gear and technique.

over the off season, watch vids of learnin, read, and watch for gear. consider SA vids and/or snomie/Jed

Buy boots first and read and understand this

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boo...s-faq-etc.html

if you get board bindings can go used, get intermediate stuff

then go to back yard with gear on and hop and jump around

do squats, balance stuff...watch more learnin vids

save yo money, buy season's pass...go have moar fun

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This. This is what I will do. I might even go one other day this week. (I'll avoid weekends, and all their craziness, for now)

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I can echo what wrath is saying and wanted to add in snowprofessor on youtube. They have pretty good beginner videos.

And get off the bunny slope at Cambelbak. Everyone goes on the greens and blues as beginners anyways so be careful out there.
We'll see. If I feel comfortable enough, I might try one of the blues.
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skating experience will def help...no need to plan all this lalala, just go out there, have fun, see if you like it and don't damage yourself too much. got some skate wristguards? bring em...
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skating experience will def help...no need to plan all this lalala, just go out there, have fun, see if you like it and don't damage yourself too much. got some skate wristguards? bring em...
Actually I don't. I'm a little ashamed to admit it, but I was one of those idiots who never bought any safety equipment(my wrists wish I had guards) and just tried not to fall. Luckily I never rode any big features.

All this skate talk actually brings up another question. I skate regular, mostly cause everyone else I knew did, and I never thought to try any different. But I found some of those "footedness tests" and every time I've tried them, it comes out as goofy. Should I change, or just go with my skate stance?
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Can't help you with what to expect from a first/beginner lesson as I never had one, but the staff there is professional and friendly. Consider tipping your instructor if you enjoyed the lesson.

There's a bunny hill you can take to lifts on the other side of the mtn from the main base area so I've been on that one (looker's left). It's wide and open with a gentle slope. Don't know how it compares to the bunny hills near the learning area however (looker's right).

As already mentioned, ride as much as you can before the season ends. You'll have that much more experience for the start of next season.

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This. This is what I will do. I might even go one other day this week. (I'll avoid weekends, and all their craziness, for now)

We'll see. If I feel comfortable enough, I might try one of the blues.
I may go Thurs. Shoot me a PM if you'll be there. I'd be happy to take a couple runs with you, especially if you want to try one of the blues.
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All this skate talk actually brings up another question. I skate regular, mostly cause everyone else I knew did, and I never thought to try any different. But I found some of those "footedness tests" and every time I've tried them, it comes out as goofy. Should I change, or just go with my skate stance?
perennial hot topic question.. you gotta feel it out, some ppl skate goofy and board reg, and vice versa. i'd probably start off with your skate stance, and if you find yourself feelong more natural fakie just switch it around real quick
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perennial hot topic question.. you gotta feel it out, some ppl skate goofy and board reg, and vice versa. i'd probably start off with your skate stance, and if you find yourself feelong more natural fakie just switch it around real quick
That's a good idea. Though for some reason, when I imagine myself riding, I'm always riding goofy. But that probably doesn't matter. I mean, if imagination counted I'd have won gold in Sochi, not Sage.
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Oh ya...forgot...first...NOW...learn how to fall...I'd imagine you kind of do since you skate...but...refer to this recent thread

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/wel...xpectancy.html
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