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Postby chirogirl » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:28 pm

I live in Davenport. What does everybody do for fun here when it's absolutely freezing outside? I rely on DG during the warmer months, but it's not as much fun to play when my fingers are numb.
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Postby Nick Strut » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:06 pm

chirogirl wrote:I live in Davenport. What does everybody do for fun here when it's absolutely freezing outside? I rely on DG during the warmer months, but it's not as much fun to play when my fingers are numb.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:20 am

chirogirl, take up snowboarding @ head to Dubuque on the weekends. ;-)
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Postby Like_Water » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:24 am

ghstinshll wrote:chirogirl, take up snowboarding @ head to Dubuque on the weekends. ;-)


It's that or Snowstar in Andalusia.

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Postby RonRazz » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:37 am

ghstinshll wrote:chirogirl, take up snowboarding @ head to Dubuque on the weekends. ;-)


Yeah I have been lookinginto learning how to snowboard too. Just like disc golf there is so much information its overwhelming when your starting out. I would go with my friends that board already but I dont want to hold them back or spend the day falling on my own.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:01 pm

Ron, I'd suggest renting, and paying for a lesson. I'm a strong boarder, but I learned the hard way. It probably took me longer to learn some things than others who had professional instruction. I'll post some good learning resources online that'll help you get your mental game in before you even go ride.
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Postby RonRazz » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:16 pm

ghstinshll wrote:Ron, I'd suggest renting, and paying for a lesson. I'm a strong boarder, but I learned the hard way. It probably took me longer to learn some things than others who had professional instruction. I'll post some good learning resources online that'll help you get your mental game in before you even go ride.


Ive read a lot on snowboarding.coms forums. I have checked out the packages of rental lift ticket and lesson. Snowstar offers a 1.5 hr lesson rental and lift ticket for a learn to ride program on sunday nights from 5-9.
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Postby SARG27044 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:20 pm

Ive skiied for several years and when i was younger i tried boarding for the first time out in colorado. well my bindings broke about 100 yards down the mountain and i had to walk my happy ass all the way down to the resort. traded my board for ski's and never looked back. :lol:
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Postby RonRazz » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:38 pm

I did skis and broke a wrist afte losing a ski going through some mogels. killed sking for me.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:57 pm

damn sarg... LMAO!

Ron, that's a pretty cool package deal. Good ol' "Dirtstar" as I used to call it! LOL
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:18 pm

Ok, here's some helpful info: It's a great read, even for those experienced. When I read through this - I thought "oh, I wish I hadn't learned THAT the hard way!" (a few times)

http://www.abc-of-snowboarding.com/learn-snowboarding/


Here's a good clip on body mechanics while on a snowboard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKinCVl6 ... re=related

Here are more clips by the same guy on expert village - I like his delivery. I've seen about 15 or so clips form this guy, he does a good job.

http://www.expertvillage.com/expert/602.htm

Here's a good YouTube clip from a female rider. Common Mistakes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnBdRQLdeSM&NR=1

Here is a link to the same woman, Jesse Sutton, on expertvillage as well.

http://www.expertvillage.com/expert/424.htm
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:23 pm

Here's another good instruction from Jesse Sutton:

How to do the "falling leaf", on heelside, and toeside edges...

Heelside: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0HezNvN1ys&NR=1

Toeside: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H3KeLBTybg&NR=1

UNlike what I did, learn Heelside first.

Then, how to link your turns:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyfhZKjT ... re=channel

Remember the biggest thing in ALL of this is maintaining control and being able to stop @ any time. That's how you keep it a positive experience.
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:48 pm

Melissa Evans: Expert Village

http://www.expertvillage.com/expert/762.htm

Brendan Donovan: Expert Village

http://www.expertvillage.com/expert/9.htm

Kevin Beyford: Expert Village

http://www.expertvillage.com/expert/2062.htm
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Postby chirogirl » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:52 pm

I've been wanting to learn how to snowboard for a long time. I've just never gotten around to it. I'll have to see if some of my friends would be willing to put up with a novice for a trip to Andalusia. I've heard that's the closest place. I've also heard that you end up with a bruised ass after your first day learning.
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Postby ghstinshll » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:05 pm

You shuldnt end up w/ a bruised ass if you start w/ learning the heelside edge. I, liek a dummy felt more comfortable on the toeside, and then took a few hard falls because of it. I say go alone, and get a lesson to be introduced first. Or take a friend who needs to learn, and then go out w/ ur friends. :lol:
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