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post #11 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 10:24 AM
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totalgeek, i commend you on your efforts. You said you tried before to lose weight, but were unsuccessful. Hey, maybe you'll get addicted to the sport (seems like you already have) and use this as a motivational tool.
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post #12 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-09-2008, 03:37 PM
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I went from 6'2" 355lbs to 6'2" 215lbs and now I'm back up to around 240-245 or so 4yrs later. Be careful with the eating habits when you do lose the weight because your body has a memory and no problem putting it on quickly! I've added 25 lbs in the last year alone by being lazy with exercise and poor diet. I'm working on getting myself back into the proper regimen but it's hard to make that recommitment sometimes!
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post #13 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-22-2009, 12:47 PM
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Talking from one fat boarder to another...

Geek, I hear ya. I've just recently re-realised my snowboarding addiction after several years without riding at all. Let me tell you, I have put on some serious poundage since then! I have the same problem strapping in, and I simply cannot find pants that fit! I'm currently living in Italy, so when at first I went to local board shops looking for pants, I assumed that the problem lay in the fact that Italians tend to be much smaller than Americans, and prefer tight-fitting clothing. The largest I could find was XL, and they ALMOST fit, so I figured a 2X would work (since in most other clothing it DOES). So I ordered some 2X volcom pants online. Unfortunately, every company has a different idea of what a particular size is supposed to be, and let's face it... there aren't enough of us fat boarders to justify these companies making clothes that fit us. I can put on the volcom pants, and I can even button and zip them... as long as I don't mind not being ale to breath and having my ass look like 2 10lb hams stuffed into a 15lb sack! XD So I'm continuing to lose weight, and in the mean-time I guess I'll keep rocking jeans on the mountain and try not to fall TOO much. But definately keep it up dude. You have the right attitude about boarding, and maybe if the big companies see more of us fat guys on the slopes they'll start making clothes for us!
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I'm almost exactly your size and I ride a Deuce 158 wide with Flow NXT-AT's.

Burton makes a great XL or XXL pant with lots of room in the seat and thighs, or more than anyone else. I have to get the XXL's to fit my legs then get a belt.

Big thing is just getting your legs in mountain shape. after that, its all downhill

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Hey im old and fat too! Im 40 5'10 and 250# I love snowboarding, I just started this season. I have been taking lessons with my 9 year old, we both love it.
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Good thread. I got a few plus side friends but only one of them rides. And he rides way better than me and on a shorter board! I would say he's 250lbs on a 157cm. Trying to get the others off their fat asses and onto the mountain.
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LOL, this is a funny thread. Ive heard the dumbest excuses from people as to why they can't ride... too fat, too weak, too chicken, one of my friends even told me she cant go because she is too black! Im glad you got out there anyway, there is room for everyone on the mountain.
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You big folks will lose tons of weight if you snowboard regularly. It's awesome for your health. It'll also motivate you to get into even better shape when you aren't in the mountains so that when you are you can ride harder and longer. The thin air is really good for your cardiovascular system too.

Rock on and good luck!
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Good for you man!!! I wish my fat dad would go ride with me


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fat dudes unite!!! lol im 6'2 and weigh 320lbs. as far as the strapping in goes, i found that once i was about three runs in i started getting a bit more limber and strapping in became way easier. and as far as larger clothing goes, you need to definitely check out columbia. they have some awesome gear and they make up to a 3x i believe. i wear 2x. as i was reading this thread i couldnt help but notice that it is really starting to become a fat dude's support group! lol maybe worthy of a sticky? determination is all it takes.

Take yourself to higher places.
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