Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: what got you into snowboarding Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
04-24-2014 07:45 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 03:09 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 12:51 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 10:42 AM
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 07:58 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.
04-23-2014 11:50 PM
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 10:54 PM
ross1998 Bunch of youth and friends from Church do it and peer pressured me into starting.
04-23-2014 10:43 PM
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 09:16 PM
Catherine I wanted to be fearless and I'm loving learning to snowboard in my late forties!
04-16-2014 02:45 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.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome