lol guys just found this thread!
I love it, I'm 14 and really never thought about competition I ride for me because I love it can do front and back 3s solidly and have done a couple of 5s decent in the park, jib a bit too wanna get better at that.
My dad just go into park riding this year he can do back 1,s off side hits lol and grabs in the park.
He is 47 this month, learned to ride at 39.
My GF and her dad want to learn to snowboard too.
I doubt I will ever compete as I don't really want to.
But if you want to compete just try your bet to progress and ride with people who challenge you.
I ride with my family (extended family sometimes) we all board.
But sometimes in whistler we meet up with these other guys from London, they are really cool.
Next time you are in whistler check out 'ride tribe' go for level 5/6.
I would offer to ride with you but I am pretty sure you don't live close to me lol
80% of impossible is possible.