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Old 03-21-2014, 08:24 AM   #2391 (permalink)
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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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Old 03-21-2014, 09:48 AM   #2392 (permalink)
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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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Old 03-24-2014, 01:37 PM   #2393 (permalink)
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Sup guys! My name is Luis, Im from Brazil, Im 40 years old.

I lived in Aspen, CO from 2000 to 2004 where I had the opportunity to ride pretty much every other day. In 2005 I came back to Brazil and since then Ive been riding all around South America and going back from time to time to North America.

In my last trip I went in December to Killington where I had a great time with a decent snow and not crowd at all. I had my Gnu Billy Goat stolen there, but I had a lot of fun.

In August Im going to Ushaia in Argentina. Ive been there before and if anyone is looking for a place to ride that time of the year with a lot of good snow, Ushuaia is the call!

I used to hit the parks big time, but at 40, married with kids, Im more an All Montain guy. Im buying a new board for my next trip and Im going with a Lib Tech TRS HP.

Hope everyone had a great season up there!
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:45 PM   #2394 (permalink)
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Sup guys! My name is Luis, Im from Brazil, Im 40 years old.

I lived in Aspen, CO from 2000 to 2004 where I had the opportunity to ride pretty much every other day. In 2005 I came back to Brazil and since then Ive been riding all around South America and going back from time to time to North America.

In my last trip I went in December to Killington where I had a great time with a decent snow and not crowd at all. I had my Gnu Billy Goat stolen there, but I had a lot of fun.

In August Im going to Ushaia in Argentina. Ive been there before and if anyone is looking for a place to ride that time of the year with a lot of good snow, Ushuaia is the call!

I used to hit the parks big time, but at 40, married with kids, Im more an All Montain guy. Im buying a new board for my next trip and Im going with a Lib Tech TRS HP.

Hope everyone had a great season up there!
Welcome, and thanks for the tip! I've been looking for places to ride in August, and that sounds great!

Also, I just took my own brand new TRS HP out for the first time yesterday. The board has nice float, but had NO PROBLEMS carving up hard pack and some ice in the morning, and was a joy to ride after the snow loosened up a little.

I've been riding a beginner-intermediate camber board before that and this was beyond a world of difference! I never once felt like I was going to "catch an edge" unless I got really lazy (which I did, after I got on the board and had such an easy ride!).

All that, and the HP board was still lighter than my girlfriends 140 Roxy board. Crazy!
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:01 PM   #2395 (permalink)
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Welcome, and thanks for the tip! I've been looking for places to ride in August, and that sounds great!

Also, I just took my own brand new TRS HP out for the first time yesterday. The board has nice float, but had NO PROBLEMS carving up hard pack and some ice in the morning, and was a joy to ride after the snow loosened up a little.

I've been riding a beginner-intermediate camber board before that and this was beyond a world of difference! I never once felt like I was going to "catch an edge" unless I got really lazy (which I did, after I got on the board and had such an easy ride!).

All that, and the HP board was still lighter than my girlfriends 140 Roxy board. Crazy!
You should consider Ushuaia to ride in August for sure. Cerro Castor is a fine resort, not big at all, but the snow is great and the brazilians didnt discover yet, kkkkkkk.

Thanks to mention you STR HP. Im really excited about. Im 5.11 and 170 and Im going with a 157. Hope you enjoy your HP!

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Welcome, Luis!
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:48 PM   #2397 (permalink)
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Thanks Doug, you too man. A lot of 40s here, cool! Nice pic too!
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:54 PM   #2398 (permalink)
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Hi,

Another new member here from CO's Front Range. I found this forum and was particularly interested in the backcountry trip reports. There are some great ones posted here.

I started snowboarding in 87/88 and used to ride backcountry (in the San Juan Mountains) in the 90's and sort of want to dabble getting back into that a bit. Avalanche fears are the main thing holding me back... that and lack of a reliable partner.

This has been a great year so far and I am re-motivated to do things beyond what I have settled into these past several years. Oh, and I am also older than 40 now... I was 17 when I picked up this sport, so I guess I have been doing this more than half my life now... kind of crazy to think about.

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Old 03-25-2014, 11:12 PM   #2399 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum, Re-motivated this is a good place to find info, might find a reliable partner who knows. Again welcome.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:28 PM   #2400 (permalink)
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Welcome, deagol!
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