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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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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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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!

Cheers
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Welcome, Luis!
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Welcome, Luis!
Thanks Doug, you too man. A lot of 40s here, cool! Nice pic too!
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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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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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Welcome, deagol!
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Thanks.. If it works out meeting some partners, that would be great!
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Hello everyone,

I'm a fairly new snowboarder. I rode 1 day with a group lesson at Terry Peak near Lead, SD in 2013 and for 1.5 days no lesson in march of 2014. I have 4 or 5 days under my belt at a place outside of Omaha, NE called Mt. Crescent. I got a 2hr private lesson there.

I'm a fragile old fart 35. I wear knee pads, wrist guards and huge ice fishing mittens to go over them, helmet, and a tailbone\hip\thigh protective shorts. (Mainly for the tailbone protection). I have to buy XXL pants because XL dont fit with the butt pads on.

I have K2 boots size 10, House branded bindings and a House (re-branded?) 24\7 board its either a 159 or 161. I picked it up off CL for $100. Its paid for itself on gear rental fees. I caught my toe edge and did some face first flying a few times and done some damage to the nose of the board. I think its called de-lam? I also have a slice in the board where I can see fibers. I think I can fix it with some ptex if I cant find a reasonable priced shop to do it as well as a tune-up for next year.

The board is a 4 screw setup. I'm looking at new bindings and boots for this winter. I'm really eyeing the flow step-in bindings.

As to my skill...I'm strong heel side. I ride left foot forward and normally have a 0\0 stance. My in-law suggested +15\0 for ease of toe side turning. I only rode a half day like that and tweeked my left knee. Not sure if it was the stance or one of my more epic crashes...hello toe edge, head-over-heels, helmet hits the hill, good times. I didnt get a chance to try it at Mt. Crescent for a baseline feel.

In order for me to link turns I have to slow down to fairly slow speeds and parallel to the base of the run. When I'm on my toe side I tend to angle downhill and never really face up the hill. Thats something I'm working on.

I also need to work on my stance. When I'm going for speed I find myself hunching over and resting my left elbow on my knee. Maybe I need to look into the width of my stance more?

Snowboarding has bitten into me hard and I'm loving it. I dont like being outside but snowboarding has changed that for me and my old ass needs the exercise. I'm looking forward to reading and viewing any tips and tricks from you guys. I'm also looking forward to making myself a better snowboarder in the process.
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