I'm Richard, I am 73 years old and retired. I was part owner of a financial product development company. I’ve been a snowboarder for 25 years and I go on at least one big mountain snowboard trip every winter. My main passion in life is my family of wife, three daughters, their partners, and nine grandchildren.
I work out several times a week in the gym in a constant battle to minimize the impact of aging. I am also a passionate snowboarder, and about 20 years ago I did my level 2 snowboard instructor exam. As I mentioned before, I go on a big mountain snowboarding trip every winter. I also ride my bike regularly and wake surf, so you could say I am a pretty active guy.
I like to go out riding when it is relatively calm outside, but I am looking forward to being able to handle swells in the future. We get some nice waves from various wake surf boats that come by our cottage and it would be fun to try some new tricks on the waves. I like to go out riding when the water is normally between 22-24 degrees Celsius, so preferably not that cold.
I have the RÄVIK 3 board, with 2 XR batteries.
My favorite riding mode is the Sport mode. I have tried the extreme and hit the water pretty hard so I dialed it back to the Sport mode for now. I started to go riding without the foot straps, which I love. But to be able to carve better, I put on the straps and now I only ride with the straps, until I can master a carving turn.
My favorite sessions are my solo sessions for sure.
So far the best stuff is all the falling that I’ve done as I try to carve harder. The funny stuff is the weird looks I get as I zip past boats on the lake.