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Old 01-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #51 (permalink)
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The other problem I find is that most people can't keep up that don't ride every day. My wife gives me a hard time cause I get off the lift, strap in while moving and point my board down hill. I told her it's cause she is slow and needs to step it up a notch, lol, she didn't like that but oh well. It's really hard to slow down, I'd rather go fast and stop to wait at a pre determined point.

A lot of people can not just keep lapping the lifts all day either, not the same runs but just straight riding, they tire out by 1100 when I do ride with them and I'm still good for 15+ more runs....
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #52 (permalink)
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some of my most memorable days were riding solo with my walkman (yes CD's and Tapes)
no buddies to slow you down, go at your pace, where you want to go and where your skills take you.. never do backcountry solo, but inbounds? I wouldn't think twice..
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Have gone alone once. A bit of a lonely drive there n' back but I had some excellent albums to keep my company This was one of the few powder days last season and it was freakin' excellent, I'm glad I went! I tried inviting people but no one was really wanting to go. I went the other day with a friend & his friend who had never snowboarded before. My bud was teaching him while I went on my own most of the day.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:14 PM   #54 (permalink)
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A lot of people can not just keep lapping the lifts all day either, not the same runs but just straight riding, they tire out by 1100 when I do ride with them and I'm still good for 15+ more runs....
Argo has it right. People get tired, have to take a lunch break, change clothes, etc. That's when the lift lines get shorter and you hav less people on the slope. Last time I went with a couple of friends they had to break for lunch and wanted to know if I was hungry. Nope....that's why I have pockets for some food and a drink stash on the hill.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:00 AM   #55 (permalink)
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I ride alone a lot because everyone seems to have opposite shifts to me.
I prefer riding with someone else as I can explore more (trees, areas that I have not gone before that could dangerous for solo riders) and also I am more likely to try things if someone else is also trying them or are more advanced and can help me out. Often I cannot gauge what I am doing wrong technically if I am by myself.
If I am having a bad day and am riding alone I will probably call it a day instead of keep going. If its a powder day I do not mind the serenity of riding alone.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:03 AM   #56 (permalink)
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So.......It's your birthday.......wife tells you to go boarding.....you're worried about "interview prep" and don't go? Worried about going alone? Seriously? Do you ask your friends to go to the bathroom with you?
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i think boarding alone is good to improve skills technique etc. i sometimes board with my wife but then you end up talking a lot, stopping etc.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Truthfully, I don't think I've ever been "alone" when Snowboarding. I go with a club in my school, and I usually go with a group of 5 or more.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:07 AM   #58 (permalink)
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I like going on a trip with a group of people, but we dont really ride together. we have eachother's #'s and have a general idea when to meetup at the lodge for lunch etc but for the most part its a do your own thing day and meetup at certain 'checkpoints' etc..

makes for a good day when you want to solo but still have friends nearby
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:24 AM   #59 (permalink)
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No friends on a powder day...

Seriously though, I love riding by myself. I try to shred alone at least twice a week.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #60 (permalink)
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I like boarding alone at times. Whenever we make a trip, there's usually about 6-14 of us, and we'll break off in groups depending on skill. I simply can NOT stand riding in a group of 5 or 6 and listening to individuals debate on what slope to hit, where to go, wait for so and so, plan on hitting certain terrain due to lunch soon, whip out the map, on and on and on! It's usually my gf and her friends that want to have a "plan". At times I'd rather just listen to music, hop off the lift, point it and go! That or designate someone and play follow the leader.....
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