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04-24-2009 11:23 AM
killclimbz Use whatever boots and bindings you want to. For a crash course, check out
04-24-2009 11:18 AM
Enigmatic So when it comes to split boarding, do you still use regular snowboard boots? what are the bindings like? do they work both ways?...can I get a crash course on splitboarding?

Haha cause I have an old 159 Burton Indie that I wouldn't mind cutting in half.
04-24-2009 11:02 AM
beggionahorseho I have experience on both side´s i was a preety advansed skier last year doing some nice trick´s. now I am a snowboarder. to start with it is easy to start on a snowboard(skidded turns etc) but going advanced curving and big tricks are harder than on skis(im in a hurry) and I think snowboarding is more fun
04-24-2009 09:16 AM
kri$han I found skiing ot be SUPER easy... did it as a kid, and I had no desire to learn to snowboard, cuz our family ski trips were rare (once maybe twice a season). Someone mentioned Rollerblading - yeha, if you cna do that, skiing with come really easily.

I enjoy snowboarding more, cuz I find it more challenging... plus all the cool tricks and stuff there is to learn makes it more interesting. I'm confident that I will never master snowboarding because there is a TON of different stuff to try and learn on a board. With skis, its just practicing your turns over and over and over... although I do miss mogul runs on skis, that was good times.... but I can do moguls on my board, so fuck skiis :P

I didn't have a hard time learning to board either, I was carving on my FIRST DAY!.. (kinda like rear-foot-steer carving, but still!!! linking turns! from day one....)
04-24-2009 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Seedy J View Post
What kind of conditions would force you to ski down?
Think long rolling nearly flat outs in the backcountry. I most commonly run into this on hut trips. Usually the trail in to the hut isn't very steep and climbs gradually over miles. So on the way back, even on skis you tend to have to pole your way out. It's pretty easy skiing, but you still need to have some background there. In all it's just another technique that is good to have in your bag of tricks. I suck at skiing btw. Need to practice it more with my split skis.
04-23-2009 11:07 PM
Seedy J
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
If you need to ski down, it will make a huge difference.
What kind of conditions would force you to ski down?
04-23-2009 05:44 PM
Gnarly As someone that's skied and snowboarded, IMHO, it's easier to learn to ski. 1st day skiing, I could get down a green run decently. 1st day snowboarding, you couldn't have paid me a million dollars to make it down a green run without falling every 20 feet. Maybe it was just that I grew up skiing, but the idea of having both my feet strapped onto a single plank of "wood" felt very weird.

With that said, once I got the hang of snowboarding, it was much easier to progress up till it came time to enter the park. It's tough to get from snowplowing to making good parallel turns on skis. Sure, everyone can make 1/2 assed parallel turns...But to get really good at it, it takes a lot of practice. I could link S carves (actual carves...not scarving) my 3rd time on a snowboard and look pretty decent doing it.

But in the park is where I think that skiers have the biggest advantage. They have 2 sticks strapped to their feet to allow them to balance better on rails/boxes and they have poles to help get the power to get those rotations. I've seen videos of skiers doing Quad backflip 1080's and landing em, and seen vids of skiers landing 1800's (5 complete rotations). Find me 1 snowboarder that can do either of those and land it...

So to sum up
Skiing - easier to learn
Snowboarding - easier to progress in freeride skills quickly
Skiing - easier to get good in the park
Snowboarding - better for deep powder
04-23-2009 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
Skier PRs, Boarder PRs or both? 95% for me. Too much good natural terrain to exploit.
Frankly i dont care what they are riding i just hate people who have attitudes that can be compared to large male genitalia. and I agree

Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
More like if it was fun it would be called snowboarding...
Tada you win

Originally Posted by Method View Post
Meh every scene has its own style, I still like going into the park. It's just fun to dork around in there on features, specially when the snow sucks.
I dont have anything against park, its just that if there are dicks in the park you have to share the run with them. If there are dicks on the big mountain runs then you can go far far away. I like to mess around in the park too when the snow sucks but no time else

What sucks about the park is that its the same goddamn thing over and over and over while natural stuff you can pick different lines every time
04-23-2009 08:07 AM
Originally Posted by Grizz View Post
Hey now, according to K2, "if it was easy it would be called snowboarding".
More like if it was fun it would be called snowboarding...
04-22-2009 07:59 PM
Originally Posted by stoepstyle View Post
I like boarding its cool and I dont really feel like starting all over. I also feel resentment towards park rats with their gangster shit. I stay out of the park 90% of the time.

The end

Meh every scene has its own style, I still like going into the park. It's just fun to dork around in there on features, specially when the snow sucks.
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