I've been boarding on and off since Jr.High (27yrs old now) with LONG gaps between the seasons I do go(like 1-3yrs). Went today the first time for the season to mt.High and man I'm out of shape. lol
My legs couldn't hold up after about an hr and I was just beat. Gotta work those calves and ankles again. At least riding a snowboard is like riding a bike. once you learn, you never really forget. It all came together again in about 1/2 an hr.
Tried to fix some of my bad habits with the stuff I learned from here, one being I noticed that I put the weight towards the rear, lifting the front up during a turn. I generally increase pressure(weight) to the backleg after initiating the turn, but never shift the weight back to the front again causing me to eat it whenever I hit a bump.
So I learned to fix that problem, now I'm TONS more stable through the turns. This forum is a great source of info, and helps out a ton.
I have this fear of jumps(tried one a long time ago, landed on my knee and have this permanent numbness on parts of my knee) but tried a few this time around. I'm having a hard time landing flat as I almost always land on the tail and just slide out. Simply a matter of lifting my rear leg up to even out the board but damn, its hard. lol
All in all, a good day, got some good runs in, sore as hell. Need to recuperate and get my stamina back and train my legs. I hate rentals. I've been boarding for awhile but never bought any equipment due to the $$$$(I get jealous at all the newbs with their gear but at least I've learned to ride pretty decently on a crappy beat to hell rental boards). But tonight was it, my boots soaked through and I rode w/ wet socks, with freezing water sloshing around in the boot. Got home and ordered a pair of Burton Ions. No board yet, as I'll buy one next season. I'm eyeing the Neversummer SL-R or Evo-R...
But to cap off the night, I lost my keys somewhere down the mtn. So if you find any keys, please return them to lost and found
At least if they are returned, I have a good excuse to go back and pick the up and maybe get some riding time in. heh