I really liked how you compared snowboarding to life. I totally agree with it being like life. I learned how to snowboard when I was 8 and ever since then I have gone every winter break. I also love that thrill you get when you are snowboarding. I really liked that part of your essay.
I like the part were you said snowboarding is like life.
I like that you used snowboarding to equalize to life. The people here that skate might think the same, for all I know.