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post #1681 of 3057 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 04:53 PM
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Hey Everybody, just found these forums a couple of weeks ago and I've been lurking pretty hard since then. My name's Kevin and I started riding back in '92 or '93 at the ripe old age of 11. I grew up riding Mt. Hood, but moved down to Arizona in '03 and have only been up a handful of times since then. I recently relocated to the Denver area for work, so I'm pretty stoked for the upcoming season and actually having some quality terrain to ride nearby.

As for my setup, I just picked up a 11/12 Lib Tech Jamie Lynn Phoenix 154 (my other board is the 03/04 JL), a pair of Bent Metal Venoms, new outerwear, a pair of 32 Ultralights and an Epic Local Pass so I can do plenty of riding this season. I'm also thinking about getting another board for deep pow, but I'll figure that out later once the snow starts dropping.

I'm mostly into freeriding, and like to huck a little bit off of natural features and build kickers in less populated parts, but might wander into the park once in a while when it's not too crowded.

I'm definitely glad I found these forums, you guys have been key in helping me get up to speed on all the new gear and technology that's out now since I haven't even thought about snowboarding gear in about 8-9 years.

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post #1682 of 3057 (permalink) Old 07-25-2012, 06:50 PM
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^^^ Welcome sounds like you followed pretty much the same path as me. I was born in '81, skied when I was a kid, started snowboarding in '92 in Grade 6 lol... I had a bit of a pause in my mid 20's but have been rabid for the last 5 years or so.

Moved from Ontario to Alberta to be where the mountains are!

edit: BTW, this is my 1000th post!!! Woo hoo!!! lol
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Congrats on the 1000th post!

Glad to see some others on here near the same age who started riding around the same time as me. These kids today don't know how easy they've got it with all this fancy gear, the stuff we learned on was clunky to say the least.
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post #1684 of 3057 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 11:48 AM
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Hi guys, my name is Francisco from Granada (Spain). I have been riding for 7 years, but i went alone, so Im a begginer.
Im 37 years old.
Apologize for my english. Im studing...
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fubutos, it all good about your age. I'm 38 this year and about to start my 6th season. This year is all about riding park.
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post #1686 of 3057 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 01:16 PM
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I'm just getting into park features and jumps and I'll be turning 56 this season. Don't get wound about age. It's about what you can handle.

Body armour helps, too....


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Donutz, you are right about wearing armor and armor has save from some serious injuries. I had a pretty scary yard sale my 2nd season (where I was seeing stars)...started wearing helmet and was laughed by two ex roommates entire season. Both of them have picked up wearing helmet after couple of close calls.
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Hey guys, my name is Diogo, i'm 25yo and only got a small experience years ago but i always have felt some curiosity to explore a little further... I''ve done skateboarding, bodyboarding, a bit of surf and some other sports but some stuff changed and i'm more into snowboard now =) got a little question that is the first reason that brought me here

Winter is coming! =O
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This will be my tenth season of riding almost every day. I live in downtown Breckenridge and rarely leave town. If I do I ride Keystone or A-basin five to ten days a year. I have 1200+ days at Breckenridge and another 400+ at Vail,BC,Keystone,A-basin,etc...I retired from the park three years ago and spend most of my time getting air and spinning in the moguls, trees, off cornices, etc. I probably have one to three years left here in Breck, then I will probably return to Central America or Hawaii to surf and garden.
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Hi. You can call me Jay. I'm 28 and from SoCal. I'mnew to boarding and can't wait till the season starts. I started in Dec '11 going a handful of times on my cheap Big 5 board. I'mm looking into buying a TRS C2 BTX for the upcoming season. I already got my Bear/Summit season pass, now I just need a newboard and some snow.

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