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skateboarding is the BEST cross-training...

...for park riding. that much im sure of. i told myself in spring i was going to learn to skateboard for the sake of snowboarding practice.

turns out, skateboarding is super fun (different than riding obv), and a couple weeks ago i spent a saturday at the public snow sesh at woodward and holy hell. it was like i had finally had the balance and awareness that id only experienced in my dreams (snowboarding dreams are the best). learning to ride around the skatepark, riding switch and fakie, up and down walls, trannies, dropping huge bowls, grinds, slides, and the body and feet control required of ollies and flip tricks... they all transfer directly to park riding. i thought they might; my day at woodward confirmed it.

any of you park rats skate?
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I'm a rollerblader. I was doing that for 10 years before trying snowboarding. Because of that I had none of the newb moments most have when starting in the terrain park. Whats also nice is that both have fed into each other. From snowboarding I'm skating faster and more confident then I ever have. Come boarding time again that speed and confidence feeds back into snowboarding.


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I would love to be able to skateboard. I am pretty freakin bad though. Heck, I cant even do an ollie.
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I don't know if it's the best cross training, but it's definitely great for your overall balance and feel in the park.

In particular, how you move your body for a lot of rail tricks is very similar and 'pumping' on transition is a skill that directly translates to places like halfpipe riding.

One of my friends is part of the ex-Voleurz crew in Whistler and he actually mentions that he cheats because he skateboards goofy but snowboards regular, so it makes him feel a lot more comfortable doing a lot of switch tricks on his snowboard.

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I'm a rollerblader. I was doing that for 10 years before trying snowboarding. Because of that I had none of the newb moments most have when starting in the terrain park. Whats also nice is that both have fed into each other. From snowboarding I'm skating faster and more confident then I ever have. Come boarding time again that speed and confidence feeds back into snowboarding.
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