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Old 01-24-2012, 11:10 PM   #1601 (permalink)
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Hey. I'm Alan. I'm from Los Angeles. I kind of learned how to snowboard (Both parents ski) and then I joined the Military and been off the mountain for about 5 years. (I was in Texas) I'm back in California now (Santa Barbara) and I'm enjoying getting back on the mountain, learning new things, and getting better while also meeting some new people and getting some friends on the mountain as well. My current board is a DC XFB 159 and I'm using Burton Customs. (I had flows but the cable sheared on the mountain so I had to buy bindings on mountain, never going back to flows)
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:07 AM   #1602 (permalink)
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I am 46y/o.

13th season coming up.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:39 AM   #1603 (permalink)
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I am 46y/o.

Snowboarded 11 of out last 13 seasons about 5 to 10 days per year.

Skated till I was about 20, so that helped when I decided to switch from skis to board.

Free rider obv.(old guy). Intermediate-advanced. Can ride anywhere in bounds/ some side-country. Because of my limited time in the mountains and powder days are few and far between, I usually fine myself searching around groomers for pow stashes.

Joined here looking for help in choosing a new set up.( will post there next).

Love snowboarding, love the mountain. Lurked on here for a few days, seem to be some nice peeps and some really good advise from some of the regs.

Thanks in advance as I know I will get some great advise here.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:30 PM   #1604 (permalink)
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My name is Nathan and I am a 25 year old from Central PA.

I've been out of college for over 2 years now with no job in my field. I got my undergrad in Marketing and also got my MBA. I currently am working the Ski Shop at Tussey Mountain, can't complain about a free lift ticket.

My first snowboard was an O'Sin OSZ 162 Wide with Ride boots and bindings. The whole setup was way too big for me. The board was too long, too wide, and too stiff, the boots and bindings were also too large. This all made it a bitch to turn, I also caught edges so easily with this thing. Because it left a bad taste in my mouth I probably only used it 10 or so times in 8-10 years of having it.

Then for this year since I was getting back into snowboarding I waited till the end of last season for the deals. I ended up with a 156 GNU Carbon Credit, Burton Cartel Restricted Bindings, and 32 Lashed Boots.

So far this year I've been down to 7 Springs the day after New Years and have ridden 3 evening so far at Tussey. I am so happy with this new setup, it is so easy to turn. With how little I have snowboarded and how bad my old setup was I am kind of relearning how to snowboard a little. Before I would be afraid I wouldn't be able to a turn when I needed to and it made me feel very out of control, this new set up is so easy to turn I just need to have confidence and I feel I will progress much more.

I really want to do more terrain park stuff and am doing a little jumping. I just need to learn how to land jumps properly. I kind of have an F it attitude were I will try a feature or jump and if I screw up... oh well.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:52 PM   #1605 (permalink)
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Hallo thar -waves- Tori from Texass. I've shared some pure bliss with with a few mountains over the past two years. I was enticed to learn how to snowboard by my buddy from Canadiaaa. The more he shared pictures, stories, videos, and his desire to kill it with the snow covered mountains the more I wanted to be a part of it all. On the way to school and work riding DART I'd stand in the small stairwell in between each stop, feet spread, squatting, eyes closed (sometimes ) trying to imagine what snowboarding was like.

I went and bought my first pair of pants in November 2010 and started to plan a trip to visit my sister in West Virginia. September came around and I got my plane tickets. Then on came December and my first jacket, socks, and gloves. January ripped around the corner and I found myself at the Pitssburgh International Airport being picked up by that previously mentioned buddy o Canada. We went to two different hills, Wisp in Maryland and Canaan in West Virginia. Canada taught both my sister and I how to snowboard that weekend and the trip was nothing short of amazing. As soon as I saw the first hill I knew there was no way in hell I would be living the remainder of my life in Texas.

My sister and I made plans to visit my grandmother in Cali January 2012. My canadian buuhdee flew in as well and patiently reminded my sister and I here and there of what we were doing and I started to learn how to link my turns on Bear Mountain. This time I had my own boots, bindings, and board. Thank you Random Hero.

I'm going to try my best to try and hit up Colorado before the seasons end and I'm moving to California this summer. I'm definitely looking forward to being able to board all throughout the next season in Cali, hopefully with some new buddies that hit up the hills in socal.

Its nice to meet you all and by the looks of it this forum will do nothing but make boarding more appealing. (: xoxo
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:34 AM   #1606 (permalink)
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Found this forum while looking up all the new developments in snowboarding.

I am from Alberta, Canada. Did some weekend warrior boarding when I was still in college. But stopped skiing and boarding about 6 years ago. I scramble and backpack in the rockies every other week in the summer, and occasionally snowshoe and ice climb. But these winter activities doesn't hold my interests thru the winter.

As I am single have no real dependents, I made a commitment to become an expert at boarding with eventual goal of split boarding in the back country.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #1607 (permalink)
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hi. i'm Haka from Portugal.

just started snowboarding in Andorra, a few weeks ago. already totally addicted.

cheers mates.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #1608 (permalink)
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hey Brian from San Diego here! i just went to the snow for the first time last weekend and i cant believe how mch fun it is! going again this Sunday up to snow summit for the day

i was able to get the hang of it pretty quick and made it down the bunny slope without falling on my second try. i still have a lot of questions so i guess il just start exploring the forum and checking out whats up!
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:59 PM   #1609 (permalink)
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Hey everybody, im Tony, 26 and from nyc, this is my first season getting into snowboarding, been snowboarding before but im really getting into now and its really addicting, really hoping to learning from the info posted on the site, thanks
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #1610 (permalink)
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Hey all,

My name is Chad, I am 27 and I live in Fort Collins CO. Haven't been snowboarding in six years, but my wife and I are moving to Park City this spring (just had a kid, gonna lean on her rents for a while), and I feel that it would only be appropriate for me to get back into the sport. I just purchased a NeverSummer SL 161, and I cannot wait to hit the mountain! If anyone has any advice for a noob in Park City it would be greatly appreciated.
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