(Closed) Any snowboarding bees?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I love love snowboarding! I just got into it last year and I’m hooked! I used to ski and really sucked at it then I tried snowboarding and it felt so much easier and more natural for me and I was doing double black runs on my second snowboarding trip.

I just moved to Australia from Canada and I’m sooooo missing it this season!!

Give it a try for sure!

ETA: haha after I posted I realized my avatar is from a boarding trip.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I actually used to do boardercross! I live too far from the mountain now though to do that, but I still get up there as much as I can!

I live just outside of Portland (oregon) and we have Mt Hood here which is where the Olympic ski team practices. Skiing and snowboarding year round! It would be wrong of me not to board and living next to one of the best spots in the country. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s a great time! Definitely give it a shot ๐Ÿ™‚ Make sure you wear goggles too. Some people think they’re just “extra”…definitely not! Also, make sure you relax. The more you relax and bend your knees, the easier it’ll be to carve and get successfuly down the mountain.

Have fun! I absolutely love snowboarding <3

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

@roweboat:  Give it a try- it’s not for everyone but you wont know unless you try. But do get some protection for your tailbone and wrists. it will make the falling whilst you learn a lot more comfortable.

 

@islandlily84:  Bu don’t forget you can just jump ove to Japan for some serious powder and NZ usually has pretty good snow as well. All very cheap to  get to from Oz. With the Japan and NZ/Aussie season being opposite you can have snow all year.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love to snowboard! Don’t be scared – just know your limits and don’t go down any hills/runs that you’re not ready for! ๐Ÿ™‚

And yes, your butt will be sore after the first day, but it definitely gets easier in a hurry!

Post # 7
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207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My hubby loves snow boarding as well.  I have a board also but haven’t been in a couple of years.  Not very good places out here to go to. 

 

Here is a pic from my 3rd time every snowboarding (we took a trip out to Lake Tahoe!)

 

Post # 8
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Newbee

Yes! I am both a snowboarder and skier. I first started snowboarding when I was 10 years old and skiing when I was 15 years old. Snowboarding is a lot of fun, but the only thing I really dislike about it is when you fall, it really hurts your ankles, and if you’re on a very steep slope it is hard to get back up again. I prefer skiing because I feel like I have a lot more control (easier to stop/control speeds), but that’s just me. Definitely try out snowboarding though, it’s awesome and a great experience!

Post # 10
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@j_jaye:  we are actually planning to check out Japan around this time next year! I can’t friggen wait!!!

@roweboat:  I think it really just is a personal thing. I tried skiing first and I could do it but just never got good or felt comfortable on skiis and I did skiing every season. I jumped on a snowboard and felt so much better and blew my skiing ability out the window! I can’t believe I wasted all those years skiing. I just never had anyone to show me snowboarding until my SO came along ๐Ÿ™‚ I agree with you about having something you can do together ๐Ÿ™‚

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