i've been snowboarding a couple times before and according to the guys I've gone with I'm not bad for a beginner. I've decided that this will be the year I start going out regularly (ie once a month) and I'm looking for tips and advice to keep from falling on my azz:grin:. I'm 6'5" and 160lb so I know I've got a unique size make up going for me. The board I've got is a 163cm and my boots are a size 13 (I got them a size larger because I intend to wear 2 pairs of sockS when I'm out). I live on the east coast so I won't be near any HUGE mountains just mostly the Appalachians. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!