Hi All!!!! I'm new to snowboarding this year - LOVE it!!! I'm kinda old for it (mid-40's) but so much easier for me than skiing (tele the last year - I kind of plateaued). Loved skateboarding but a broken arm as a kid and last year tore some knee soft tissue (non-permanent) longboarding made me give that up for good.
Started with lessons last month and I'm now on to working tight turns on steeps (to me) and back to the bunny slope to practice switch... hope to learn tricks on the flats soon without killing myself...
Gotta say I just love doing helicopters down the edge of the run!!!!!
Gear: A bunch of Ride stuff I got cheap at REI online
I've never been able to convince myself to get on a skateboard for longer than several feet - have witnessed my friends get too many bloody gashes and the sound of limbs cracking on asphalt is hard to shake
Snowboarding was the obvious choice of the two. (But I was
eyeing up those longboards just the other day...)
Hope you have fun this season!