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Old 02-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #1891 (permalink)
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Just joined the forum, I'm 20 and I live in Geneva, Switzerland and I just had my first day snowboarding last Saturday; four hours on the green slope at Clusaz (near Geneva). Not too successful, can't get the toeside turn at all. Yesterday spent the day skiing in the Grand-Massif and had a whole lot of fun... Been skiing for almost 15 years and I'm having a hard time making the switch, I do still enjoy skiing...
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 AM   #1892 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, I'm from Singapore( it's tropical here)! I fell in love with snowboarding while watching snowboarders zipping by me, whilst I was learning to ski so I told myself I was going to do snowboarding on my 2012 season. I'm 35 and I head to Hokkaido Japan to ski and have done so for the past 2 seasons for about a week each.

I have been a regular visitor of these forums since early 2012 but could never seem to register for an account on these forums whilst in Singapore but managed to do so when I was in Japan just last week.

I ride a 2011 Bataleon Jam with Flow NXT-AT bindings an I'm really digging the setup for all mountain cruising. I have been able to link turns and started messing around with switch riding and hope to progress to other cool tricks in the future!

Just want to thank all the regular posters for their shared knowledge on these forums and I have learnt so much about gear choices that it has made gear selection so easy. Also many thanks to folks who share tips on simple newbie techniques like riding flats and how to avoid catching edges and even more uncommon things like avoiding backseat riding.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #1893 (permalink)
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My names is Caleb and I'm from Michigan. I'm 14 and I've been riding for longer than I remember but if I were to guess I'd say about 6-7 years. I have never been to a proffesional hill in my life, it's just been steep hills and hand made jumps for me, but I make-do.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #1894 (permalink)
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My names is Caleb and I'm from Michigan. I'm 14 and I've been riding for longer than I remember but if I were to guess I'd say about 6-7 years. I have never been to a proffesional hill in my life, it's just been steep hills and hand made jumps for me, but I make-do.
Thats awesome. I would have love to have been able to snowboard at all when I was younger.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:06 PM   #1895 (permalink)
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My names tim im from ontario this is my second season and i love every min of it!! It sucks not having really anything decent here but im happy to be on a board! :-)
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #1896 (permalink)
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Names Ronn, only started boarding THIS season, but have been progressing pretty fast. I go at least twice a week.

Skated/surfed basically my whole life.

Got my daily Burton on the left and just picked up this new Rome to get my jibbing/butters on way easier. Got these Bootleggers to go along with it.



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Old 02-07-2013, 01:01 AM   #1897 (permalink)
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Oh why hello there! I'm Crystal, about thisclose to being 30 (blaaah), and this is my first season riding out here in WA. We moved here from Florida last winter so the last time I was around snow I was 5. We started a couple days after Christmas, and I've been out at either Stevens or Crystal (obviously that was names after me ) 5 times now.

I can do runs on my heel side all day long, but to seconds in to trying toe side turns and I'm somersaulting like an ungraceful gymnast. Of all the things I've figured out so far, riding switch has been the easiest thing to do.. I'm pretty much just obsessed with it, and almost had to be carried back to the car today because I wanted to keep going.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #1898 (permalink)
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Hey Shredders,
I'm located in the GTA and have boarded in Ontario, Quebec, Vermont, NY...and hopefully will be putting some West Coast notches on my board

If anyone in the GTA or Surrounding Area is looking to get out for a ski/snowboard trip, I do arrange weekend trips to Jay Peak, VT and Mt. Tremblant, QUE.

I'm also looking into a trip out west (Big3 <Sunshine/Lake Louise/Banff - Revelstoke, BC or Big White, BC).

And Periodically we'll meet up for more local days to Blue Mtn or Holiday Valley.
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My names tim im from ontario this is my second season and i love every min of it!! It sucks not having really anything decent here but im happy to be on a board! :-)
Hey Tim,
I arrange Ski/Snowboard weekend trips if you're looking for something better than Blue Mtn...Perhaps, Mt. Tremblant or Jay Peak???
Hit me up we can discuss.
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If anyone in the GTA or Surrounding Area is looking to get out for a ski/snowboard trip, I do arrange weekend trips to Jay Peak, VT and Mt. Tremblant, QUE.
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I only ask because if so, I'm friends with Jen...
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