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Old 03-24-2010, 11:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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prolly like a 7.25 to 7.5 width? ... the fun thing about a skateboard to me is not catching an edge. lol
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This may sound retarded but, I'm very at ease with snowboarding regular (freeride/jumps/rails) Basically I do everything regular.

I tried skateboarding for the 1st time today, and I feel much more balanced riding goofy. Regular on a skateboard for me looks kinda sad. My buddy told me it was rare to see ppl switch sides when they either snow/skateboard.

Is this true? Why am I not able to stick to the same side :P ?
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This may sound retarded but, I'm very at ease with snowboarding regular (freeride/jumps/rails) Basically I do everything regular.

I tried skateboarding for the 1st time today, and I feel much more balanced riding goofy. Regular on a skateboard for me looks kinda sad. My buddy told me it was rare to see ppl switch sides when they either snow/skateboard.

Is this true? Why am I not able to stick to the same side :P ?
Yeah. That is super-kooky. It would be like writing with your right hand when using a pencil, but your left when using a magic marker.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Is this true? Why am I not able to stick to the same side :P ?
I actually have two friends and a cousin who all ride goofy when they snowboard and regular when they skateboard. I don't know why they do it, but it works for them
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yep very weird indeed. Tried it again today and I can confirm that my snowboard stance does not work at all on a skate deck, while ''switch'' works great.

On a side note, I didn't expect ollies to be so hard on shoes lol, my new Converses are ruined after a day ha!

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Old 05-07-2010, 05:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I actually have two friends and a cousin who all ride goofy when they snowboard and regular when they skateboard. I don't know why they do it, but it works for them
Yeah I'm a regular snowboarder but goofy skateboarder.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i actually started as a skater which made snowboarding really easy for me. wonder if starting out as a snowboarder will make skateboarding easier?
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i actually started as a skater which made snowboarding really easy for me. wonder if starting out as a snowboarder will make skateboarding easier?
That is interesting, but I think other than giving you better balance I feel as though the idea of not being strapped into the board might feel strange at first
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My snowboarding experience helped me with sharp turns and balance on ramps, that's about it.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:08 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Picked up a cheap one today to give it a try..having fun with it.
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