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shauna03 01-12-2014 01:01 PM

How much does skiing suck?
So many people that I know have started out as skiers, and spent years doing that. Then after trying snowboarding, they never go back to skiing. I personally have never tried skiing, but it seems that the general consensus is that snowboarding trumps skiing for most people.

I'm not putting down skiing, I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed this and if you guys have any thoughts! :)

Dmilkman 01-12-2014 01:05 PM

I usually ride if I'm out by myself or with a couple other people that are riding. If I'm with a whole group of friends that are skiing then I'll definitely ski because it's a lot more enjoyable as a group.

Mystery2many 01-12-2014 01:11 PM

I'd rather cut my feet off than put them in a ski boot.

speedjason 01-12-2014 01:17 PM

I skied a couple of times before snowboarding. it's just different.
to me skiing felt more 2 dimensional. sure you can go fast but it feels like your legs are doing most of the work. snowboarding feels 3 dimensional and more fun.
kinda like riding motorcycle. people who have never ridden motorcycles will never understand why riding motorcycle is just so much fun than driving a car.

shauna03 01-12-2014 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by Mystery2many (Post 1427761)
I'd rather cut my feet off than put them in a ski boot.

OMG the first time i ever went snowboarding my friend and i rented our equipment, and the guy gave us ski boots and when we tried to strap into our boards we were so confused haha. The boots hurt like hell, I was so glad to get out of them when some instructor came by and told us we had been given the wrong boots lol. So I feel ya!

ryannorthcott 01-12-2014 01:20 PM

that's ridiculous. skiing is fine, i have friends who rip on skis and friends who suck at snowboarding and i'd much rather go with the skiers. also depends on the mountain, big white for example has just as many steezy skiers as boarders (i mean riding style not looks). if i hadn't switched to snowboarding because all my friends did it i would be as good as i am now on but on skis and i'd be posting this in some skier forum under a thread 'how much does snowboarding suck'

BurtonAvenger 01-12-2014 01:22 PM

Tried skiing once in 1984. Realized it sucked and never looked back.

neni 01-12-2014 01:22 PM

Not the right forum to get an unbiased answer to that ;)

Just saying; I experience the opposite. Most (> 90%) of the ones I know who did snowboard in the mid 2000 went back to skis/tele

Mystery2many 01-12-2014 01:29 PM

Steezy skier? :dunno: is that actually possible.

ACairngormFace 01-12-2014 01:33 PM

My opinion- "Skiing sucks" a minimal amount.

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