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Old 01-05-2013, 12:53 AM   #41 (permalink)
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How similar is wake boarding to snowboarding? There are plenty of places to do it here, and there's even a nice small shop here that specializes in the gear and has a ski boat to take people out.

I haven't tried it yet, but I'd really like to next summer. People I've talked to said it kills your arms, but hopefully that shouldn't be too much of an issue because I'm in a weight training and fitness class, and I rock climb a lot in the summer. I've also been participating in basic military exercises in preparation for Air Force Officer training. I'm one of the thinner guys who, when it comes to the upper body, is not quite as strong as some of the others but I do have a lot more endurance and can hold out much longer- I guess this would help when being pulled behind a boat with a rope for long periods of time.
Looks like fun!
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:44 PM   #42 (permalink)
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How similar is wake boarding to snowboarding? There are plenty of places to do it here, and there's even a nice small shop here that specializes in the gear and has a ski boat to take people out.

I haven't tried it yet, but I'd really like to next summer. People I've talked to said it kills your arms, but hopefully that shouldn't be too much of an issue because I'm in a weight training and fitness class, and I rock climb a lot in the summer. I've also been participating in basic military exercises in preparation for Air Force Officer training. I'm one of the thinner guys who, when it comes to the upper body, is not quite as strong as some of the others but I do have a lot more endurance and can hold out much longer- I guess this would help when being pulled behind a boat with a rope for long periods of time.
Looks like fun!
I was a wakeboarder before I snowboarded and other than being strapped in to a board they are not very much alike. The way you distribute your weight, turn, and the overall feel(the board is shorter and fatter) is much much different. Now being comfortable being strapped to a board will translate over and make things a little easier while learning. The thing I really dislike about it is once you fall you're done. You have to sit there and wait for the boat to come around before you can get going again. With the snowboard you fall and just push yourself back up.
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I was a wakeboarder before I snowboarded and other than being strapped in to a board they are not very much alike. The way you distribute your weight, turn, and the overall feel(the board is shorter and fatter) is much much different. Now being comfortable being strapped to a board will translate over and make things a little easier while learning. The thing I really dislike about it is once you fall you're done. You have to sit there and wait for the boat to come around before you can get going again. With the snowboard you fall and just push yourself back up.
Ok, thanks for the info.
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When it's not snowboarding season, I used to play soccer a few years ago. Nowadays I'll be practicing Lacrosse during the Spring, Rugby during the Summer and Fall, and lifting at every part of the year.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Drifting is my summer activity.....thats about all i can afford to do lol, crazy expensive hobby, currently putting a 12,000$ engine in my stupid racecar along with redoing the entire suspension and exterior/body. Ramen noodles for life, this is going to be an expenssive drift season.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:14 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I've found a sport I've never heard of before that I really want to get into this summer if I can afford one: Mountain boarding!
They are controlled similarly to a snowboard but with wheels, and can be used at ski areas during the summer. They even have bindings with ratchets.

This is a Trampa mountain board:



To me, this is easily the closest thing I could do to snowboarding during the off-season. I really want to try it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:56 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Hi, my first real post here.

For summer i like swimming, hiking, cycling and of course snowboarding (indoor).
here in germany we have some skiing-halls...in the netherlands too.
...for simple riding itīs a bit boring, but mostly there are some obstacles (boxes, rails) and small kickers for workout
this year iīll try wakeboarding.

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