I'm Brian. I'm 34 years old and grew up in Rhode Island where I mostly did water-related sports (sailing, SCUBA, windsurfing, bit of surfing). Winter sailing used to keep me busy, but then I met my wife and moved to central Massachusetts which eliminated that. I started to dread the boredom of winter. Then last December my 9-year old son said he wanted to take snowboard lessons. I figured I might as well join him since it looked fun. We are both completely hooked.
We went at least once a week through last season, usually night at Wachusett (30 minutes from our house). We have season passes for this year and are jonesing for the start of the season. We plan to hit some bigger mountains on weekends when we can. The only other mountain we made it to last year was Crotched for Midnight Madness (until 3am!) I ride an older GNU Carbon High Beam 164, my son has a Head Transit Jr 128. We're both hoping to get better at all around riding and the park (the full extent of my current park experience is a 50/50 box grind
). I still need to learn to ride switch, which seems to have come totally naturally to my son.
We'll likely be at Wachusett most Friday nights (4-10p), so if anyone in the area wants meet up even just to say "hi", that's great. Also, the rumor is that Killington is opening in a week or two, so we might head there on a weekend soon after they open. Anyhow, it's great to see such an active online community!