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Old 11-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #2181 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcomes and responses guys. I'll be using the gear I got until I get my form corrected and more confidence riding.

Quick question...I'm using my lead foot to guide and ruddering the back end of my board. I ride with my shoulders pretty open and although this feels comfortable to me, I've read that this is poor form? And it's setting me up to plateau once I start attempting more advanced runs/tricks?
the reason it feels "comfortable" now is because beginners feel more comfortable facing forward. they're not used to going down a hill sideways....
but you have to stop yourself from opening up so much and you will eventually see why it's so important.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:31 PM   #2182 (permalink)
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Right on. I'll be sure to break the habit and see if I can get some guidance on the mountain from an instructor. Thanks again guys.


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Old 11-19-2013, 02:49 PM   #2183 (permalink)
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Hows it going, been reading these forums for a while. figured id join.

Ive been snowboarding for maybe 8 years, but living in Aus that was only like 1 week a year at either perisher or over in NZ. I did a month over at squaw valley near lake tahoe. and ive hit a few spots in norway over the last 2 years. pretty much gonna marry my norwegian chick now so i gave up the sun and beaches of Australia for the snow.

Ive always loved board sports. surf and skate pretty much every day back home, this will be my first full winter snow season ever so just got myself a new setup. looking forward to a big dump here so i can ride. been skating around the local area sussing out some street gaps and a few things in the woods behind me that im really hoping turn out sick. would love to find fellow riders around oslo area that are keen to shred.

Cheers, I hope you all have a rad season. i know i will.
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:48 AM   #2184 (permalink)
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Hey all. New guy here. Been riding on and off the better part of two decades. I'm currently living in Alaska and super stoked to be here but, originally, I hail from Portland, OR. If there's anyone in the Anchorage area, hit me up. I'm always looking for people to go ride with.
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Old 11-25-2013, 01:46 PM   #2185 (permalink)
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Hello all, I just decided to join your forum. I started snowboarding in the late 80's and rode alot up till about '98 or '99. Life kids and career moves kinda got in the way and took a break from boarding till december of 2012 when I started back up again. It was like I went through a time warp, the gear is totally different and much more advanced, had to learn alot about new equipt. real fast. Since last yr I've developed a small arsenal of boards, and gotten my 13 yr old daughter and 10 yr old son into boarding. We live in WA and the places we usually ride are Snoqualmie area, White Pass, and Hood Area.
Thanks for providing a great place to come and learn...
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #2186 (permalink)
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I'm 14, I live in Minnesota, I've been snowboarding for like almost 7 years and it is my favorite thing to do. I don't fully understand what to do on this website so if someone could explain that would be awesome haha
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #2187 (permalink)
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I'm 14, I live in Minnesota, I've been snowboarding for like almost 7 years and it is my favorite thing to do. I don't fully understand what to do on this website so if someone could explain that would be awesome haha
Welcome fellow midwesterner. Where do you ride at? Mostly what we do here is share information about gear, conditions and other things. We also talk a fair amount of smack.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:09 PM   #2188 (permalink)
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I ride usually at Buck Hill and all over MN, and occasionally Trollhaugen and Wild Mountain in WI, it's pretty cool that most places are starting to open up so early!
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:25 PM   #2189 (permalink)
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I don't fully understand what to do on this website so if someone could explain that would be awesome haha


Yeah and we pretty much just talk. Ask questions, give feedback. As a young person who learned to board when you were 7 or so, you might be able to give some help to some young noobies better than an old fart like me can.

Also my favourite thing is posting trip reports and board reviews. If you go to a hill and like it, POST IT UP! If you go somewhere and don't also POST IT UP! The feedback can help other people decide where to go...
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:09 PM   #2190 (permalink)
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Hey there ! My name is Sandy i am 19 years old and live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I started snowboarding 2 years ago and it instantly turned into one of my favorite things in the world. I am going on 2 big snowboard trips this year to BC. I picked up a new board for this season so i am amped to get out there and shred!
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