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post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 08:35 PM
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Skiing is EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snowboarding is hard - but more fun IMO. I can ski - still learning to board

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yeah I'm going to try skiing one of these days, maybe next season...

I mean its still a sloppy lookin sport (freestyle) lacking all the steeze that snowboarding does, but hey, I like to keep an open mind and at least try it so when/if I happen to talk shit, I'll at least be somewhat credible
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yeah I'm going to try skiing one of these days, maybe next season...

I mean its still a sloppy lookin sport (freestyle) lacking all the steeze that snowboarding does, but hey, I like to keep an open mind and at least try it so when/if I happen to talk shit, I'll at least be somewhat credible
Couldn't agree more specially in freestyle, Off big kickers it looks fine but when they start getting on rails and boxes they just look stupid. That's why I'm going to just stick with backcountry riding when I pickup ski'ing again.
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Use to ski when I was a youngling, Still planning on picking it up again for certain backcountry trips, It's just easier to get to certain spots with ski's. I suppose a splitboard could work but I'd rather just pickup ski's.
That's another reason to try it... I'll spend the summer on roller blades and then try it next winter.
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If I play Ice Hockey and Waterski all summer, do I the skills? You guys make it all sound comparable.

I was thinking about bring along my dads old skis, but never did.


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I played hockey all my life so when my school started going on ski trips I skied(sp?) at first. I got the expert sticker my first time out after riding for half the day. It is very easy to pick up if you played hockey or rollerbladed before hand.

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I went water skiing and pulled my groin.
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Learn to ski, get a splitboard and don't look back. You can ski in split mode for long flat, or rolling outs. Heck, I have some friends that rip up to 40 degree slopes on their splitboard skis. Then you can put it together and rip the good stuff like your skier buddies can't. Plus, if you get into variable conditions, breakable crust, that sort of thing, a snowboard handles it ten tens better than skis.

A splitboard also cost about $1k less than getting a pair of skis with AT binders and touring boots.
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i duno but i have always been curious, but i just don't want to go through that learning curve again and since im mostly in park, i wouldn't wana ski there cause
1. it scares the crap outa me that your legs can go in seperate directions
2. You have to be perfect in park when u ski, otherwise it just looks sloppy and all over the place when u got 4 sticks waving in all directions lol

have fun learning though
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Plus, if you get into variable conditions, breakable crust, that sort of thing, a snowboard handles it ten tens better than skis.
This may have been the case 10 years ago, but now that fat skis are carrying as much surface area as a board, it doesn't hold true if you know what you're doing on a pair of sticks.

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A splitboard also cost about $1k less than getting a pair of skis with AT binders and touring boots.
You're shopping the wrong spots.
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