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Becoming a pro snowboarder

At the moment, I cant afford to get to the snow as I have a car loan. This should be paid of in about 3 years. I will then be 24 years old, not to mention the closest resort is 14 hrs drive. I have only snowboarded once which was last season at Mt Hotham and absolutely loved it, but the next time I will hit the slopes wont be untill my car is paid of. Would it still be worth me trying to become a pro snowboarder?
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At the moment, I cant afford to get to the snow as I have a car loan. This should be paid of in about 3 years. I will then be 24 years old, not to mention the closest resort is 14 hrs drive. I have only snowboarded once which was last season at Mt Hotham and absolutely loved it, but the next time I will hit the slopes wont be untill my car is paid of. Would it still be worth me trying to become a pro snowboarder?
Seeing as how the first step to becoming a pro boarder is becoming a great amateur boarder, you really don't even need to ask this question for a long time. And seeing as how you're 24, you probably are going to be too old ask this question by the time you're good enough for it to matter. If the answer is 'no', you go out there and have fun, try your best, and get better. If the answer is 'yes', you go out there and have fun, try your best, and get better.
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Unless you have some natural ability that allows you to magically get better without riding you won't be pro. It takes time, practice, and severe dedication.


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but dont be discouraged. You dont necessarily need to be skilled to be a pro. Just look a BAM Margera, hes a good skateboarder, but not like wow good. Hes a dick that everyone recognizes and thats how he gets sponsored.

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You could always try to go pro, but given the details in your post, I wouldn't get my hopes up.
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but dont be discouraged. You dont necessarily need to be skilled to be a pro. Just look a BAM Margera, hes a good skateboarder, but not like wow good. Hes a dick that everyone recognizes and thats how he gets sponsored.

Bam:
YouTube - Bam Margera this is my element

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YouTube - Bam Margera this is my element

i'm going to have to disagree on that one. He was sponsored WAY before he was famous from the jackass stuff. he started the cky stuff YEARS before jackass and after he was sponsored my element i believe.


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after some "quick" research bam was first professionally sponsored at 13 and created the cky series of videos "as a teenager". he was sponsored on his skill

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