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Old 01-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #41 (permalink)
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This season Ive actually got to go solo a bit more, and with friends actually(found out a job as a snowboard instructor at my local mountain was a pretty good winter gig.) I probably ride alone 60% of my time.

Some of my favorite rides are the morning solo midweek runs, when its least crowded, you can really get some me time. I get some good tunes, get in the zone and try to challenge myself as a rider. try and make the most badass, perfectly balanced carve across the mountain, then try and continue the carve back halfway up the hill, then a nice tight toeside tear drop back the other way, then maybe a smooth heelside c turn and nice and stylish flip switch for the next few.

When riding with friends though, you obviously need to have the most style points haha, and that in itself is something that really develops you as a rider. When you ride with people better then you you just getter better. straight up fact. And the company is usually fun... or not if that one friend comes.


Im a all-mountain freestyle rider. The snow is my playground with its accelerating as fast as possible, braking as fast as possible, Making unnecessarily huge turns just because theres snow over there too, cto completely carve in lue of the earths natural aura, whatever.

Its easier and way more fun to do solo, but not exactly safe to be to erratic when the trail has people on it, but its way better period with bros and hoes
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I'm also one of the many that ride along almost all the time. Again not a lot of others I know snowboard or who can go when I go. Just me and my tunes. Besides it is kinda of like fishing, that ten inches became fourteen inches and that kicker became.......

Now having someone to go who would pay for gas would help. Whenever my wife says I spend a lot for gas, I just say I need know a snowboard chick who wants go split the gas but then the wife is fine with the gas expense. Darn!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #43 (permalink)
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My wife wanted to send me out snowboarding for the day today (Birthday). I turned down the offer because I have some interview prep I need to do. But then I got thinking that I don't want to spend my Bday hanging out by myself.

Is it common for you guys to hit the slopes solo? I find when I go I have a lot of fun shooting the shit with my buddies on the chair lift. I would find it boring if I were alone.

Anyone else?
The thing about riding alone is that you can spend more time just focusing on getting your technique better. I often find I don't have time to work on my skills when I am with my friends because we are too busy just barrelling down the hill.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Usually I'll ride alone. I love doing my own thing on the mountain and I don't have to wait for people if I am alone.. even if I'm with a group of people, I usually go off alone for a bit haha
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:59 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I ride alone 90% of the time.

I like getting to the mountain before it opens. Make summit runs until the crowds show up. Then I'll lap the mini park doing the same runs all day. I find the people that I ride with regularly either don't take snowboarding seriously enough, or take it way too seriously to enjoy.

Plus you get the added benefit of getting immediate lift access in the singles line.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:20 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I ride almost exclusively alone! Didn't start off like that by choice,.. just got into it late in life & don't know anybody else that boards or skis.

It might be different if I were out west somewhere with multi mile runs & off piste to explore, but here in MI. with it's 90 sec.-4 min. long runs, I'm OK going solo! The only person I've ever really ridden with is Sabatoa from our regional forum, and I honestly never saw him ride.

I'd start down the run first & when I got to the lift, there's "Ol' Speedy Gonzales" standin' there waiting on me!! Never even saw him go by!

(...besides, every time I try to make a friend on the lift, they JUMP OFF!! Weirdest damn thing!!!!)
ditto. None of my elderly friends go boarding and / or skiing anymore. So I ski, board, whatever pretty much alone and watch the moving picture that is life.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:52 AM   #47 (permalink)
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I fly out to Hokkaido next sunday for 6 weeks, alone. Said it before and Ill say it again if I waited for mates Id still be sitting on the couch.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:01 AM   #48 (permalink)
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I ride alone 90% of the time. The only time I ride with friends really is when I take trips out West. I'll be hitting Utah and Mammoth in Feb and March, but otherwise I'll be going solo at the dinky resorts around here the rest of the winter.

The best part about going alone is I don't have to wait for my friends' dumbasses to wake up and end up getting to the mountain at like noon. I like to be there for first chair unless the snow really sucks balls
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:55 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I rode alone today and honestly it was real boring. Actually spent more time in the bar then ever before I think because of it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #50 (permalink)
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I ride alone a lot.
Most of my friends would rather sit in their dorms and play xbox.
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