Jen and I took a trip to Lake Tahoe this past weekend to spend some time with my buddy Dave and his wife Brooke. After about 8 years of prodding, Dave finally got me to try snowboarding.
We took one lesson that lasted a few hours, and by the end, we were exhausted. It did not help that it was very hot out that day. When I was able to stand up, I found that I was actually starting to understand how to control my movements and speed. Unfortunately, once I was down, getting up was really hard!
All in all, I thought it was alot of fun. I think that I would like to try and get back there another weekend and do about 3 days of lessons in a row, so that I can really get better.
I think that the thing that I liked the best about boarding was that in general, it’s so much less complicated than skiing. The clothing and the equipment are both simpler and less bulky, plus, there is only one moving part. 🙂
That said, it was definitely easier to get going when skiing, but boarding seems like it will be alot more fun once I get the hang of it. btw…That’s me looking stylish in my borrowed gear.