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Old 03-01-2010, 05:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Was at Mt. Creek NJ last week and the conditions were really good. So good in fact that we rode for 5 hours straight. By the time the 5th hour came around I was done. So beat that on my 2nd to last run I ate it bad on my ass and it felt like I split my ass in half. Took me about 5 minutes to recover from that one plus the guys thought it was funny as shit. It was only my 4th time snowboarding and I think I did pretty damn good. I was riding with guys that've been doing this for 6-7 years and they were impressed. Not bad for a 40 year old i guess.

So how long do you guys ride before you call it quits?
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i ride for about 5 hours too ill usually stay until they close the lifts down...
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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When the season is on, the snow is over 3hrs drive from where I live, so if I am going to drive 6hrs in a day for boarding I am getting as much carve time as I can.

But on the other hand I got back a few weeks ago from 11 days in Japan in some awesome powder. Average day was 8am to 4.30pm with an hour for lunch. If I am paying good money to fly to another country to board, I am not wasting it sitting about. Maximum snow time.

Sore legs go away after 4 days and I am almost 45yrs old and I only started boarding in June 09.

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Old 03-01-2010, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If I'm at the resort (which isn't too often) I'll ride anywhere from 4-8 hours. If I'm just at my house by my self hitting my jumps or rails, usually 1-3 hours.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I usually ride 8 hours. On a weekend I ride from 8am to 5pm with a break for lunch. Sometimes I take a half day off from work and ride 1pm-9pm. I'm only 21 though, I give you older guys mad props for going 5 hours. I hope I am still able to do that when I'm your age. I have a torn ACL so my knees might not be very happy with me down the road.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i and my family are almost always in the lifts when they open, and go down with the last run. so whole day long(usually from 8.30-16.00/16.30 in austria)
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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4-6 hours depending on how the conditions are and how hard work was that day. My first day of the season when I was at a place with real snow I was able to ride for 8 hours because I could ride on the board instead of just the edge. I'm 26 and this is my first full year.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Until it gets icy or im really hungry or im really cold.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ride creek as well.

8 to 6 with 15 minute break around 10:30 + 3:30 and 30-60 minute break for lunch.
1-9 with 15 minute break around 3:30 + 5:30

Try and carry Gatorade bottle in pants and a couple of cliff bars in my jacket for food.

Yesterday was great, actually learned to enjoy moguls. They are a different style of riding and very tiring.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:46 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm on mountain when the lifts open until they close. Of course I take breaks whenever i'm hungry or gotta take a piss. Usually always go back to my car at least once to grab some food and get more water.
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