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?