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Old 02-09-2014, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Old(er) guy in the back yard.

So I built a rail following the instructions on this forum: Build-A-Jib 101 Cult Forum. My wife and I (her almost 40, me just past 40) having been playing on it in the back yard.



Today I was finally controlling my balance on my boardslides. A few weeks ago I was at the park on the local hill and went backwards on my ass as I passed over a kink. I damn near broke my tail bone, but fortunately I just missed and suffered a major bruise instead. Now I have some padded shorts. This is also why my wife is wearing my hockey breezers! I also understand how I need to readjust my balance over that kink if I ever try it again!

It's been a ton of fun - we have both skied since we were children and, although we dabbled in snowboarding over the years (my first time was on a Burton Performer circa 1985), this is the first year we have committed to it. We are really good tele skiers, but we both feel like snowboarding is giving us something playful and fun to learn. Switch, rails, 180s, hopefully 360s - lots of new things to try out.

I don't think I can embed video from dropbox, but here is one of my better runs.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...Boardslide.m4v
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LOL! What in the fuck are you wearing???
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He is up armored like robocop, look good man keep at it and don’t worry about kink rails no one really likes them.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hockey padded shorts, beats getting beat up.

One old guy to another great job. I would love to see video of you in the park. Keeping the correct angle to the feature is huge as you found out.
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LOL! What in the fuck are you wearing???
Hey, that's my wife you are laughing at (I hope)! You can't see my padded shorts under my pants.
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Good for you. As another older boarder Ive been avoiding rails for the past few years, but you make me want to hop back on.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
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lol i hope im stilling hitting backyard rails at 40 nice
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