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Old 09-30-2012, 12:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Pretty sure I can ride a triple black just fine.
One sips or two? Are you putting any sugar in it?
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Pretty sure I can ride a triple black just fine.
penta - black myself.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Why? None of the guys there can either...
lmfao. yea, maybe the little kiddos can't yet. try saying that to the guys your own age who are throwing down real tricks and killing it. they will embarrass you on a "triple black".

chances are if dudes can do better tricks than you they can ride better than you. period.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Just get the vid., I should get the vid...started at 44, now 53, don't do park besides we really don't have one' but can do any rated blacks and then some. But why do park when there is hairy shit to ride, anyway at my age I got different priorities and limits...everyone can do better tricks than me and frankly I suck at any tricks but I don't care.
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penta - black myself.
Colorado does rank some of their open face bowls and really tough trails as EX-double black which is same idea as triple black diamond some of the European resorts use.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I am 30 year old boarder with a late start. Started at 25. Now I am able to ride most groomed runs except double blacks. I rarely catch air but I am able to straight ling most blue runs. But I am looking to progress my riding without going park. Mentally...I am not able to get over the danger of the park at 30. I recently saw a teaser video on snowboardaddiction.com. They say it for someone just like me. I was wondering if anyone has seen this intermediate riding video? Is it worth the $27? Thanks in advance for any responses.
Back on topic for you, I"m a fan of SA videos. I bought the box set and was a subscriber and got tons of great videos from them. I am a visual learner and these are very well done, and have advanced my riding a ton. I started riding at 42 at 44 I'm getting better and better in the park. I ride within my limits but my limits keep expanding and much of it was do to SA and the help of many members here on the forum.

I don't work for SA I'm just a dad trying to board with his kids. I thought the $125 investment for me to improve was money well spent in my case. Some may not agree for themselves but again it worked for me !!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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First time I ever strapped in was on a sketchy hike in like October in CO. Once i learned how to hold my own in the rocky pre season snow I got my employee pass at Breck and learned to ride blues and blacks... then the super fun bowls and shit. And after all of that my buddy told me I should hit up the park. Riding park feels a lot more natural than i thought it would, and I feel in control. Looking forward to indulging in a lot of park business this year.
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Pretty sure I can ride a triple black just fine.
You/we all know you are not the average park "kid," so that's not a good measuring stick.
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I am 30 year old boarder with a late start. Started at 25. Now I am able to ride most groomed runs except double blacks. I rarely catch air but I am able to straight ling most blue runs. But I am looking to progress my riding without going park. Mentally...I am not able to get over the danger of the park at 30. I recently saw a teaser video on snowboardaddiction.com. They say it for someone just like me. I was wondering if anyone has seen this intermediate riding video? Is it worth the $27? Thanks in advance for any responses.
No worries. There is plenty of fun to be had outside of the park as well. While I subscribe to SnowboardAddiction for their park videos, I just downloaded and took a peek at the Intermediate riding Basic video and I definitely believe it is worth the $27. Especially considering that a 3-hour group lesson at a resort would probably cost around $150 and cover some of the same information. It is by no means a comprehensive video, but it does have a lot of useful info. The topics covered appear to include proper stance setup (stance width and shoulder alignment), riding moguls, riding steeps, and riding deep powder.

Also consider the Webcam/Phone Coaching for $20. I sent Nev Lapwood a bunch of videos of me doing 540s a few days in advance and over video Skype he reviewed the videos with me and gave me some useful tips on things to work on to have cleaning takeouts and stay more compact during my spin.

A lot of people think they don't need lessons to improve their snowboarding... and that may be true... but a lot of people are also not very good at snowboarding despite what they think . I believe SnowboardAddiction a very good way to improve your snowboarding.

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #20 (permalink)
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The park is no more dangerous at 30 than it is at any other age. It's dangerous if you ride outside your capability. As is any place on the mountain.

I didn't set foot onto a snowboard (or ski for that matter) until 36. That was last year. As you've heard from others already, not even that's old. So get out there and enjoy yourself. Ride what you want to ride. Let your standard and progression be your guide, not your preconception
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