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Been bugging me for sometime. Every time someone introduces themselves to this forum, they say stuff like...

hi guys, i'm new to the forum. i would consider myself an intermediate/advanced freeride, beginner in the park... blah blah blah..

personally i don't think that's how the normal distribution is supposed to work. if everyone's an intermediate/advanced rider... where are all the beginners?

what's everyone's take on what's considered beginner/intermediate/advanced/expert?
Ima 40 year old newb, 2nd year in and to date have only ridden on east coast slabs of ice. I have a decent amount of control and sure, someone could easily think I've been doing this for awhile if they don't know better, but my confidence and ability to do anything really all that fun doesnt exist. I can hold an edge down a hill, so yea...still a newb, that is all...
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Heres my opinion, though it is very generalized...

Beginners aren't in love with the sport enough yet to join a forum. Whereas by the time your Intermediate/Advanced...you get the point

Like I said, a generalized opinion.
This is exactly what I was going to say.

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I was creeping around this forum before I ever stood in a snowboard mostly to try and decide on a board, Singed up the day after my first run on a local hill, and no joke in the month and a half Ive been riding, Ive been out over 30 times, 10 in the first two weeks...I love snowboarding! Yesterday in the mountains I went up a chair that said expert riders only and I didnt fall or hurt myself on the way down so this must mean I'm an expert then right?
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A true intermediate rider is comfortable riding blue terrain and off piste blue terrain and is beginning to explore blacks. They are riding more dynamically in their skidded turns and are starting to actually carve. They have the ability to ride some basic switch. If they are park oriented, they will be able to 50/50 boxes without any problems and are probably exploring boardslides. Can ride the pipe through the transition and are able to straight air off small kickers.
well you basically just described me haha...i guess im intermediate - except i usually stay on blacks
park skills are only 50/50'ing rails but i can throw backside 3's (not consistently though) lol
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A true intermediate rider is comfortable riding blue terrain and off piste blue terrain and is beginning to explore blacks. They are riding more dynamically in their skidded turns and are starting to actually carve. They have the ability to ride some basic switch. If they are park oriented, they will be able to 50/50 boxes without any problems and are probably exploring boardslides. Can ride the pipe through the transition and are able to straight air off small kickers.
damn... off piste runs don't exist where i'm from... forever beginner >.<

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I see plenty of beginners on this site, where have you been?

Plenty of guys here that live near resorts and ride/post everyday too..

What's the big deal?
Thank you! Jeeeesus, I don't know what people here are on about



.... yet I keep reading this thread.... go figure
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Seriously though, I get this all of the time as an instructor. You get the guy who shows up for a park lesson or a blue intermediate lesson and he claims to be a godd intermediate rider only to discover he has never made a toeside turn.....
This explains why when I did an intermediate private lesson last week the instructor made me start out by showing him I could link turns on the bunny slope I suppose.

Maybe it's just the threads I typically read but I see a lot of people introducing themselves as beginners here. I know I introduced myself as a beginner in my first post here. That said, I'd say I'm pretty solidly intermediate now (by Snowolf's definition anyway) and it didn't take all that much. I think the thing is that most people just don't stay beginners very long.
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Been bugging me for sometime. Every time someone introduces themselves to this forum, they say stuff like...

hi guys, i'm new to the forum. i would consider myself an intermediate/advanced freeride, beginner in the park... blah blah blah..

personally i don't think that's how the normal distribution is supposed to work. if everyone's an intermediate/advanced rider... where are all the beginners?

what's everyone's take on what's considered beginner/intermediate/advanced/expert?
I don't even snowboard I just pretend to be one on the internet. Does it really matter what people want you to believe they are on the Internet. I've met enough kooks that come on forums such as this one or others that can't fucking ride. Oh you're an expert? Oh you cried on my warm up run? Oh you kill it in the park? Oh you think jump 1 in Parklane is a 30 footer? Blah blah blah. Care about yourself not what others think. My general rule with this site is to believe that everyone is only half as good as they proclaim and to treat them like I would any vacationing tourist in Breck.

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TGR and douchebag are totally interchangeable words; That site reeks of douchebaggery...
Are we talking about my site here? I was confused you said TGR not AS jeez!


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Yea... there is definitely a separation to be made between judging people on freestyle and freeriding. Got to be hilarious to bring an east-coast rail rat out West and push them down a steep tree run

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