The decision to learn on your own
Of course, there are enough talented snowboarders in the world who have mastered the board on their own and skate skillfully. But in most cases the decision to save money on an instructor leads to incorrect riding technique. And the wrong technique leads to the following consequences:
It is difficult to descend narrow or steep slopes;
legs get tired and clogged quickly;
falls are frequent and unpredictable;
can’t stop on time and accurately;
it is difficult to turn;
all muscles feel heaviness and pain after one day of skiing.
Needless to say, the pleasure of such skiing will not be much? Even worse, the lack of established technique greatly limits the rider, because on many slopes of the resort you will not be able to confidently descend.
But even if you already own a good snowboard, when you want more in carving, flat-freestyle, freeride, or, for example, decide to master riding on bumps, without the right technique you will find that some things do not work from time to time. There will be a month’s worth of falls in a couple of days, and you’re likely to feel frustrated with your snowboard or with yourself. It’s a good thing if you don’t get hurt.
So the best thing you can do to get more enjoyment from snowboarding is to learn the right technique.
A good instructor will teach you not only how to properly operate a snowboard. Thanks to him and your success in learning, you will gain confidence and less fear. Your movements will become easier and more accurate, which means that you will be much less tired. You will have more opportunities to enjoy skiing, because you will know how to get the most out of the slope and snow that is now in front of you.