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Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   03-03-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,439
Posted By van-gramsci
I'm near the end of my second year boarding, and...

I'm near the end of my second year boarding, and even though I've progressed a lot, I'm still prone to some hilarious/mildly embarrassing things from time to time.

A few weeks ago I got into the...
Forum: Slam Section   01-28-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,994
Posted By van-gramsci
I'd recommend you get yourself to see someone...

I'd recommend you get yourself to see someone with a bit more expertise (i.e. a physio or an orthopaedic surgeon). Surgery is likely unnecessary (in my case, it was, but that was after at least 10...
Forum: Slam Section   01-26-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By van-gramsci
Doctors can definitely be hit or miss on some...

Doctors can definitely be hit or miss on some things. General Practitioners can't know everything, so the good ones will send you off to someone who knows what they're talking about.

I kept...
Forum: Slam Section   01-26-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,927
Posted By van-gramsci
I have owned my board for 4 years. I got on it...

I have owned my board for 4 years. I got on it once back when I bought it and aggravated a preexisting, nagging shoulder problem (multiple subluxations) by falling on my outstretched arm. For various...
Forum: Slam Section   01-26-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By van-gramsci
First off, I would recommend going to see the...

First off, I would recommend going to see the doctor. After the amount of trouble I have had with my own shoulder in the past, it's not something you want to ignore. In my case, I used to have a very...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,616
Posted By van-gramsci
I'm not familiar with those brands (or many of...

I'm not familiar with those brands (or many of the merits of different brands at all, since I'm a snowboarding noob), but you'll definitely want something both sufficiently waterproof and breathable....
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-19-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,583
Posted By van-gramsci
Unfortunately, I don't have time before going for...

Unfortunately, I don't have time before going for the weekend, but I'll get in contact with Burton next week and see about getting a replacement (or whatever they can do for me).
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-18-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,583
Posted By van-gramsci
I changed my mind and decided not to get another...

I changed my mind and decided not to get another one. Might be a risk, but at least it's still better than not wearing a helmet, right?



There's a Burton shop at Tremblant (where I'll be this...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-18-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,583
Posted By van-gramsci
Yeah, you make a compelling argument. I do have a...

Yeah, you make a compelling argument. I do have a history of mild concussions. I've never suffered anything too severe (though I realize any concussion is not to be taken lightly), but I'd guess I've...
Forum: Outerwear and Accessories   01-18-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,583
Posted By van-gramsci
RED Helmet: mild concussion and lost goggle clip

Hey everybody. So, I was on my board for the first time on Sunday. Last run of the day, I caught my heel edge and flew downhill, taking a hard blow to the back of my (helmeted) head. It left me...
Forum: Welcome New Riders And New Members   01-18-2012, 12:07 PM
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Posted By van-gramsci
Hey...I'm a beginner living in Ottawa. Just got...

Hey...I'm a beginner living in Ottawa. Just got out on my board for the first time ever this past weekend. I made the trip to Tremblant with some friends and I am hooked already. At 22 years old,...
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