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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Boarding at 40+
    Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 6:51pm
This thread is proof that no one reads threads :) the last post of page 5 the OP states he cant believe the thread is still alive and that yes he tried snowboarding.  On page 6 people keep telling him to try it. Another poster quoted him in the middle of this page asking him if he liked it.  He then responded right after it saying he went back to skiing.  Of course every post after that keeps telling him he has to try it :)
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  Quote steezemisterr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 5:31pm
That's a guy living the dream right there!! 64 years old and still shredding hard. We can all only hope to be able to do that one day.
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 3:24pm
Speaking of snowboarding over 40... Check this guy out! 

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It's going to be awesome to one day be able to say I've been boarding longer than most of you have been alive! 32 here and landed my first backflip and 5 this last season. I have no intentions of slowing down... props to everyone staying young!
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 1:40pm
Originally posted by Angry Midget Yo

I know 30+ guys that are still hitting it hard but then again they may be a little impaired with booze and Mary Jane in their system.  LOL
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DO IT if your cautious it IS SAFER THAN SKIING!!!!!!!!
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 1:15pm
I'm 40-something and I just started getting into the park 2 seasons ago.
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 12:51pm
I'm 23, and already transitioning out of the park and into the backcountry/freeride aspect of snowboarding. Falling hurts. Falling onto metal hurts even more.
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  Quote FreeCarve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 12:49pm
In recent years I've found broken bones and stuff too difficult to recover from, so my riding is limited to pow, carve, and all-mountain riding .. but that's all we did in the old days, anyhow. Well over 100 days riding last year ..
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 12:46pm
Originally posted by FreeCarve

I laugh when I see 30 & 40 yr-olds talk about feeling their age. At 64, I'm better than I ever was, and guarantee I will out-carve 99% of other soft booters ..

25 years riding and NO intention of EVER quitting
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 11:06am
Good to see so many old folks on here!  Even if most are just creeping.  LOL   I admit, I love seeing older adults snowboarding and showing up the young guns.
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  Quote FreeCarve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 10:32am
I laugh when I see 30 & 40 yr-olds talk about feeling their age. At 64, I'm better than I ever was, and guarantee I will out-carve 99% of other soft booters ..

25 years riding and NO intention of EVER quitting
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  Quote LeerroooyJenkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 10:25am
I am 33 now, and can tell you, rurchan, that that feeling of hesitation will continue.   It feels great when you hit it, but the falls are just a little worse.  I usually sit a bit longer and assess how much worse it could have been.  I have never had a problem getting up from a fall, but it is those falls that end my day sooner. I used to always say "just one more run" for an hour or two.  Now, I'll say, "that's enough," feeling good that I can do again the next day.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 10:02am
I know 30+ guys that are still hitting it hard but then again they may be a little impaired with booze and Mary Jane in their system.  LOL
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  Quote rurchan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 9:57am
I hope I can be like u guys in here. I'm gonna turn 30 and already kinda hesitant on still going over jumps. but then again you guys might be talking about just cruising down the slopes, I dunno 
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  Quote LeerroooyJenkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 9:37am
Yeah, refer back to the stay in shape thread.  Avoiding injury is greatly increased if you are fit and strong, regardless of age.  I think my body will allow me to board after 50, but we'll see if I have the will to keep learning and trying new things when I get into my 30th year of riding.

Glad you can still go hard, Oinker.
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  Quote Oinker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/17/2013 at 6:22am
Some of us 'less young' folks can still get out there and shred. i'm 51 & have been riding for 14 - 15 years. I can still ride as hard as i want too & my body / legs are holding up great. There is hope for all of you little whipper snappers to be riding for decades & decades to come!!!
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  Quote Von44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/16/2013 at 10:23pm
Damn that's awesome! I hope my body will allow me to board at that age or at least to be able to board with my kids someday.
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  Quote LeerroooyJenkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2013 at 10:33am
I got my dad started snowboarding when he was just under 50.  Now he is 60 and still goes about 40 times a year.  Pretty impressive really, considering he has a pacemaker.  He is way better than me now.  As long as you have the time and commitment, you will improve and your body will get in the shape it needs to. 


