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Old 09-25-2010, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Finding an indoor training facility ????

I have googled tons of terms. Is there a way to find an indoor facility in ones state??

We don't have it as nice as you west coast guys, this is actually an exit strategy of mine. Wish I had it under way currently, I think it has the ability to make money.

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Old 09-26-2010, 03:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry if i come across as being a little harsh, but FUCK indoor snowboarding, and FUCK 'training'.

They are increadibly wasteful projects, and about as close to snowboarding as blow-up dolls are to real partners.
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya it was a bit harsh but thats ok.

This is not all about training. As many of you know this is also about family time for me and my kids. Plus since we are new to the sport, 1 yr on our boards, I thought it would be a cool trip and learning/training experience as well. I wasn't looking for indoor snow, more Snowflex and a ramp with a pit to practice jumps.

It just seems the midwest IE Wisconsin has no facilities of this type.

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i live 15 minutes out of milwaukee i would love to know if there are any around as well.
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Ya it was a bit harsh but thats ok.

This is not all about training. As many of you know this is also about family time for me and my kids. Plus since we are new to the sport, 1 yr on our boards, I thought it would be a cool trip and learning/training experience as well.

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In that case, why not a trip to a genuine ski resort? Being outside is much, much more of a cool experience than in a glorified freezer on crap 'snow'.

However, the plastic hills seem not as much of a waste of resources, and i would provisionally recommend those if there are no other options.
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if you and your kids want to get better with your "grabs" then go snowboarding at an actual hill. i really dont understand why you're obsessing over indoor practicing when the real thing is 100x more helpful on the learning curve.
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This was mainly meant for off season, summer, pre-season training kinda thing. We are a long way from snow here in Wisconsin. When it does become our snowboard season we are on the regular hills as often as we can.

DimeK2 where do you ride. Last year we were mainly at Cascade as my kids were free, I"m the dad and the boys are 13 & 14 just so you know a little about me if you already didn't. This year the family got season passes for Alpine, and we are making a long weekend to the UP Iron Mountain and maybe 2 trips to Tyrol Basin and that will be this seaons game plan.

I'm gonna call a few of the local board shops and see if they know of any training like this. I"m also calling Salto to see if they will allow the bounce boards during open gym, that would be cool. Otherwise Midwest Twisters in Hartland might be a tramp option as well.

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This was mainly meant for off season, summer, pre-season training kinda thing. We are a long way from snow here in Wisconsin. When it does become our snowboard season we are on the regular hills as often as we can.

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The best 'training'(just to let you know, snowboarders avoid that word, it has connotations of competitive seriousness) for off-season, summer, and pre-season is just to get your kids skateboards and let them rip the local skateboard parks. The balance and timing is much more exact than it is in snowboarding, and will give the kids a huge advantage. many, if not most of the pros skateboard in the summer

Its also much cheaper, and much less damaging to the environment.

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Thanks for the input. My kids love snowboarding but hate skateboarding. So what is a better term, off season work? Again fairly new and still learning terms, do's/dont's and the neuances of the sport.

Their summer sports take up a lot of time, so like I said before, this is just some family fun kind of training. They just like to mess around and have fun, plus if it helps them get better that is a plus.
I can deffinately see where skateboarding would help tons. We also have 2 pretty good skate parks that are close.

We'll keep looking and if we find something cool. If not it was still a good topic of discussion during the forums slower time.

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There is nothing wrong with training. With snowboarding, winter is always too short and summer too long. The less time you have to spend simply building your core muscle strngth and control the more time you get to have fun trying new things on the snow.
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