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    Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 8:53pm
General question asking everyone how long it took them to pick up the basics their first time snowboarding, it took me 1 day to learn to leaf confidently down blue runs and then the second day i was able to s down blue runs confidently. By the 4th day of snowboarding i was able to s down most black runs without having to stop or slow down. On the final day of my trip I hit up the snow park and learnt to do the rails and a few grabs like methods and indies and would get around 1meter of air while doing so Is this fast to pick it up ?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 8:59pm
thats pretty quick, you must be a snowboarding prodigy. good for you man, im glad to hear about your progress.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 9:05pm
i know people who have ridden for two season who cant even do black runs yet Tongue

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if your self taught yourself, shaun white better watch out Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 9:11pm
i picked up riding forward and actually carving pretty quick.  i never really did the falling leaf thing.

of course it took me longer to go faster and actually have complete control, but i dont really remember struggling.  i guess that was 12 years ago though so maybe i dont remember well enough.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 9:11pm
wow thats really fast!

i remember it took me like 2 years because i only went 1-2 time a year, 4-5 days in a row would definitely do it

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/16/2010 at 9:16pm
id say it took me about 4-5 solid days of boarding to pick up carving... everything else will come after carving!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 3:20pm
dude it took me 2 years to get carving down but that was back in the day when no one else knew how to board and I was mostly doing it on my own.

Then again there are so many videos and riders out there now you can pick things up a lot easier now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 3:41pm
It only took me a couple days. About the same as what you said. I was on the bunny hill for like an hour or so but then I was off for the rest of the day. I was handling black hills by like the 3rd or 4th day and doing little jumps in the park but nothing major
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2010 at 7:42pm
i have a question to add on to this. i guess it would fit in the same category? i'm a self concious guy. i know i'm gonna get some douchebags that make fun of me on my jouney to get better.. but is the snowboarding community nice to noobs like me or no? i went for 1.5 days. but i stayed on bunny slopes. no pros there to make fun of me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2010 at 7:49pm
Boarding is pretty easy to pick up as long as you don't hold yourself back for fear of falling.
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