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Old 01-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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39 and just went snowboarding with my 5 year old daughter for the first time.
We both are hooked.
I hope I am not to old to learn, snowboarding was illegal at area resorts when I was younger so I went the skiing route, I was a intermediate skier at best, and also rode a skateboard (mainly on street) in my younger days.

at my age, am I to old to learn?

what is the oldest age, you know, of someone who rides?

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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your never too old to learn how to snowboard just enjoy yourself.
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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39 and just went snowboarding with my 5 year old daughter for the first time.
We both are hooked.
I hope I am not to old to learn, snowboarding was illegal at area resorts when I was younger so I went the skiing route, I was a intermediate skier at best, and also rode a skateboard (mainly on street) in my younger days.

at my age, am I to old to learn?

what is the oldest age, you know, of someone who rides?

Thanks
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Old 01-09-2014, 07:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I occasionally ride up the chair with a 68 year old at my local hill where I grew up. I only go back there for Holidays now but I seen him over Christmas. He's not the best rider but he can tackle any terrain you throw at him. I see old people all the time at Breck and Key riding boards.

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Are you kidding?

I will shred until my body gives out. I work out as much as possible so I will be able to keep up with my 2 kids and my target steep and deep retirement date is 80. After that is is mellow groomer.

NEVER TO OLD.

I am 41 and have the body and sex appeal of an 21 year old supermodel.
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I started at 44...11 years later, still love it...infact just returned home from a 19" pow day and forcast look to get bigger one on Sat . And have been helping this 66 yr old dude who is just starting this year and he's doing great.
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You can definitely teach an old dog new tricks.

I rode the chair up with an awesome old guy last week, he was 72 and rode like a champ. I did a couple of laps with him and ripped up some nice chutes and a couple of small (less than 5ft) drops.

Go for it. It's a great way to stay active and if you enjoy yourself then that's a bonus.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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50 and going on 25 ( i don't remember first 25 so they didn't happen ) started @ 49
because my son wanted to learn. Now got wife and daughter hooked

ride on

I am from PA as well. Where about are you from?
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nah, never to old i was riding the chair with a dude who was 70 on a snowboard last year. Dude was ripping for his age. He said he started when he was 65. He said he got tired of Skis and wanted to try something different, and never looked back.
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Wow that is all a great boost of confidence.
And now I don't feel bad for buying my board already..Lol
Figure I should do the rental thing with the daughter since she will be in a new shoe size every year

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I live in York PA
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