Do you ever go boarding alone? - Page 3 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
KIRKRIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,503
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poonicorn View Post
In my past life out west, solo riding was my favorite! Couple doobs, some good tunes in the phones, and a mountain all to myself!

I did however notice that I would progress my skills more riding with others, especially those better then me. More with growing balls then anything, but sometimes I like others to push me to try shit I normally would't lol.

The joy of lighting up looking at a ton of fresh pow and no one else around is pretty sweet.
__________________
2013/14 -12- Kirkwood days
Arbor A-Frame 158 2009-10
Jeremy Jones Hovercraft 156, 2011/12
Burton Driver-X
K2-Cinch-CTX
Subaru WRX 06
KIRKRIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-08-2013, 12:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
brucew.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ice Central
Posts: 162
Default

I go alone almost every time I go. I don't know anyone down where I'm living right now and I like going alone anyways. It lets me focus more on my riding and allows me to go at my own pace and just zone out and not worry about who I'm with.
brucew. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,065
Blog Entries: 2
Default

I hate riding alone...it gets boring really quickly not to mention can be dangerous depending on where I'm mobbing. Much more fun, and coincidentally safer, with a crew.
__________________
15 NS Ripsaw . 14 NS Proto HD . 14 NS Cobra . 13 Gnu Space Case EC2 . 2013 Salomon Pow Snake
14 Now Drive . 13 Now IPO
14 Flow Hylite
Triple8Sol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #24 (permalink)
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SnowRock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NW NJ via NYC
Posts: 202
Default

I have seen the number of people that I can ride with dwindle so I ride alone most of the time... I think its tough in this area, even people I know that skied or rode all the time seem be the single trip a year sorts now.

Most of my riding with others is on trips so I typically enjoy it... although it does slow me down. I have also done a solo trip in the past when traveling for work.

I am possibly going to do that again.. stopping in SLC on my way home from LA at the and of the month. In LA on the 29th and trying to leave Thursday the 31st to get in a "weekday" of riding Friday. Anyone around during that time interested in riding PM me. I'm good for treating for a few beers in exchange for some guiding as it will be my first trip there.
SnowRock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 04:18 PM   #25 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 135
Default

If I waited for my friends/family to go with me I would only get to ride about 5 days a year which is not enough for me. I have a 5 day solo trip planned the last week of February that I cant wait for.
BarrettDSP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #26 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
NWBoarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 2,004
Blog Entries: 10
Default

I just ride. Sometimes it's alone, sometimes it's with friends, and sometimes it's with complete strangers. I mostly ride mid-week, so that drastically reduces the amount of my friends that can ride with me. Hence why I ride alone a fair amount.
__________________
Oh yeah!? Well, my mom says I'm cool!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
It never gets old, if you're in it for the passion, and not the fashion
NWBoarder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #27 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
C.B.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern MN
Posts: 332
Default

I'm like maybe 50-50, actually most of my solo days I end up riding with people so that's not true. But there is something special about fresh snow, good music, and nobody to wait for or keep up with.
C.B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #28 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
WasatchMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 1,029
Default

I ride alone 90% of the time, wish I didn't have to though. I feel as it's harder to progress riding solo all the time.
WasatchMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 05:29 AM   #29 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
john doe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,388
Default

I ride alone plenty. When I'm alone I work on different skills then what I can if I'm with people. Going slow popping all types of 180s the whole way down a run isn't something to have a friend along for. At the same time getting juiced to try something new in the park is hard when you're alone.

Though right now I'm looking at taking a major trip to the mountains by myself. None of my snowboard friends have the time or money. I'm nervous and excited about that.
__________________

2011 Smokin Buck Ferton 155
2013 Flow NX2-SE
2013 Flow Hylite boa
Burton Stagger pants/jacket
Smith I/O
john doe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 06:40 AM   #30 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mt. Bachelor
Posts: 1,520
Default

I take a solo trip each winter to some resort. Last year I went to Big Sky. Next month I'll be going to Park City. I love going alone. I can go where I want and do what I want without having to accommodate others. I'm perfectly at ease with venturing out by myself. Normally I have a wife and two kids to attend to, and at work I manage people and problems all day, so when I have solo time it's a real luxury.
Toecutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums