Any other snowboarders hang out here?

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Apr 9, 2008
  1. comtois
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    Newcomer comtois Advanced Member

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    so, it's getting down to the end of the season, which always has me depressed, and i started to wonder if there are many other snowboarders that hang out here.

    where do you ride? what do you ride? how long you been riding?

    i live in vermont currently and have mostly been riding at stratton and okemo this season. my past mountains have been whiteface, big tupper, and gore in new york, and shawnee peak in maine. this will have been my 12th season snowboarding.

    i'm riding a 2008 gnu chb 159 with magne traction. i now swear by magne traction.

    i'm also an instructor and got my level 1 certification this past season.

    so, what about everyone else?
     
  2. Szyslak

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    I love snowboarding. I've been riding for about 5 or 6 years now, but I usually only get out maybe 10 times a year. I always try to do a trip at New Years. My normal mountains are West and Gore (pretty close to me), but I go to Vermont quite a bit. I have family near Smuggler's Notch, so I usually ride there when I'm in the Green State. Other places I like to ride, but visit less frequently include Okemo, Killington, Sugarbush, and Whiteface.

    I'm currently riding on a Burton 162 with Custom Bindings, but I'm always looking for used gear and tinkering with my setup. I've got a sweet Guinness board that I used to ride a lot, but it's a little short for me (156 I think).

    That reminds me, I need a GBAtemp.net sticker for my board.

    So yeah, I'm a little bummed the season is ending. I only got out 4 times this year, so it was a pretty disappointing season overall. Sometimes life gets in the way of what we really want to be doing.

    For me though, it just means it's time to clean off the bike and the golf clubs. [​IMG]
     
  3. laminaatplaat

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    Yeah it kinda sucks that that this season is comming to an end soon [​IMG] But I'm going to ski for a week for one last time in this season. In the netherlands it's normal to do this in the form as a holiday. I'm going to les 3 vallĂ©es in France it is one or the biggest ski area in the world [​IMG] And because it is so high in the mountains there will still be covered in snow!

    [​IMG]

    Im very exited about it! And about the equipment... dont know much about it [​IMG]

    oh yeah about snowboarding... Still need to pick it up sometimes [​IMG] it looks awsome too!
     
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    Skiers FTW! [​IMG] I've been skiing for like 13 years now; I'm only 16. I go to interior BC, where the snow is teh best.
     
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    I started boarding 2 years ago thanks to the snowboarding club at school. I have a Burton Indie now, but my region doesn't have too many great hills at all. The best hills are always an hour or two drive from my region.
     
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    YES i knew there were other rippers around!! comtois can i come visit next season?! i would love to shred some east coast snow. killington and stratton look rad

    anyway this year i was riding an 08 rome artifact + union force 07, dc park boot

    however i demoed a lib tech TRS magne this year, and i can say 1000% i will be buying a magne traction stick next year.

    magne + banana tech IS THE FUTURE PEOPLE, and union bindings are the best out right now

    i'm also a level 1 CASI instructor

    BTW burton = shit
     
  7. comtois
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    i grew up riding at Gore! well, it was more of a 3-4 times a winter while Big Tupper was still open (RIP), then a few more times the years afterwards. my dad and sister were ski/snowboard instructors there and we're still good friends with the ski school director. i sure miss that mountain, but it's hard to take even 2 hour trips when i have 6 great mountains within an hour of me.

    we should plan a gbatemp ski/snowboard vacation next winter. perhaps the official tour could coincide? of course free lessons for any never evers! and sick wario, you're welcome at my house anytime, especially if you ride lib tech and use words like "rad".
     
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    lagman looks with envy

    Be sure to post some pictures of that trip laminaatplaat [​IMG]
     
  9. Szyslak

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    Makes me sad to read that post. I still haven't gotten out golfing and that post was over a month ago. [​IMG] Stupid responsibilities.

    I'd definitely be up for a GBAtemp ski / snowboard day next season. It'd be a lot of fun to meet some fellow tempers on the hill and carve it up. We'll have to try to drum up some interest later this year.

    Come on lagman, you know you want to. I'll set you up with some gear. [​IMG]

    Oh yeah, and comtois, Gore was awesome this year while we still had snow. Cool to know you grew up riding there. I'd rather be over where you are during the winter though. Always seems like you guys have the best conditions in the area.

    Kinda funny to be posting about snowboarding when it's 65 degrees out right now. [​IMG]

    And yeah, laminated flooring guy, we need some pics of the Dutch snow bunnies.
     
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    lol Szys [​IMG]
     
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    I snowboard. I go to local mountains (bless canada), I've been boarding for 4 years but didn't even try learn to carve until last winter.
     
  12. comtois
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    time to revive this topic!

    the snow is falling here in vermont, and i'm starting to get pretty excited. the only thing new this year will be my boots, some nice atomic waiver BOAs. pro-form is excellent and really makes it worth it being a certified instructor.

    are there any other tempers in vermont? any stratton/okemo riders?

    what about maine riders? anyone go to shawnee peak?

    since my day job keeps me busy i won't be instructing for money this year, but hopefully i'll be doing some volunteer instructing for the local elementary school programs.

    any other instructors here??
     
  13. Szyslak

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    You're getting snow already? Awesome.

    Can't wait for this season. No new gear to speak of, but I should have a little more time to hit the slopes.

    Thanks for the thread bump, btw. Made the cold weather today a little easier to deal with. Or maybe that's just the Jack...
     
  14. Dwight

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    The season hasn't even started for me...
    Anyway, I've been boarding for about 7 years now, and I'm currently using a K2 Viper with Burton Freestyle Boots and Bindings.
     

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