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03-22-2017 09:37 PM
snowangel99
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Originally Posted by Jonny C View Post
I live in the French Alps and I'm almost 40 y/o. I'm old...

Yes I ski since I was 16 and took me a long time to move to snowboard. It should have been more or less logic since I was a surfer but bad influences made me dwell in that horrible horrible world before I moved to the snowboard world.

My first board was a Burton and since then I'm a fan. I believe that a lot of brands have very good material, even better than Burton but I'm just used to it by now.
My riding style is mostly backcountry and groomers. I do some jumps and jibbing but not a lot since all the boards I choose are normally not very good for jibbing since whenever I go up, to the mountain, I go on days with fresh powder or sunny days so my primary pick for boards are all mountain boards.

Next year I will start my adventure in the rad old snowboarding people trend: randonnee (ski hiking) on a split-board. Why? I really don't know. It just seems appropriated in my age to start wasting a full day of ski to go up a mountain and go down in a 1 single run.
Welcome! I love your attitude. You seem like a lot of fun I don't live near the mountains so I am very jealous of your European lifestyle.
03-22-2017 08:15 AM
Jonny C I live in the French Alps and I'm almost 40 y/o. I'm old...
I've been surfing since my 15 y/o, snowboarding since my early 26 y/o, because, before that....I...was.............A SKIER...OOOOH GOOD THE PAIN OF ADMITING THIS....

Yes I ski since I was 16 and took me a long time to move to snowboard. It should have been more or less logic since I was a surfer but bad influences made me dwell in that horrible horrible world before I moved to the snowboard world.

My first board was a Burton and since then I'm a fan. I believe that a lot of brands have very good material, even better than Burton but I'm just used to it by now.
My riding style is mostly backcountry and groomers. I do some jumps and jibbing but not a lot since all the boards I choose are normally not very good for jibbing since whenever I go up, to the mountain, I go on days with fresh powder or sunny days so my primary pick for boards are all mountain boards.

Next year I will start my adventure in the rad old snowboarding people trend: randonnee (ski hiking) on a split-board. Why? I really don't know. It just seems appropriated in my age to start wasting a full day of ski to go up a mountain and go down in a 1 single run.
03-22-2017 06:22 AM
ashflake
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
aaah, Edinburrrrrgh... my favorite city .
Hope your injury stretch is over and you'll enjoy next season carefree!
Thank you! I hope so too, hopefully I can get a fair bit of time at the indoor place in Glasgow over the summer.

I bought my first pair of boots this week, so I can't wait to break them in
03-19-2017 09:56 PM
HKboarder
Hong Kong born, Sydney raised!

Hi everyone,

Born in Hong Kong, lived in Sydney most of my life. Started snowboarding in France when I was living in London... been obsessed since!
03-17-2017 11:55 AM
Snow Hound Scottish resorts have barely opened this season. Was planning on popping up (9+ hour drive) but so far it's been shocking. Auld Reekie's a great city though, caught the last weekend of the festival last year and had a whale of a time.
03-17-2017 11:46 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by ashflake View Post
Hi,

Injury-prone n00b here.

I had a few lessons in the Alps (L2A) in Jan 2015, cracked my tailbone clean in two. After 18 months(!) of healing I finally got back on a board for Beginner lessons last autumn, on an outdoor dry slope.... then I tore my rotator cuff tendon (didn't know I had those) and was out for a couple of months. Been heading up once a week for the past month, I'm getting my confidence back, heel edge is feeling alright, just gotta get those toe edge turns up to scratch.

I live in Edinburgh, a 3-hour drive from Glenshee resort in the Scottish Highlands. Think I might have missed the boat on this season but plan on using my local dry slope to practice, the indoor slope in Glasgow to get some snow back in my life, before hitting up Austria next winter with pals.

No idea what boards/boots/bindings I'll be after, holding off on buying until I get back from a holiday at the end of April. I'm 4.5 (UK), hiring a 146 board (was 149, but I'm 5'5" and was recommended the smaller one last time I went up. It seems to be going well so far )
aaah, Edinburrrrrgh... my favorite city .
Hope your injury stretch is over and you'll enjoy next season carefree!
03-17-2017 09:55 AM
ashflake Hi,

Injury-prone n00b here.

I had a few lessons in the Alps (L2A) in Jan 2015, cracked my tailbone clean in two. After 18 months(!) of healing I finally got back on a board for Beginner lessons last autumn, on an outdoor dry slope.... then I tore my rotator cuff tendon (didn't know I had those) and was out for a couple of months. Been heading up once a week for the past month, I'm getting my confidence back, heel edge is feeling alright, just gotta get those toe edge turns up to scratch.

I live in Edinburgh, a 3-hour drive from Glenshee resort in the Scottish Highlands. Think I might have missed the boat on this season but plan on using my local dry slope to practice, the indoor slope in Glasgow to get some snow back in my life, before hitting up Austria next winter with pals.

No idea what boards/boots/bindings I'll be after, holding off on buying until I get back from a holiday at the end of April. I'm 4.5 (UK), hiring a 146 board (was 149, but I'm 5'5" and was recommended the smaller one last time I went up. It seems to be going well so far )
03-14-2017 04:43 AM
nicolas hip that's it..thanks jonoff
03-14-2017 04:41 AM
nicolas ow yeah,i see now it's because my post count needs to be higher..thanks poutanen ;-)
03-13-2017 05:16 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by nicolas View Post
Hey i have a questions want to post a link of a movie in a new topic but it does not allow it?
How can i fix this or can you just not post a youtube link in a post?
Thanks,nicolas
Just copy and paste the URL into the body of your post. No need to do anything else with youtube links. Hope this helps, if not, your post count needs to be higher...
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