Hi everyone! I'm Kristina & I live in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. So far have gone snowboarding once on Feb 23rd at Cascade in Wisconsin. I took a lesson to start my day and went from there. The instructor said that I was catching on very well for it being my first time... I learned toeside/heelside stuff, got good at getting off the lift, and went down the green Bunny & Schoolmarm runs during class & so I stuck with them the rest of the day.
I fell a lot... mostly because I started going too fast and kind of freaked or going toeside, I turned too far and started going almost in a circle...that was annoying, but if I could get myself heelside, I could gently fall by stopping into a sit if that makes sense. They had me go regular, but idk if I should be riding goofy- I'll try it out both ways next time to see. Another issue I had was that my right foot kept trying to swing around (and when I do the slide on the floor with socks test thing, my right foot goes forward) which is part of why I want to try goofy.
Snowboarding to me is the first thing that is anywhere close to giving me the same "ohmygosh-sofun-favorite thing in the world" feeling I get from figure skating, so I'm pretty determined to get better...luckily I found a good, active forum to join here. (2nd forum for me to be a part of... I'm also part of a gaming clan and play a lot of Counter Strike: GO) I understand a lot of the concepts behind snowboarding and have already learned a lot just from lurking here a couple weeks. I'm good at visual learning and imitating, so I'm hoping watching youtube and observing others on the hills out here will help too.
Ok, enough of my rambling!