Yeah, I am the age of the typical dickhead snowboarder. In my neck of the woods, the two most common stereotypes are:FTFY. While not all snowboarders are dicks, the activity does attract more than its fair share.
:lol:FTFY. While not all snowboarders are dicks, the activity does attract more than its fair share.
Yeah, any group of people will always have its fair share of douchebags. Definitely a fact of life that everyone should know.PS Some skiers are dicks too I know, but this is a matter of percentages.
I tried snowboarding but it just isn't my thing. A friend of mine described it as "being duct-taped to a chair and pushed down a mountain". :lol:I have been snowboarding once and it was an unmitigated disaster. All the other times I've gone to the snow I went skiing, the last time before this year being about 10 years ago. I managed to pick it up reasonably quickly and after a few lessons can now do parallel turns. Hoping my family goes to the snow this winter so I can do it again!
Daytrip to Alpine Valley? FG.com meet up there?The first time I skied I was eight years old. My mother took me to Devils Head Resort, and by the end of the day I was parallel turning, in other words I was and am a natural. I do not get to brag about athletic talents much, but I am blessed to have perfect balance, so skiing was natural for me. By the time I was 17, I had won many trophies, was setting the pace time for the NASTAR course at my local hill, a ski instructor and was invited to join USSA.
I should have.
I could have.
I would have.
I could have gone on to possibly being an Olympic participant. But I didn't.
I would love to do it now, but it is still expensive. My mother has skied all over Europe, and regularly goes out West 3-4 times a season. Right now I am very far away from anything remotly called a ski hill.