I remember when I first learn how to ride a bike, I was in grade school when my brother taught me to ride out of the fields. I fell off several times and collected bruises and scars before finally found myself having the right balance that provides confident ride. After which, I dared to try out basic bike tricks which include sliding and bunny hops. I just limit myself with tricks that I think were more attainable to perform not to fully disheartened and hurt my ego. Knowing your limitations and skills should always be the top priority in determining which tricks to learn. I know most of you will definitely agree; same goes with snowboarding activity, as a beginner you will get bruises, knocks, scrapes and bumps that can hurt more than your ego after every failure. But just like the old saying goes, “practice and determination” makes it perfect, or “try and try until you succeed” gives us willingness to unleash our potential and faith in ourselves.
Like any other sport, snowboarding requires identifying your strength and weaknesses that can make you understand your limitations and successfully pulled off simple to advance snowboard tricks. We can make the most use out of our snowboards as we continue to make a progress and showcase different snowboarding tricks. Having the right gear contributes on making or breaking our outdoor activity, so be sure to wear protective gears, the right boots, snowboard bindings and other accessories that can fully support your riding techniques and can prevent us from any possible accidents. I personally suggest seeking professional lessons for beginners. In that way, you will be able to acquire and understand a good basis of boarding knowledge before you actually explore your riding capabilities. Nothing beats having the expert’s advice and guidance right the first time to know the basics.