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Old 12-28-2011, 11:18 AM   #1561 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-29-2011, 10:14 AM   #1562 (permalink)
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Mornin all. First post in this forum. I lurked around here for a while before deciding on a new board, so I figured it was time to join. I'm 34 years old and started riding about 8 years ago. Riding has really turned into an obsession! Of course I only get out about 10 or so days a season, but having a couple kids will do that to ya.

Anyway, thanks to some of killer, in depth posts on here I decided on a Never Summer Raptor X 165. Im 5'11, weigh around 250 and sport a size 13 boot. Big boy, I know, but love to freeride. Not much of a park junky, save a few fun boxes and kickers. Mounted to the board are a pair of Rome Arsenal bindings and my DC boots (Phase I think). I'm quite happy with my setup so far, now that I have the NS!

Look forward to getting to know the community, and maybe see some of you out there in Bear/Summit. I will be hitting Mammoth at the end of Feb, provided the white fluffy decides to fall this year.

See y'all out there.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:01 PM   #1563 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I joined up here awhile back to search through the posts on gear reviews and whatnot, figured I'd introduce myself now. I'm Jordan, 28 yrs old, been boarding for about 10 years. Just got new gear for '11/'12:

K2 Parkstar 157
Union Force bindings
32 Prion boots

I've been riding a Custom X w/ P1's for the past five years and I decided I wanted to switch it up and get something really comfortable and more playful that I can take in the park.

I'm from the SF Bay Area so I mostly board in Tahoe and the lower Sierras (Dodge Ridge & Bear Valley)

Pray for snow everyone, I'm dying to get back out there


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Old 01-01-2012, 12:42 AM   #1564 (permalink)
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hey everybody,

I'm 29 and from the VA suburbs of DC. I've been riding since I was 13, and have ridden quite a bit in CO (Telluride is one of my favorite places on earth), Arosa Switzerland a few times, Utah once, Mont Tremblant Canada, and lots of boring little east coast stuff. I would call my abilities advanced freeride, and intermediate freestyle. I've dabbled in the back-country but don't have much experience there. I'm moving to northern Cali in the spring, and am planning on moving to Telluride CO next winter! Super excited about all that. Just got a new board, my setup is this:

2012 Never Summer Proto CT 157
2007 Burton C60 bindings
2012 Burton Ruler boots

Anyways, this season I'll probably do quite a few day trips to Whitetail PA when conditions are ideal, and I'm going up to Stratton Vermont mid January for a week, and then in late Feburary I'll be at Snowbird UT for a week. Now if only the snow gods would start cooperating!!!
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #1565 (permalink)
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Hello from Athens, Greece!

I am 33 years old,my hobby is surfing and i recently find out snowboarding. Season in Greece is short but i guess its better from no season at all.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #1566 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I wanted to introduce myself...I just recently moved to Salt Lake City and have just started snowboarding this year after having lived most of my life in the southeast or flat midwest. So far its been awesome and I'm already totally addicted. I just recently picked up a pass at Solitude and purchased my own gear. Now if it would only start snowing around here....
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:45 AM   #1567 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I'm from Tennessee. I've always loved snowboarding and in 05 I went for the first time and havent looked back. In 07 I bought my first board, a 06 salomon scout 157. I had a pair of morrow bindings(garbage) to start out with, and last year I swapped them for Ride RX xl in size( i sport a hefty size 13 boot.)

I am 6'3 and when I started I was 170ish pounds. Now I'm a bit bigger (215) but losing more before I go for the big trip of the year. My hope is to get down to 195. Now I'm in the market for a libtech lando series 157w. I like my board size but want to try one out a little bigger.

Every year me and my friends hit up the local mountains (Paoli peaks, Stl, ober gatlinburg, and going to try out perfect north in a few weeks, once we FINALLY get snow) once or twice to get back in the swing of things then we head out west for a week. The first year we went to created butte, co and learned tons. Second year went to breckenridge and started conquering some diamonds, and jibbing a little. This year we are headed to snowmass / aspen to try to do a little bit of everything. I'm hoping for some of the great pow we got in breckenridge, but kind of sad we won't get the night rides like we got in keystone. We are going the last week of feb/ first week of march.

Look forward to hearing from some others and having a great winter with tons of snow!!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:25 AM   #1568 (permalink)
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Hello all, I'm 33 and started riding around 15 years ago. Unfortunately, I have been unable to ride for the last 4 years due to the birth of my son and work related issues. Needless to say, I've been itching to get back at it and I have finally found myself in the position to start up again!

Of course the season I decide to start riding again, I have been able to wear shorts through December here on the east coast.

Anyhow, I have just recently found this forum and it has consumed most of my free time trying to catch up on the new tech that is available today. I guess its a nice way to pass the time till I can actually head out to one of the local hills.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #1569 (permalink)
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hey everybody,

I'm 29 and from the VA suburbs of DC. I've been riding since I was 13, and have ridden quite a bit in CO (Telluride is one of my favorite places on earth), Arosa Switzerland a few times, Utah once, Mont Tremblant Canada, and lots of boring little east coast stuff. I would call my abilities advanced freeride, and intermediate freestyle. I've dabbled in the back-country but don't have much experience there. I'm moving to northern Cali in the spring, and am planning on moving to Telluride CO next winter! Super excited about all that. Just got a new board, my setup is this:

2012 Never Summer Proto CT 157
2007 Burton C60 bindings
2012 Burton Ruler boots

Anyways, this season I'll probably do quite a few day trips to Whitetail PA when conditions are ideal, and I'm going up to Stratton Vermont mid January for a week, and then in late Feburary I'll be at Snowbird UT for a week. Now if only the snow gods would start cooperating!!!
How do you like that Proto CT so far? I just picked up a RaptorX and had no idea what I was missing!
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:22 AM   #1570 (permalink)
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How do you like that Proto CT so far? I just picked up a RaptorX and had no idea what I was missing!
Man, that's exactly how I feel! There were only very small kickers the day I had it out, and one lil 8' tabletop, so I wasn't able to do a whole lot, but man it's got soooo much pop! I'm not totally used to the rocker yet, but it definitely makes it ride more playful than a traditional camber board, and the camber near the tips gives it awesome grip. Never Summer is amazing, I gotta give them props!
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