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    Oldest Hardbooter in America?

    My dad -- he's 75 and raced at USASA Nationals this year!
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    That's cool. In 30 years I'll be that old. I'll be psyched if I can still walk, let alone ride.

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    He's got me beat by 12 1/2 years! I hope I'm still riding then.

    That is SO COOL!!


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    Looks like he's having a blast too...truly enjoying life
    Congrats to your dad!
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    I have 21 years to go to meet that

    Maybe then my kids will be wealthy and can afford to send old Dad on a world carving tour...Europe, Japan, Chile, etc. Am taking Bryan Sutherland and Big Mario with me. Carving in the daytime...seniors' strip clubs at night. Geritol shots for everyone! **shudder**
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    Quote Originally Posted by shintowin View Post
    My dad -- he's 75 and raced at USASA Nationals this year!
    Was your Dad at SES a couple years ago? I forgot his name but there was an alpine rider in his late 70s , early 80s maybe ??? AWESOME!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowSpeedster View Post
    Maybe then my kids will be wealhty and can afford to send old Dad on a world carving tour...Europe, Japan, Chile, etc. Am taking Sutherland and Big Mario with me. Carving in the daytime...seniors' strip clubs at night. Geritol shots for everyone! **shudder**
    Packed and ready to go!!! Well not quite, need to get past the latest boo-boo. But then I will be
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    I met a 65 years old rider the past winter and I was saying to myself : wow, I've got around 21 years of carving in front of me ... now I can have 31 years of carving in front of me.

    Instead of doing like a lot of Quebec senior people who goes in Florida during winter for the warm temperature (and no snow). I'll be hitting mountains with smooth snow instead of the icy hardpack we have here. I would not fell on ice at 70.
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    The last sentence should be read : I would not like to fell on ice at 70.
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    At 50....

    ...I feel like a young pup compared to you 'masters'. Congrats to your Dad, Shintowin!!! This gives me hope that I can keep riding and carving for a few more years.

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    Dude - that totally kicks ass! I hope to have many, many years of carving ahead of me.
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    Congrats to your Pops! I just woke up, and as I was looking at this picture, I thought... OMG-- those two riders are going to collide, as I failed to realize it was two different pics! hahahah. that's the course setter in me!
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    USASA Age Group

    I have contacted USASA to see if they are willing to consider adding a new age group for 70+ racers (at 75 my dad is racing against competitiors as young as 60) but they haven't answered any of my emails. Anyone have any good contact info for the folks at USASA other than the ineffectual email address? Do they go away for the summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surf Quebec View Post
    The last sentence should be read : I would not like to fell on ice at 70.
    I would not like to fall on ice at 50!!

    I hope I am still riding at 70!!

    It is a real honor to ride (ski or snowboard) with guys in their 70s and 80s.

    They give me hope, I look to them for wisdom and inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shintowin View Post
    I have contacted USASA to see if they are willing to consider adding a new age group for 70+ racers (at 75 my dad is racing against competitiors as young as 60) but they haven't answered any of my emails. Anyone have any good contact info for the folks at USASA other than the ineffectual email address? Do they go away for the summer?
    I am your dad's series director (Massachusetts) and a member of the executive board. Your dad was the oldset competitor by a long shot, and one of 5 in the age group at nationals, and in all regions. there really is no need to add another age group. Sorry. We did make sure that he got special recognition...Guys like Dick are the soul of the sport!
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    Not sure about the logic...

    ...you (they - USASA) have several age categories (including a Methuselah class for women) that are recognized by the USASA that have are no competitors in them at all. It would also be nice to get a reply from USASA, even if they decide to reject my request.

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    where did you send your request? series director? board member? message board? riders rep? let me know and I will try to track it down. Also, when did you send it? we have had just one board meeting since nationals. With only one full time employee (and 2 part-timers), unfortunately not every every email gets immediate attention.
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    Age groups

    It would be nice to add another age group. Although only 62 I've already reached the highest age group in USASA. Because of time constraints (I work seven days a week in the winter) and the fact that I'm also a ski racer, I don't have the opportunity to compete in both USASA and NASTAR. With the latter, I'll have age group breakdowns up into my nineties (when I hope to still be racing on the board and skis).


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    He's the head of a hardbooting family...

    ...with a rather outdated photo of the Cole Bros. Racing Team. Priors sure have come a long way (two Prior WCRs on the left, Nidecker GS and Burton Alp).
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    very cool pic. I'm impressed. Wish everyone long years of carving and I'm looking forward to it.
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    Thumbs up Into Carving...

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    very cool pic. I'm impressed. Wish everyone long years of carving and I'm looking forward to it.
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    [quote=CarvingScooby;275983]Practising, practising and determination!

    my words

    Don't forget to have FUN .

    Never will !!!!!!!!!!!!!!With pain or not I'm going to.

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    Carl Manus

    He doesn't race, but Carl still gets after it. He does still hardboot but he has been teaching so much the last couple years that he is on softies a lot.

    This is Carl from a couple years ago. I think he will be 79 this year.

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    And from the pic , I see that he is not even using step-in !
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    Quote Originally Posted by mykcuz View Post
    kinda sad that you corrected someone and posted this. not hating just funny. lets see how fall would fit in this sentence.
    hey cuz he corrected himself for clarification.

    pretty sure english is not his native language and tenses and inflections aren't always easy.

    I for one love to see our friends to the North posting up on here whether the English is 100% correct or not.

    Surf Quebec - fell would be the past tense of the verb fall. I wish my french were better but it's been too long. Which ever way you want to say, you damn sure don't want to hit the hard snow at 70 yrs old.
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    ....just dont let it intimidate you..... long boards with big scr's smell fear and will hand you your ass if you let them.

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    Oldest hardbooter in the US still at it in 2012 at almost 78 years young!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shintowin View Post
    Oldest hardbooter in the US still at it in 2012 at almost 78 years young!

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    Looking good!! Amazing!!

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    That is so very cool! He probably turns a lot of heads when people actually realize he is almost 78 and still carving. Then factor in the fact that there aren't many snowboarders that age that still ride. Amazing!
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    Shin,

    Glad to see your dad is still at it, not only carving but still racing! Tell him I said Hi.

    His style is very similar to KarverKai at 70yrs younger in his "second run in hardboots" vid. Looks good on your dad.

    Ink

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    Hopefully alpine board discipline will be alive 46 years later...

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