Any Gay Snowboarders in here?

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    Aug 22, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    I'm an avid snowboarder, or within the last 2 years anyway! I used to ski, and since learning boarding I am addicted icon_smile.gif
    I've never meet any gay boarders so there may not be many icon_sad.gif
    I just got back from new zealand and it was epic! will def be doing that again next summer!
    I'm new on this forum and I would just like to meet the fellow boarders!
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    Aug 22, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    ME! Guilty! icon_smile.gif
  • maximumrisk

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    Aug 22, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    I loved to go Snowboarding back in Austria. My problem is that I dont have so much snow here. Are there any good locations in the US for Snowboarding?
  • H2Oskier

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    Aug 22, 2010 11:00 PM GMT
    I love snowboarding too. You'll have to check out Outboard, the gay snowboard event. It's a great way to meet other gay snowboarders.
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    Aug 22, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    I tried it for a week in Bulgaria and spent most of the time on my ass. I think my longest ride without falling was about 200 feet. A friend of mine is a very good rider and he patiently coached me, but I was a lost cause. I love mountains, but I think I'll stick to hiking.
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    Aug 22, 2010 11:37 PM GMT
    I got really into boarding last season up in Tahoe. I probably managed to go up for about 10 or 12 day trips and one 4 day long weekend. I can't wait for the winter again, although last year was apparently an El Nino year which is why it was so awesome up there; hopefully this year won't disappoint.

    So jealous of NZ; how was it? There's also a NY based group called Ski Bums that organizes a bunch of skiing/boarding trips each year. I really wanted to go on their trip to Chile next week, but couldn't take the time off work. icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 22, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Mil8 saidI tried it for a week in Bulgaria and spent most of the time on my ass. I think my longest ride without falling was about 200 feet. A friend of mine is a very good rider and he patiently coached me, but I was a lost cause. I love mountains, but I think I'll stick to hiking.


    Snowboarding is difficult to learn and enjoy on a short vacation trip. I lived a mile from a ski area in Colorado, so I got pretty good over the entire season.
  • vindog

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    Aug 22, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    maximumrisk saidI loved to go Snowboarding back in Austria. My problem is that I dont have so much snow here. Are there any good locations in the US for Snowboarding?



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    Aug 23, 2010 1:18 AM GMT
    I snowboard in winter, wakeboard in summer, good windsurfer, and am a beginner surfer. All require practice and patience. Go out west for the best powder. Snowboarding is similar to surfing if you have deep powder.
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    Aug 23, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    AHHH ALL THIS TALK OF SNOW IS MAKING ME SAD!!!!!! I miss the stuff! if only i lived near the stuff.... and some of you lived in Australia! then we'd be sweet! anyone here kitesurf??? I've always wanted to try snow kite! that'd be sick! icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    Hmmm...why do you need to ask if there are any "gay snowboarders" on a gay site? Is snowboarding perceived as a straight sport only?
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    Aug 23, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ saidHmmm...why do you need to ask if there are any "gay snowboarders" on a gay site? Is snowboarding perceived as a straight sport only?


    I love Snowboarding, it is one of my favorite sports. I wouldn't call it a straight sport, looking at the ski resorts, you mostly see younger people snowboarding and older people skiing. So I would call it a young persons sport.
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    Aug 23, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
    maximumrisk saidI loved to go Snowboarding back in Austria. My problem is that I dont have so much snow here. Are there any good locations in the US for Snowboarding?


    Colorado has by far the best mountains and conditions! Tons of fresh deep powder days! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
    russ1116 saidI'm an avid snowboarder, or within the last 2 years anyway! I used to ski, and since learning boarding I am addicted icon_smile.gif
    I've never meet any gay boarders so there may not be many icon_sad.gif
    I just got back from new zealand and it was epic! will def be doing that again next summer!
    I'm new on this forum and I would just like to meet the fellow boarders!


    Spent the first half of my life skiing, then the second half snowboarding. I dont know what Id do without a mountain to ride.

    Ive had offers for sponsorship, but never really had the time to do them.
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    snowboarder..

    Snowboarding is fun during gay ski week up in vancouver.

