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Heatwave 11-08-2012 05:23 PM

Snowboarding by myself
 
Hi guys

Just a quick question. I'm planning to go away for a couple of days at the start of the season by myself. This will be the first time I have ever been on a snowboarding trip by myself, and part of the fun for me is having friends to race, mess around, and drink with.

How do you have a good time snowboarding alone? Do you just cruise, listen to iPod? I don't want to get bored.

jdang307 11-08-2012 05:25 PM

I personally don't like it. I kind of like to ride with someone.

But I have some friends who roll with me to the resort, put on some ear phones and I'll see them at the end of the day.

Heatwave 11-08-2012 05:30 PM

Yeah thats what I'm worried about. I work away from home a lot, so being on my own is not a problem, but part of the fun is having a buddy there to challenge. I feel that this trip might be a be tame in terms of riding. Its only for for 2 days so its not long. I've got a gopro, so this might be a good opportunity to get some good videos.

BruceWard 11-08-2012 05:33 PM

solo stoke
 
Older so I ride solo 90% of the time and down with that :cool: Have tunes - with a backup device/charger cause you'll be playing it all day, Mucho Pockets/Backpack to take all the Mt. gear you can to chillax wherever you want on the Mt. Solo; quick snacks to chomp solo; Mega 5 hour/Red Bull cause you'll ride all day/night on no-one's schedule but your own. Finding guys named Bob or Bud may help too :laugh: and bring your mack for any honey bees you find on the way. I'm sure it is more fun to ride in a crew but these are solo tips...gl

Heatwave 11-08-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by BruceWard (Post 536446)
Finding guys named Bob or Bud may help too :laugh: and bring your mack for any honey bees you find on the way.

Doesn't sound too bad at all :D

SkittlesRgood 11-08-2012 05:40 PM

ya, a good playlist will keep you going. its fun to race friends and push each other but sometimes you can play around with some goofier stuff on your own. just relax and enjoy the fact that winter is finally back. cruse and enjoy the peace.

I'm usually waiting for my friends so I like it when my friends are tired and quit early or something. I can get more riding in by myself.

pharcyde 11-08-2012 06:18 PM

toward the end of last season i was going about twice a week, most often alone. its better in that you dont have to discuss which slope or which one after or when to get food and dont have to worry about getting separated. the guys i most often go with are novices so an added bonus is not having to wait for them. besides, once going down the slopes its not like you would be having any profound conversations with friends. youll get more boarding in alone.

tdn 11-08-2012 06:19 PM

I ride alone half the time, and depending on the friends, I might prefer it.
Music is great companion. I always run into people who are alone and
they're almost always welcome to tag along with me or my group,
as long as you aren't a dick, it's not hard to make some new friends.

matty19 11-08-2012 06:27 PM

I ride alone about ten or fifteen days a season. I just make a point of doing all the goofy shit that my buddies aren't into. I'm also fairly extroverted, so I have no problem making new friends in the liftline...

phony_stark 11-08-2012 06:40 PM

I'm going to sound like some Zen, hippy, but I actually LIKE snowboarding alone, I don't prefer it, but it's nice. I don't even listen to my ipod that much. It's kind of meditative.

Like matty said, try new things, dial in a new trick, and don't forget to buy as many beers as you would have had your friends been there.

And attempt to drink them all.


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