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i just learned last year myself and all i can tell you is knee pads and ass pad.you will be in pain if not.i didnt use the wrist guards i was fine on that.i was in pain cause i didnt have no pads on at all and my knees and tailbone were in pain.my arms were beat cause i had to get up every 10 seconds from falling and edge catching lol

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damn that sucks, I guess I will be hurting too, lol. I just hope it starts snowing soon so I can experience falling as well hahaha!
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Hello forum, as ironic as it sounds I was watching beginner videos on youtube for snowboarding and I found a bunch from snow wolf. Story short I found his forum way before the videos and here I am. jejeje!

Ok, so I decided that after a bunch of years of wanting to snowboard I actually give it a try. I have solid background in skateboarding which makes me think that snowboard wont be as difficult since I have knowledge of balance(might be wrong). I went and bought a board and gear. The board is a used but in great condition wide Burton Bullet 157 with lg Burton freestyle bindings. I also bought a good waterproof pair of gloves from The North Face(Montana HyVent style), a Red Trace helmet, a 10k mm jacket and pants and lastly a pair of Flow Rival Boa boots. Forgot to mention, I did a sizing check and for my weight and size I needed that size board. My height is 5'10" and weight 186 lbs

Like I've stated previously, I have watched and read a ton of info on snowboard but I know it is not the same as being on the slopes. But I think I have a pretty good idea of what to expect when I get there. I live relatively close to Camelback mountain in Jersey, actually I am planning on going today to give it a try. So one of my question is, should I go to the park on a medium terrain(which I don't know what that means)? or should I just wait until the green slopes open?

Also can you guys please provide me with good insights or advises that I can get use of?

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i was at camelback on sunday. They had like one good trail that was a beginner and one terrain park . this is my second year snowboarding. i ride in Stratton,Vt so that is not my home mountain. I wouldnt say i suck at freestyle but i am not good. All they had at camelback that i could do were two boxes( one was a flat ride on and the other was a small gap kink) and a flat rail.
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I was gonna go on Friday but changed my mind since they only had a Medium terrain park open I didnt wanna go and do more than I can which is nothing at this point. I am 130 away from camelback, they said it will open on the 21st. How hard is it to do terrain?
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I was gonna go on Friday but changed my mind since they only had a Medium terrain park open I didnt wanna go and do more than I can which is nothing at this point. I am 130 away from camelback, they said it will open on the 21st. How hard is it to do terrain?
It isn't that hard if you start small and work your way up . You never want to push your self and end up falling and not getting back up. Start with a 50-50, get it lock down because that is the trick that will help you progress. After that maybe go 50-50 and see if you can turn your board into a board slide. If you can do that try to get on the box/rail in a board slide. And i not talking about doing this in one day it will take a little bit. Maybe like 4 to 6 days of practicing.
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what do you mean by 50-50? so you are saying that even though I am a beginner I could be able to do some stuff on the terrain park??
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what do you mean by 50-50? so you are saying that even though I am a beginner I could be able to do some stuff on the terrain park??
a 50-50 is when you are going straight on the box/rail. As long as you can link your turns and balance i think you can 50-50 just fine. this is just a picture i found on google.
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cool man, thx. so where are you located? maybe we can plan and go to the mountain together
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cool man, thx. so where are you located? maybe we can plan and go to the mountain together
i live in mansquan, NJ about 2 hours south of camelback. if i am ever going again i will shoot you a PM
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ok cool, im in woodbridge nj. When are you planning on going?
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