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Tried snowboarding for the second time today and I'm done.

damn its hard lol. I learnt to do falling leaf and pivots but its not worth doing beginner over and over again if I keep on falling.

Back to skiing! But seriously hats off to you snowboarders you make it look so easy!
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Honestly man, at some point, we were all there. Heck 2 weeks ago that was me! But keep with it and youll get better! At least give it one more shot. Tomorrow will be my 4th time out, and my buddy is introducing me to Blue's Terrain park! Once you get past the initial leafing learning curve, carving becomes natural. Once you get the basics down, that you really start to appreciate and have fun with snowboarding.
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Honestly man, at some point, we were all there. Heck 2 weeks ago that was me! But keep with it and youll get better! At least give it one more shot. Tomorrow will be my 4th time out, and my buddy is introducing me to Blue's Terrain park! Once you get past the initial leafing learning curve, carving becomes natural. Once you get the basics down, that you really start to appreciate and have fun with snowboarding.
lmao i know i know but all my friends ski I was stuck on beginner while they were all having fun on diamonds. Besides, I've been playing hockey since i was 5 so skiing is like second nature to me and who am I to mess with nature :P
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I found the bigger hlls to be better. Because, to go home, you have to reach the bottom
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Your biggest problem will be getting past. Your body mechanics that are natural to you now from skiing so long...
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It's hard when you're a skier to transition to snowboarding. Snowboarding has a much higher initial learning curve, although once you're up and getting around that situation reverses. But it's hardest to go back to the bunny slope when you've been used to hitting the black diamonds, even if you don't have friends who are still doing so. Good on ya for giving it a try, and you might still get a chance to try again in the future.


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lmao i know i know but all my friends ski I was stuck on beginner while they were all having fun on diamonds. Besides, I've been playing hockey since i was 5 so skiing is like second nature to me and who am I to mess with nature :P
Dude, I've been in your shoes. I played hockey, figure skated, and inline skated for a combined total of like 15+ years. My wife wanted to try snowboarding out last season and I wanted to take a gun out and shoot myself because I know I can hop on skis/snowblades and rip it up. That said, just stick with it and try not to get too frustrated. Boarding is all about heel/toe edges vs inside/outside on skates. It took me about 3 days before I was able to ride down the mountain semi-comfortably.
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Give it another chance. I used to ski (and am thinking of trying it again on a groomer day this winter), so I can compare... the initial learning curve is MUCH worse on a snowboard, but once you can link turns and stop catching edges, progression gets much faster than on skis. I was riding easier blacks and open trees once I had 12-15 days under my belt, and snowboarding is MUCH MUCH MUCH easier in powder than skis, since it's easier to lean sideways to weight your back leg than back on your heels.
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damn its hard lol. I learnt to do falling leaf and pivots but its not worth doing beginner over and over again if I keep on falling.

Back to skiing! But seriously hats off to you snowboarders you make it look so easy!
I've taught people (not nimble kids, but moms in their 30s and 40s) who have never done any board sports before to make turns down the hill in only two 2-hour lessons... comfortable enough for black diamonds after only a couple days... You just have to stick with it!! That is if you actually even care to learn...

I was strictly a skier from age 3 to 15... I spent an entire season barely being able to ride... I hated it so much I went back to skiing the next season, only to realize that as much as I sucked at riding, I actually enjoyed it way more than skiing.

Been boarding ever since.

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For me when it came to snowboarding there were two things that I remember clearly about learning how to ride. The first thing I remember is falling a LOT, but the second and more important thing I remember is that once 'it' clicked, it clicked for good. I can pinpoint the exact run I was on when for the first time ever I finally started linking turns, and it felt natural. That was the moment I realized that snowboarding would be with me for life.
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