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noprohere 05-25-2011 12:04 PM

Can't snowboard, help.
 
Haha nevermind.

snowvols 05-25-2011 12:14 PM

Honestly move to Nashville, TN work on your singing career and play in honky tonk bars. Once you have become famous singing you can move out West.

killclimbz 05-25-2011 12:14 PM

You're trying too hard. Snowboarding should be fun. If you are trying to do it to go pro then you are doing it wrong. Learn to ride, figure out ways to go as often as you can. Move to the mountains when you can. I wouldn't give up other aspirations because you are going to go pro. If you are thinking about college, go. Plenty of schools nearby to mountains where you can get a quality degree and plenty of shred. There are tens of thousands of kids who all want to go pro. Maybe 100 of them will. Even less will have a successful career that makes them real money and allows them to ride when they want.

linvillegorge 05-25-2011 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 402683)
You're trying too hard. Snowboarding should be fun. If you are trying to do it to go pro then you are doing it wrong. Learn to ride, figure out ways to go as often as you can. Move to the mountains when you can. I wouldn't give up other aspirations because you are going to go pro. If you are thinking about college, go. Plenty of schools nearby to mountains where you can get a quality degree and plenty of shred. There are tens of thousands of kids who all want to go pro. Maybe 100 of them will. Even less will have a successful career that makes them real money and allows them to ride when they want.

This. I hear people talk all the time that if you have the drive and work hard enough that you can become a pro rider. I hate to tell you, but those people are full of shit. Your parents and teaches lied to you as a kid. You can't be anything you want to be. Sorry.

Not matter how hard most of us work at it, we'll never be pro snowboarders. Why? Because we lack the talent. Most anyone can become a good rider, but there's a big difference between being a "good rider" and being a pro. A BIG difference.

Go ride and have fun. Focus on having fun and being the best rider that YOU can be. If you're good enough to be a pro, you'll become a pro. If not, you'll still have a blast and won't be stressing because you're not a pro.

Also, keep in mind that there are varying levels of "pros". Hell, most can't even agree on what a "pro snowboarder" is. Is it anyone who is sponsored? Do you have to have a certain number of sponsors? Does it depend on what level of comps you're competing in and how you're doing? Hell if I know. If you're talking about Olympic and X-Games level pros, you're talking about a literally just a handful of guys. Those are the elite of the elite. They are the NFL Pro Bowlers of the snowboarding world. If you're talking about guys who completely live off of their snowboarding winnings and sponsorships, again, you're talking about a small handful. Most "pros" are working landscaping jobs, etc. in the summer to be able to live. Sean White is the only guy out there who is legitimately balling ass rich from pro snowboarding.

HoboMaster 05-25-2011 12:32 PM

Killclimbs is right on. I think you are likely just frustrated because you want to snowboard and can't, so your frustration is giving you delusions of grandeur about being a pro. First things first, you snowboard because you love it and it fulfills you, not because you want to be a professional icon. If that ends up happening down the road (extremely unlikely) then great, but you should not be putting all your energy into an unrealistic fantasy; you should instead should just do whatever it takes to have fun.

Once you become a pro, your also subject to the circus' interests, meaning your going to be riding whatever is most profitable for the sport. For how much of an snowboarding icon Shaun White is, all he does is pipe and park because that's what makes him famous and makes the corporations money. There's a lot more to snowboarding then gymnastic flips, but if you purely listened to the media you would never know it because it's not what's profitable to them. You see a lot of the older snowboard stars just completely fall off the map because they want to snowboard to have fun, not make money (and very very few snowboarders actually make enough money to support that).

linvillegorge 05-25-2011 12:51 PM

Hell, at this point, White is pretty much pipe only.

BurtonAvenger 05-25-2011 01:20 PM

You're fake as fuck and not going to do shit in snowboarding. Cruel hard fact you live in bumfuck and don't ride. The only way to get good is to fucking ride. I ride 150 plus days a year I'm not pro but I can hold my own where I need to. You don't ride and from the sounds of it you're still part of the couch potato x box generation that's not going to be able to withstand exploding on a 40 foot jump when you don't get anywhere near the knuckle.

Snowboardings about fun not fucking "being pro". Truth is like Mr. Linville said you won't be shit in snowboarding. Yeah I'll shit on your dreams cause I'm bitter, old, and fucking seen hundreds like you before. You have nothing to offer at this point other than a few falling leaf turns down a bunny hill.

Outlander 05-25-2011 03:59 PM

I`m smelling troll meat.......:dunno:

noprohere 05-25-2011 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 402693)
You're fake as fuck and not going to do shit in snowboarding. Cruel hard fact you live in bumfuck and don't ride. The only way to get good is to fucking ride. I ride 150 plus days a year I'm not pro but I can hold my own where I need to. You don't ride and from the sounds of it you're still part of the couch potato x box generation that's not going to be able to withstand exploding on a 40 foot jump when you don't get anywhere near the knuckle.

Snowboardings about fun not fucking "being pro". Truth is like Mr. Linville said you won't be shit in snowboarding. Yeah I'll shit on your dreams cause I'm bitter, old, and fucking seen hundreds like you before. You have nothing to offer at this point other than a few falling leaf turns down a bunny hill.

Honestly, I agree with you. "Noprohere" is my username, and I expect to get nowhere. As long as I get to snowboard, I'm pretty much going to be a happy little shit. But hey we all have gay little dreams, and that was mine. I just wanted to see what you people would think.

noprohere 05-25-2011 04:08 PM

It's cool
 
Ah, when i posted this, I had no intentions to sound like a desperate little fag, but I did, and I reread it and am now realizing it. I'm still gonna try though. Thanks for being real and not telling me to "follow my dreams" and "listen to my heart". I'm sick of all the gay bull shit people have been telling me. So, really you're doing me a favor.


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