When, Were, How, Why?!
Well I can tell you all when I got a fascination for snowboarding ‘Neil Daniels 1996’
it began at College when a few of us would wander round town at lunchtime and there was a sports/outdoor shop that had the latest mountain bikes. In the back of the shop there was a selection of snowboards and you could pick up catalogues of all the latest brands and models. From this point that spark of interest took some time for me to do something about. However after unsucessfully trying to get people interested at University I found myself at Xscape a few years ago for my first lesson.
The intial lessons were spent building up the balance, confidence and understanding of how the board worked, when pressure was applied in different places. With a lot of falling and a lot of laughing at myself I became hooked very quickly as there was something about been able to slide down a hill on a plank of wood an get it to do what I wanted.
After completing all the lessons offered by Sno!zone and appreciating all the help the instructors gave me, I began riding at Castleford as much as possible, riding most weekends to get a few hours on the slopes. Slowly but surely over 18 months, I improved and got to know a few people that worked at Sno!Zone, who suggested I should look at an instructor course, to improve my riding.