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  Quote ctoma Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Boarding at 40+
    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 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.
I'm just sayin'....
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  Quote EpicFAIL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2012 at 5:13am
Originally posted by nilop

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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Are you still riding?  Did you like it?  Did you go back to skiing?
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
I'm 36 and hope to continue getting better at riding and tricks. When I'm FreeCarve's age, I hope I'm still riding and still have his level of enthusiasm for such a great activity.
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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 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 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 bluedot_snow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 1:19pm
DO IT if your cautious it IS SAFER THAN SKIING!!!!!!!!
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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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  Quote kirium81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/19/2013 at 2:02pm
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 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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  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 shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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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