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Old 03-26-2014, 12:39 PM   #2401 (permalink)
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35 isn't old..
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:56 PM   #2402 (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   #2403 (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   #2404 (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   #2405 (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   #2406 (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   #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

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   #2408 (permalink)
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Welcome, td.1000, Ashcampbell, and Flyinglotus!
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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:
Hi Doug, I live in the Philly area, had a lot of good times at Blue this year!

I started snowboarding at about 13 (26 now) and lessons help a lot. I'm not sure how many different levels of instruction Blue has (just moved out here two years ago), but at this point instructors will definitely be a big help in getting you guys to the "real" trails. They'll be able to see little things in your riding that make balancing/turning/stopping much easier, and it probably won't take as long as you think to get to that level.

Once you guys learn to cruise, you can take it the difficulty as far as you want. Have fun and good luck!
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Hey there.

Posting from North Vancouver BC and ride grouse mountain for the cheap y2play passes. Getting into racing SBX next season. Any tips or advice on getting into the scene or gear to look at would be great!

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