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How old are we [snowboarders]

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Im 41 , and i still ride snowboard and enjoy in deep snow...
How old you are ?
post #2 of 24

I'm 46 and I still get smoked by people old enough to be my dad in Masters races.

post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
UllrlsLord , you are snowboarder too ?
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Oh, snowboarders.  Nevermind.


Edited by Ghost - 11/1/14 at 8:06am
post #5 of 24

Actually never been on pone of those things. Sorry-- new around here. Didn't notice what thread this was under. I do have some friends my age and a bit older who board.

post #6 of 24

I'm 56 for another 2 weeks and I started boarding around age 40. Last season I rode with a little 67 year old lady snowboarder.

post #7 of 24

I'm 57 and started boarding about 16 years ago.  I only board a few days per season these days when at smaller hills that will kind of bore me on skis.

post #8 of 24

I'm 25, I'm also one of those weird ones that loves to ski and to snowboard. just depends on my mood that day 

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17

post #10 of 24

I'm 58 and I've been riding for 25 years. I still manage to get between 80-100 days per year.

post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by skewd View Post
 

I'm 58 and I've been riding for 25 years. I still manage to get between 80-100 days per year.

I want to be like you when I grow up

post #12 of 24

50.  Just started snowboarding in March of 2013, and loving it!

post #13 of 24

Closing in on forty, beginner on the board, tried it way back, but in reality that knowledge was lost when I started again last year.

Mixing skis and snowboard, way better with skiis, but mostly ski with beginners so being a beginner on the snowboard is more fun than waiting on the rest of them with my skiis. Both kids are teached both snowboard and skiis.

post #14 of 24

I'm 34 and just started this past season and my bf is 38 and been riding for 7 years I think now? 

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I'm 43 and been riding since 16 years old.  I still go at it as hard as ever, but I'm wondering at what age do riders typically stop charging hard?  I think I'm closing in on that point and facing the bitter reality that I'm going to have to pull back a bit on the reigns soon - or face the consequences.  My knees are making noises they never used to make and I'm a bit slower to get up from my falls.

post #16 of 24
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I'm 43 and been riding since 16 years old.  I still go at it as hard as ever...

My story is similar. Now 42 and riding since I was 12. I used to spend about 80% of the time skiing and 20% boarding, but now that has reversed.

 

I'd say I now go harder than ever (on a board), finally gaining enough confidence to hit all of the jumps except those crazy-big X-games-sized jumps that they have at places like Breckenridge. I don't think I will ever have the courage to hit those.

post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by snmhanson View Post
 

I'm 43 and been riding since 16 years old.  I still go at it as hard as ever, but I'm wondering at what age do riders typically stop charging hard?  I think I'm closing in on that point and facing the bitter reality that I'm going to have to pull back a bit on the reigns soon - or face the consequences.  My knees are making noises they never used to make and I'm a bit slower to get up from my falls.

 


You just need to train harder and make sure that you are in great shape. I'm 59 next week and I'm still charging as hard if not harder than ever. I make sure that I am in awesome shape though.

 

Last April I took the Extreme Skiing Challenge at Bella Coola - there were 4 of us: one guy from France, one guy from Sweden, a former freeride competitor from the US and me. I was the only one on a board  - the other 3 were skiers. We had our own heli and two guides - it was an incredible trip.

 

We did some real gnarly #### - lots of 45 - 50 degree + couloirs. I even manged to get a first snowboard descent on the second couloir below which was really steep.

 

 

 

The above photos were taken by one of the guides - Jia Condon.

 

Here's a video showing one of the faces we rapelled into and skied/boarded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtidFIsLxrc

 

You are only as old as you feel for sure. I'm planning on charging for another 10 years anyway.

 

 

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post #18 of 24

Wow.. that's insane and awesome.. Here I am afraid and a tad nervous for this year but really excited and pumped. I just feel like my body won't turn when I try to carve.. and if anything, too much weight so I fall lol and I've never been one with great balance.. I'm a clumsy person so this is definitely training me and not as easy as I thought it would be. This coming from someone who grew up in tons of snow and just started snowboarding this January 2015. 

post #19 of 24

 

Just turned 69.  These shots were taken at the NASTAR Nationals this past March at Snowmass.

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Wow.. that's insane and awesome.. Here I am afraid and a tad nervous for this year but really excited and pumped. I just feel like my body won't turn when I try to carve.. and if anything, too much weight so I fall lol and I've never been one with great balance.. I'm a clumsy person so this is definitely training me and not as easy as I thought it would be. This coming from someone who grew up in tons of snow and just started snowboarding this January 2015. 


Try off-season balance training. I use an Indo board for various weight training/balance exercises as well as a bosu ball and a balance board.

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Try off-season balance training. I use an Indo board for various weight training/balance exercises as well as a bosu ball and a balance board.


@skewd  thanks for that.. I will try that and see if it helps. I took a bunch of days off next month and the 30th of Nov here to go boarding :) So we will see how I do lol. I think my biggest issue is putting too much weight in the front for my toes on my board and then I just fall and I looked at some vids on YouTube (I know not the best training) but just so I can see how their body weight/placement is on the board. So I will take one lesson here again and then one in Utah when we go in a couple months. Appreciate the feedback. 

post #22 of 24

49. Just started. Been 5-6 times. What's been fun/amusing is that my 6 year-old son started with me at the exact same time (we both took initial lessons on the same day and have both been out the same amount of days). Our progression has been comically in sync, however, I'm now focused on smooth, controlled turns, while he's focused on... yep, JUMPING!

 

The first couple days were tough, but now I'm pretty confident on the steeper blue runs (let's be clear, this is Minnesota, so maybe these equate to average mountain greens!). Though, I still get nerves when turning at speed. 

post #23 of 24

46.  Started riding in 96.  Had never been on skis.  My friends were snowboarders and the one board just looked simpler to me than 2 skis and 2 poles.  Been out west several times and once to Europe.  Haven't been in 11 years, since before my daughter was born, but headed to Tahoe next week.  Hoping I'm not too old and out of shape to get back into it.    

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46.  Started riding in 96.  Had never been on skis.  My friends were snowboarders and the one board just looked simpler to me than 2 skis and 2 poles.  Been out west several times and once to Europe.  Haven't been in 11 years, since before my daughter was born, but headed to Tahoe next week.  Hoping I'm not too old and out of shape to get back into it.    


We will be hitting up Tahoe next year. I've never been, but my bf has. Just hit up PC a few weeks ago and was fantastic. This is my 2nd year in and finally got my carving down. Amazing instructors out in Utah, definitely recommend for anyone is is struggling a tad :) Got to ride blacks for my first time out there too, never have here.. Have fun! I hope I'm still riding at 46 :) I'll be 35 this Fall and my bf turns 40 this year.. 

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