Figured I'd add my resume to the stack.
Jon, 27 years old, originally from Boston but now I live in NH with my soon to be wife who is looking to start boarding this year. I started when I was 14, bought my first board (Liquid 159 with Burton bindings and Vans boots) for $225 with shoveling/lawn mowing money but then kind of gave it up when I was 18 and girls, booze and music took over. In college I refound the love for it then I did a year in Colorado, post graduation, with my cousin as a board bum working at a shop which yeilded my free pass which was good for 96 times on the mountain(s) that year. Few years later I'm back east, working like a sucker (engineer) and dreaming of snow once the weather gets cold. Colorado was what really determined my riding style, which I guess is free riding and getting low and digging trenches because not many people try to lay a sweet turn down anymore and a buddy in CO showed me how fun it can be, so I figured I'd give it a go. I *try* to ride park and do all the jibbing stuff but it takes a lot to get a big guy (6'6" 235) in the air spinning around. Board wise I have a few, Burton Canyon, Burton T6, K2 Recon Riser, Atomic Hatchet, I've found an affinity for Flow bindings so I have a few pair of those and I just got new Solomon Solace boots last year, nice and stiff, good for digging. If I'm not boarding, in the summer I'm golfing and following the sox. My mission in life is to now convince at least two of my younger cousins/nieces/nephews to pick up snowboarding then move to Colorado like I did.