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Old 03-26-2014, 12:08 PM   #2401 (permalink)
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Thanks.. If it works out meeting some partners, that would be great!
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:24 PM   #2402 (permalink)
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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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Old 03-26-2014, 12:39 PM   #2403 (permalink)
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Welcome !

35 isn't old..
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:56 PM   #2404 (permalink)
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hello all!

have been stalking this forum for a while now, so I have leached a lot of good and very useful information from you guys. that's not going to stop , but I will try to get on the 'supply' side of things whenever I can

I'm 26 and have been riding the quebec hills for about 8 years

and no, I'm not at work right now
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:26 PM   #2405 (permalink)
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35 isn't old..
Yeah I know...my wife is a year older than I and thats old! muhahah

But I feel old when those 8 yr old 4ft tall speed demons fly by doing tricks I havnt even thought of doing yet.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:33 PM   #2406 (permalink)
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But I feel old when those 8 yr old 4ft tall speed demons fly by doing tricks I havnt even thought of doing yet.
I think that's enough to make almost anybody over 21 feel old.
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:37 PM   #2407 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I'm 24 years old, and this was my first season to ride a snowboard....and I love it! I tried it out kinda late in the season so I'm pretty sad this season is already coming to an end. Since the first weekend I rode, I have literally went to a resort every weekend after that with my fiance, who I learned from. I have never liked winter before this and I wanted to move to an area with a mild climate where I didn't have to see snow again
again. But now, I love winter and want to go somewhere where I can ride all year. Up to this point I am able to do a bit of carve and sort of ride switch. I dabbled a bit in the beginners terrain park last weekend and I couldn't successfully get over anything....I blame the slushy conditions on the day. Lol
Anyway, I hope this place can make the time go faster until the next riding season. Heh
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:47 PM   #2408 (permalink)
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Yeah I know...

....But I feel old when those 8 yr old 4ft tall speed demons fly by doing tricks I havnt even thought of doing yet.
You know? I felt exactly like that 30+ years ago when I was failing my attempt at skiing! I got so frustrated & pissed watching two year olds whizzing around while I couldn't even make it UP the tow for the bunny hill! (...and it was only like a 50 ft long bunny to boot!)


But snowboarding clicked pretty quick for me. At least the basics did. So now when I see the yung'uns popping and ollying, boardsliding all over the place? I'm envious, but I don't hate them with a white hot passion like I did those rugrat skiers!
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:11 PM   #2409 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I'm 24 years old, and this was my first season to ride a snowboard....and I love it! I tried it out kinda late in the season so I'm pretty sad this season is already coming to an end. Since the first weekend I rode, I have literally went to a resort every weekend after that with my fiance, who I learned from. I have never liked winter before this and I wanted to move to an area with a mild climate where I didn't have to see snow again

again. But now, I love winter and want to go somewhere where I can ride all year. Up to this point I am able to do a bit of carve and sort of ride switch. I dabbled a bit in the beginners terrain park last weekend and I couldn't successfully get over anything....I blame the slushy conditions on the day. Lol

Anyway, I hope this place can make the time go faster until the next riding season. Heh

This is just like my story. Hated snow, hated winter, girlfriend taught me and now I absolutely love it all!
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:13 PM   #2410 (permalink)
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Welcome, td.1000, Ashcampbell, and Flyinglotus!
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