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View Poll Results: Age you started riding
Under 10 17 6.16%
11-15 69 25.00%
16-20 56 20.29%
20-25 59 21.38%
25-30 33 11.96%
30 and over 42 15.22%
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:20 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Started last year at 27. Kicking myself for not starting earlier and want to kick my parents for putting me on ski's when I was like 4 years old and not a snowboard
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Started at 9 or 10. Almost 32 now.

Grew up skiing and one year saw a bunch of people on boards and said hey can I try that?!! Got a rental and went to the top of green. Never had a lesson to this day.

After 4/5 years got on a pair of skis, did two runs and exchanged them immediately for a board.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #83 (permalink)
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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.
Thats awesome that you're riding to stay active. Its one of my favorite aspects of the sport you get to be outside and its damn good exercise.
to many excuses to stay indoors and not do anything nowadays. My wife just started, she went for the first time with me yesterday and had a blast. I just turned 28 and these guys are making me feel old too. haha

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Old 01-10-2013, 11:00 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Couldn't find that Zombie thread smiley, but it would have been appropriate for this thread,.. in more ways than one!

I like hearing from all the Ol' Codgers like me who started in and around their 50's!! Was 50 when I started,.. 52 now,.. never skied!! Wish I'd started 25 years ago when I was still living in CA.!!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:56 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I'm with Chomps! - I started at 50 and will be 53 in May. Wished I would have started in MY 30's! lol

I'm on my 20th day so far this year - up here snowboarding for a three day weekend. Will be coming up every weekend until 3/31/13! Just watched a video of a 75 year old woman, cancer survivor, who learned to snowboard - who'd a thunk it! I can only wish I will still be doing this at 75!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:53 AM   #86 (permalink)
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I'm 34, my wife is 35. We both started again this year after going MAYBE a half dozen times between the two of us. My son is 7 and starts ski lessons today, and I can't have him telling me how much better than me he is...not for a few years at least.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:06 AM   #87 (permalink)
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(And I know this is an old thread lets bring back for this season)
Yeah old post but fun topic!

I started skiing at around 6/7 years old. Luckily my grade 6 class had a 4 pack field trip to a local hill, and you could choose skiing or boarding. It came with rentals, lessons, and lift tickets. One day a week for 4 weeks.

I chose snowboarding. So that was when I was 11 in '92 or so, and 21 years later here I am! Still love the sport every bit as much as day one, if not a lot more!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:15 AM   #88 (permalink)
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First at 20. Occasional riding for 5 years. Then 6 year break and took it more seriously last year at 30.
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started when I was 24 or 25.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #90 (permalink)
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First at 20. Occasional riding for 5 years. Then 6 year break and took it more seriously last year at 30.
Yeah it seems like there's a lot of people that sort of hit a hiatus in their mid 20's... I had a time from about 20-25 that I only went a couple times a winter. When rented a house with my buddy at 26 and left the nest, we bought passes to Blue Mountain and since then I've had a seasons pass every year!
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