Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rocket Ranch, FL
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I've read that Ride and Burton made an MHL board.
You'll eventually need a helmet but you "may" be ok without for your 1st time. I say this because you'll probably be falling down before you get much speed. And often. I had one really bad spill after I was skilled enough to haul ass. It rung me. That's when I got a helmet. It's just piece of mind. If you have one already, wear it. Wrists...never used them or any of the other gear for that matter.
Take a lesson or two. You'll be glad you did. I taught myself and it took two half weeks on two different trips(I skied the first half and tried boarding the second part). By the end of the second trip, I could get down a run. The lessons pay for themselves in time spent actually riding.
Grammar: The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.