Old 23-07-07, 06:44 PM   #1
 
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New skier questions?

Hi everyone. Im new to the forum, and have a few questions. My girlfriend went snowboarding with me for the first time last season and ended up breaking her wrist. Were going again this upcoming season and this time shes going to take her hand at skiing but needless to say shes nervous. So with that said i was wondering if their is any sort of protective gear that you would recommend for a first time skiier? wrist guards? impact shorts? knee pads or brace of some sort? Being that i dont ski i dont really know what would be beneficial to have and what would be unnecessary. If any of these items or anything else would be helpful to have do you have any recommendations on specifics? Thanks for all your help.
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Old 24-07-07, 02:33 AM   #2
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Well, because she has already broken her wrist, I would recommend getting her some wrist braces. A helmet might be a good idea too.

That being said, try to fight the urge to lead her down slopes that she is not ready for skillwise. She will have much more fun and ski with you forever if you allow her to progress at her own pace. She will have a miserable time if you try taking her on black diamond runs before she is even ready to ski the blue runs. Likely she will not want to do it very long if she is constantly trying to keep from dying instead of having fun.

It will be a bit of a bore for you for at first, but she will eventually progress enough to try some more challenging stuff. Just be patient and you guys will have a great time!
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Old 25-07-07, 01:46 PM   #3
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I recommend a lesson so she can learn the basics before she tries to do any runs by herself. Injuries can be avoided with proper technique, and learning at your own pace.
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Old 16-08-07, 07:31 PM   #4
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Good idea canadianskier. Send her to a lesson in the morning and then you can go ski wherever you want. Then when she is done with the lesson you can ski with her on the green runs and have the best of both worlds!!
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Well, because she has already broken her wrist, I would recommend getting her some wrist braces. A helmet might be a good idea too.
I agree with zlathim here, a wrist brace would be a good idea especially if the wrist has already been injured. I sprained my ankle earlier this year playing basketball so will definately be wearing an ankle support just incase this season as I don't want any injuries!
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