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post #21 of 75 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 09:06 AM
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im not fat and i get tired from standing up so many times. by the end of the day yesterday it was taking me like 3 or 4 tries just to stand up. i saw a really big fat guy yesterday and he looked like a way better rider than me. i think that fat is just padding for in case you fall.
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post #22 of 75 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 02:44 PM
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im not fat and i get tired from standing up so many times. by the end of the day yesterday it was taking me like 3 or 4 tries just to stand up. i saw a really big fat guy yesterday and he looked like a way better rider than me. i think that fat is just padding for in case you fall.

Trust me at 5'10 250 it still hurts like hell when I fall, extra padding and all.
post #23 of 75 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 02:54 PM
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You should see if you can find an "better" used board in your size before buying a new Lamar...off craigslist or something. Lamar boards are not great, probably as bad or worse than what you get at most mountains for rentals.

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My dad wants to learn how to snowboard but he says hes too old and his back + waist is super weak. Oh and he has a big fat tummy rofl. So if he falls hes going to break his back or his waist. And he needs to movie and bend a lot for his job.
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theres always been alot bigger guys riding around then I ever thought ide see before I went. its really impressive. I mean I know that just because you can have a huge gut doesnt mean you wont have muscle. I work with a carpenter thats 6 foot and in the 260+ range. he is strong as hell

Im 5 9 155 and I honestly get winded doing something my first few runs. gotta warm up! plus stevens has a giant hill you have to WALK up before buying a ticket at some parking areas
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It's good to hear that so many other big old guys are snowboarding, I'm 44 years old, 6 feet and 260 pounds and started riding last year with my 10 year old daughter. We're having a great time riding together, she took a few lessons then she taught me. I'm riding a K2 159 wide and it's great.

This is the first weekend that we haven't been on the mountain since November and I'm itching to get back. I started riding last year in an old pair of XL Columbia pants then bought a couple of pairs of XXL Burtons over the summer. The Burtons are way more comfortable and fit great.
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Just some encouragement, now at 50 (7th season): able to decently ride switch, doing some boxes, small jumps, bombing, chutes and steeps, boarder cross type courses and 10-15 ft drops. Keep it up it only gets better

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my best bud is more round then not and he wont go boarding. hes really self conscious about his size and im thinking that he thinks he cant do it..

i do take him to the local hills where we set up rails and jumps and he will only use my flows, he finds convential 2 staps to be much harder..
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I don't know why, but it is always so much scarier when I see a huge person crash. Even if I'm not in the vicinity. I mean, 300 pounds coming to a sudden stop is a lot of force.
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lol most boarders seem to be really lanky. I'm a bigger kid too (180~ depending on whether im cutting or bulking) and I always see all these 130lb kids and I feel that it must hurt less when they fall. Biggest person I've actually seen was like 6'2 or 6'3 and had to be in the 300lb area, he was pretty good too.
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