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Old 02-07-2011, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default are skis generally faster and more stable than snowboards?

just wondering. i see guys on boards and skis hitting those crazy backcountry mountains and wonder which is faster and more stable.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In my experience skis are faster and more stable on hardpack. In deep powder the board is more stable. I don't have big, fat powder skis though; just fronstside groomer skis. I don't do crazy backcountry so I don't know about that.
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ski racers go over 80mph, i dont think a boarder has gone that fast yet.
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ski racers go over 80mph, i dont think a boarder has gone that fast yet.
There's also (to my knowledge) no downhill snowboarding race like skiing when they hit those kind of speeds, and just an fyi the world record on a snowboard is over 120 mph.
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I think it depends more on the actual rider than the equipment itself. There are so many variables involved. Not to mention actual rider skill.
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I feel more stable on my snowboard.... possibly just me.. but my knees tend to try to get away from me sometimes... and crossing or spreading skis to me effects the whole stability dealio.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I can bomb down some steep corduroy on skis at speeds that would make me shit and die on a board. Add a few inches of powder though and it's a different story.
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