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Old 04-16-2014, 03:15 AM   #2461 (permalink)
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Whoopsies! Thanks for the suggestions ThredJack and wrathfuldeity, very much appreciated! ^_^
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:45 AM   #2462 (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, 12:13 PM   #2463 (permalink)
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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, 04:50 PM   #2464 (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, 01:42 PM   #2465 (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, 04:54 AM   #2466 (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, 04:02 PM   #2467 (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, 08:54 AM   #2468 (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, 11:12 AM   #2469 (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.

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Old 06-10-2014, 11:20 AM   #2470 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
I'm a half-hour from 3 mountains. jeez.
Yep, although those mountains get more rain than powder! jokes

Our AB/BC season lasts over 6 months, startup before Halloween and goes until May 24... Not too shabby!
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