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  • I remember my first time on a snowboard. My friends luckily had advised me that "you're not going to get it until your third day, so just spend the first three days knowing you'll be falling a lot". They were right.

    And you can tell former skiiers on snowboards from snowboarders whom had never skiied pretty easily. (I'm in the first group.) Watch the way they are most comfortable on a long diagonal traversal. Former skiiers will ride heel-side, because it's most like what they were used to doing on skiis (facing the space in front of them, not the hill). Never-skiiers will ride toe-side, because it lets them fall forward down to the snow. It's very consistent.

    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
    • Haha, that is so accurate it's scary. Also though it differs so radically from my skateboarding experience (skiing is different enough to skateboarding to not tickle those parts of my brain) that I think that caused some issues - like turning into the hill isn't just a matter of leaning towards the bottom of the hill - that way lies disaster - it's all about turning your body in the direction you want to go. Weird.

      Well I've f*cked my wrist up doing it so I'm waiting for that to heal. Next time I'll be weari