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campfortune 12-27-2010 12:28 AM

What am I thinking? snowboarding + skiing?
I snowboarded one time and then skied a few times....and then I saw snowboard on sale and I brought the boarding equipment. I sticked with snowboarding for a few years now. I am very comfortable with freeriding now, but too chicken to try freestlye...maybe being a bit older I guess...

Since freeriding is not a challege for me now, so getting a bit bored and wanting new chanllenge. I remember it was much easier for me to learn to ski than snowboarding. I brought a night lift pass. so I am thinking doing both it realistic for me to do so? is it possible I like both equally? I haven't skied for a few year now. I saw ski half price today:( so I can't help brought myself a pair of Volkl Viento ski:( ($299 with binding)am I just wasting my money?

any thought?

PanHandler 12-27-2010 12:32 AM

do whatever lets you have fun.

how is freeriding not a challenge? unless you go to the same spot every single time i cant see it getting boring.

gjsnowboarder 12-27-2010 09:18 AM

No, you are not just wasting your money. There are some aspects of skiing that can help improve your riding. It is all about having fun on the slope.

wrathfuldeity 12-27-2010 10:05 AM

Go for it...I'm in the same boat but too chicken and even have a set of reasonably good ski stuff sitting in the basement. My daughter rode for 7-8 years, switched to skiing last year...loved it...picked it up really fast...bombing, boxes, rails, switch, 40 ft jumps, 3 and 5 and backflips the first year medical insurance. She's a ski instructor this year...btw she is dying to get me out on skis..."dad, I'm a professional ski instructor." Well, I have committed myself to some soft spring day. Yesterday was the first time this year she rode her board 1/2 day...she sucked...tomahawked a couple times on some steeps...which would have never happened 2 years ago.

john doe 12-27-2010 11:29 AM

They're two different sports. No body would look at you weird for snowboarding and playing basketball. I've got a pair of ski boots sitting in my closet and you better believe I'm busting them out if I ever find a great deal on some twin tip skis. My friend has skateboarded and rollerbladed for the past 15 years. If he can do that your fine.

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