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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2010, 12:53 PM
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Never Snowboarded Before

Ok so I have a million questions, but I will start with a little about me. I have never snowboarded and have only been skiing twice. I do however skate and wakeboard. I live in Miami and an planning a trip to Austria. I want to learn to snowboard, and have a bunch of questions.

My first and largest question is "Is this something I can learn on my own?" I am debating on whether to take lessons or not. Not necessarily to save the money but I think I can progress faster on my own. I mean I dont want to pay for a full days lesson and end up spending half the day waiting for the instructor to explain what goofy foot and regular, heel and toe side is.

I have done a bit of research (watched several videos) and it seems like all videos teach the same progression:
1)Learn to skate the board around
2) straight glide
3) Walk up hill
4)Side slip (heel and toe edges)
5)j turns
6)Garlands
so on

What do you guys think should I Pay for lessons or go for it alone?
thanks so much for your help in advance.

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I don't know about Austria but around here lessons are only 1 or 2 hours... so you don't waste the day with the instructor - you get a couple hours of lessons than you can go out the rest of the day on your own and practise.

I've read it lots on here that people who have even snowboarded for a couple of years find an hour lesson helpful.

I have only been out a few times myself but once i was getting a lesson from my brother (who was a great teacher) and now i have one booked through my local hill for next week.
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Lesson is worth it.
The 1hr 1.5 you are with the instructor is worth it.

Do a private lesson if you think you can jump past certain steps.
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Ok so it looks like I will get some private lessons. I can get a half day private lesson for 2 people for just a little more money than I would pay for 2 peoples group lessons..

So I will get a private lesson for me and my son together..

thanks for the help guys!!!
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