My first post here, sorry to steal the thread, but I'm also from Van..
I used to ride BMX, only started boarding 3 years ago, might have been up just under 20 days so far. Last winter was when it all clicked and made sense and I felt comfortable for the first time. Can't wait for this season to start! It'll be a busy winter at work but hopefully I'll get to go up a couple times a month at least..
Have fun everyone!