#1
Well i'm going snowboarding for the first time tomorrow night !

I'll be sticking to the bunny slopes for sure for the first time but I was wondering if there are any experienced boarders in the pit who could give me advice on technique, or tell me any common mistakes n00bs like me make so i can be prepared?

Thanks in advance!
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#3
DON'T fall onto your hands trying to soften a fall. It may be instinct but on the slopes its the easiest way to brake a wrist. other than that have fun!
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#4
your pretty much guranteed to make n00b mistakes.. it'll be hard at the start, but seriously fun when u get the hang of it.
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#5
stretch first, it really helps, just get used to the board its gonna take a while to get used to it. watch your edges don't dig an edge, aka remember don't ever put your board completely flat on the snow
#6
Fall on your ass at all costs, never forward. When going up a t-bar or ski-lift undo one foot from the board. Keep knees somewhat bent, but also keep shins perdendicular to the ground. Sure there's more just can't think atm, been two years since I've been boarding :C
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#7
If you don't want to be sore as balls the next day, stretch a lot before and after. Also, I'd definitely invest in some lessons. They usually aren't too expensive and they help SO much.
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#8
Don't bend over.

If you bend over too much and Quasi Modo it you'll fall over. You need to stand fairly straight, but not bolt up right.

Don't go completely flat on the board, don't dig an edge in either.
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#9
Like people said, don't catch your edge or get discouraged because it's not working out for you.

But most of all, have fun!
#10
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If you don't want to be sore as balls the next day, stretch a lot before and after. Also, I'd definitely invest in some lessons. They usually aren't too expensive and they help SO much.



I think i will get a lesson. Its 40 bucks for a two hour one after 4.30.

Thanks to everyone else for the replies! i can't wait!
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