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post #1711 of 3068 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 07:52 AM
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Hi!

Im 27, a New Zealander, though half Swiss so been boarding there few times. Been boarding maybe 8 to 10 years but never really had people to ride with to improve my freestyle.
Working on it now and will be spending a season on the swiss alps next year to lock most of it in.

Ride a burton royale 2008, thinkn of upgrading to a burton nug for next year.

Read these forums often but never post, have recently decided to get more involved though.

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post #1712 of 3068 (permalink) Old 09-26-2012, 12:05 PM
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Hey everyone

I am a snowboarder from Michigan. I am new to this forum. I am hoping that this forum will serve as a place of exchange of information about snowboarding. My particular area of interest is Snow Board Cross. I ride a Burton Custom X 164 even though I only weigh in at 155 lbs. I use Burton Custom bindings also. I usually ride at places in Michigan such as Bittersweet, Nubs Nob and others. I am also a U.S.A.S.A. member.

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Hey there, I'm a new female snowboarder in Valdez, AK. I moved up here a couple of years ago after living down south for thirty years. Making up for lost time as far as winter is concerned. Aside from a couple of times in Utah a decade and a half ago, last winter was my first season snowboarding.

We don't have resorts here, so it's all backcountry, but there are still plenty of good places to learn and lots of encouragement all around you to get better so you can go ride some really gnarly stuff. Kinda funny to be bootpacking bunny hill laps and watching people get dropped off on heli runs. Everybody started somewhere though, and it's just amazing to have this terrain in our backyard and be able to make that progression in the same place. My boyfriend has been riding here since he was a kid and worked for a couple of the local heli companies, so I do have a pretty good teacher, as well.

I've been riding a Capita Charlie Slasher 154, which is super fun, and just bought a K2 Panoramic 154 and some Light Rails (gotten for an amazing deal), so I'm really excited about this season. I think I'll get a lot more riding in with the splitty than when I was mostly bootpacking. We get about nine months of good snow a year, so I'm sure I'll keep adding to the quiver, though it may wind up being a quiver made up almost entirely of powder boards.

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Hey there, I'm a new female snowboarder in Valdez, AK. I moved up here a couple of years ago after living down south for thirty years. Making up for lost time as far as winter is concerned. Aside from a couple of times in Utah a decade and a half ago, last winter was my first season snowboarding.

We don't have resorts here, so it's all backcountry, but there are still plenty of good places to learn and lots of encouragement all around you to get better so you can go ride some really gnarly stuff. Kinda funny to be bootpacking bunny hill laps and watching people get dropped off on heli runs. Everybody started somewhere though, and it's just amazing to have this terrain in our backyard and be able to make that progression in the same place. My boyfriend has been riding here since he was a kid and worked for a couple of the local heli companies, so I do have a pretty good teacher, as well.
You don't know how insanely jealous I am. One of my dream goals for sure is to do a heli drop when I get good enough. So damn jealous. Almost makes me bitter to come back to this SoCal stuff. Almost.
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You don't know how insanely jealous I am. One of my dream goals for sure is to do a heli drop when I get good enough. So damn jealous. Almost makes me bitter to come back to this SoCal stuff. Almost.
The funny thing about a lot of the heli runs here, is that so many of them are accessible by snowmachine or a few hours of skinning or bootpacking, which is what most locals do. And you always have to plan for down time on heli trips here due to weather. For a trip up here, fly to Anchorage, rent an RV, and go splitboarding for a couple of weeks. Do a few heli bumps on stuff you can't get to so easily, or go during Tailgate and get a ride on Big Mountain Taxi to stuff that's further out. I wouldn't do the all-inclusive heli ski package that the European trust fund crowd does. Way too spendy. Your backcountry skills need to be good to really ride up here, but you don't have to be Jeremy Jones by any stretch.
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The funny thing about a lot of the heli runs here, is that so many of them are accessible by snowmachine or a few hours of skinning or bootpacking, which is what most locals do. And you always have to plan for down time on heli trips here due to weather. For a trip up here, fly to Anchorage, rent an RV, and go splitboarding for a couple of weeks. Do a few heli bumps on stuff you can't get to so easily, or go during Tailgate and get a ride on Big Mountain Taxi to stuff that's further out. I wouldn't do the all-inclusive heli ski package that the European trust fund crowd does. Way too spendy. Your backcountry skills need to be good to really ride up here, but you don't have to be Jeremy Jones by any stretch.
Thanks for the advice, I'll keep that noted. the movie The Art of Flight just doesn't help
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Report his posts as spam, I did...
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I did that as well
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but you don't have to be Jeremy Jones by any stretch.
I still WANT to be Jeremy Jones though....

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