February 24th, 2021 ~ Vol. 91 No. 8
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Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
I promised everyone I’d follow up last week’s column with my report on how my first time snowboarding went.

I can gladly say overall, I enjoyed it and was able to return home with nothing broken but my pride.

I was glad to see many other first timers out on the hill.

It was a little unfortunate most of those first timers were more than half my age.

I was able to pick up certain aspects of it fairly quickly.
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Getting up and riding my toe edge went fairly well for me but anytime I tried to get up on my heel edge, I couldn’t quite do it.

After a few times on the smallest run, I managed to make it over halfway down without falling, which felt pretty good until I tried again and couldn’t make it four feet without falling.

I’ll need to find some consistency in that regard.

Overall the day was really enjoyable, until I got home and my legs felt like they were run over multiple times by a semi.
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Since I was always stuck on my toe edge, I was using the same parts of my legs all the time so they got really tired really quickly.

If I had been able to figure out how to ride my heel edge more, my legs may not have been as sore as they ended up.

I’m still mulling over whether or not I will take to the mountain again.

Although considering my favourite parts of the day were spend looking at the scenery while riding the chairlift up the mountain, I’m not sure I’ll be back out any time soon.
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