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Old 12-14-2009, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

My names Darren, and I've been away from the sport for way too long. I started back in 88 mainly on the bumps in SE Mich, right after the "decriminalized" it. My first board was a Burton Cruiser, then a Kemper Fantom 162 asym.

School, work, and a knee injury means I've been out of the loop for quite some time. With the help of this forum I really learned a lot about the new equipment. I'm a bigger guy (6'3" 250, and size 13-14 boot) but I think finding the right board for me was easier than I thought, thanks.

I just picked up a Lib Tech Skunk Ape 161 and Ride Delta MVMNT in purple snake. It came down to these and the 390's so I made one concession to style and I like them.

I hope to learn a lot more as I go. Glad to be back.









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Old 12-14-2009, 02:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome back to snowboarding! I basically took 5 years off during college and was surprised to see how much the sport & the tech had changed.

BTW, which bumps in SE michigan did you start on? That's my 'hood!
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mainly Alpine Valley, and Brighton.

I'm originally from around Toledo so those were close.
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right on! I hit Pine Knob most often because I work about 10 miles south of PK off I-75. I'm usually good to hit Alpine 2-3x per winter, but I've never been to Brighton. Cheers!
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Im from around there too. Ive only been boarding once. Went to holly. now im looking into getting a board.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Im from around there too. Ive only been boarding once. Went to holly. now im looking into getting a board.
if you need any advice when gear shopping, feel free to PM me on here and I'll try to help you out!
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Hawk Island - 6
Mt. Holly - 5
Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
Caberfae Peaks - 2
Cannonsburg - 1
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
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