So what does everyone think of Snow Skating? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-13-2010, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CNY
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
phile00 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 07:17 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Coal creek canyon, Co
Posts: 1,496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JeffreyCH is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 08:24 AM
Veteran Member
 
c_mack9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: western KY
Posts: 543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
c_mack9 is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 09:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Kingscare is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 09:49 AM
BurtonRider87
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
i dont like em. i just can't see myself enjoying it. i dont even like skateboarding that much anymore.
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 10:20 AM
mstudley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
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

-- Matt
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CNY
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
phile00 is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 11:47 AM
Senior Member
 
little devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 417
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought the true soul of snowboarding was having fun...

"It's so hood to participate in a sport that costs thousands of dollars a year and the TechNine crew is just here to remind us of that" - Bakesale
little devil is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: CNY
Posts: 685
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by little devil View Post
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.
phile00 is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 09:22 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mountains
Posts: 11,684
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Snowskates fucking hurt I'm so over those things and how much carnage they've done to me over the last decade.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Because someone has to call it how they see it!
BurtonAvenger is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome