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Old 11-07-2010, 12:05 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I guess this is probably a stupid question, but I don't know the answer so I will ask...Do you have to know how to ski to split board? How hard is it to learn to split board?
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:15 PM   #32 (permalink)
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that's actually a good point
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:16 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Ky, when you are actually riding it's a snowboard, so you don't need to know have to downhill ski. However you do need to know how to skin, which is basically walking with ski's on. You would also need to know how to maneuver the ski's on their edges, incase you are going up a really steep slope and have to side-step or you are on glacial terrain.

These things are easy enough to learn with a little practice. If you are a good snowboarder, picking up downhill skiing is actually really easy. I tried skiing for the first time last year and was going down black diamonds at the end of the first day. While the sports are completely different, many elements are the same for example, like understanding snow conditions, knowing how your edges respond, committing to your turns etc...
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Old 11-07-2010, 12:23 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Ky, when you are actually riding it's a snowboard, so you don't need to know have to downhill ski. However you do need to know how to skin, which is basically walking with ski's on. You would also need to know how to maneuver the ski's on their edges, incase you are going up a really steep slope and have to side-step or you are on glacial terrain.

These things are easy enough to learn with a little practice. If you are a good snowboarder, picking up downhill skiing is actually really easy. I tried skiing for the first time last year and was going down black diamonds at the end of the first day. While the sports are completely different, many elements are the same for example, like understanding snow conditions, knowing how your edges respond, committing to your turns etc...
Cool, I understood that you "skied" up and snowboard down, but just wasn't too sure how hard the ski up part was to pick up. Are you feet positioned on the split board (when together) the same way they are on a snowboard or are they position forward like on skies?
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or are they position forward like on skies?
That would be AWESOME... to watch someone else try to do!

Nah, they're positioned like on a normal board.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:08 PM   #36 (permalink)
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That would be AWESOME... to watch someone else try to do!

Nah, they're positioned like on a normal board.
Cool. I have seen people at the fake ski resort going down what looks to be snowboard but they have poles and there feet are forward, I thought they might be on split board, but I guess not. Not sure what type of snow sport it is, but I like my feet being perpendicular to the board better anyways...

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Old 11-07-2010, 01:14 PM   #37 (permalink)
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That's a monoski..

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Old 11-07-2010, 01:47 PM   #38 (permalink)
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That's a monoski..

Awesome, that is what I saw, I never got a close enough look at it to tell that it was one solid board.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:57 PM   #39 (permalink)
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While skinning at Alta yesterday there were some slight down hills in which I picked up speed. I just pretended I was a tele skier and lifted the hill in order to turn and slow down.
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Are his legs strapped together? Ive seen people on those at the hill before but I never noticed strapping the legs together. I suppose that is just because I try not to look at them too closely for fear of it rubbing off on me.
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