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Old 03-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Summer is coming, and I need something to do. Either one or a combination of a few.
So far I've been considering:

Skateboarding (Did it when I was young, could only ever ollie. It seems to me that skateboarding is so small, grinds are only ever a couple feet, unlike snowboarding.)
Longboarding (looks like a lot of fun soaring down paved roads, although I don't think there is many near me.)
Freebording (similar to longboarding and snowboarding, seems like fun.)
Summer snowboarding (astroturf/lattice rail setup, build the whole thing myself, have fun with mates, get rails on lock down.)
Singletrack mtb type of biking (There is quite a few trails locally, I have a 09' norco rival, although I hate climbing with a passion. Out of shape/don't like hard cardio/bike is heavy/forks are super soft on tightest. I'd also take an argo out with friends and build some north shore type stuff.)
Dirt jumping biking (new park was made last summer, although I've always been pretty bad at it.)
BMX (Looks like fun.)


I'd like to improve my snowboarding, ideally I'd like to live Alaska spring riding, but dreams can be dreams. So then, what do I choose? I'd rather not waste a bunch of money, but I have no problem spending a bit if I'll love it.

I started Rock Climbing 26 years ago so actually snowboarding was my "other" sport or off season. Climbing gets chilly and wet in winter I had enough of that and wanted something completely different. Started taking the kids out to see the snow and rented a board instead of skis...6 years ago.

Climbing is cheap, complete as a sport and can be done indoor or outdoor. Climbers are generally pretty mellow people and there's no limit to the progress you can achieve even climbing only in the gym (gym rat) opposed than outdoor (climber) either roped or bouldering , that is climbing small boulders...say 10 feet high and falling back on a crash pad that you bring with you...(if you don't top out) along with your friend's for a large mutual pad- area. Or roped as you probably saw in many movies.


Either way it keeps you in great shape, can be done in any weather and won't drain your wallet.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Hatha Yoga to be in great physical and mental shape.

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Hatha Yoga to be in great physical and mental shape.
I was thinking of hot yoga with a bunch of college girls in Lulus and TNA pants to give me inspiration for the coming winter!
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Stand up paddle boarding is a great core, balance and aerobic work out. It also gets you on the water when there isn't enough wind to kite.
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I was thinking of hot yoga with a bunch of college girls in Lulus and TNA pants to give me inspiration for the coming winter!
Man, it's the best type of yoga for all of us ))!
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Stand up paddle boarding is a great core, balance and aerobic work out. It also gets you on the water when there isn't enough wind to kite.
I forgot about that, windsurfing is good too. I usually do it a few times a summer at the cottage. Lotsa balance, core, etc. and you don't actually need much wind to windsurf.
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