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Old 11-18-2009, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can Snowboard Video Game (w/ Interactive Snowboard) Help Practice?

Hello!

I took one day-long snowboard lesson last year (fell a lot and realize I need more practice) and cannot wait to hit the slopes this year.

Someone had posted a question about snowboard video games (hand-held) helping her learn snowboarding, but I was wondering...
What about video games with interactive snowboards (for example, Amazon.com: snowboard video game: Kitchen & Dining... decided to look into this when I saw Tony Hawk's Ride advertised)?

So, has anyone experienced an interactive snowboarding video game that seems realistic and would help improve form, learning curve, etc.? I would rather fall on my ass a bunch of times on the slopes rather than mess up the little form I have playing a video game, but would love the experience and practice snowboarding if there is something out there that accurately represents the experience.

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Old 11-18-2009, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No more than playing Guitar Hero will make you a better guitarist, or CoD will improve your marksmanship. The controllers simulate the movements, but in a way that doesn't translate back to the real thing. For one very important thing, the controller isn't moving downhill. I'm not sure if it would mess up your form, but it certainly wouldn't help.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure just learning from experience on the real slopes will help you improve, not video games. In video games all you use are your hands and basically your head. It's different when you're actually riding.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i really dont like baggin on threads but SERIOUSLY dude this is a complete waste of a thread
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure just learning from experience on the real slopes will help you improve, not video games. In video games all you use are your hands and basically your head. It's different when you're actually riding.

As much as I love snowboarding games I agree with this as well. NO game can make you better at it, The only thing I can say you might compare the difficulty of both, which both take PRACTICE to learn over time, and that's where it ends. Gaming with a controller and using your head is definitely not the same as being strapped to board and using your body. IF and I do say IF, there is ever holographic games in the future or VR simulators it could get close, but no boarding sport for a game (skate,surf and snowboard) can help you do it better. ONLY experience and practice are the foundation to them all

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Old 11-19-2009, 10:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah. Don't know what I was thinking. Pretty stupid question.

I just can't wait to get back out there and improve my form!!

Thanks all!!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I clicked on the link and looked at what you were talking about. Sitting in a chair playing video game certainly wont do anything. This thing however is at least a balance board. While I doubt it will be of any benefit in learning to actually control a snowboard, it does at least provide some core muscle training in a similar movement. That in itself is not a bad thing.
same here...I find that if u do balance training aka core training it will help u greatly and all u need is ur board if that and a yoga ball
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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nah, that won't help you... i mean as wolf said at least it's a balance board, but i used to have one that i used with my tony hawk games, it's a total piece of junk, i think i used it like twice.
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Old 12-05-2009, 06:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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it shouldnt be considered even close to real practice
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it shouldnt be considered even close to real practice
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