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Old 04-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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While my son is learning, I'm considering giving skiing a shot. My buddies (who ski) are saying that the principles are the same, and I will pick it up very quickly.

Has anyone here tried skiing after boarding for many years? I have never skied in my life...
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i dont like it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was out at the hill one time and my brother and all his friends ski and i switched with one of them and let me tell you its definantly different. like its weird because you think your feet are attached to a board and which way you lean will take you but sometimes when i was turning right my left ski would just sit there.. idk i thought it was pretty different.. i only did it for like a half hour
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I tried it way way way back in the day before I ever had a snowboard. It was hella easy.

Let me tell you, if you know how to skate on ice, you know how to ski. Ultimately, I didn't think it was that great.
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i used to ski until i started snowboarding...
its easier to pickup compare to snowboard...and i dont think skii is in anyway similar to snowboard.
someone mentioned its like ice skates...yea i think so too.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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While my son is learning, I'm considering giving skiing a shot. My buddies (who ski) are saying that the principles are the same, and I will pick it up very quickly.

Has anyone here tried skiing after boarding for many years? I have never skied in my life...
Go rollerbladeing a few times the week before you go skiing, preferably down some not so steep hills. It will all fall into place at the mountain.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you either like it or not, it will take some getting used to, like anything...
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If you want to buy some, i got some Line Chronics im trying to get rid of haha.
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I went water skiing and pulled my groin. I haven't tried snow skiing yet...
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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.
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