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02-14-2014 07:27 PM
Oldman I did not get on skis until I was almost 30. Never got comfortable on them. Someone would say "Want to go skiing?" and my reaction would be meh, take it or leave it.

Went to the bunny hill 4.5 years ago with a rental board and joined the group lesson. Never looked back and just got back from the hill this evening after day #21 on the hill this season.

When I found out that my bindings on my skis were so old that the technicians would no longer tune them, they did their final run to the end of the driveway on garbage day.

Damn I love to ride......
02-14-2014 03:28 PM
snowman55 I still ski once in a while. When i have a need for speed, I'll get my skis out. I can go alot faster on skis. I'll bomb steep runs on skis that I won't even attempt on my board.

I can do more things on the board though (freeride, butter around, park etc). I have more fun on the board overall.
02-14-2014 02:48 PM
SnowDogWax Skied twice in my life the second time skiing saw my two kids on snowboards. Bought myself and both kids snowboards never skied again.
02-14-2014 02:46 PM
koi
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Originally Posted by t21 View Post
I only ski when I'm with my grandsons,
It still cracks me up when I hear snowboarders say this or something like this. I love it when I see some old dude riding a board on the mountain.

It still shocks me that I am close to 15 years on a board...getting old.
02-14-2014 01:55 PM
leesamgentry As someone who didn't learn either skiing or snowboarding until I was past my 30s, I can say I much prefer snowboarding. It seems more natural since I grew up around skate boarding in the 70s, and doesn't hurt my shins so much. It's also a pain to move around in skis when you are not skiing. My boys both snowboard, but my youngest started out on skis at first because he wasn't old enough for snowboard classes. He didn't even want to go to the mountain this year until I told him he could switch to snowboarding. My husband skis and won't ever be on a snowboard again. He is one of those "don't like to be strapped in" people.

I suppose it just comes down to preference.
02-13-2014 02:21 PM
JamesX Like many I started with Skiing. It is just too relaxed for me. I don't think I will ever go back.
02-13-2014 02:12 PM
Gigglinpig I have been snowboarding for 5 years now, and started skiing last year. I enjoy both. For now, I do snowboarding in powder, and improve my skiing, take ski lessons when its sunny and hard packed. I am taking lessons on skiing moguls -can already do it on a board- and powder eventually. It's nice to be able to do both.

I started skiing because my g/f is a skier who loves moguls, and the mountain that we usually go to (Wolf Creek, CO) has a lot of flat parts that are brutal on a snowboard, and almost impossible on a powder day.
02-13-2014 10:20 AM
d2cycles I started skiing in 1979 and skied a lot from then until 1989. I first started snowboarding in 1987 and mixed it up with skiing from 87-89. I bought my first snowboard in 1989 and have been mostly snowboarding since then. I still have my 80s Rossi skis that I break out once a year or so. Skiing is fun....snowboarding is fun x 10. Not much of a choice in my mind.

My twin boys started skiing at 4. They both wanted to try snowboarding so at 9 they took lessons and each got a board. 3 years later and they haven't tried skis since. I keep offering skis and they always pick the snowboard.
02-13-2014 09:53 AM
speedjason I would probably put on skis once awhile just for shits and giggles. learned on skis just never really liked it somehow.
02-13-2014 09:23 AM
cbrenthus I learned to ski in '86 when I was 8 years old. First snowboarded in '90. The first weekend I switched back to skis after a few runs on both days, but then 2 weeks later I came back, was able to do it, and never put on skis again.
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