been wakeboarding for years, and last summer made friends with a guy via a wakeboarding forum, he was a snowboarder that bought a boat to learn to wakeboard, but knew nothing about the sport...i showed him the ropes on the water and him, his chick, myself and wife all became great friends...winter came around and they were going snowboarding and invited us along. they had extra of everything including boards, boots, bindings, and outerware...me and the guy, as well as his girl and my wife are similar in size so it was no issue using their gear.
got to the mountain for the first time, and it was so STUPID easy to snowboard, i fell in love right away. it was like wakeboarding, but you didnt have a rope pulling you, you could control your own speed, and you dont have to do a handle pass for a 360 !!! check, check, and check...
and although for snow, my location sux, its pretty sweet that theres less than a month between my last wake sesh and my first trip to the mountain...and vice versa
boarding season never ends for me now, and i couldnt be happier