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post #1551 of 3025 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 01:12 PM
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Been reading threads on the site for a while, but finally decided to start posting here. I'm 27. Been snowboarding since college up in seattle (alpental, and stevens), but I recently moved to sf bay area, so now I do most of my boarding in tahoe (heavenly or northstar mostly). I used to do primarily backcountry, but a couple years ago, i started transitioning into park riding. Nowadays I pretty much stay in the park all day, with maybe a few tree runs every now and then depending on the conditions.
I'm hoping to progress this year in my rail riding. trying to work on hitting kinks, as well as trying new ways of getting on/off of rails/boxes (180/270 on, 180 off, etc.) and hold my nose/tail presses on longer features. Also trying to go bigger on jumps and try bigger rotations. Can do 3's on medium kickers, want to see if i can finish this season with 5's.
Hope to keep getting valuable advice from this site, and maybe contributing some myself.
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post #1552 of 3025 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 08:52 PM
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Hey everybody,

New the forum, and started snowboarding last year. Been a skater off and on for 25+ years, but 10 days on the hill last year has me hooked like nothing else. Really happy to have stumbled upon this gem of a site. So many great tips for getting better in every way possible. I can't wait to kick off the season after Christmas, and put those tips and info to use. My goals for the season are dynamic turns (carving and skidded), park play, and vast improvement in the trees and pow. Got myself a Mammoth season pass and I'm aiming for 30+ days this season- SNOW ALREADY!!

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post #1553 of 3025 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 10:57 AM
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Hey snowboarders.

I am 18 years old and live in Maryland.

I mainly ride at shitty resorts like Liberty, Roundtop, and Whitetail in PA, but try to go to a real mountain at least every other year.

I've been to Jay Peak, VT, Tremblant, Canada, and Squaw Valley, California and plan to move to either Lake Tahoe or Vermont shortly after college.

I've been snowboarding since I was 8 and still love it more than anything.

I'm not much of a jib kid, but 25+ ft kickers excite me and those are another story

That is all.
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post #1554 of 3025 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 03:56 PM
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Hello from Michigan!

I joined the other day and might as well intro myself. I am 34 and from the Boyne area of Michigan. I have been snowboarding for 3 years now and am still not a midwest black diamond rider but that's ok. I enjoy winding trails through the woods anyway, not some steep wide open slope under a high speed lift or anything like that. No park or pipe either. I've only ridden locally.

I'm riding a Burton Supermodel X from two or three years ago with CO2 bindings, K2 boa boots I'm not a fan of, wear a helmet, and have Smith I/O goggles. That should cover the equipment.

Have fun everyone!
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Hello from Michigan!

I joined the other day and might as well intro myself. I am 34 and from the Boyne area of Michigan. I have been snowboarding for 3 years now and am still not a midwest black diamond rider but that's ok. I enjoy winding trails through the woods anyway, not some steep wide open slope under a high speed lift or anything like that. No park or pipe either. I've only ridden locally.

I'm riding a Burton Supermodel X from two or three years ago with CO2 bindings, K2 boa boots I'm not a fan of, wear a helmet, and have Smith I/O goggles. That should cover the equipment.

Have fun everyone!
welcome! I'm jealous that you have boyne and nubs that are open. Four hours south of you we have nothin'. This season is killing me! I won a 2 for 1 pass from boyne last week so i'll be coming up for sure this season! I've never been there so i'm looking forward to it!
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welcome! I'm jealous that you have boyne and nubs that are open. Four hours south of you we have nothin'. This season is killing me! I won a 2 for 1 pass from boyne last week so i'll be coming up for sure this season! I've never been there so i'm looking forward to it!
Just got back from Boyne Highlands. Nice groomed snow right now. If you haven't been to Boyne before most ppl I know prefer the Highlands. Most of the runs are open now. Pretty soon we should finally have winter weather and a trip to the Boynes will be worth it. The nice thing is, once you get your pass it is good at both and they are only 1/2 hour away from each other.
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Sup Snowboarding Forums. Hailing from Mass. This will be my first season snowboarding. Riding a Burton Indie with Burton bindings, K2 BOA boots, and all white Giro googles. Hoping to hit up Butternut, Mt.Snow and Killington soon.
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Thumbs up What I need?

What do I need?
Well snow would be good, but first things first.
I need your help to find me suitable equipment that would best suit my size and build.

Status: beginner - Can stop forwards & backwards, but haven't learnt to turn yet.
Weight - 20 stone 6 pounds
Height - 6 foot 1 inch
Feet - size 11
Wealth - I wish - and cost will therefore be a factor, even if I have to look on ebay

From the information I've stated, can you suggest equipment that will give me reasonable value for money, for a board and boots?

Appreciated,
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My name is Bryan and I live in Boise Idaho but I travel all over the region to hit up the best resorts around. I started snowboarding in 1990 when I moved to Colorado as a kid and have been at it ever since. I donít really ride park at all or groomers for that matter, I mostly get out of bounds and into the trees. From there I like to jump off anything but mostly Iím always searching for the best powder stashes. Anyway I decided to join the forum because I have a few questions on gear and thought I would talk to all of you.
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Hey!

I'm a 30 year old male who worked in high school and into college at a Midwestern ski/board shop and occasionally rode for Rossignol in middling midwestern boardercross events.

I've been out of the game for the better part of the last decade because of college, a job, where I live, and an injury. Thankfully, the injury has been fixed (shoulder reconstruction) and family relocated to COlorado (and we are moving soon ourselves.

I am primarily a freerider with no pipe or park. I like steep, deep, and fast


I currently ride an "old" Rossignol Premier 159 with Rossi bindings but I am looking to upgrade both. The only thing equipment-wise I have upgraded so far is my boots. I got a wicked deal on a pair of 686 New Balance double Boas. they are WAY better than my "old" Rossis that hurt my feet by the end of every run.

I've got other posts about it (board section) but I am looking for advice on a new board. I hope to get a new one pretty quickly.

Thanks!
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