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Hey guys hope this isn't I nthe forums somewhere, looked around a bit and didn't find anything here it goes.

I am looking for either a camp or school to really get going on boarding this year. It been while since I've been able to go due to being in the Army but used to ride for years growing up near Bear Valley. Just really want to improve this year and since I don't know anyone around here (bay area) I'm looking to learn a lot about boarding. Read a bunch of info from SNOWOLF from others posting and realized I have a ton to learn. I imagine I will be a bit rusty the first few times but keep being told its like riding a bike and i will pick it back up no problem. Never the less I am hoping to learn to jib like a mad man this year and if anyone is from around the bay area and wants to be a pal and teach a veteran to board with some actual skill or know of a school or camp I could attend would be greatly appreciated! Boreal is only 2.5 hours away from me but never been there so not sure if that would be a good place to go regularly? Only other place would be Tahoe area but that's a bit far for day trips. Any info or recommendations are welcome thanks guys sorry for the long post.
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Hey guys hope this isn't I nthe forums somewhere, looked around a bit and didn't find anything here it goes.

I am looking for either a camp or school to really get going on boarding this year. It been while since I've been able to go due to being in the Army but used to ride for years growing up near Bear Valley. Just really want to improve this year and since I don't know anyone around here (bay area) I'm looking to learn a lot about boarding. Read a bunch of info from SNOWOLF from others posting and realized I have a ton to learn. I imagine I will be a bit rusty the first few times but keep being told its like riding a bike and i will pick it back up no problem. Never the less I am hoping to learn to jib like a mad man this year and if anyone is from around the bay area and wants to be a pal and teach a veteran to board with some actual skill or know of a school or camp I could attend would be greatly appreciated! Boreal is only 2.5 hours away from me but never been there so not sure if that would be a good place to go regularly? Only other place would be Tahoe area but that's a bit far for day trips. Any info or recommendations are welcome thanks guys sorry for the long post.
I'm not from around that area, so I can't help with anything along those lines but, you are/should be eligible to purchase the Never Summer limited edition "Brothers in Arms" snowboard.
You are not going to find a better board than that, anywhere. Period.
It may not be a jib specific board, but it will do them. The trade off for everything else it does exceptional, is worth it.

Everyone in here will agree with me I'm sure, it's a keeper.

Never Summer Snowboards*-*Military "Brothers in Arms" Cobra

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Yeah have been seriously looking at that board since it was shown to me on here trying to decide between that or the capita mindblower(ultrafear fk ltd). My only worry I it not being a twin shape. In the past I loved riding switch as well. Is it a board that would be good for me to pick up or would it be for a more experienced rider? Also does it have a nice playful feel? I used to ride a burton custom and felt it was too stiff and have recently been intrigued to the "rocker" camber so just trying to do more research on it first. Don't want to buy it if its not exactly what I want, on the other hand I am looking for the one board for everything which from reviews it seems to be spot on.

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Echelon also does a 40% discount for military veterans. Plus they have better choices for jib and park boards than the Cobra
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I'm sure Boreal has freestyle coaches that you can get lessons from if you want. Be friendly on the lift and ride with random people. Most people don't mind giving advice on things, all you gotta do is ask.
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I've ridden a few rocker boards, but haven't specifically ridden the Cobra.

I have a Never Summer with "Rocker & Camber" & let me tell ya.

You need to go & buy this board. Just buy it, do the research while it's being shipped to you.

It will do everything including ride switch, the rocker & camber these things have is like nothing you've tried before. It's playful.
There is a reason you don't see many of these things used for sale, nobody will part with them once they get one.

There is better jib boards out there, but this is one of the better overall boards in the world.

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Thanks QBALL great link!

Ha just trying to do a little research first. On this forum people seem very eager to get me on a never summer so might just try it. Worst case can always sell it if needed I'm sure it wouldnt be hard from the sound of it Need to do some research on the usual terrain and conditions of the areas I'll be boarding in this year. Overall I am leaning towards buying the board(big bonus it's a military only board I love the support) just still a little uneasy with it being directional. Probably going to ask SNOWOLF as well seeing as he owns the board. Thanks for the input though man it's very appreciated.

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Ha just trying to do a little research first. On this forum people seem very eager to get me on a never summer .
Get the board you want not the board some fanboi on the webz tells you too. For what its worth I own a neversummer and it didnt change my world one bit.
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I agree completely but been looking into the board yesterday and all night and it does look solid for what I want. Not the best for jibin but pow runs are always fun and getting into back country has always been something I wanted to get into. Also can't beat it for the price with the military edition at 350$ only two other questions one being is it a heavier board?
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yeah ns are a heavier board and it isnt going to be a great pow board either. You are getting talked into a board IMO
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yeah ns are a heavier board and it isnt going to be a great pow board either. You are getting talked into a board IMO
Most reviews I've seen say it handles quite well in the pow and is agood all mountain board. The other board I was looking at would be a capita ultrafear but that being more centered towards park and all mountain???
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