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post #1701 of 3072 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 03:06 PM
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Whats up all? I'm Leo, 28y/o, from NC. living in central washington at the moment. just started boarding last season and love it. I grew up surfing and skating so this is a great trade off for me. currently riding a salomon grip w/ cartels and a powder snake w/ flow flite 3's for the deep days. white pass has been my HQ so far, expanding to the rest of washington and possibly BC this season. anyone in the area hit me up this winter to carpool up to WP or anywhere else!
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Hello everyone, my names Eric and I've been a member of this site for a little while now. I've been a long time lurker and spend quite a bit of time reading this forum. I must admit posting something is a little intimidating. Everyone is so knowledgeable and the reviews have helped me make some great purchases.

I went out a ton last season and picked up the basics rather easily. I'm sure I still have a lot to learn but I'm definitely looking forward to this coming winter. I'll be spending a lot of time at Chicopee (Kitchener, ON). So if anyone in the area is interested in meeting up, shoot me a PM at some point. I have a couple of snowboarding trips planned for this year. A weekend trip to Montreal and visiting a friend in Calgary over Christmas. I can't wait!

I picked up a Never Summer Evo this past summer and some Malavita bindings in Sulfur. The combo looks so rad. Only thing, it's killing me to look at it everyday. Haha. I'm going to post a picture in the Never Summer Proto Contest if any of you are interested in seeing what it looks like.

Well I look forward to contributing/posting in the future, thanks so much for this amazing site and thanks to all the people that post on a daily basis.
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post #1703 of 3072 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 06:42 PM
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I went out a ton last season and picked up the basics rather easily. I'm sure I still have a lot to learn but I'm definitely looking forward to this coming winter. I'll be spending a lot of time at Chicopee (Kitchener, ON). So if anyone in the area is interested in meeting up, shoot me a PM at some point. I have a couple of snowboarding trips planned for this year. A weekend trip to Montreal and visiting a friend in Calgary over Christmas. I can't wait!
Welcome! And don't be shy to post, it might seem like we rip on people a lot here but that's because some of the posts are just downright out to lunch. By the way, you might get 10 good answers to a question here, and not one of them could be the right answer for you. So take what we say with a grain of salt! Opinions are good but they're just that, opinions.

Now, I grew up boarding in Ontario. Learned to ski at Mount Madawaska up near Algonquin Park (it's a little 200 ft vert hill!), and spent a lot of time at Blue and Mount St. Louis over the years. I came to Calgary last year with my job and I'll never go back. Prepare yourself for the hills out here, get in as much boarding as you can in December to strengthen your legs. The mountains in the Calgary area are amazing but you don't want to spend all your time sitting letting your legs rest when you could be flying down some great runs!!!

Have fun, and BTW I think Sunshine has a lot of flat spots, I think it's a little less beginner friendly than Lake Louise for that reason. Nakiska is also a great hill that I think is under rated. Plenty of high speed lifts, wide open spaces, and it's close to Calgary.

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Welcome! And don't be shy to post, it might seem like we rip on people a lot here but that's because some of the posts are just downright out to lunch. By the way, you might get 10 good answers to a question here, and not one of them could be the right answer for you. So take what we say with a grain of salt! Opinions are good but they're just that, opinions.
Yeah, I've noticed that. I really appreciate the advice and I'll try and get over my fear. Haha.

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Now, I grew up boarding in Ontario. Learned to ski at Mount Madawaska up near Algonquin Park (it's a little 200 ft vert hill!), and spent a lot of time at Blue and Mount St. Louis over the years. I came to Calgary last year with my job and I'll never go back. Prepare yourself for the hills out here, get in as much boarding as you can in December to strengthen your legs. The mountains in the Calgary area are amazing but you don't want to spend all your time sitting letting your legs rest when you could be flying down some great runs!!!
I'm actually thinking about moving to Calgary. I have a friend that's moving there at the end of October. I'm going to check it out in December and if I like it. I'm going to start looking for work there. I hear if you're single Calgary isn't the greatest place. Is that true? lol. I know I'll love the city and the snowboarding but I don't want to be single forever. Haha. I'll be snowboarding a lot this winter. Chicopee is 5 min's from my place. I know what you mean about conditioning. Lake Placid is the biggest mountain I've been to and the leg burn was intense. I just fought through it. I work out a lot and my conditioning is pretty good. I definitely want to be flying down those hills while I'm there though

