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How old are you?

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How old are you and at what age did you start boarding? I'm 20 and started on a k2 board with a bee on it at the ripe age of 9. Learned at a place called wintergreen and Norquay then moved to flattest place on earth after a few years. :thumbsdown: just wondering since it seems like a lot of people on here are 30+
 

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I'm just over 30 and starting skiing at 7 years old, I came to my senses around my 21st birthday and bought a board! It was some Board I got from a friend that worked at the Coors plant. It was painted like a Beer can, it said "Be Original" on the base. (Still not sure what brand..)

I've had 5 or 6 seasons where I got to ride 40-100 days a year, a couple terrible winters spent down south working.. only got to go on a few trips.

My job is pretty flexible anymore. Life is good!
 

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39 . Went last year for the first time on my b day. .. got hook and went back every weekend till the snow was gone. Took classes every time. ..
 

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I'm 33 and started when I was real young, not sure of the age exactly but my first time riding a snowboard was on a burton backhill and I also dicked around on an old snurfer my dad had from when he was young. Have an old VHS somewhere of me riding on the sand dunes. Unfortunately, none of my friends were into it while growing up so I didn't get back into it until college a couple times and then really into it once I met my wife who did ski racing in high school. The burton backhill I rode was my uncles and I specifically remember he had a sticker on it of Bozo the clown with the "no" symbol on top of it....hence, no bozo's. I should try to find the video.

 

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I'm 32 going on 13. Started skiing at 5 and switched to snowboarding at 11... Actually that's a lie. First time on a board with metal edges was 11. We had a plastic board with straps for bindings I tried a few times when I was younger. :blink:
 

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I am... Old enough to know better, young enough not to care... ;)

And have been boarding for 6 years, and get over 100 days a year... ;)
 

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39, about to start first 3rd season, (it'll be my second full on, hopefully)
 

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36 y/o, started [email protected] 28. Used to ride 10-25 days a year until a few years ago when we moved to the mtns. Now I'm 150 days or more a years. This up coming season will be my 3rd winter up here. I have done 300 days since moving up here.
 

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34, startet at 13 with only some few days a year; weekend warrior since 24 :yahoo:
 

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Wow lots of old timers on here :D
Shut up youngin!!! lol

In some ways I miss being 20, because then people wouldn't think I was weird for checking out the young servers at Brewsters. But in other ways I'm happy being an old fart. The money is better and I know how to invest it now! :yahoo:
 

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/\ x2 to that.
boarding bum days behind me.
Nice to be able book a couple weeks off, head west and not have to worry about how i'm going to pay for it.
 

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34, startet at 13 with only some few days a year; weekend warrior since 24 :yahoo:
Come on Neni, you don't have to lie & say your older, just to fit in with the older crowd;)

We've seen the pictures, you're like 25 @ the most:unsure:

Your welcome

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Oh, do shut up!

The real old farts here are rolling their eyes.
While I tend to agree with BA when he posted on a previous thread, "....It's not the Years, It's the Milage!"

Nobody under 40 should be able to refer to themselves as "an Old Fart!" :blink: :laugh: :giggle:

I didn't step on a Snowboard until a couple months after my 50th birthday! I'll be 53 in Dec.! Lets hear it for the Over 40/50 Snowboard crowd!
 

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Well, I'll be 39 in March. Fuck I'm old, I mean wise.

Last year was my Silver anniversary, this upcoming season will be my 26th.
I'm the only one in my crew that still rides & every year I try to get my old best snowboardin' buddy to go.
Never Happens

Last year was the best year I've ever had. I managed to not get severely injured, which seems to happen almost every year about 3/4 of the way through.

About 3/4 of the way through this past year I had an epiphany, I realized that there was no place I couldn't go on my home mtn.

Ropes & boundaries were now meant to be jumped & crossed.
This opened up a whole new world for me.

I went everywhere I always wanted to go, but never thought I could.

I ventured, slowly, into the "Danger Permanently Closed" area.
Which is now where I spend 75% of my time, powder lasts for days in there, even when it's packed everywhere else.

Believe me, there is a reason why it's closed:icon_scratch: unless there is powder in there, I don't even peek in there.

& I met some new snowboard buddies:thumbsup:, about 6 of them:yahoo:.

Mostly from this forum:eusa_clap:


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