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      Welcome guy.

      A few tips:
      Invest in a azzpadz http://www.amazon.com/Azzpadz-D30/dp/B00PG44OLQ

      Think of buying your own board? http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/132265-how-buy-choose-size-perfect-snowboard.html
      renters often give people the wrong board size, you would imagine they know what they're doing. Depending on the mountain, nope they don't. Especially here in California, they think boards should go to your chin. :dry: The board you're interested in will most likely have a recommended weight. You want to shoot for the middle or end since you're just starting out. max weight is 195 and you're 220? it's okay, but once you get better the board might seem too small.

      Which profile board should you get? Wiredsports gives a great explanation http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/37496-rocker-camber-everything-between.html For beginners most people like crc or rcr boards. I recommend staying away from camber and going with a crc so if you fall, it's most likely going to be on your ass. (where the azzpadz comes in.) I never rode a rcr, but people say it's life changing.

      How to get off the lift without falling? put about 70% of your weight into the front leg and jam your back foot against the back binding. The front leg is the one that's steering. Don't look directly down, look at where you want to go and keep your arms to the tip and the tail of the board.

      Don't worry about carving, focus on being able to link turns and being able to be comfortable riding either toeside or heel side.

      Most of all, stay safe and have fun.
       
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      Welcome guy.

      A few tips:
      Invest in a azzpadz Amazon.com : Azzpadz D30 : Sports & Outdoors

      Think of buying your own board? http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/132265-how-buy-choose-size-perfect-snowboard.html
      renters often give people the wrong board size, you would imagine they know what they're doing. Depending on the mountain, nope they don't. Especially here in California, they think boards should go to your chin. :dry: The board you're interested in will most likely have a recommended weight. You want to shoot for the middle or end since you're just starting out. max weight is 195 and you're 220? it's okay, but once you get better the board might seem too small.

      Which profile board should you get? Wiredsports gives a great explanation http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boards/37496-rocker-camber-everything-between.html For beginners most people like crc or rcr boards. I recommend staying away from camber and going with a crc so if you fall, it's most likely going to be on your ass. (where the azzpadz comes in.) I never rode a rcr, but people say it's life changing.

      How to get off the lift without falling? put about 70% of your weight into the front leg and jam your back foot against the back binding. The front leg is the one that's steering. Don't look directly down, look at where you want to go and keep your arms to the tip and the tail of the board.

      Don't worry about carving, focus on being able to link turns and being able to be comfortable riding either toeside or heel side.

      Most of all, stay safe and have fun.

      I add that middle age is 50 like me. I started 10 years ago. You're a kid. Loose weight and shred!

      One thing helped my daughter a lot. pick a small slope (not on piste) and practice one foot sliding, like if you were getting off the chair. Better if you actually get off a chair and slide down about 30 feet. Practice that, the chairlift will be easier.
       

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