Originally Posted by poutanen
Lexi Belle! She's one of my GFs favorites... lol
Oh man this is a good off topic thread idea! Who's your favourite porn star and why?
My buddy turned me on to Christy Mack, check her out, no explanation should be needed..
My name's Chris, 12/13 was my first season snowboarding. Like many here tried it once, caught the bug, wished I would've started sooner (I'm 34), and now I love winter instead of dread it. I've met some dudes 60+ years that snowboard so I figure I've got a good 40 years (at least) of shredding left in me.
I live in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul), and there seems to be enough ok places to ride. I started my first day barely being able to stand up on the board and since then have progressed to being able to do quick dynamic turns and hit intermediate boxes/rails/jumps, while paying close attention to my technique to prevent bad habits from forming (centered stance, no using arms etc.). My progress really started to accelerate around my 8-10th time out or so. I used to aggressive inline skate when I was in my teens and early 20's and have already been doing core/balance training for a while with a trainer so I think that might have helped. I've gone about 33 times this year w/no pass. I plan on getting a pass to a place called Afton Alps here next season and want to get out 60+ times.
After about my 5th time I got sick of $hitty rental equipment and decided I would board enough my 1st season to make purchasing a set-up a worthy investment and am glad I did. After some research I opted for a GNU Carbon Credit 156, Burton Cobra Shark bindings, and Burton Moto boots.
I haven't been out west yet, the closest I've been to riding on a mountain is at the Lutsen Mountains in Lutsen, MN. Nothing like the mountains out west I'm sure but still pretty decent for the Midwest.
I have to credit much of what I learned my first season to posts on this site (especially from Snowwolf) and hope I will be able to contribute as well.