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Learning to snowboard

Where you live can have a big impact on the kind of activities that you can do to stay active. Having been born on an island, I always had access to water sports and all kinds of beach related activities. However, there was something that I always wanted to try out: snowboarding.

I had some experience skiing during various travel trips, but it wasn’t until the winter of 2009 that I had my first snowboarding lesson in Taos, NM. I have to say, I wasn’t very good at it. I had good balance but I wasn’t mastering the turns.  In snowboarding you must master the basic turns (heelside, toeside) independently before linking the turns in order to go down a slope. I fell so many times that I ended up with a bruised tailbone (ouch!). Read the rest of this entry

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