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Old 01-13-2010, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So what does everyone think of Snow Skating?

I watched some videos. I was never good at skateboarding. Honestly never had the nuts to take the hits.

Anyhow, snowskating looks kind of difficult. Pretty cool to watch though.

Another thing I noticed while watching the videos, some of the boards had the ski underneath, which I'm accustomed to seeing, and others looked like they were using a skateboard deck without wheels. Are there a couple kinds of snowskates, or are some dudes just using flat skateboard decks with wax?
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My brother got a free snowskate when he ordered his board. It's slightly bigger then a reg skateboard and curled up on the tip and tail, it sucks to ride, I couldn't figure out anyway to turn it lol.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i used my old powell peralta skate deck as my first snowboard when i was about 13. just a little hill in my backyard so i didnt have to turn. it wasnt easy, i remember that.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There are indeed 2 types, the ones with a ski underneath to actually be able to turn but they look really unstable.

The other type is just a flat piece of plastic with grooves at the bottom with some rubber grip on top with curled up tips and tails. This one seems more suited to line with a box or jump and go at it, turning is not really a feature.

They're really made to just mess around on jibs and small stuff with a slight downward angle. Fun in the off times.
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i dont like em. i just can't see myself enjoying it. i dont even like skateboarding that much anymore.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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They're a whole lot of fun. I got one for free with my last board purchase and I use it in the yard with my kids (2 and 5). I keep it in the back of my Jeep in case I happen to see a great hill somewhere.

I find it hard to turn but ripping down a hill and jumping off of some walls has been a blast

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I saw a youtube video called chairlift skeptics and it started out with a picture of bindings and then it said "=" and showed a bike with a pair of training wheels. I know it was tongue in cheek, but it wasn't an accurate analogy considering you can't bomb a double diamond with a snow skate. Which reminded me of an interview I read on the angry snowboarder with John Makens ( The Angry Snowboarder Blog Archive Jackson Hole Ripper John Makens ).

"Now there are so many different directions its being molded into for the sake of saturating untouched markets. The roots of snowboarding exist in the mountains. Think about it. A snowboard wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for mountains. It seems that the dream is lost of aspiring to ride real mountains in this day and age, and now you can be considered a pro snowboarder by sliding boxes in your backyard… I’m just saying people need to get out once in a while and find that the true soul of shredding lives in the mountains, and stop following painfully stupid trends."

Made me think for a minute... most of the backyard stuff prolly really is suited to snowskates anyhow. It looks cooler, and harder on a snowskate anyhow. YouTube - The Best Snowskate Tricks Montage
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I thought the true soul of snowboarding was having fun...
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I thought the true soul of snowboarding was having fun...
That was just his opinion. I'm more inclined to agree with you. Replace "soul" with "origins", and I'm sure no one could disagree with that.
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Snowskates fucking hurt I'm so over those things and how much carnage they've done to me over the last decade.
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