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Old 02-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #71 (permalink)
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It feels like I ride alone, it takes skiers and their strap and those traditional binding people so long to get ready. I just meet them at the first fork away from the huge crowds that form the top of the lifts. Many snow boarders , who read the sign " <== Keep Ramp Clear ==> " translate it to mean " Sit and Strap in Here"
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #72 (permalink)
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I spend alot of time alone hiking backpacking fishing and snowboarding alone in out of the way wilderness areas as more traveled areas. I like the solitude, being able to do things at you own pace, and the chance to think about stuff. The first time I did any of these things solo(river wading at night was by far the scariest), it was scary because of all the horror stories about what can happen. But now I dont really even think about it. You just have to use your head and common sense and not take unnessisary risks knowing that you might have to self rescue if something happens.

It do like being able to share the fun with other people though. Ive found that unless someone went on the trip/outing/adventure with you, they really dont care/understand about your stories too much. So its nice to be able to talk about the fun stuff you experience with the peeps you did it with. e

This season I have ridden with other people more than ever and its also been one of my funnest so far. Coincidence????
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solo. never even considered others till i was boarding 3-4 times a week steady, and i'd bypass social gatherings to go boarding or cuz i was too beat. even if i did go to socials, i'd be regretting my time not boarding lol. even if i do go with someone else, we end up splitting. but the more the merrier. i hate slowing down my pace, or considering other ppls level. but if its with an athletic cute gal, that wants to learn, im for it
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Spent my first day on the slopes this past weekend.. stayed out almost 5 hours with one break to fix a strap that I broke! Crazy how fast the time went by!
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my friend and i are both instructors at our local mountain, so whenever he gets a lesson and i don't i'm usually out by myself.

it's kind of nice sometimes, just the peace and quiet.
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I personally prefer to ride with other people. I think I have a lot more fun that way, and I feel a lot more motivated to try new things and go bigger, but I also find that it's easier to work on little things like correct body position and stability in the air while I'm alone.

I also find I'm way more likely to be outgoing and meet new people when I ride alone.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I go alone about all the time because I don't want to wait for people to find the time to go up together. I only go to bars, clubs, parties with friends. But I go snowboard by myself.

But going by myself, I don't need to worry about losing them and I can focus on getting a clean run. Plus it will ruin my day if I go with a noob who is falling all the time and is unable to ride down anything blue square or above.

I had a guest who came with me because he wanted to try snowboarding. But he didn't even want to wear the proper gear I offered him, he wanted to go his jeans and sweater and ended up getting super soaked. I think we only rode like 3 runs and he was already done for the day, we didn't even ride for an hour! I thought it was kind of lame he wanted to take pics of him pretending to ride so he can post it on facebook.

So yeah I do try going with friends sometimes, but it's not my priority because I also know they can hold me up if they barely ride.
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