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Old 10-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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The park is no more dangerous at 30 than it is at any other age.
i disagree. little kids are far more rubber-like, they heal much faster, and have less mass which creates less impact when they fall.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I see your point Slush Puppie but Shred is right. The consequences are far greater as we age. I totally get your point though but we have to also face reality that while us grays on trays hit the park, we can`t do it in the same manner these little rubber people can....
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm not disputing that we get more fragile as we get older but I don't especially feel it yet at 37 (recovery from exercise takes a bit longer now though).

I guess my point was that 'park' doesn't automatically mean hucking ourselves off the largest booter you can find first time around. At any age it's no more dangerous than you make it. It would be a shame for anyone to assume it's no longer an option at [insert random age over 20 here]. Just as no one should assume park is mandatory for a snowboarder in the first place!

Personally, I had a load of fun doing 1's off the beginner kickers and some easy boxes. Pretty unimpressive but still fun. Am I going to go much bigger than that? I doubt it. Just be a bit sensible, focus on technique and ride within your(and your body's) limit.

And certainly don't think the fun stops at 30! I've had a total fkn blast in my 30's
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Nope totally agree with you. As I posted earlier, I am 47 and love taking park laps. Like you, I am not throwing cab 7`s off of the huge 60 footers and never will but will always enjoy a little air off of the 10 to 20 foot tables and when it`s soft and forgiving will throw in a BS 1 or one of my hideous 3`s.....
This is me but I"m also trying to do rails at 45yr, My 50/50 are coming along nicely. This year my goal is street style ollie on and if that goes well rounded off by boardslides and lipsides and I'd be totally happy with that. Oh and to learn 3's off very small park jumps.

I think all the above points are great but more than anything at the 30+ crowd, maybe 70% mental game is hitting us or holding us back. We over think, get scared, realize consequences, the mind goes to all those places taking our body along creating "hesitation do to self preservation"
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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You/we all know you are not the average park "kid," so that's not a good measuring stick.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for Ana example of how long I can enjoy this sport. But I was more looking at the snowboard addiction vid for intermediate riding. Have u all seen this vid? If so, is it worth $27. I have the freestyle set and agree that they are great. But is it worth the subscrtion?
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Thanks everyone for Ana example of how long I can enjoy this sport. But I was more looking at the snowboard addiction vid for intermediate riding. Have u all seen this vid? If so, is it worth $27. I have the freestyle set and agree that they are great. But is it worth the subscrtion?
Yes. See my previous post if you missed it as I explain more there.
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Yes, it's worth it. as long as it can help you improve your skills in riding
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for Ana example of how long I can enjoy this sport. But I was more looking at the snowboard addiction vid for intermediate riding. Have u all seen this vid? If so, is it worth $27. I have the freestyle set and agree that they are great. But is it worth the subscrtion?
I bought the whole pacakge (download) and yeah, it's worth it. Even the parts that you don't think you'll use. Like when I bought the vids I wasn't in to park at all, but since I've watched them I'm actually starting to try out features.

Seriously, unless the $$ is going to mean going without a meal or something, definitely get it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:51 PM   #30 (permalink)
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And here I thought I was just nuk'n futz for considering hiking in to Shames before it opens to start "learning" before the lift opens!...

Seriously though, I'm out of my mind right?

It's just that Dec. 8th is so fucking far away...

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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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