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Old 03-07-2013, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I really got into snowboarding this season, after riding for 3 years n as the season is about to end I'm thnking bout getting a skateboard. Do they connect? Do u guys think I'll like it as much?
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Absolutely yes and also no not at all.

Let me explain haha.

Your going sideways and using some of the same muscle groups so it can help you stay in shape for snowboarding. If you skate bowls and transition it can have some similarities but mostly skateboarding is about tricks, slides and whatnot. It does not simulate snowboarding in any way. It can help you with balance and make you better in the longrun than say, playing baseball for the summer but realistically your going to be like whoa thats totally different when you get on a skateboard, and then when you get back on a snowboard your gonna say the same.

Longboarding shares a little more with snowbaording because often you can have a wider stance and get big carves and skidded carves that feel a lot more like snowboarding than anything you will get on a skateboard but it takes time to get that down. I do all three regularily myself and enjoy different aspects from each with slight overlap but all three are very different at the same time.

I say try it though. If you do a lot of rails and boxes on a snowboard the balance aspect from these tricks will cross over from skating to snoawboarding and the ollie will also cross over from skating to snowboarding, the rest is quite different.
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I guess it depends on what kind of skating you do. For me skating a lot in Sept and Oct helps prepare me for snowboarding. It's strengthens and conditions the legs, improves balance, and simulates a lot of the tricks I do on a snowboard. I would say getting on a heavy skate routine just before the season is the best prep you can get.

And boardslides are the exact same feeling. If you can boardslide something on a skateboard, you can boardslide it on a snowboard with ease. I'd recommend it.
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Longboarding is where its at! I used to skate regular too years ago but I like longboarding more - if you get the right set up you can totally get the same types of movements like you do on a snowboard.

remember, when you fall on a skateboard, you're not landing on snow....
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when you fall on a skateboard, you're not landing on snow....
Ya but when I fall on a snowboard I'm going faster and bigger, it can balance out. Snowboarding is big impacts and bruises, skating is shinners and scrapes mostly. I fall 100 times more skating though haha.
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We starting skating after our third season snowboarding.

I will say that some aspects of skateboarding will totally translate and cross over to snowboarding.
If you do park/pipe, skating half-pipe, bowls, transitions, and carving cement bowls in the summer will cross over to half-pipe snowboarding.
The balance from street skating crosses over to ollieing and doing boxes and rails on a snowboard.

For me, I saw a big difference in my snowboarding after my first season skateboarding during the summer. I was able to do or at least try to do things I was not able to do before on a snowboard. My riding was more fluid and even though I had not snowboarded for months, it felt as if I never stopped.

We did not like longboarding.

But we really like skateboarding the summer. It's fun. Skateboarding is very challenging and remember that when you fall you are going to slam on cement.

However, when spring starts, the snow starts to melt, and the ski resorts close, we look forward to skateboarding. This actually reminds me that I probably need new bearings...
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When the snow melts I cry and long for snowboarding... then I go skate and when the snow falls I cry and long to go skating... Actually this winter I've been dying to skate too haha.
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It's strengthens and conditions the legs
And boardslides are the exact same feeling. If you can boardslide something on a skateboard, you can boardslide it on a snowboard with ease. I'd recommend it.
Ditto on skating strengthening the legs...

If I could only boardslide properly on a skateboard... Maybe this summer...
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Try Freeboarding. Designed by snowboarders to simulate a very similar feel but on downhill pavement. You control it the same way. Check out the website.
I'm sold and plan on getting on this summer.
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Try Freeboarding. Designed by snowboarders to simulate a very similar feel but on downhill pavement. You control it the same way. Check out the website.
I'm sold and plan on getting on this summer.

Damn!!! This shit looks Sweet!!! Is this a new "Fad" or Gimmick" or something or are these boards & that type of riding legit???? I was thinking of trying wake boarding this summer, (...and I still might.) but with one of these boards I wouldn't need a lake, a boat, a rich friend etc. etc.!!! Just a slope & tennis shoes!!


(...maybe some elbow, knee, and ass crash pads would be prudent as well!)
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