Is Mountainboarding A Young Man's Sport?

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Is Mountainboarding A Young Man's/Womans Sport?

Yes
16
18%
No
53
58%
it's more of a little poof's sport
9
10%
adult diapers make great buttpads
13
14%
 
Total votes: 91

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Is Mountainboarding A Young Man's Sport?

Post by walkabout » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:47 am

See the title. I'm turning 45 and just starting out. Complete Newb that has NEVER stepped foot on one of these beasts.

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Post by Redwall » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:52 am

Definitely not. Get stuck in Pops.

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Post by McCarver » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:57 am

Not according to these guys :D
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Post by McCarver » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:00 am

And according to this poll nearly 10% of our posting body is over the age of 40
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Post by McCarver » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:04 am

Do you have any kind of board riding experience wallkabout? surf, skate, or snow?
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Is Mountainboarding A Young Man's Sport?

Post by walkabout » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:06 am

Years ago when I was 10 or 12 I rode a skateboard some. But due to my upbringing was not allowed to go out on my own so I never got the chance to really do anything so I gave it up.

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Post by McCarver » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:11 am

Bummer that you didnt get to do what you want, but now you are at the age where you can buy/do/ride whatever you want and theres no time like the present to try something new and start having fun. I'd just advise starting on really mellow terrain to work out any balance issues you might have. You definately arent the first guy on here who got a late start in the whole board riding craze :p
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Post by Jasper » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:40 am

get yourself riding, age, inability and injury are no excuse, injurys can be over come, and age just means you get up the hills a bit slower :p
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Post by Ian@KentATB » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:29 pm

It feels like it probably should be a young man's sport, and you may get some funny looks from your colleagues on a Monday morning when you tell them how you spent your weekend. But hey fuck it , who cares. Kent ATB has a rider in his forty's and another that is 52. I myself am 33 and dont think I will ever grow up.

There seems to be two sorts of mountainboarders, The younger riders which hit skate parks etc then the older crew who go out freeriding. This seems to me more to do with holding a driving licence more than anything.

The above might all be a sweeping generalization or utter bull shit.
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Post by leapb4ulook » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:53 pm

KentATB wrote:There seems to be two sorts of mountainboarders, The younger riders which hit skate parks etc then the older crew who go out freeriding. This seems to me more to do with holding a driving licence more than anything.

The above might all be a sweeping generalization or utter bull shit.

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Post by Ian@KentATB » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:38 pm

IMHO it makes a degree of sense to to the UK scene. ;)
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Post by Alan_RTH » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:08 am

I think it less to do with a driving licence and more to do with your old bones not being able to handle the airtime!! :eek:

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Post by McCarver » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:06 am

hope the author doesnt mind the addition of the poll, just wanted to spice up the poll a bit :p
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Post by Alan_RTH » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:55 am

How can you spice a poll up with a poll? or is it some kind of super double poll?

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Post by BryceAZ » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:58 am

No one wants a double poll. :D

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Post by Ian@KentATB » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:19 pm

Alan_RTH wrote:I think it less to do with a driving licence and more to do with your old bones not being able to handle the airtime!! :eek:


This could also be true.
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Post by McCarver » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:31 pm

i was double polled once, I prefer not to discuss it. As for this thread goes it originally had no poll.
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Post by BgSurfer » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:15 pm

walkabout wrote:See the title. I'm turning 45 and just starting out. Complete Newb that has NEVER stepped foot on one of these beasts.

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45? :rolleyes:

You still have almost 13 years to catch up and start ripping. ;) :D
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Post by McCarver » Sat May 01, 2010 8:19 pm

im going to have to try that adult diaper thing, seems to be pretty popular
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Post by Rich Sykes » Mon May 03, 2010 5:58 am

Dude I'm 33 I been ridin 7yrs. Now all 3 of my kids ride too.
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