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Edge 10-24-2012 11:59 PM

What sports do you do when there isn't any snow?
 
So I've been snowboarding a couple of weeks each year for the last six years or so, but I've been looking to pick up another sport for the summer or whenever there isn't snow around (I live in the UK, but plan on moving somewhere with snow ASAP).


So, what do you guys do? Mountain biking, skateboarding, etc. What's the easiest, what's the most fun, least expensive, etc etc.

tigre 10-25-2012 12:07 AM

Depending on where I've lived, I've been into hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, and kayaking. What's fun for me might not be for you. Maybe pick something that will keep your legs and core strong and improve your balance during the off-season. I'd say mountain biking or climbing would be good bets, but both can be expensive. Go hike up something steep in the meantime. Decent hiking boots can be gotten fairly cheaply, and you'll get to see some neat stuff. If you do backcountry riding at all, hike the same places you ride.

BurtonAvenger 10-25-2012 12:19 AM

Smoking meth and fucking toothless hookers.

Nivek 10-25-2012 12:31 AM

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Curling. Lots of Curling.

Whoracle 10-25-2012 12:48 AM

I work out a lot, but thats not a real sport: Kenny Powers plays real sports - YouTube

ARSENALFAN 10-25-2012 12:49 AM

Fly fishing although I was skunked a heck of alot this year for some strange reason. I hope my snowboard season is better.

Edge 10-25-2012 01:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Snowolf (Post 530877)
That's not a sport, that's a lifestyle.....:D

Yeah, I get that xD Forgive me this once.

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Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger (Post 530873)
Smoking meth and fucking toothless hookers.

Sounds dirty. I'm hitting up Amsterdam next month, any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by Whoracle (Post 530886)
I work out a lot, but thats not a real sport: Kenny Powers plays real sports - YouTube

I already hit the gym a couple of times a week, but it'd be good to get outside more :)

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Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN (Post 530887)
Fly fishing although I was skunked a heck of alot this year for some strange reason. I hope my snowboard season is better.

Never even considered fishing before. I guess I'm more into physical activity than relaxing pastimes :)

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Originally Posted by tigre (Post 530869)
Depending on where I've lived, I've been into hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, and kayaking. What's fun for me might not be for you. Maybe pick something that will keep your legs and core strong and improve your balance during the off-season. I'd say mountain biking or climbing would be good bets, but both can be expensive. Go hike up something steep in the meantime. Decent hiking boots can be gotten fairly cheaply, and you'll get to see some neat stuff. If you do backcountry riding at all, hike the same places you ride.

That's a pretty good idea. The UK doesn't have any backcountry (barely any places to snowboard at all) but there are lots of crappy ridges I could venture up. Sounds like a good plan to keep my legs strong. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Nivek (Post 530879)
Curling. Lots of Curling.

Another one I've never even considered. I mean I'm all for giving things a try, but it's not the sort of thing I'd usually consider doing :laugh:

snowklinger 10-25-2012 01:45 AM

Well the number one thing that can really help your riding is probably skateboarding. Pushing it hard skateboarding you get a serious workout as well as you get used to alot of pain. I tend to not push myself unless the snow is soft :( Also there are just alot of instances where improving your skating is going to help your riding.

I'll be honest I gave it up almost 10 years ago cuz it just hurt too much - waaaaaaaaaaa. I was also roofing 60 hours a week and my body just did not enjoy the double time.

Now, I hike, its perfect for snowboarding, has no relevant skillset(for riding per se), but being able to grab your board and march to the top of the resort above the lifts on the first pow day without batting an eye is pretty badass not to mention useful. Also it keeps MOST of your muscles for riding in good shape (with the exception of all the little fuckers in your feet).

My core is fat and weak but I would add a core specific excercise or something to my regimen if I had all the time and gumption in the world, as it is not really built in any of these sports, but they all benefit greatly from a tight strong core.

Tech420 10-25-2012 09:49 AM

Mountain bike, motocross, road racing, road cycling.....I like 2 wheeled sports :D

BoardWalk 10-25-2012 09:57 AM

Hauling BA's toothless hookers back to the river in a rickshaw. Since he doesn't share his meth they are normally very large...really works the quads.


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