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Old 10-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I'm new to the forums and just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Emily from central NJ and I go to Rutgers University. I've skiied every other season since I was 12, and finally decided to pick up snowboarding last season. I really had a lot of fun and I think I had a much higher learning curve for snowboarding than for skiing. I got to go out 6 or 7 times last season and by the end of the season, I'm borderline almost able to link my turns...definitely first thing I'm going to work on this year! I went down a blue trail once and just slip-slided on my heels pretty much the whole way (wasn't ready to go too fast), so I'm going to stick to greens for now. I bought a Rossignol board used and it's been treating me really well, but I'm thinking of upgrading this year...I'm looking at the Gnu B-Nice BTX, possibly the Never Summer Lotus

Hope to see you guys on the mountain soon!
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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jersey! where do you normally ride? i go to rutgers as well, but i attend the camden campus(no i dont live there, i commute and try to stay as far away from camden as i can haha)

if you ever want some pointers, i used to instruct on weekends and could help you link those turns really quickly
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hey.. welcome.. I would go for the GNU board
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I normally go to Creek just because it's the closest place from New Bruns and their triple play card is a pretty good deal...I wanna check out some other mountains, at least ones that are less crowded. Where do you go? Cool, maybe I'll take you up on the pointers sometime I can't wait for the snowfall!

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hey.. welcome.. I would go for the GNU board
I'm definitely leaning toward the Gnu, but I wish there was a way I could demo at least one of the boards... I know there's a NS demo in PA in January so I might wait until then to decide
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Old 10-22-2009, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Where do you go?
im always at either boulder or creek
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Whats up..and welcome Jersey here also and I ride Creek too..If you learn to ride at Creek you'll be able to ride anywhere
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea creek is good to learn.. because if you can handle the ice and the crazy amounts of people riding around wrecklessly it will never be worse anywhere else lol.... thats how i look at it atleast
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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lol I guess that's true... Upper and Lower Horizon definitely tested my manuverability many times
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey fellow NJ/rutgers snowboarder, I went to Rutgers also (Camden).
Last season I bought 2 triple play passes to Camelback and learned everything there.
These guys are right, if you can snowboard here in the Northeast, you can shred any where.
Some of my gf's friends are from POW states, and they do not know how to ride here at the icecoast.
After you learn how to carve, hit up hunter mountain/wyndam for a bigger mountain feel..and then go to Vermont.
Out of all the Vermont mountains, I've only been able to hit up killington and Stratton. For me, Stratton > Killington because the trails are much more organized.

This year, its gonna be Hunter (2 lift tickets + discount card for $78), probably whiteface with the GF, and Jaypeak for a week. Then the rest is up to crew..

Have fun! Hope to see you on the slopes.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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lol I guess that's true... Upper and Lower Horizon definitely tested my manuverability many times
Creek isnt a bad mtn to learn on. Conveniently situated in the "arm pit of NY" a.k.a. NEW JERSEY...creek is actually the best place to learn how to snowboard. It has that stand up cabrio so if ur new to boarding, u wont feel your heart ripping thru ur jacket as ur about to dismount a chair lift.

If u learn how to ride on 24/7 fake snow and 90% ice and retard skiiers taking up the whole width of the trail then u will develop a skill that only riders from UTAH, COLORADO, or ALASKA can get a major woody from.

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