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post #2381 of 3023 (permalink) Old 03-19-2014, 09:18 PM
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Intermediate snowboarder - I'm not gonna lie, my main focus is to push my limits and have a good time. Isn't that why we all stay with it though?

Still want to meet rookies, too! Love giving tips where I can and meeting other people that love the sport.

Sad for the end of the season...

Been snowboarding about 12 years, but haven't really been out at all the past 3, until this year! I might be able to finish with a dozen times this season if the powder gods giveth. Definitely getting a season pass whereever I am next year.

So where to next?

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I'm a 27 year old rookie, from PA. I'll be taking my first lesson tomorrow at Camelback. Can't wait and I hope to be able to really get into it next season!

I'm in PA too, but only got to Camelback once. How did the lesson go?

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I'm in PA too, but only got to Camelback once. How did the lesson go?
I sucked. But I had fun, so I'll stick with it. Even bought a used set up on the way home.
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I sucked. But I had fun, so I'll stick with it. Even bought a used set up on the way home.
Haha yeah the first time is a tough one. Once you figure out your edges you'll be good. Focusing on turning and stopping will help you get down most runs, too.

If I get up again it probably won't be in the Poconos, but I guess there's supposed to be snow in Western PA once or twice next week.

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Haha yeah the first time is a tough one. Once you figure out your edges you'll be good. Focusing on turning and stopping will help you get down most runs, too.

If I get up again it probably won't be in the Poconos, but I guess there's supposed to be snow in Western PA once or twice next week.
Yeah I have to work on that. My front yard actually has enough snow, and enough of an incline to get me moving slowly, so I'll take advantage I think.
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Hi All

I am a year old rookie snowboarder. Got on a board once last winter and smacked my tailbone real hard on the ice. Thought i was never going to try again but this winter i have been 4 times and loving every second of it

Slowly learning the basics and hope to get some good tips on this forum

I am from Gibraltar so the closest snow is 3.5 hours away which makes it quite a trek so cannot snowboard as often as I would like

I was recently in Montreal, Canada and got a very decent price on a Rome Agent Rocker 151cm and Burton Fix Mission Reflex bindings
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Hey guys. Finally got around to making an account. Been lurking for a little bit now haha.

Wish I had gotten into snowboaring much earlier, but hey at least I got here. Have spent three days on a mountain (Niseko, Marmot Basin, Turoa). First two times, I was a poor student on a bit of an OE, so no lessons and a lot of falling over. Could only manage doing falling leafs on heelside. Toeside was just not happening for me.

Last winter at Turoa I finally could afford a lesson. Cracked toeside, and started getting the hang of linking turns. And from then it was obsession.

Been almost every weekend at an indoor slope since December. Feeling much more confident now. Switch riding is okay, landing small jumps with a few successful 180s, a little bit of jibbing, and a start on buttering.

Really on working on my ollies now. Still don't have the courage of ollieing to rail. I think this is mental more than anything

Looking forward to winter so I can unleash my new skills on a nice long run.

Nice to meet y'all

By the way, my setup is a Ride Crook 149cm, with Burton Custom bindings.
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Hi! My turn to say hello!

My name is Doug, and I live in Philadelphia, PA. I'm 43 years old, and have a daughter who just turned 11. I grew up in central Illinois, and never set foot on a mountain with the exception of our family trip to the Rocky Mountains when I was about 8. I was a bit of a skateboarder in my teens (the late 80s), but was never able to do any tricks, or anything....just was an average rider. I like to bike and rollerblade, too. I did water ski a fair bit as a kid, and cross country skied as a teen (mostly on the flat grounds of a nearby golf course).

My daughter expressed an interest in snowboarding a few years ago, so I bought her a $20 "snowboard" from Target. It's red, plastic, and you just slide your feet into two plastic buckles on the top. She enjoyed it, though, and mastered going down our nearby hill pretty quickly.

For years, I'd been wanting to go to one of the relatively nearby mountains (Blue Mountain, Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Cambelback, etc.) to try my hand at skiing, but as my daughter's interest in snowboarding blossomed (especially after this year's winter Olympics), I thought, this is the year, let's just pick a date and go. So two Sundays ago, we drove up to Blue Mountain (about 90 minutes north of Philly), and purchased one of their (half price on Sundays!) rental/lesson/lift ticket packages. We took part in a group lesson that progressed through stages, and then practiced on the learning hills. We both decided that we might not be ready for a "real" trail (the "Vista" trail is the one we had access to), but we stayed till dark practicing, and really enjoyed ourselves.

Since then, I've been learning all I can about snowboarding: reading this forum, watching videos, visiting snowboard/ski stores, etc. I really had hoped to get back to Blue one more time before they close, but it probably won't happen, so we'll have to wait until next season.

I'm 6'2", and ride goofy foot. My daughter is about 5 feet tall, and rides normal.

Here's a picture of us at Blue:

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welcome to the forum and the sport Doug, there's quite a few of us over 40 with kids on here, and this forum is a great tool and resource.

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Thanks, Deacon! As I've read the posts on the forum, I've been pleasantly surprised to see posts from a number of riders around my age! Thanks, by the way, for taking the time to respond!


P.S. Not sure why I put our height in there...I guess it seemed relevant to our boarding specs, or something.

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