Well...finally was able to put everything to the test this past week as the east coast got snow and I flew up to Wisp Resort in Maryland. I wanted to just throw out a HUGE thank you to the creators of this forum and the participators as I got so many useful tips for gear and boarding. I was a newbie to this sport 2 years ago and now feel so accomplished as I was able to start using my front edge and ripping down my first black diamonds...I think I was guided perfectly by this forum on my NS SL board as prior to getting on here I never even heard of the brand and was dead set on a Burton board (like any newbie would be
) The board I thought may be to much for a beginner however it helped me evolve fast...I felt..the Rocker tech is fantastic and the edge hold was amazing...the fact that the board looks identical to the way it did when I took it out of the package is pretty nice too...I love my cartel bindings....
Bottom line I guess I want to say is that I am so happy for this forum because with everything suggested and learned via threads and videos (made available by snowolf) I had the best experience and look forward to boarding again...I find myself following a perfect learning path right up to my ultimate goal of teaching my daughter to board when she grows up a few more years...Love Snowboardingforum.com!
P.S. the helmet thread was great too as it talked me into renting one and thank goodness I did because I slammed myself so good I think i got a good mild concusion...damn edges...a slam like that teaches you quick though