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Old 03-01-2011, 03:11 AM   #1311 (permalink)
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welcome to the forum. im curious if you're in Japan why is your english so good? or are you a foreigner?
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:53 AM   #1312 (permalink)
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I probably should have mentioned... I'm from Los Angeles, and I moved to Japan in July '10 for a job as an english teacher. Before December I'd never seen snow.

Also, forgot to mention...the equipment here is really expensive, so I'll be buying a new board back in LA when i visit home... does anyone know the best way to travel internationally with a snowboard/bindings?
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:40 AM   #1313 (permalink)
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Hey,

I'm a Maine native living in Boston/Cambridge (MA). I've gotten back into riding after five years of skiing and I'm addicted. The only reason I stopped in the first place was because I blew up my shoulder snowboarding in '06 (a year of surgery and PT). I've been three times this season (all in the last month) and it's coming back quickly. I'm planning on visiting my sis and cousins in Breckenridge in late March. Can't wait.

My gear: Arbor Mystic 158, Drake Matrix bindings, Nidecker boots. I wasn't sure how I was going to like getting back on a board, so I picked up this inexpensive package at a local shop for $300 total. It's all in nearly-new shape and I love all of it. The Arbor is forgiving, the bindings are fine and the bots (I'd never heard of Nidecker before) are ridiculously comfy. All this stuff had hardly ever been used, so I think i got a good deal.

Anyway, thanks for having me. See you out there.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:00 AM   #1314 (permalink)
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I'm new to snowboarding and I'm hooked. I live just north of New Orleans, so I unfortunately don't have the luxury of going very often. Recently learned to ride on our first trip to Whistler. Started of skiing, but twisted my knees in the powder several times. So I switched to boarding, and I'm not looking back. Already thinking about our trip to Whistler next year.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:27 AM   #1315 (permalink)
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my name is Stefan and i am from Austria (Vienna). i am 6'0 and 180. i ride a 158 Capita Indoor Survival FK 2009/2010 just a little detuned), Rome 390 Bindings 2010/2011 and 32 Lashed boots 2008/2009.
Living in Austria means you've got to do some Wintersport. This season was a short one for me. Just went boarding for two weeks because my knee sucks again, but winter also wasnt that great this year. Mostly i ride Park and Powder (of course). Glad to be part of these forum. So have fun go snowboarding!!!!
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #1316 (permalink)
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Yo, what's up dudes!! This is Jakob from Toronto, Ontario, Canada saying hello!

Snowboardingforum.com is truly a great place!! I've been lurking all season and finally signed up for an account! Excited to contribute to the
already incredible resource!
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:59 PM   #1317 (permalink)
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I probably should have mentioned... I'm from Los Angeles, and I moved to Japan in July '10 for a job as an english teacher. Before December I'd never seen snow.

Also, forgot to mention...the equipment here is really expensive, so I'll be buying a new board back in LA when i visit home... does anyone know the best way to travel internationally with a snowboard/bindings?
English teacher huh? Recently I have been thinking about moving to Japan to become one also but I don't think i have to confidence to do so haha. Do you speak any japanese?

Also for traveling interenationally with gear you would definitely need a board bag with padding. Sending it would be wayy too expensive.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:42 PM   #1318 (permalink)
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New boarder this year, from Arizona, so def not much snow. However, I love it, and hope i can travel around to become a stronger rider.
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:57 PM   #1319 (permalink)
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Default Konichiwa (for the last time)

Sorry to use this forum for conversation... but, mr. taki, you should definitely take the leap. & to answer your question, having the language down is really helpful with employability, but not totally necessary.

For snow, Japan is a powder dream, and depending on your location a cheap and ideal place to ply your shred. I pay only 15,000 Yen for a season pass at my local park. Thats about 180 dollars!!! Equipment, as I said, is crazy 'spensive tho.
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Old 03-02-2011, 12:41 AM   #1320 (permalink)
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Yea I'm going to be there but I'll there during the day and be leaving around 4pm. I'm so getting ready to go that I'm getting excited just thinking about it.
ahh, i didn't make it there anyway, i hung out at copper. But i will be at keystone wednesday night since i already have my lift ticket!
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