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Old 29-10-07, 09:34 PM   #16
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hmm, thats interesting. i do see a lot of teens snowboarding, but i am also a die-hard skier, and i just turned 18 this summer. i see a lot of kids doin both, so i think it is probably half/half but there is an increased amount of snowboarders than there used to be, according to the staff people. i think its becoming popular again
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Old 23-09-08, 07:13 PM   #17
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15 year old skiers (sum unus). Rare, but typically not as boneheaded as a lot of same age snowboarders I see.
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Old 30-09-08, 01:18 AM   #18
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Yeah the kids don't know any fear . and i don't think there will be much 60+ boarders over 50 years.
lol my buddies grandfather started snowboarding about 10 years ago and loves it. Kinda cool seeing a 70 year old ripping hard lines on a board. Kinda scared that he's gonna break his hip if he falls though.
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Old 30-09-08, 09:29 AM   #19
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I can see him now: hey there whippersnappers, out of my!
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Lol, you'd think that but, he wears baggy pants(always has because he can never find his belt) and he swears like a trucker. Kinda cool doing shots with him at mid too.
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Old 01-10-08, 09:47 AM   #21
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That must be hillarious.
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It's a riot!!!! Sucky part is he's starting to develop Alseimers<---spelled wrong, some times he doesn't remember who anyone is but he can still rip down the mountain with no recollection of anything. I hope I'm lucky enough to be able to ski after loosing my mind.
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Old 01-10-08, 09:28 PM   #23
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That is sad, but I am already well on my way to my section eight.
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It is definitely sad but I have to admire the man for still doing what he loves.
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Old 02-10-08, 09:30 AM   #25
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No wonder he says things like hurry up, he is running out of time.
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I had a women in her 70s go past me on a snowboard in Italy once. It's great to know that I can still be out there in powder days in 40 years.
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Old 04-10-08, 03:22 AM   #27
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An old woman on a snow board, strange.
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Old 04-10-08, 03:36 AM   #28
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The average age of snowboarders today is 23 yrs. Those boaders 13-17 yrs old make up 30% of boarders, the largest group is 18-24, making up 46% of boarders.

If it weren't for snowboarding many of the resorts we enjoy today wouldn't be in business. During the early 90's the cost of skiing and popularity wained to the point where many hills (at least up here in Canada) were facing financial crisis.

Good business recognized the ka-ching factor in catering to this new "fad" and over time resorts began to welcome the boarders and change hill layouts to accomodate snowboarding.

It may be that the younger age group (be it boarding or skiing) are more visible simply because they have a higher disposable income, or their parents do

Whatever the demographics, at least we know we can ski or board well into retirement.
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Old 04-10-08, 12:04 PM   #29
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On hardpack, snowboarders are scary. You can hear a fast one for about two second in advance like a huge scraperlike sound. That means out of the way. What percentage of 15 year olds ski?
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On hardpack, snowboarders are scary. You can hear a fast one for about two second in advance like a huge scraperlike sound. That means out of the way. What percentage of 15 year olds ski?
Unfortunately, the reports I read didn't delve into specific ages beyond the 13-17 grouping. That being said it'd be safe to say 15 year olds are part of the second largest boarding group.

That scraping sound coming up behind you can be scary especially if the person behind you isn't familiar with the skier's code. The otherhalf has had a couple of wipe outs from skiers and boarders coming up behind him and taking him out. In all fairness, boarders do have a blind spot so they may not have seen him.
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