Snowboarding with Ski Poles - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2009, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
Moneyman228
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Snowboarding with Ski Poles

A few days ago, me and my friend were really bored and decided to try something new. I was always annoyed at how my friend who skies could fly past me on flatter terrain by using his poles. So I wondered, is it possible to use poles effectively with a snowboard? I borrowed my friends poles and went on some flatter green runs.

I was shocked at how effective they were. I was able to get going real fast from a dead stop by having my board straight and crouching while pushing forward with both poles. Then I started to wonder, what else could I do with poles? So I started to carve while pushing myself with the pole, it wasn't very effective at higher-speeds, but after a bit of practice I got the hang of it and was able to get going alot faster in places were I would normally go slower, or even stop.

I played with them all day until my friend asked them back. I had alot of fun with them and decided to try again by renting a pair and staying away from runs with people watching . I've had a blast with them and I can push myself and carve at the same time to give me a huge advantage over other people, even skiers, when it comes to flatter terrain or area's were I lose speed.

What I want to know is, does anybody know anything about this? Have you ever tried using poles? Do you know what/if this is type of snowboarding is called something. I'd really appreciate links to websites that talk about this. I've had a hell of a time finding stuff on google. I did find this video:

YouTube - Pole-Boarding "The new snowboarding!" Hyland Hills 2008

It was the best I could find. I also found a blog by a professional snowboarder that mentioned how he saw a snowboarder with poles go down a double black at high speeds. But other then that I can't find any info on it.

I'm going to keep playing with poles for fun until I get bored. I know poles look stupid but I don't flail them around like skiers do, I usually keep them close to my body and parallel with my board when going at higher speeds, keeping a low profile. I've actually had several snowboarders say it was a good idea(usually when I passed them with my poles while they were taking there bindings off). What I want to know is if anybody has done this or if they have advice on how to do it. I understand people will laugh at this and it can look stupid, but I'd rather discuss the techniques and advantages/disadvantages of this method rather then argue about what other people think is "normal".

Oh and first post, hello snowboarding forum.

-If there was already a thread on this or if this type of thread is banned, I apologize.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-30-2009, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
Zee
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Zee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 1,423
Default

One of the guides Cat boarding a couple of years ago was on a board and using poles. It is not that unusual.
__________________

The Never Summer SL-R is the best all mountain board I have been on... Ever.
Buy it... Ride it... Love it...
Zee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums