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Old 02-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why is everybody an intermediate/advanced rider?

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?
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Same reason everyone likes to claim they're in the "middle class"?
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's the Internet. I fly to resorts in my own helicopter that lands on my NYC penthouse. I'm a pretty big deal.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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?
I'm here, representing the beginners!

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It's the Internet. I fly to resorts in my own helicopter that lands on my NYC penthouse. I'm a pretty big deal.
(But yeah, since it's the Internet...I'm a beginner with a private helicopter and penthouse.)
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well because if your serious enough about snowboarding to go on a forum, you probably ride enough to not be a noob.

seems simple to me.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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everyone's an intermediate rider on the internet because they know they're never gonna get called out on it.

also, all the beginners OBVIOUSLY don't even know that there's a forum on snowboarding. They just don't give enough of a damn to find us. However, once they start realizing their Elan rental boards and Burton whatever rental bindings aren't cutting it anymore, they'll eventually find us.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I feel like plenty of people own up to be beginners on here no? Or people progressing to the intermediate level.. plus a forum of this nature probably appeals to those most interested in the sport who are already experienced riders or at least those that want to get past the beginner point as quickly as possible.

At the same time I also think the nature of snowboarding actually lends itself pretty well to people becoming "intermediates" rather quickly. If you can get past the first few days and being on the snow a ton more than if you were on skis, many can progress pretty quickly to what they likely consider an intermediate level.

Now to be an old man, I would argue that the newfangled tech has allowed people to get to that perceived intermediate without developing the skill of carving as well as people in the past were forced too..
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm a beginning expert.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What is the definition of intermediate rider? And advance rider?
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