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Have fun, and BTW I think Sunshine has a lot of flat spots, I think it's a little less beginner friendly than Lake Louise for that reason. Nakiska is also a great hill that I think is under rated. Plenty of high speed lifts, wide open spaces, and it's close to Calgary.
Thanks for the recommendations. I can't wait for winter. Did I mention that already. Haha
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I'm actually thinking about moving to Calgary. I have a friend that's moving there at the end of October. I'm going to check it out in December and if I like it. I'm going to start looking for work there. I hear if you're single Calgary isn't the greatest place. Is that true? lol. I know I'll love the city and the snowboarding but I don't want to be single forever. Haha. I'll be snowboarding a lot this winter. Chicopee is 5 min's from my place. I know what you mean about conditioning. Lake Placid is the biggest mountain I've been to and the leg burn was intense. I just fought through it. I work out a lot and my conditioning is pretty good. I definitely want to be flying down those hills while I'm there though
My friends little brother is renting a room off me. He's 19 and has a constant stream of girls visiting him of plenty of fish. His buddy has the same "problem"... And I'm not a chick but I don't think either of them would be particularly good looking.

No idea what the actual male/female numbers are here but I do know one thing, it's a younger crowd, and a very outgoing crowd. Sometimes I wish I WAS single out here!!!

Lake Placid is as high as most of the mountains I ride on a regular basis, only difference is our elevation here is higher, so there's less oxygen to breath. Takes a little getting used to.

Have fun!
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New to the forum, throwing out the introduce. Started boarding regularly in 2003 when I moved to the east coast. Always lived in the snow, just not always with enough altitude.
Living in Maine now. Sugarloaf is prob my fav out here.
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My friends little brother is renting a room off me. He's 19 and has a constant stream of girls visiting him of plenty of fish. His buddy has the same "problem"... And I'm not a chick but I don't think either of them would be particularly good looking.

No idea what the actual male/female numbers are here but I do know one thing, it's a younger crowd, and a very outgoing crowd. Sometimes I wish I WAS single out here!!!
Haha. Ok, sounds like easy pickins. I'm just joking around but that is very encouraging. Not knowing the ratio is a good sign because that leads me to believe it's somewhat even.

Thanks again for the welcome message and all the additional info!

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Hey! Beginner boarder here and a newb to the forum. My current city is Barrie, ON and decided to start boarding so I won't hibernate the winter away...

I've done a couple of seasons and the 2011 season was my last one because I broke my tailbone. I am going to be back on the slopes for the 2012/13 season.

Sooo.....

HEY!
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What's up fairly new to the site! I'm Brian. Been snowboarding now for 17 years! Still live the sport as much as when first tried it! I was a snowboarding instructor out east for two years. Moved to the mid west 2 yrs ago really missing snowboarding in VT finding some good spots out here though!
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Hi all,

First of all I'm 24yrs old and I'm from London in the UK. I've got 4 years experience (kind of beginner/intermediate level) and have a slight sway towards park boarding but to be honest if it's hilly and covered in snow I'll shred it.

I go for a week boarding holiday each year. So far I've only ever been to the French Alps (Val'Thorens, Courcheval, Alpe D'Huez, Tignes and Val D'Isere) but I am heading off to Austria in '13 and have Canada in my sights.

I'm lucky enough to have a couple of indoor 'real snow' slopes not too far from my house to stop me from getting too rusty during the long year wait for the next holiday!

At the moment I ride an 09' 154 Forum Youngblood with Ride Beta bindings and ThirtyTwo TMTwo 09's (for anyone interested in gear).

I'm easily pleased and I'm not afriad of my own company so boarding suits me pretty well.
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