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View Poll Results: Age you started riding
Under 10 17 6.14%
11-15 69 24.91%
16-20 56 20.22%
20-25 60 21.66%
25-30 33 11.91%
30 and over 42 15.16%
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post #71 of 102 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 03:07 PM
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I started at 9 or 10? Will be 20 come next season.
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post #72 of 102 (permalink) Old 05-01-2009, 12:46 AM
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I started at 27. I wish I had lived somewhere more accessible to snow and mountains so I could have tried sooner.

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post #73 of 102 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 07:24 PM
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Started when I was 26. ;,Really wish I had started earlier but then again I did Live in Texas until I was 18 with no Access to mountains or tolerance for cold LOL
(And I know this is an old thread lets bring back for this season)
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post #74 of 102 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 07:41 PM
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I am 32, just started this year. Never been on skis or a board before this year.

Some of you are making me feel damn old! lol

The truth is that I was morbidly obese most of my adult life...and in all honesty still have plenty of weight to lose. I have lost 115 pounds since August. Still losing. Snowboarding is part of that. I was super active in highschool and never had a weight problem. I was even a catalog model for a while. I was in fantastic shape. Then college came, then my daughter came, then life happened. So now I am making fitness a part of my life again, and snowboarding is a part of being active for me.

The biggest push that got me started though is that my 7 year old daughter started skiing last year.(she was 6 at the time). My husband has been snowboarding forever as well. So it was time for me to join in on the family fun.

I find it funny that someone commented that they do not heal as well or as fast at 24. Are you kidding? lol My father in law is 60 this year...and he went with us last season and tried boarding for the first time (He is a skier). He wasnt scared to fall, neither am I.
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Started at 51.


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19 and my first powder turn is as memorable as the one I did the other day, even now at 46.

My daughter started at 3
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About 3 months ago, 12.
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Well guess I was not the oldest to start (thanks Donutz), but I did wait until I was 50. Had a pacemaker installed a week before turning 50 and went boarding for the first time two weeks later. My boy saw me ski, which I started at 48 and had about 6 days in and he just shook his head and stated it was time to switch.

Now twelve seasons, three boards and another pacemaker later (hey batteries do wear out), I go all the time and my boy hardly gets out.

Expect the unexpected and then deal with it.
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Started at 19, Just turned 24. First two years didn't get out much, the last few have been averaging 20 days a season.
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I started this season, at 26. I've been wanting to go out and learn to ride since I was 12, but it just never came together. Now I want to go out as much as possible and collect my own gear. My bank account already hates me
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