Yea i feel you man. completely tore my heelpiece out today on the second run. Found out my core was rotted to a nice mushy paste. I ended up riding most of the day on my friends skiboards though. It actually turned out to be a really fun first day. I definitely got more confident balancing on rails and the short platform helps you to learn not to land in the backseat.
++vibes, hope the rest of your season goes better!