First post: Oct 28, 2008
Total posts: 3190
Location: Haute Savoie
You're pulling up what i said and taking it out of context by the n'th degree
No ones taking anything out of context dude, the fact is you advised someone to go to the bar and have a few drinks before riding, you stated that it helped your confidence when linking turns.
if you meant to do it in a tongue in cheek manner fair enough, but thats not how it came across:
Not wanting to sound like a lush but what my lady and i found was that hitting the bar REALLY helped with our confidence whilst learning. We're not talking totally rangooned but a couple of beers before jumping onto the slope really got us less stiff and far more commited to turns and also (as we slowly progressed) the kicker (at Xscape).
There are obvious side-effects such as the need for more toilet breaks, plus i guess there are health and safety issues with being slightly trollied on the ice but we found that the positives far out-weighed them
If of course you do mean it as serious advice then i'd have to agree with Nick, it goes down as top contender for the most moronic advice ever given
Post subject:Posted: Apr 05, 2012 - 02:51 PM
First post: Feb 15, 2011
Total posts: 765
Location: Location: Location
Probably wasn't the most sensible advice, but it certainly didn't warrant the invective received! The argument seems to have moved on from whether it is good advice for beginners to have a couple of beers (probably not) to, drinking when snowboarding is wrong and irresponsible at all times (probably not).
So you are all wrong. End of. Now leave it.
PS. Mr Sandal, don't take it all to heart. Being savaged by nickmotture is a kind of initiation ceremony on here. I once had the temerity to suggest that wearing a helmet was a good idea and couldn't see a cogent reason not to, and received similar treatment.
PPS. I don't use smileys but if I did there would be one or two in this post.
Post subject:Posted: Apr 05, 2012 - 03:00 PM
First post: Mar 11, 2005
Total posts: 1747
Location: East Kilbride
PS. Mr Sandal, don't take it all to heart. Being savaged by nickmotture is a kind of initiation ceremony on here.
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