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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!
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hi! that sounds really good for a first lesson. I still haven't gotten comfortable with toeside even after three times out, with the exception...

of when I ride goofy. I assumed I'm regular, but I'm starting to think I might be goofy. I think you just figure it out as you keep riding. I'm not picking a side yet, whenever the terrain makes me switch I just stay that way until it makes me switch again. the only reason why I think I might be goofy is because toeside turning feels easier that way than when riding regular.

snowboarding gives me a similar feeling as riding a rollercoaster. that's what makes it for me.

have fun!

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Re: hiya people!


I'm hoping to get good enough that eventually I can go visit family with my snowboard stuff and go to some real mountains. I have family in Connecticut/ New Jersey/ Massachusetts, San Francisco/ northern California, Southern California, and some cousins that were so obsessed with skiing and mountains, they moved to Boulder, CO.
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I'm hoping to get good enough that eventually I can go visit family with my snowboard stuff and go to some real mountains. I have family in Connecticut/ New Jersey/ Massachusetts, San Francisco/ northern California, Southern California, and some cousins that were so obsessed with skiing and mountains, they moved to Boulder, CO.
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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.
Okay there are so many things I can work with here... But in the interest of the board, I'll just say this:

Sounds like you very well be could be goofy. The floor slide test is usually pretty accurate. Next time you go, make sure the board is setup with symmetrical bindings (say 12 degrees out on both feet) and try linking turns both ways. One SHOULD be quite a lot easier than the other. If not, your actually lucky and riding switch should be easy for you later on.

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welcome to the forum!!

there's a ton of good info and lots of tutorial videos if you fancy the search function.

if you stick with the sport you will undoubtedly become addicted. Don't be afraid of the us on the forums, we're all harmless . Stick with the sport and stay active on the forum and you will learn a ton. I know i did!!!
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Okay there are so many things I can work with here... But in the interest of the board, I'll just say this:

Sounds like you very well be goofy. The floor slide test is usually pretty accurate. Next time you go, make sure the board is setup with symmetrical bindings (say 12 degrees out on both feet) and try linking turns both ways. One SHOULD be quite a lot easier than the other. If not, your actually lucky and riding switch should be easy for you later on.

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Re: hiya people!

aha you guys are right on par with the guys in the gaming clan I'm in as far as being strange and "creepy". Don't worry, I kind of find it amusing.

Hah, that'd be nice if I was ambidexterous with snowboarding! If it counts for anything, I am right handed, but when I write with my left hand it comes out legible and mirror image of what it should be. It's weird.
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aha you guys are right on par with the guys in the gaming clan I'm in as far as being strange and "creepy". Don't worry, I kind of find it amusing...
That's good! (...I think! ) A real sense of humor regarding male piggishness will come in handy around here! (...although, we did pile it on a little deep with a few of the girls on some recent threads where they played along with the joke!!!) A few of us keep trying to "Out Creep" the other!!! ...boys & their competitions!!! (...I believe "I'm" in the lead btw!!!)

Just remember, it's all in fun and for whatever reason, a LOT of us here just seem to have a REALLY twisted sense of humor!!!

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