    Best mountains i've been to? Aside from the alps i had the most fun in killington on the eastcoast in vermont.

    And then ofcourse there's whistler icon_smile.gif

    I think im going to be one of the very few that doesn't like powder though. I'm a carver but i really dislike soft powder. Don't know why. It puts a huge strain on my legs for some reason.
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    Samm77 saidsnowboarder..

    Snowboarding is fun during gay ski week up in vancouver.

    Best mountains i've been to? Aside from the alps i had the most fun in killington on the eastcoast in vermont.

    And then ofcourse there's whistler icon_smile.gif

    I think im going to be one of the very few that doesn't like powder though. I'm a carver but i really dislike soft powder. Don't know why. It puts a huge strain on my legs for some reason.


    Powder is super tough to get used to at first. It is difficult to recover in it after a fall, but nothing beats powder! it's like gliding on a cloud! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 2:25 AM GMT
    Quite honestly i've been snowboarding since highschool. I'm now 33. I know saying that means jack to the topic but.. I won't do tricks anymore after breaking my wrist a few years ago.. I was stupid and it was my fault ;)

    I've only snowboarded powder 4 times. Is it safe to say that it's more like wakeboarding and waterboarding (never done either) where you lean more on the trailing leg than lean on front leg?

    Reason i ask is because i've always boarded with a little more weight on my front leg or more accurately.. I place more weight on my frontal leg to seem like my center of gravity is more parrellel with the grade of the slope. It makes it easier for when im carving so im just leaning most of the time.

    I've tried doing this when on powder and completely faceplanted several times. More times than needed to really hate powder with a seering hatred icon_biggrin.gif
  • Classyboy04

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    Aug 23, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    Love snowboarding when I can.Would be cool to find a hot guy to snowboard with me sometime. any takers from chicago or close to? LOL
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    Aug 23, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    im not an avid snowboarder and i usually rent my gear when i go, but my friends and i like to hit up Big Bear in the winter or Mammoth. Good friend of mine has a cabin up in big bear so we just go whenever we want icon_biggrin.gif Didnt go last year because i was constantly working but hopefully this year i can hit the slopes more
  • H2Oskier

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    Aug 23, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    Outboard is usually the end of April. This year it's in Crested Butte, CO. Never been there, but I heard it's a great mountain.
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    Aug 23, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    Samm77 saidQuite honestly i've been snowboarding since highschool. I'm now 33. I know saying that means jack to the topic but.. I won't do tricks anymore after breaking my wrist a few years ago.. I was stupid and it was my fault ;)

    I've only snowboarded powder 4 times. Is it safe to say that it's more like wakeboarding and waterboarding (never done either) where you lean more on the trailing leg than lean on front leg?

    Reason i ask is because i've always boarded with a little more weight on my front leg or more accurately.. I place more weight on my frontal leg to seem like my center of gravity is more parrellel with the grade of the slope. It makes it easier for when im carving so im just leaning most of the time.

    I've tried doing this when on powder and completely faceplanted several times. More times than needed to really hate powder with a seering hatred icon_biggrin.gif


    I know exactly what you mean, powder, when im not on a steep hill, sucks for me too. Putting more weight on the front of the board is how you're supposed to do it though. It keeps you from using your arms for turning and allows you to react faster. There's a certain point when you stop being intermediate and more advanced/expert when you stop using your upper body to turn and instead lean and actively lead with the front of your board so your back leg isnt controlling everything. That's at least how you can tell the difference between people who board for speed/racing and people who board for freestyle. Speed people are always show more finesse and control than freestyle people.
  • bryjeepguy

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    Aug 23, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    I have only boarded a coupled times, its a sport that I enjoyed the times I went but haven't done enough vacations and trips to really pick it up yet, but I wish I could.
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    Aug 23, 2010 4:21 AM GMT
    Snowboarder here as well. I recent moved from Vermont to Colorado for better snowboarding and mountain biking conditions. Getting a pass this year to hit up Vail and all their mountains. Psyched!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 23, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
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  • DrobUA

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    Aug 23, 2010 4:37 AM GMT
    I LOVE snowboarding. Unfortunately Arizona only has a small window of opportunity.