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Old 01-11-2011, 06:15 PM   #1241 (permalink)
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Hey I'm Kevin, from Spokane, WA.
i've been boarding for 5 years + or -.
i just got a brand new burton board which i'm stoked for.
anyway, thanks for having me.
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Old 01-11-2011, 07:43 PM   #1242 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,
Longtime visitor, new member to the forum.
Third season snowboarding. I ride in the Tahoe area with my two boys ages 9 and 12. Former skier.
I will be 43 years old next month.
Happy to be here on the forum.

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Old 01-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #1243 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Just started riding after 30 years skiing... looking forward to meeting some other local newbies!

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:12 PM   #1244 (permalink)
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Hey Guys

Im Damien 18 yr old from NSW Australia

Ive been boarding for 2 years and absolutly love it

I use to work for Perisher in Australia but now work for the KTM Racing Team here in Australia

I will be coming to park city from the 29th of Jan till the 4th of Feb so if anyone is around there let me know
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:00 PM   #1245 (permalink)
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Hey everybody my names Mike I am 20 years old and am from Indiana/Illinois. I can't say I have been snowboarding for any amount of time its been pretty on and off since around 5th grade and I havn't gone more than twice a year really so I am basically new to the sport.

I am hoping to get into the sport soon and am planning on getting myself some gear very soon for a day trip and then also a spring break trip.

Looking forward to talking with you all!
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:52 PM   #1246 (permalink)
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Hi from the UK. My name's Simon, my folks first put me on skis at the age of 3, first time snowboarding was on a Rossignol hard boot setup when i was 12 (16 years ago!) and i haven't looked back.

Manage to get a couple of week in per year, I'm a pretty solid all mountain rider, looking to work on my spins and buttering as much as possible. Currently riding an 07/08 Custom, Salomon Pledge and brand spanking Rome 390 bosses which i can't wait to use in anger!

Seems there's a wealth of knowledge on here, look forward to chatting with you.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #1247 (permalink)
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My name is Matthew, 26years old. I live in Oregon, not too close to the mountains yet, but not too far away to make a round trip in a day to Hood. My home town mountain is in Flagstaff Arizona; AZ Snowbowl where I grew up riding most of my life, and worked for a pass for a few seasons.

I've been riding since age 7 skiing prior to that. Started out ona burton Hoogar Boogar with hard boots. My favorite type of riding is powder lines, tree riding, backcountry, pillows. Flying strait down grooms with out turning, tucking for speed, and watching the ground disapear only to meet a smooth landing. I like a good transition here and there, but i've two knee surgeries. Just now realizing I'm healed enough to really get back to riding. Still taking it easy on jumps.

Here for some advice... To wear or to not wear a knee brace for snowboarding. Its been about 6+ years since my last surgery. I Mtn bike, skateboard just fine with no brace, have been using a Townsend brace for a while now for snowboarding only. I recently got a new Orthopedic Dr, and was given the green light to ride with out the brace, but I don't know about that. Seems sketchy to me. Looking for second opinions.

Been up once this year, had an awesome time. I've got a fever and there's only one way to cool it...

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:57 AM   #1248 (permalink)
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Hi all,

My name is Ritsuke and I'm new to snowboarding (only 3 weeks experience) so decided to join here to look up some information about gear, technique and other things.

Have fun!
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #1249 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, my names Amber and I just started snowboarding not too long ago. I just came back from a snowboarding trip in Southern California, and fell inlove with it. I joined here to talk to other snowboarders and hopefully learn some tips about riding and the gear also. I was looking for tips on how to ride switch and came across this web forum. Glad I found it!
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:42 PM   #1250 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, My name's Mike and on my first snowboarding trip I managed to catch an edge and fall, braking my wrist. On a bunny hill of all things. I was at Ski Round Top here in PA which seems to be a decent place but not great from what I've read. Enough of me and my misfortunes, though.
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