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Old 03-20-2013, 12:41 PM   #1941 (permalink)
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Hey all. I've been lurking for a bit; reading lots of threads and getting a feel for the vibe of the place. I thought this would be a good thread to throw out a first post.

I'm mid 30's and took up riding in the last few years. I ride mostly at Mt. Baker and am having a ton of fun. I've turned into weather junkie; watching the forecast constantly looking for when to pull the trigger and take a mid-week day off work for pow turns.

I would call myself an intermediate rider at this point. I still have a ton to learn but can navigate enough different terrain to have fun on most of the in-bounds stuff. Anybody that wants to ride Mt. Baker with me, PM.

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:17 PM   #1942 (permalink)
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I've turned into weather junkie; watching the forecast constantly looking for when to pull the trigger and take a mid-week day off work for pow turns.
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I see myself doing this a lot next year lol.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #1943 (permalink)
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Anybody that wants to ride Mt. Baker with me, PM.

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Argh! There were several of us there today! <slap>
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #1944 (permalink)
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Argh! There were several of us there today! <slap>
I came across your thread talking about this in the NW forum earlier today! Would have loved to meet up. Hope you had a great day.

I'll be heading up tomorrow (Thursday) if anybody is still around.

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:10 AM   #1945 (permalink)
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I started boarding in December at the ripe old age of 50. I live in Squamish, BC just 45 minutes from Whistler. Have taken time off work to renovate my home and snowboard as often as I can, which allows me to get up to the mountain at least 2-3 times a week. Am loving my very first season. Totally psyched! So if any boarders from the area want to join me let me know. I have an Edge Pass so I only board during the week.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #1946 (permalink)
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Hi all,

I'm from Minnesota, moved to the UK 3 years ago when I married a Brit, and now we're looking to move to Colorado in a couple of years. He got me into snowboarding a little over a year ago... he'd always wanted to learn, and thought it would be a fun thing to do together - he was right!

I ride a DC Biddy 151 for all-mountain and a Roxy Ally 143 in the park, with Union Flite bindings and Burton Mint boots. I also overkill on protection - impact shorts, knee pads, wrist guards and helmet.

I love freestyle, currently have tail presses, flatland spins, and 50/50 boxes and straight airs down; and I'm fairly competent riding switch. Also found out I'm a bit of a speed demon while on holiday, cruising reds and blues was amazing fun!

See you guys around,
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #1947 (permalink)
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Hey all!

New to the forum, but a long time reader, i guess you could call me a lurk lol

I'm 18 and from cali, been boarding for about 7 years but just got serious this past season and the one before that. I'm a college student so grades come first but I definitely get day trips in whenever I can!

Non-snow related: I'm a sneakerhead and playing ball is my thing

p.s. posted in both the bindings (flux dmcc) and boot (nike zf1 vs. vapen) forum so any feedback is appreciated!
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:38 AM   #1948 (permalink)
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Hi guys,
I am new to this site, I have been a skier for over twenty years but have recently started boarding, cant believe I waited so long although its true what they say about learning to ski, (slow and gentle) as apposed to boarding ( fast and brutal)
I have done a few weeks on a burton clash and wondered if anyone out there could advise on a similar board that is a bit more stable at speed.
Many thanks
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:51 PM   #1949 (permalink)
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Hi everybody, I've been lurking here for quite a while now, but finally decided to join everybody posting. I've been on a board three times or so in 2004, then have up for a long time. Just last year I decided to take my 4-year old boy out riding and because of him couldn't practice much myself. We went like 8 or so times and fell down the mountain more than anything. Then this past season (2012/2013) I finally decided to hit it big. Prepared to be a snowboard instructor, because somebody once told me, I'm a lost case at snowboarding. And if you want me to excel at something, just tell me I can't do it. So beginning January I started learning my s-turns, taking the test, passed, and have been shredding hard. Went from a total beginner basically to doing freestyle in a little bit over two months. From January 25 - March 15 I have been on the slopes every single day, but two days, and after that every weekend until yesterday.

My board is a 2003 DBX with brand new Van's boots. My now 5-year old boy has a Burton Chopper90. Both of us now mastered our s-turns, do straight jumps, Ollie's, butter ups, butterboxes (the lowest and widest so far), and I'm doing 180's, and both of us do a couple of other small tricks. He loves the moguls like nothing else and already knows, that he wants to be a Ski Patroller, when he grows up.

Our home mountain is Roundtop Mountain Resort in PA. We visited Liberty Mountain, Whitetail, Big Boulder, and Snö Mountain this season also. We're both now not one of these from side to side mountain occupying couples/families. I have to say, much to my pride, both of us gained a pretty good control in a fairly short amount of time and using the least amount of space.

Yesterday we rode our last day for this season at Liberty Mountain and therefore you guys may see me more on here. I have time now can't wait till next year though. Even though I reached all my snowboarding goals for this season (finished out the last two ones just in time on my very last run yesterday), I'm already making new ones for the next.

Hopefully I can make some cool connections on here!
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:21 AM   #1950 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I'm 24 and I've been snowboarding for 8 years. I live and board in Turkey and next winter I'm planing to go somewhere in Europe.

Hope to see you there
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