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Exclamation Motivation in snowboarding??

Hi everyone,

Im in the last few weeks of my degree in sports coaching and my main body of work is based around Motivation in Snowboarding.
I need to ask you all what Motivates you to snowboard?? If your just starting or a seasoned pro I need to try to grasp what keeps you motivated. If you are a good rider try to think back to when you started and you fell over more time than you can remember. Why did you keep going?? What kept you getting up??

E.G I Snowboard because because I love the enjoyment of it and there is a chance I could make it my career.
When I started my best mate could already snowboard so I felt I needed to follow suit and keep doing it. Plus id paid for the holiday.

Any answers would help me. Thanks. x
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Snowboarding means everything to me. Literally. If it didn't snowboard I'm pretty sure I'll be going crazy with all the school work I have to do. Snowboarding is like my little reward system and it keeps me motivated to complete the stuff that I have to do so I can go riding. I watch a lot of snowboard videos and movies, and all they pros motivate me a lot in my riding, I try new things because I know that they started off as beginners too. I'm barely an intermediate level rider now, but when I first began riding, watching everyone on the hill gave me to the motivation to keep getting up after bailing in the silliest ways possible. I knew that if I kept trying I'll be just as good as them.

Snowboarding has actually taught me a lot of things too...like just because trying something for the first time doesn't work, I should never give up if I want to reach my goals. I think riding is my most intrinsically motivated hobby...I snowboard because I love it, not because my friends do it or it looks cool

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Snowboarding for me is kind of zen. While I'm on the mountain I'm not thinking about work or the mortgage or house repairs. When I'm on the board I'm thinking about keeping the board on the snow and my face off the snow . When I'm on the lift I'm planning my next run. For a few hours, I have no stress.

I challenge myself to try to improve, to learn new tricks and techniques, but it's entirely internal. There's no schedule, no requirements imposed by someone else.

Hm, I think maybe I just hate people....


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At first, I was motivated to not spend the night stick on the mountain & to make it to the bottom. Now however, it's fun & peaceful to me to ride. The challenge of new terrain our challenging terrain motivated me to get better
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Snowboarding for me is kind of zen. While I'm on the mountain I'm not thinking about work or the mortgage or house repairs. When I'm on the board I'm thinking about keeping the board on the snow and my face off the snow . When I'm on the lift I'm planning my next run. For a few hours, I have no stress.

I challenge myself to try to improve, to learn new tricks and techniques, but it's entirely internal. There's no schedule, no requirements imposed by someone else.

Hm, I think maybe I just hate people....
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No no, you guys are supposed to be flaming teh OP...what kind of hippy free lovin no haircut havin nonsense is goin on around here!?>!?!

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You guys are a bunch of perpetual girlfriends/sluts. Your giving up the milk without the OP having to buy the cow....

Where the he'll is our intro video before the spam is answered? Intro video from the OP or I think admin should lock this thread. Lol
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http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...p-guy-out.html

This thread has a good example for you.
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This is an interesting question and one I think about often. I started in 1990 and it's the one thing I've been interseted in year after year.

For me the motivation comes from a couple of areas. The first is progression. I'm not a pro and never will be but I still want to see how good I get. Progression has been a double edged sword though, as there have been many times that I felt like giving up because I wasn't where I should be.

The second is the zen experience that the was mentioned. Being at one with nature and the mountain, forgetting lifes problems, finding flow are all reasons why I love to ride. I'm a strong introvert so its a way to recharge as well.

Third is the pure thrill of it. There are few sports that have the access and rush.
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