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Old 04-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #2461 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Mig Fullbag View Post
Hi everyone!

New to the forum but not new to the game. I'm 52 yo and have been riding for the past 35 years. I get 50 to 100 days out of a season, most of these around the province of Quebec (Canada), where I live. I mostly ride pow and groomers with a heavily carve influenced style, so no parks for me (being old and fat with bad knees is a bad combo ). I am a big guy (very very heavy) so I ride big boards (160cm to 185cm), stiff boots (Burton Driver X) and stiff bindings (Ride El Hefe).

I have been lucky enough to be involved with the design and testing of a few boards during the nineties with a couple of different local manufacturers. Being the shaper/designer and co-owner of a small skateboard/longboard company (my summer passion for the past 40 years), it was only a matter of time for us to start a snowboard division. We did so and I have been riding our boards for the past two seasons.

Looking forward to be part of the community and get involved in the forum. Hope to make some new friends and maybe, who knows, reconnect with some old ones.
Welcome to the forum what a great wealth or information you must have, stories that make many a snowboard junkie smile, will be looking forward to your post in the coming months…
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:15 AM   #2462 (permalink)
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Whoopsies! Thanks for the suggestions ThredJack and wrathfuldeity, very much appreciated! ^_^
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Old 04-16-2014, 07:45 AM   #2463 (permalink)
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Hi one and all.. just a quick intro. I'm a newbie, but been boarding 12/13 years. Learned to ride while living in Seoul, South Korea as an English teacher but am from the uk originally and back here now.. as a result of living in seoul I learned to ride on ice and slush depending on altitude and time of year! Not quite the conditions you get in Japan..

Currently riding an old Salomon Fastback 164 that I am looking to swap for something that will help me progress..

Good to be here.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:13 AM   #2464 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
Welcome to the forum what a great wealth or information you must have, stories that make many a snowboard junkie smile, will be looking forward to your post in the coming months…
Thanks SnowDogWax!
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:50 PM   #2465 (permalink)
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im 17 years old, from Portsmouth UK. I ride for about 2 weeks a year with my family, and in my gap year (15/16 season) im planning on doing a season in a resort in the alps (thinking meribel/val thorens at the moment) doing slave labour for a free ski pass and bed to pass out in I enjoy longboarding with a couple of mates, and the thought of moving to somewhere in the USA (near a mountain) has been at the back of my mind for a while, but i havent really given it much practical thought, but the idea of getting 50 days+ a season instead of 12 or 13 makes me stupidly happy
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:42 PM   #2466 (permalink)
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Hey everyone!
Originally from Russia, I started skiing when I was 8, but switched to snowboarding when I was 10 (because it is way cooler duh). Unfortunately, because I went to high school in Brighton, UK, past 4 years I snowboarded for only few day per year
However, now I live in California because of college (and partly because I can snowboard here haha), so back into the game!
Rode on Burton Feather since 2008 (or 09?), and although it's still surprisingly ok on a groomed snow (what I mostly got in St.Perersurg, Russia), this season upgraded to GNU B-Pro c3btx in order to bomb those black and double diamond slopes in Mammoth and to keep up with my skiers friends. Also looking for a cheap jibbing deck to crash! Hopefully I will decide on which one before the spring sale finishes
I'm very excited to learn more about snowboarding and do be part of this community!
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:54 AM   #2467 (permalink)
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I'm a relatively new boarder (3yrs) fro Australia and wanting to broaden my snowboarding experiences and hopefully meet some like minded peeps as well.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:02 PM   #2468 (permalink)
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New to the forum, have posted before on another forum in Australia. Thought I would join up to get some advice on a trip we are planning for the end for the year. I posted a thread about it in the travel section.
A bit about me, mid 20's male from Australia, only been snowboarding for about 5 years, only about 50 days max on snow though, so expensive here in oz. this will be my first time back on the board after a knee injury early last year, managed 5 days on a blown ACL.
Keen to test it out on some US slopes at the end of the year!
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:54 AM   #2469 (permalink)
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Hi people.

Another Australian here!

In 36 from Perth, Western Australia. We get zero snow here.

Ive grown up surfing and snowboarded for the first time in 2000. A total of 2 days. Loved it.
I didn't go again until a mate moved to Japan. Went to his wedding, drove through the mountains in summer. Still some snow. I told him I enjoyed snowboarding when I did it, he said I should come back in winter.

So I went to Japan in Feb 2012, with a total of 2 days experience in snow.
Borrowed a board. Bought some pants, jacket and boots. Hit the snow and became an addict. My love of POW began!

Did a couple of days in Oz. Brought a Yes The Greats 160w and Rome 390 Boss bindings. A couple more days in oz.

Then 2014 back to Japan. More powder. After a couple of days getting back into it I was doing tree runs through knee deep powder. So much fun.

Bought another board on the weekend. A 2015 Yes Pick Your Line 161w with 2013 Flux SF45 bindings. And new Burton Ruler boots.
And booked flights to Japan for 2015!
Might sneak in a couple of days in Oz in July/August.

Sorry for the essay!

Take it easy.

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Old 06-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #2470 (permalink)
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I'm always a little embarrassed about whining about our crappy seasons after reading something like this.

I'm a half-hour from 3 mountains. jeez.

In retrospect, "Let's get the goat drunk"
should have been my cue to leave the party.
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