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post #81 of 108 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 01:42 PM
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Mods please get this guy. He just stole my story. Plagiarism I say. PLAGIARISM!!! LOLOL
technically, you plagiarised me! hehe

but that is some coincidence..
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Wow, you went to big mountains from the beginning. They're so far from the city, too. I'm saving those for end of season 2 or start of season 3.
I figured if I was going to go I might as well go big. Bigger mountains. Better snow conditions. Far more variety. And yeah it is a long trip but I use the bus companies so I'm sleep the way up and the ride back.

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technically, you plagiarised me! hehe

but that is some coincidence..
Technically you are correct but we will ignore the technicalities lol. And yeah that is a wild coincidence
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Trail and error with my skier friends laughing at me.
sometime around 2000
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Two years ago I rented a board and took the free lesson. Last year I bought a used set up and got out a couple times--- thought I was doing ok, looking back I was way out of control. This year I started slowly... Bunny hills and flat greens. When I got so I could ride some easier blues I identified I was having trouble transitioning toe to heel. Took a private lesson, found out I was shrinking from the speed. Learned to put my head where I wanted my board to go... To commit to my changes. I ride everything at Afton now but moguls and the park. Hated moguls on skis and i'm concerned about another injury so I keep my feets on the ground. :-)
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I grew up skiing in VT so I was a familiar with using edges and comfortable in general on a mountain. I moved to NJ a few years ago and last winter was my first season on a board, where I mainly rode in the PA Poconos. I taught myself how to ride using youtube videos and info from the tips and tricks section of this forum. I stayed on green runs for my first 2 trips and by the 3rd I was linking turns and able to do blue runs. I think I did about 10 sessions my first season and this year I've rode every weekend since x-mas with a few midweek trips mixed in. I've gotten a lot better this year, I'm pretty decent at carving, I bomb the blacks/double blacks that are around here and usually get up to 35-45mph on most runs. I'm starting to lock in 180s & hitting kickers. There's still tons more I'd like to learn...I hope to be able to ride blues completely switch and do a few 360s before the end of the season.
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I grew up skiing in VT so I was a familiar with using edges and comfortable in general on a mountain. I moved to NJ a few years ago [...]
oh man, that sucks (for snowboarding).
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oh man, that sucks (for snowboarding).
Haha yeah, it actually sucks for just about everything except for maybe going to the beach. My family still lives up north so atleast I can go visit, have a place to stay and ride some better mountains.
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It doesnt suck for hair gel and pork roll. Lol

Sorry. I worked in central Jersey for a year (reverse commute from NYC)
I'm still hoping it breaks off and floats away in the Atlantic. Bwahaha.
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The two places I learned to snowboard are now part of Nelsap, and one of them you would never know it was ski area....bummer.
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I went to japan with a couple of mates where they took me half way up the mountain to a slow green run, told me "carve to slow down" and off they went. I ended up walking like 2km down and spent the rest of the week on a bunny hill falling on my arse..
A year later back home in australia another friend actually taught me how to carve, link my turns and not fall on my face. after a day or 2 i was battling moguls and did a short black run. feels good.
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