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04-24-2014 08:45 PM
Mizu Kuma Me and the better half gave up smoking, and thought we had to have somethin to show for the money we used to spend on that habit!!!!!

So we went snowboarding!!!!!

Might've been cheaper to keep suckin on darts?????
04-24-2014 04:09 PM
chomps1211 ...when I was a teen, I wanted to ski. It looked like fun, all the cool kids did it. (...this was back in '77-'78.). ALL the hottest chicks skied. But,.. I sucked ass at it. Couldn't even get UP the bunny hill without wrecking! Never tried again.

I always wanted to try snowboarding. Every time I saw someone snowboarding, I thought it seemed like a much more natural way to slide down a hill. In Jan. 2011, Discover MI. offered a lesson, lift ticket and board rental for $40! I figured, "...what the hell! I'll risk breaking a hip for forty bucks!"

Even tho on my first two times out, I ended the evening with injuries far and above anything I got trying to ski? To my complete surpize, I didn't totally suck at it! I got in over 21 days that 6-7 weeks before the season ended.

I have been utterly obsessed ever since! It's the most fun you can have with your clothes on!
04-24-2014 01:51 PM
Cr0_Reps_Smit Pretty much my friends in high school got me into it. Joined the schools ski club when I was a junior and got about 4-5 days from those trips. Started going a little more when Iwas a senior, about every other weekend sometimes a little more. It wasn't until I started working at mt snow the year after I graduated that I really got into it and started getting decent at riding. Been getting 100+ days ever since then.
04-24-2014 11:42 AM
Catherine
I'm so hooked !

I can't wait to see snow again , so I'm taking lesson at an indoor snowboarding school . Finding it harder then on snow , I keep falling ! Does anyone have an experience on these things ?
04-24-2014 08:58 AM
f00bar 30+ years skiing. In the 80s when I first started to see them it just seemed weird and that everyone just sat in the middle or side of the slope BSing all day. Took a bit of a break and in my mid 20s when I was tempted to try we were going to Stowe and I just couldn't bring myself to 'waste' a trip to Stowe on learning something new. Then I started beer league racing again for a few years so I didn't put much thought into it.

Finally this season I started my 9 year old son. There really wasn't any question in my mind as to skiing or boarding for him. Combination of watching him having fun, a mountain that is really too easy to keep skiing interesting as I follow him, and I think #1 some input from the gummers on here to give me the courage to try. Now I'm counting the days until Dec.
04-24-2014 12:50 AM
ridinbend Surfing. I grew up in San Clemente and started surfing at age 9 (23 years ago). Naturally when board sports became popular, skateboarding and snowboarding were alternatives to surfing. After 20 years of surfing, the waves got to crowded and I wanted powder as much as possible. Life in Bend now meets my powder needs.
04-23-2014 11:54 PM
ross1998 Bunch of youth and friends from Church do it and peer pressured me into starting.
04-23-2014 11:43 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by Catherine View Post
I wanted to be fearless and I'm loving learning to snowboard in my late forties!
Well, you're in good company here! Lot's of us old "gummers" here addicted to sliding down sideways!
04-23-2014 10:16 PM
Catherine I wanted to be fearless and I'm loving learning to snowboard in my late forties!
04-16-2014 03:45 PM
Littlebigdreams one day decided that if I live in one of the best places for snowboarding and don't at least try it once then I'm retarded. So I took a lesson and felt great, got addicted to this white powder stuff ever since.
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