1) You try skiing first...

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2) ...Then think learning to snowboard will be piss easy

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snowboard fail

3) You buy a super stiff freeride board... because you like the graphic

Photo: Lipstick Productions

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4) Getting off chairlifts proves more humiliating than having your pants pulled down at school...

5) ...And button lifts are your worst nightmare

6) You spend 600 quid on avalanche equipment - despite doing your first week on a nursery slope in Andorra

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Home Run

7) You're still putting all your weight on your back foot when you turn

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 8) Two words: Punter gap

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punter gap

9) You follow your mate off-piste into deep powder, lose speed and...

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10) You think jeans are acceptable riding attire...

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snowboard_jeans_no._1_thumb

 11) Without realising you have to earn the right to rock them (not to mention stay upright)

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12) You linger on landings in the park

13) You think you're unique for wearing an animal onesie

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snowboard_friends

14) You can't keep up speed on the flats, so you end up pushing the whole way

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learner1_small1

15) Your arse looks something like this...

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16) ...And your dignity like this

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17) But at least you'll always be more stylish than the skiers!

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