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the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


well i got a season pass for Big White, the most creatively named mountain, so i guess i better learn how to snowboard

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the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


Yesterday I went snowboarding for the first time.

I fell down a lot, and then I fell less. It was great and I canít wait to collect more interesting new bruises next weekend

the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


Mongoose posted:

Keep it up! It's like 3-5 days of falling down a lot, then a whole new world opens up to you. You'll just get better and it'll become more and more fun. 5 years 150 snow-days later you're blissed out in a flow-state flying through some powdery trees laughing uncontrollably and having the best time of your life.

The first time I strung together a few turns I realized I felt the same way about it as I did when I started to ride a motorcycle. So uh RIP to my free time every weekend I guess

the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


Way ahead of you! Most of my gear this first season is budget or borrowed, but I did buy a nice Giro helmet, and it's probably already saved me from a nasty headache

the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


Second day :toot:

I had lessons and am very glad I did. Next weekend I think I'll be ready to start learning on proper runs

the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


I've now gone snowboarding four times :toot: Took a couple lessons so I'd know what to work on and how, and I'm super glad I did. Still lots of practice to do, but today was the first day I can honestly say I did a proper carve on a proper run. Feels very good

focus right now is on keeping more weight on my leading foot while turning, and I should probably be bending more at the knee to soak up impacts. it's all starting to come together though

the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


oops i got hooked

This is been my first year ever snowboarding, and this past weekend I went up with some friends and we rode blue runs all day. I'm feeling pretty happy with my progress so far! The last lesson I took was in lousy conditions, so nobody else showed up and I got a one-on-one for the price of a group lesson, which helped a lot. I would count taking lessons as the smartest thing a newbie could do, outside of getting a helmet.

I've been borrowing an older Burton Process, camber profile and 155cm long (I'm a 160lb man). When I get my own board I wouldn't mind better float on powder, but I really like how snappy the Process feels and I don't want to get a directional board since I still want to practice riding switch more. What should I be looking for?

the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


Big White got 42 cm over the last 24 hours. I think today is gonna be good

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the bsd boys
Aug 8, 2011


Iíve been trying to work out what I want to buy for my first board, so I rented out a couple but now I want em all :ohdear:

The Niche Pyre is a really sharp carver, I could just pick a line and lean wayyyy over with no drama at all. Super stable and planted ride, but pretty stiff for dipping through trees. Wanted to ride it all day

But then I rode a Salomon First Call and itís such a goofy, fun, floaty board that now Iím torn

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