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What's the oldest age you know of who still nowboards?

I'm 40 and I'm pretty much a decent noob at snowboarding. I'm hooked and I want know how long I have in terms of age to keep doing this. I figure I have a good decade of snowboarding to catch up on but just curious of the oldest person you know of that still snowboards.

I've taken a few nasty spills already and I figure the older you are the more likely somethings gonna give.

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I know a few guys that have 10 years on wolfie, so mid 50s.
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I'm in the same position as you, 40 and been at it a few years so I'm ok at it. I plan on riding into my 60's barring any major accidents. My mom is in her 60's and still ski's so I see no reason I can't ride that long. I know at some point I will hit a wall in my progression, and have to slow down and take it easy.

I do know a few guys (from other forums) that still shred wakeboards (inverts, 3's, 5's ect.) in thier mid 50's

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I sold a set-up to a customer who was 78 years old the other day. He has been a return customer of mine for a few years. He loves it and says he won't stop until he is dead!!! Don't give up!!
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Back around 2000-01, when I was living in Winter Park, there was a local who was 68 and riding 150+ days a year.

The guy just soul carved his way down the mountain on like a 172 Emmagator. Super cool guy.
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Started at 44...have seen lots at 60, a fair many into 70 and a few that look to be in 80's. At 51 doing steeps and eating shite.
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On my 2nd trip to Breck this season (early Feb), there was an old guy in his mid-to-late 50's on a snowboard at the entrance to the *terrain park* :-O

Granted, it was the small, beginner, terrain park on peak 9... but that is pretty old to be throwing your weight around on rails and ramps! If I were him, i'd get sponsored by Ensure, Geritol and V1gr4!
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My father taught himself at age 58. He actually got me into the sport. Now he's 71, AASI Level II certified(got it at 68), training supervisor at his mountain, and the smoothest rider I have ever seen. He makes snowboarding look effortless. He does jib the low risk boxes and rails(as long as they aren't air on).
You have a long way to go......
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you have until the moment you decide to give up
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My father taught himself at age 58. He actually got me into the sport. Now he's 71, AASI Level II certified(got it at 68), training supervisor at his mountain, and the smoothest rider I have ever seen. He makes snowboarding look effortless. He does jib the low risk boxes and rails(as long as they aren't air on).
You have a long way to go......
That's BADASS!!!

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