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sbguy 04-24-2014 09:08 PM

how old and still ride?
 
been riding 15 years addicted enough to teach and obtain my aasi 2, and thinking of going for 3. I'm also 53 but wondering how long left? have never skied is it easier when older? A board is a lot of mass to continue to twist and work. Yes I ride Park, but really love trees and steeps only asking because on last trip with my wife she said I should learn to ski since I could probably stay active on the hill longer in old age. Not sure if anyone here is old enough to advise but hey already feeling riding withdrawal and the hill has only been closed 3 weeks so why not ask

GreyDragon 04-24-2014 09:29 PM

Since skiing is bad for your knees, I would think that it is skiers who should switch to snowboarding as they get older.

Donutz 04-24-2014 09:57 PM

I can't think of any reason why skiing would be easier on the body when you're older. Except maybe that zombie stance when going down the hill, but wouldn't you rather be having fun?

Bones 04-24-2014 10:30 PM

I'm your age and see no reason to stop doing anything because of the date on my birth certificate. As long as you enjoy it, then why stop?

I think the only reason why you don't see a lot of 70 year old's snowboarding is that the sport just hasn't been around that long. You see tons of skiers, golfers, tennis players in that age group because they've been doing it all their lives, they love it and they keep doing it.

My 90 year old mom still plays 2 hours of tennis a day and that's a lot harder on the the joints.

EatRideSleep 04-24-2014 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by sbguy (Post 1695249)
only asking because on last trip with my wife she said I should learn to ski

First, your handle is sbguy. Prophetic :D

Second, does your wife ski?

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Originally Posted by Bones (Post 1695377)
I'm your age and see no reason to stop doing anything because of the date on my birth certificate. As long as you enjoy it, then why stop?

So true. I hate when people say, "I'm too old for this, I'm too old for that."

Unless it's talk of dating teenagers, there's no such thing.

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Originally Posted by Bones (Post 1695377)
My 90 year old mom still plays 2 hours of tennis a day

That is awesome :eusa_clap:

ShredLife 04-24-2014 11:23 PM

alive is young enough.

chomps1211 04-24-2014 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ShredLife (Post 1695425)
alive is young enough.

...for snowboarding or dating teens? :dunno:




;)

Argo 04-24-2014 11:40 PM

Both....
:huh:
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 (Post 1695457)
...for snowboarding or dating teens? :dunno:




;)


ShredLife 04-24-2014 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by chomps1211 (Post 1695457)
...for snowboarding or dating teens? :dunno:




;)

don't be winkin' at me with that shit...

chomps:
http://imageshack.us/a/img807/9616/pedobear.gif

chomps1211 04-25-2014 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by ShredLife (Post 1695473)
don't be winkin' at me with that shit...

Lol! Sorry! Didn't realize you were a teen!
(...rainbows and unicorns shoulda been a clue!) :laugh:


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