My name is Collin and I am a 19-year-old snowboarding from Kansas City Missouri. I know what you’re probably thinking. You can snowboard in Missouri? Yes! You can actually, believe it or not. There are a couple small ski areas in Missouri that are open a couple months out of the year during winter. I am up there as much as possible progressing my skills on my board in and out of the park, I am hoping to one day move out towards the mountains to pursue snowboarding as it is my one true passion in life.
How I Started Snowboarding
In 5th grade I went on a school field trip with my class and we all went up to my local ski area to ski for a day. Then the next year some of us got back together to go again but this time we all wanted to try snowboarding. Little did I know that that day would change my life forever. Half way through the day everyone except for my friend and I went back to skiing. My friend and I were having too much fun learning how to snowboard! Freshman year I got my first snowboard and season pass to my local hill. I was so excited for the season! After about a month or so of progressing my basic snowboarding skills, I discovered the “terrain park” with my friend. We were in love, it was just so thrilling watching other people grind on rails and do flips and spins off huge jumps. . It was a whole different world neither of us have ever seen before. My life was changed forever.
What Snowboarding Means to Me
Snowboarding to me is more than sliding on a board strapped down a mountain hucking youself off jumps and hoping you land back on your feet. Way more…. Too me snowboarding has been an escape. The slopes are the only place I’ve been able to go to and be my self and just be one with my board. The ski and snowboard community is amazing because it dosnt matter what race, gender, religion or what age you are everyone is welcomed. Everyone just vibes and works on their skills while having fun doing it. Whenever I would go through a rough patch, snowboarding would have my back and get my head out of the gutter and show me to aim for the sky.
What is SendLife?
I created SendLife to help connect snowboarders all around the globe with the best snowboard content out there and to introduce people to the thrilling world of freestyle winter sports. My mission is to help people get access to the best gear and content out there to help them on the slopes. To be able to stay at your peak performance you need reliable gear that will be there for you to help you kill it in and out of the park.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,