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04-28-2014 03:02 PM
ScorpiPro
30+

Since I got my first board, a Burton Performer in 1984. The guys here in Norway had big ? Marks in their face back then. However fins was not ideal in the sloopes.

Now 41 and just had my first injury, not counting wrists. Fractured my spine in my first ever half pipe competition this year. (Old boys national championship) a fun gig. Don't regret a second as I achieved my goals for the day. (Approved run and got air)

Snowboarding is as fun if not more after 30 years

Ps. Moto: always have more pain when u leave then u had when u got there
04-26-2014 09:44 PM
Mizu Kuma
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Originally Posted by ThredJack View Post
When you need assistance just to walk to the fridge for a beer, it might be time to give it up.
No assistance needed when crawling!!!!!
04-26-2014 08:55 PM
ThredJack When you need assistance just to walk to the fridge for a beer, it might be time to give it up.
04-26-2014 07:15 PM
Mizu Kuma
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Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
Well, I'm fucked.
I'm talkin sober!!!!!

Otherwise I'm fucked too!!!!!
04-26-2014 01:24 PM
MarshallV82
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Originally Posted by Cr0_Reps_Smit View Post
yea the independent twisting of your legs can put your knees at a higher risk of an acl tear since thats when they are at their weakest.

on a board your legs are pretty much locked into place so that twisting motion that can happen on skis is a lot harder on a snowboard, though still possible in a bad slam.
Tore my ACL in Basketball in High School, I made the switch from Skiing to riding after that! Well.. That and all my buddies were switching too.
04-26-2014 12:06 PM
Cr0_Reps_Smit
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Originally Posted by BFBF View Post
My orthopedic surgeon has made it VERY clear to me that snowboarding is infinitely times easier on your knees(ACL and other ligaments)than skiing.
yea the independent twisting of your legs can put your knees at a higher risk of an acl tear since thats when they are at their weakest.

on a board your legs are pretty much locked into place so that twisting motion that can happen on skis is a lot harder on a snowboard, though still possible in a bad slam.
04-26-2014 11:54 AM
BFBF
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Originally Posted by sbguy View Post
been riding 15 years addicted enough to teach and obtain my aasi 2, and thinking of going for 3. I'm also 53 but wondering how long left? have never skied is it easier when older? A board is a lot of mass to continue to twist and work. Yes I ride Park, but really love trees and steeps only asking because on last trip with my wife she said I should learn to ski since I could probably stay active on the hill longer in old age. Not sure if anyone here is old enough to advise but hey already feeling riding withdrawal and the hill has only been closed 3 weeks so why not ask
My orthopedic surgeon has made it VERY clear to me that snowboarding is infinitely times easier on your knees(ACL and other ligaments)than skiing.
04-26-2014 05:58 AM
Deacon
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Originally Posted by Mizu Kuma View Post
If you can walk without losin ya balance, I see no reason why ya can't ride a board?????
Well, I'm fucked.
04-26-2014 05:56 AM
palcuz
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Originally Posted by booron View Post
I'm admittedly platform agnostic. I take my skis and board with me to the hill and usually start with the board in the morning, then switch to skis for the chop. I personally find skis somewhat, though not significantly, easier on my knees in the chop as opposed to riding "dynamically."

I think I'll try the skis as well as ride next season...and heck I'll use the steroids when I get a bit older if it really gets you a few more rideable years!
04-26-2014 02:25 AM
Mizu Kuma If you can walk without losin ya balance, I see no reason why ya can't ride a board?????
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