I know, this is another very random blog people may wonder how I thought about this and why I'm discussing it.
I just had a talk with one of my CAG friends recently on AIM, who happens to not live very far from me about purchasing some snowboard gear. I asked about whether there may be snowboarding mountains in my area. He mentioned a few and I honestly never heard about them. We talked about possibly going sometime.
I have never snowboarded once in my life. I use to live in an extremely flat state which lacked any mountains to snowboard, unless I drove way up north possibly (or went elsewhere). Despite never snowboarding, I always really liked snowboarding video games and watching snowboarding on TV a lot. I honestly always wanted to try snowboarding REALLY badly most of my life but never did it (partially because I never lived near a place I could do it). Now that I do, I'm really thinking about giving it a shot. Only kind of winter activities I ever did in my life was cross country skiing (went down a small hill, but that was back when I was 11 years old) and tobogganing.
When I snowboard, there are just a few things I'll have to do before hand. I'll probably need a jacket for it, along with snowboard, hat, and other things. I honestly don't expect the gear to be cheap, but I honestly don't care about spending some money since trying it has been one of my biggest dreams in life. I honestly expect to fall a lot. I've kind of done some wake boarding/water skiing and it wasn't pretty. I only plan to try like a bunny hill. Only other kind of extreme style sport I've done is a little mountain biking. At first I did horrible, but second time I did much better willing to try most anything. If anyone has any tips on snowboarding, I'd be very happy to hear them. Hopefully if I can make a trip to go snowboarding, I'll blog about the experience.
Snowboarding is really the other extreme sport I really care about getting into after mountain biking. I find surfing really cool, but I honestly don't think I can do it (I honestly can't swim too well, lol. Not like I can't do it, just not great at it). I find skateboarding cool and wish I could be good at it, but never really tried out. Skateboarding just didn't have the same appeal as snowboarding did to me on TV.
Anyway, I'm going to make snowboarding one of my goals to do in the near future along with new things to try. I'm going to think of other new things to try which get me out of the norm of playing video games, watching anime, watching basketball/football games, browsing the internet, working on electronics/programming, etc.
Only three concerns I have about snowboarding are I might break some bone in my body although I never have in my life (oh well, sometimes I gotta live life on the edge). I remember on Rocket Power when Otto Rocket broke his leg snowboarding. My next concern is that I'm not as fit as I use to be due to staying in and playing a lot of games (I gained just a little weight recently). I gotta get more fit soon, but that's not a big problem. My last small concern is that I wear glasses (most of the time) and don't have contacts yet. I should be able to see good enough without them, but things can blur from all distances (due to the condition I have) and I do get headaches leaving them off. But if I can go a week without them (while being replaced once), I should be all right.
Anyone on CAG snowboard?