Tips for a beginner? Don't get disheartened, the first 5-15 days are usually pretty unpleasant. Don't let others push you too far out of your comfort zone at first - confidence is a huge part of riding well, build it gradually. On that note get more weight on your front foot. No more.Hi hi! I'm Kricket, 35yo, originally from Mississippi but transplanted to Minnesota last year! I've always wanted to snowboard but never had the time or money to travel anywhere that I could learn. Now that I'm living where it snows properly, IT IS FINALLY TIME! I inherited a Salomon board from a neighbor, it already has bindings but I've gotta get some boots and gear. Any help/tips/info on riding for a beginner and where to get good gear for cheap (single mom, limited income) would be awesome!!