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  Quote DiRtDeViL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2013 at 10:25am
I'm 47 and just started, have 6 trips to the slopes so far and loving it, the problem is that every fall hurts and I fall a lot.

Is a shame that the season is almost over when I'm starting the get a hang on turning.
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  Quote sideways99 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2013 at 10:17am
Originally posted by ameration

I have a few buddies in their forties that board and one is in his mind 50's!

Give it some time to learn though as it is a completely different feeling than skiing.

Wow, this thread was dead for almost a year before you revived it... I think the OP, who created the thread 1,404 days ago, isn't taking any more advice.
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  Quote ameration Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2013 at 9:56am
I have a few buddies in their forties that board and one is in his mind 50's!

Give it some time to learn though as it is a completely different feeling than skiing.
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  Quote Gtone287 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2012 at 5:47am
Originally posted by bj18

i would definitly recommend you to try it.
everybody gets home with bruces and missing body parts.

like some said before. once you get over the point of falling every 5 seconds, and start to link turns it is so much fun.

if you give it a realy good effort i would say you could be at that point in a single ( good ) day. just dont be a female genitals and complain about pain.

good luck
exactly what he said ^ once you start learning how to turn and slow down without falling, it becomes so much fun.. i was doing 180s front/backside within 5 days of snowboarding. now, i did fall on my butt a lot but never had any bad falls.. give it a shot!
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  Quote bj18 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2012 at 4:44am
i would definitly recommend you to try it.
everybody gets home with bruces and missing body parts.

like some said before. once you get over the point of falling every 5 seconds, and start to link turns it is so much fun.

if you give it a realy good effort i would say you could be at that point in a single ( good ) day. just dont be a female genitals and complain about pain.

good luck
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  Quote zachpolin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/17/2012 at 4:09am
i loved it but when back to skiing.  may end up doing it again though.  i have bad knees so the falls scare me being locked into the board
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  Quote EpicFAIL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2012 at 5:13am
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WOW.  I started this post over two years ago and it's still going.  Damn that's unbelievable and yes, i did try snowboarding finally. :)
And????
Are you still riding?  Did you like it?  Did you go back to skiing?
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  Quote Monteno1@hotmail.com Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2012 at 5:08am
Man I'm 26 right now, and I don't know if my knees are going to make it to 40. It sounds like a bowl of rice crispies every time I stand up. Hopefully by 40 I'll have some sweet robot knees.
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2012 at 4:30am
Considering this is my 3rd season riding and I'm in my mid-40's I think anyone who isn't completely clumsy (and delicate) can learn how to snowboard.  I wasn't a skier prior to snowboarding, I think I skied around 4 or 5 times about 10 years ago.  I did skateboard a lot when I was a young lad and spent many summers at the skate park although the last time I skateboarded was at least 25 years prior to snowboarding.  

So, my point is a person in his/her 40's can take up snowboarding.
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  Quote nilop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2012 at 3:54am
WOW.  I started this post over two years ago and it's still going.  Damn that's unbelievable and yes, i did try snowboarding finally. :)
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  Quote belleayre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/15/2012 at 7:34am
Originally posted by scuddera

I see a lot of 40+ people snowboarding at my local hill. Hell 2 of them are a ski patrol couple into there 60s. My advice... get a tailbone protector

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  Quote scuddera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 10:16am
I see a lot of 40+ people snowboarding at my local hill. Hell 2 of them are a ski patrol couple into there 60s. My advice... get a tailbone protector
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  Quote gunda pickle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/12/2012 at 9:13am
I can't imagine a 70 yo doing board slides.
A hip fracture at that age could be catastrophic.
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I want to ride at age 100, so there's no way I won't be riding at 40 (only 3 years from now).
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Originally posted by jrvaughn13

I hope I'm able to do this at that age, but its probably not gonna happen. Props to FreeCarve!




At least give it a try! I give you mad props for even contemplating it. My boyfriend and his dad ski. And give me a lot of crap for snowboarding. On-going feud, kind of thing.

