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newbiesara 12-23-2009 08:39 PM

Survived my first trip to the hill :)
 
So the local hill (Chicopee for all those in SO) had a special today - 2 for 1 on their discover snowboard program ($59 gets u gear rental, lift ticket, and 1.5 group lesson) so we got there only to find out we missed the last lesson...

so we grabbed a 2 hour lift ticket and my friend (a beginner/intermediate) did her very best to get me down the hill a few times. I took what i learned from watching all the vid's on here and common sense and skated my way over to the carpet lift, got myself strapped in and got up on my feet and down the hill with not tooooo much falling (one good one on my @ss and a bunch of minor falls).

However i spent the whole time on my heels with my board running perpandicular to the hill cause i was TERRIFIED to go fast! We are gonna get some lessons and i think i'll pick it up without too much pain! However i already want to buy at least boots - those rentals were ok... but my own would be WAY better!

SkullShank 12-25-2009 11:09 PM

congrats on your first run!
next run, spend time on your toe side snowplowing, then put them together and carve! :)

lceman 12-28-2009 09:33 AM

You probably did way better than me the first time I went. I didn't leave what I'd call a kiddie hill. I fell on my ass so many times that I think the mountain was trying rape me. It went a lot smoother the next time I went though. So congratulations on the first trip! Try to go again ASAP so you can get used to it!

coffeenirvana 12-28-2009 11:27 AM

Congrats on your first day! Good to hear you came away with a positive attitude because the first few days can be very frustrating and painful. Keep the progession going.

svwannabe 12-28-2009 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by coffeenirvana (Post 226940)
Congrats on your first day! Good to hear you came away with a positive attitude because the first few days can be very frustrating and painful. Keep the progession going.

+2 on keeping the positive attitude, i think the biggest fear to overcome is the speed. Once you get over that you're golden. Get comfortable with your carving and maintaining speed then go hit some blacks. Its the only way you get good.

baldylox 12-28-2009 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by svwannabe (Post 226964)
+2 on keeping the positive attitude, i think the biggest fear to overcome is the speed. Once you get over that you're golden. Get comfortable with your carving and maintaining speed then go hit some blacks. Its the only way you get good.

Don't listen to this :thumbsdown:

svwannabe 12-28-2009 06:34 PM

Im not saying go straight from the bunny slope to a black, i just found for me and my friends progressing in snowboarding that once you have the confidence to go down blacks everything else is easy.

baldylox 12-28-2009 06:39 PM

Very true. Just think she shouldnt worry about colors since she's not linking turns yet.

newbiesara 12-28-2009 10:24 PM

Well I didnt survive the second trip :( i was doing AWESOME! i rode the hill a few times toe side and a few times heel side and even managed to link the two together a few times.... but somehow managed to catch my back edge while facing uphill and fell and broke my wrist :( so here i am typing with my left hand & pouting about my new Saloman Ivy boots i gotta put away for awhile.

lceman 12-29-2009 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by newbiesara (Post 227238)
Well I didnt survive the second trip :( i was doing AWESOME! i rode the hill a few times toe side and a few times heel side and even managed to link the two together a few times.... but somehow managed to catch my back edge while facing uphill and fell and broke my wrist :( so here i am typing with my left hand & pouting about my new Saloman Ivy boots i gotta put away for awhile.

Ah damn that sucks. Don't let this stop your snowboarding career though. I'm sure everyone breaks or twists something while boarding eventually. So you just got yours over with early ;).


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