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Old 12-28-2012, 10:52 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Hilarious thread and you guys are all going to hell (which is probably a lot more fun that the xian heaven anyway).

Craig, based on your ignorance of the basics (that's not a slam, just observation), you haven't ever snowboarded. What made you decide already on instructing?
pppfffffff if there's a hell i was going there LONG before this stupid fucking thread.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
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too disabled to work, but ok to snowboard every day? wow that's awesome, no wonder your country is falling off the fiscal cliff. Get back to work... people like you make me sick.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Me collecting a disability check and what I collect it for is none of your business. I only mentioned it to give everyone on the thread who wanted to reply, sort of an idea of my finances, not so others could blast me for getting it. But this is a learning experience and I have learned NOT share to anymore personal information with you all.

I was the military and got messed up and thats why I receive it. So you can take your "dues" and stick'em up your ass.
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If you would have said it was a military disability then you would have gotten a completely different response.

My initial reaction was thinking you were typical early twenties "I'm too stressed cause I actually have to work" people who I see all the time going on "Stress Leave" even though they have no real worries other when the next new Twilight Movie is coming out.

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Me collecting a disability check and what I collect it for is none of your business. I only mentioned it to give everyone on the thread who wanted to reply, sort of an idea of my finances, not so others could blast me for getting it. But this is a learning experience and I have learned NOT share to anymore personal information with you all.

I was the military and got messed up and thats why I receive it. So you can take your "dues" and stick'em up your ass.
Yeah. If you said it was military disability, people would probably line up to take you out for free. As a person who has struggled with depression in the past, I think you have taken up a fantastic sport. Its one of the only places where I can take my mind off everything. In fact, I generally have no idea where I am on the mountain - my internal GPS doesn't work out there. I rely on my snowboard buddy Torpedo (above) to keep track of where the hell we are. I hope you have a great time in Utah. Buy a season pass. Pay once, ride all you want.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Go surfing. Its cheaper.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Man, wish I could of got in on this before it got serious.

Anyway, Why the sudden change? Living in SLC, Roy or Ogden and having a regular job is better than resort living.. IMO. More options and it's cheaper.
Military disability will not go very far up north, Im guessing its around 1200 month. Life is not nearly as cheap up here as it is down South. You'll want a job for sure.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:24 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Lessons' for Craig:

1. Craig relax it's a snowboarding forum, people are going to give you shit. In this thread people are fucking with you, in the next you're fucking with someone else, and in another you're having a serious discussion.

2. If you just say you're from Louisiana, on disability, and want to be an instructor at a resort you're asking for problems. Nearly everybody on this forum is saw a mental image of an overweight white dude in a wife-beater drinking PBR taking advantage of the system (with a dumbass/hilarious idea of being a snowboard instructor).

3. Also; disability and military disability are two very different things. A disability check collecting snowboarder doesn't make sense and is asking for shit, but a veteran is going to cause everyone to be proud and be like "way to work through it." -FYI if you say your problems are PTSD from Qatar or Kuwait, I and anyone with any clue regarding OIF/OEF are going to lose all respect for you.

4. GIVE UP ON THE INSTRUCTOR. Dude, you're a noob and that's okay, but you are not going to be an instructor. It will take you seasons to be decently good. Don't get me wrong if you stick with it, years from now you could be an instructor, but I'm talking years...

5. Stick with snowboarding, because snowboarding is rad.
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Lessons' for Craig:

1. Craig relax it's a snowboarding forum, people are going to give you shit. In this thread people are fucking with you, in the next you're fucking with someone else, and in another you're having a serious discussion.

2. If you just say you're from Louisiana, on disability, and want to be an instructor at a resort you're asking for problems. Nearly everybody on this forum is saw a mental image of an overweight white dude in a wife-beater drinking PBR taking advantage of the system (with a dumbass/hilarious idea of being a snowboard instructor).

3. Also; disability and military disability are two very different things. A disability check collecting snowboarder doesn't make sense and is asking for shit, but a veteran is going to cause everyone to be proud and be like "way to work through it." -FYI if you say your problems are PTSD from Qatar or Kuwait, I and anyone with any clue regarding OIF/OEF are going to lose all respect for you.

4. GIVE UP ON THE INSTRUCTOR. Dude, you're a noob and that's okay, but you are not going to be an instructor. It will take you seasons to be decently good. Don't get me wrong if you stick with it, years from now you could be an instructor, but I'm talking years...

5. Stick with snowboarding, because snowboarding is rad.
+1 very well stated.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Hi,

I'm looking to move from Louisiana to Utah so I can start snowboarding and eventually become an instructor. But I'm confused about resort prices, ski lift tickets and season passes. Do I really have to 50 bucks a day to use a chair lift for that day if I want to snowboard? Is that in addition to my season pass to that resort? How do people get by if they want to do this all day? (I get a disability check so I don't have to work but I can if I want).

Is snowboarding everyday financially feasible? Thanks, Craig
Im ust be missing something: You want to move to a new state specifically to be a snowboarder(and an instructor, wow!), but from your questions about lift tickets/season passes it seems like you have never even gone snowboarding before...

Serious question: why the sudden urge to become a snowboard instructor and how do you even know you'd like snowboarding once you do try it?

Maybe you should try it once before you move across the country to pursue a career doing it? Food for thought.
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