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Old 05-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There's two ways to look at this:

1. Are they condescending?
2. Are they ribbing me so I ride more?

There's some people out there that open their mouths about snowboarding when I'm talking about things that I say to myself, "well they're a fucking moron and obviously don't ride" and then there's people that I say to myself, "this guy gets it but I'm going to bust his cubicle jockeying ass so he tries to ride more".

It's up to the individual to decide how they want to take it as sometimes sarcasm can not come across the Internet so clearly. With that said fuck you all I went and rode pow all day today for day like 200 of the season.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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With that said fuck you all I went and rode pow all day today for day like 200 of the season.
I was watching the POW cam all day yesterday at Loveland and seriously wishing I could relocate Kansas and pull Missouri next to Colorado...sounds like it would have been worth the trip...just not worth the divorce ha ha

You suck...but in an I'm jealous way!

200 freaking days...living the dream right there...I think that would seriously cut into my motorcycle road racing though Racing at Heartland Park this weekend and it is snowing here right now...we raced there in the hail before...I guess I just need studded snow tires for the weekend
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Then you get the guys who ride a couple hundred days a season and like to rub our faces in it...

Nothing but envy here, and not afraid to admit it.
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i just barely got over 100 days this season and it still wasn't enough.
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I got 43 days this year (14 in Colorado) and I'm over the moon happy about how much riding I got to do. I just never thought of myself as a poser in the years I was only able to ride 4-5 times. Any insight is appreciated.
You weren't.

Fuck haters.

This is the internet, after all, and lots of people unfortunately get caught up in bragging rights or whatever. Also, it's easy to be a dick on the internet.

But seriously, 43 days is a damn solid season. Sure, on enthusiast forums like this you will have a disproportionate number of 100+ day riders, but that's literally like, 1% of all snowboarders. Probably less than that. The average boarder/skier goes like, 5 or 6 times a year. So, for everyone who rides 100 days, there's like 20 other dudes who are only getting out to the mountain twice.
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But seriously, 43 days is a damn solid season. Sure, on enthusiast forums like this you will have a disproportionate number of 100+ day riders, but that's literally like, 1% of all snowboarders.
hah, we're like the wall street brokers of snowboarding.
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I used to get like 10-20 day a year for my first 5 years boarding. I moved to colorado a couple years ago and this year am around 150 days so far. Still have another month of abasin being open. The more days yo ride, the better you get.

I give people a hard time all the time that live here and ride or ski 15-30 days a season and have become powder snobs. The can't keep up on pow days cause they don't ride enough. Some people that's aren't rally into it but like to hype themselves up, I just don't even bother talking to them. 30+ days is respectable. After being on the mountain a lot you can judge people and how much the ride by how the handle themselves with their gear. Posers/gapers are very easy to spot. 75 day a year rider/skiers are also easy to spot.... I don't really care though, as long as they mind their own business and don't start talking smack, I will always answer questions or let a lost individual follow me to get them to a lift safely and back to the right side of the mountain.
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Also, BA has told people before and I agree. Getting over 100 days is really an undertaking and takes definite dedication to get out there every day. Well, he said it more like no fuckin way you get 100 days..... But I have found out exactly what he means over the last couple years. There are no a lot of us that do it.
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Getting over 100 days is really an undertaking and takes definite dedication to get out there every day.
Here are my assumptions:
1) You work a normal job
2) You live close to the mountains
3) Ski season is from Nov through May (7 total months)

With 7 total months of ski season, you have the potential for 60 total weekend days. That means you have figured out how to go snowboarding for at least 90 days during the week (so far). That is simply amazing....nicely done!

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Here are my assumptions:
1) You work a normal job
2) You live close to the mountains
3) Ski season is from Nov through May (7 total months)

With 7 total months of ski season, you have the potential for 60 total weekend days. That means you have figured out how to go snowboarding for at least 90 days during the week (so far). That is simply amazing....nicely done!

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1."Normal" jobs (m-f 9-5) are not very conducive to getting over 100 days(imo). I think Argo is a nurse, I'm a kitchen thug (nights), most people who actually work in the snowboarding industry who I have met like BA often double the days guys like Argo and I get in (this statement about guys in the industry is full of caveats, there are many snow-related jobs where the person doesn't ever get to ride, from big time reps who live in Denver and its just work work work, to the lifties who get paid in skittles to stand there and watch the rest of us shred). Also Argo lives like RIGHT THERE so he gets in a ton of days and a real job....

2.I live an hour from the mountain, which is not that close, but also not too far for a semi-daily commute.

3.Abasin ran OCT-JUL 2 years ago.

What Argo said about commitment is key. Unless your livelihood (cough cough BA, Cro) is to go out and shred with kids everyday, getting tons of riding days takes doing. It is my #1 priority during the season bar everything else(I even make less money during the winter, what the fuck do I care about money if my car will get me to the mountain), and everyone who knows me knows this. I know plenty of people with 10-30 days but their priorities are all fucked.
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