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Old 02-23-2009, 12:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible?
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you serious? And if so, did you start riding real mountains at 3 years old like Shaun did??? If the answer is no, then good luck!
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think anything is possible, depends on yourself.

I don't think practice is the key though. you need talent as well. some people are borned with certain things. so starting snowboarding early is not the key either.

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Sure, anything is possible. Shaun white is not only a gifted snowboarder, but gifted athlete in general. He would probably have been great at any sport he got into. But as for the next Shaun White, I think Seb Toots may be next in line for that... Kid kills it. His part in Knockout - the Tenth round is amazing, and for a 15 year old, insane.
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seb toots does have tons of hype i thought he was 17 now though?
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nope. Just have fun out there and don't think of it as practice.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Honestly, Shaun White isn't the best. There are many better riders than him, they just don't get as much coverage.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It also depends on what you practice and in snowboarding the mtn you are born with or ride often heavily influences your riding. The often stated number of hours it takes to become a professional in almost any endeavor is 10,000 hours.
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Like wrathfuldeity, I also read that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become exceptional at something. That's not 10,000 hours of screwing around and taking it easy - it's 10,000 hours of seriously practicing and pushing yourself. It's staying in shape during the off season. It's perfecting your balance during the summers. It's hitting the gym in the summer to get stronger. It's staying flexible so your body can take the punishment the riding season dishes out.

If you break the 10,000 hours down, figuring you average about 5 hours of riding every time you go up the hill, means you'll need to snowboard 2,000 days before you can even think about turning pro. 2,000 days - figuring you get in 200 days a year (which most people don't or can't) means it'll take minimum of 10 years to become great at snowboarding...And that's if you are always pushing yourself and stay major injury free.

10,000 hours is why, at age 13, Shawn White could stomp the most technical park tricks.

Since you're old enough to post on this forum, and don't write like you're 5 years old, I am going to say no, it's not possible. You are too old. You can become good, but not a pro. Your kids however...Start em off early enough and the sky is the limit.
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