Shred it up!
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  Quote jrvaughn13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2011 at 3:46pm
I hope I'm able to do this at that age, but its probably not gonna happen. Props to FreeCarve!
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  Quote belleayre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2011 at 3:43pm
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lol falling on a snowboard hurts more than falling on skis

Maybe, but I think there's a big advantage to having both feet on one board. 
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lol falling on a snowboard hurts more than falling on skis
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  Quote Jojoro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2011 at 12:19pm
I started riding last year at 40 with my husband and kids and love it. I couldnt walk straight for 2 weeks after the first time. We went about 20 times. Sugarlof is opening tomorrow I wish I didnt have to work but we will defenitly be there on Saturday can't wait to try my new Burton feather!
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  Quote tlarson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2011 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by nilop

i cant believe that this thread is still going. Sweet and for the record, i learned how to snowboard.  A lot more fun than skiing but ay my age, a lot more painful too! :)


Haha it's inspiring to so many!  Thanks!
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  Quote nilop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/21/2011 at 10:37am
i cant believe that this thread is still going. Sweet and for the record, i learned how to snowboard.  A lot more fun than skiing but ay my age, a lot more painful too! :)
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  Quote STRICK-9 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/09/2011 at 2:03am
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i noticed that after 25. But man, after reading this thread I cant wait to retire and just board all over the world. Tahoe sounds like a good place to retire. 
I thought the same thing but a divorce later and half my retirement going to the ex...here is career number 2....
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  Quote nautika96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2011 at 5:23pm
i noticed that after 25. But man, after reading this thread I cant wait to retire and just board all over the world. Tahoe sounds like a good place to retire. 
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  Quote vandi518 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2011 at 1:56pm
Originally posted by Wingnutx

I'm 46, rode 50 days last year, been doing this for 6 years and I can still beat my 20 something year old kids down the mountain...but then again I have a 3rd degree separated shoulder and a broken wrist to show for it and it was worth it. Their injuries...none

We just don't bounce like we used to I guess! I'll be 43 in a month and have gotten in a minimum of 35 to 40 days for the last 4 seasons and expect to ride that many, if not more, this season.  Luckily, I have been able to avoid any serious injuries for the last few years but the little "dings" definitely seem to linger longer these days.
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  Quote soxfan47104 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2011 at 1:46pm
why not just try it? it doesnt matter how old you are you can shred at any age! I went snowboarding  with my friend and his dad and he is 48. once he started getting the hang of it he was beating us down the mountain.
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  Quote soxfan47104 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2011 at 1:46pm
why not just try it? it doesnt how old you are you can shred at any age! I went snowboarding  with my friend and his dad and he is 48. once he started getting the hang of it he was beating us down the mountain.
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  Quote Wingnutx Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/08/2011 at 1:41pm
I'm 46, rode 50 days last year, been doing this for 6 years and I can still beat my 20 something year old kids down the mountain...but then again I have a 3rd degree separated shoulder and a broken wrist to show for it and it was worth it. Their injuries...none
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/07/2011 at 1:43pm
could fly to Houghton and drive about 40 minutes from there.  We drove.  We live just south of detroit and it took us about 10.  Split the trip in half though and it's not that bad (like stop around the bridge for a night).  We're doing a trip in late Jan., it's sooooo worth the drive. 
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2011 at 4:44am
Originally posted by snowj420

have you been up to Bohemia ctoma?  You should hit it up in Jan. when the snow is still fresh. 

No, I have not.  MikeD has been after me to get up there, just haven't had the chance.  I figure it's about a 10-11 hour drive, which is a heck of a lot of driving.  Wish there was an easier way to get there.
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2011 at 4:07am
have you been up to Bohemia ctoma?  You should hit it up in Jan. when the snow is still fresh. 
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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/06/2011 at 4:01am
Originally posted by STRICK-9

46 and hitting my 3rd year....this is the time to progress.  I only wish I had some locals that board so I could progress more thru friends pushing me.....

Ironically I'm 46 and hitting my 3rd year, too.  I'm comfortable riding anywhere on the little hills of MI but I'm really looking forward to going to Breckenridge in April to see how my riding skills (or lack of) do on a mountain.
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