hey there! - Page 2 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 02:26 AM
The Swiss Miss
 
neni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Swiss Alps
Posts: 5,026
Mentioned: 31 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 523 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 4
Whenever I whatch at 1st dayers on the bunny hill, I see the same pattern. I would like to scram at them "bend your knees!". They want to try a turn but have completely stretched stiff legs, lean back and try to run as slow as possible, fearfully waiting for the next fall. It's very hard to turn a board if you go walking pace! Unpossible with stiff legs and weight on back leg, so it's a must that the turn won't work.

So for the first day I'd say the most important things to remember are:
Try to be relaxed and to have slightly bent knees.
Don't lean back too much (you will, it's natural, but try to remember that you avoid this)
Don't go fast, but also not too slow (walking pace is too slow, jogging pace will make turns so much easier).


I really thought quicksand was going to be a much bigger issue in my life when I was little
neni is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 09:57 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Deacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Hudson, WI
Posts: 2,587
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 249 Post(s)
I don't know what you all are doing when you're falling so painfully. A helmet is a great idea, because nobody's neck is strong enough to support their head when landing. If you're fallin that hard on your tailbone (without jumping), you're definitely stiff-legged. Even as you start to fall, get low to the ground. When you're falling forward, do NOT, under any circumstances, try to break your fall with your palms. Make a fist, keep your wrist straight and "punch" the snow. Also, as you get back up do not splay your fingers... Push off on your knuckles. Few things hurts more than your palm breaking through the snow when your fingers don't.

Edit: I forgot to add, GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!! Welcome to the forum!

"my only interest in statistics is in not becoming one"

--CassMT

Last edited by Deacon; 05-26-2013 at 10:00 AM.
Deacon is online now  
post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 04:23 PM
Senior Member
 
Krato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 176
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Krato is offline  
post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 04:35 PM
Fire on Ice...and Powder!
 
GreyDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,586
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krato View Post

You're aware that he's taking snowboard lessons right?
I don't understand inserting a ski lesson image here.
GreyDragon is offline  
post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Senior Member
 
AntipodeanSam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 230
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADS0608 View Post
I agree with you on the helmet and have asked the Mrs to get me one for my bday nothing expensive but if and when I get hooked I will upgrade at a later date! I do think helmets are provided where I'm learning fit beginners anyway!
Yeah it will be provided, its law for the indoor slopes I believe. I'd save your cash for now, ones there will do the trick. Just work out if you are regular or goofy, what angle you want your bindings at and off you go, it will be quality, great way to learn the basics quickly I found.
AntipodeanSam is offline  
post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
well about half way thorough the day and I'm doing ok linking toe side to heel side turns pretty well and I ain't hurting too much yet lol
ADS0608 is offline  
post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 10:01 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADS0608 View Post
I agree with you on the helmet and have asked the Mrs to get me one for my bday nothing expensive but if and when I get hooked I will upgrade at a later date! I do think helmets are provided where I'm learning fit beginners anyway!
go ahead and pony up for a good helmet off the bat, imo a cheap helmet is heavier and less comfortable which will probably make you not want to wear it, at least that is what happened for me
dont need to spend crazy $ but 80-100$ is usually enough for a pretty good brain bucket
lj79615 is offline  
post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 10:02 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AntipodeanSam View Post
Yeah it will be provided, its law for the indoor slopes I believe. I'd save your cash for now, ones there will do the trick. Just work out if you are regular or goofy, what angle you want your bindings at and off you go, it will be quality, great way to learn the basics quickly I found.
just saw this, nevermind
lj79615 is offline  
post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
 
davidj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADS0608 View Post
well about half way thorough the day and I'm doing ok linking toe side to heel side turns pretty well and I ain't hurting too much yet lol
Man, that's great! Keep up the good work.

Due to the rising cost of ammo, do not expect a warning shot! Sorry for the inconvenience.
davidj is offline  
post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-31-2013, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 50
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ok days over and I was the only one who got to the top and passed what thEY say is lvl4 meaning I can go on the slope unaided still catching edges and wiping out but I can control my speed and stop when I need to!
ADS0608 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome