Seven months ago, I attempted snowboarding. Choosing the lesson option first, the instructor was patient and kind. I was doing well enough and was about to go to the actual bunny slope to try my skills, but first I wanted to try one more move with both boots on the board.
Everything was fine and then suddenly it wasn't. I was going backward uphill and fast then dropped like a rock. I bounced on my butt, though the pain was radiating up my arms. I didn't even know I'd thrown my arms down.