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07-10-2012, 09:59 PM #1Registered User
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do u do both? i liken it to trying to throw disc golf wrong handed, when u injure yr primary hand.
had my first skiing dream since bustin my ankle 4 mos ago. and in the dream, it was "this is my first time carving on skis since injury." felt gooooooooooood"he doesn't know to behold what the cold frost can do..."
07-10-2012, 10:03 PM #2
Tried the board for a week a few years back. Really wasn't all bad, but those random snagged edges on cat tracks every so often made it unbearable.
Maybe one of these days when I'm not chasing new skills on skis I'll give it another go.
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07-11-2012, 03:50 PM #3Registered User
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snowboard and ski alpine and tele, its all really close to the same motions. i've thought a race with combined times for all three would be fun. see who can rip it all
07-11-2012, 04:11 PM #4
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07-11-2012, 08:05 PM #6
I picked up skiing this winter. Got around 15 days in. It was extremely awkward at first (even though I rarely fell), but I'm very comfortable on anything groomed now, and getting better at steeps and off trail. Pow on skis feels totally weird compared to a board, but a 4" day at the Bird was pretty fun.
07-12-2012, 08:10 AM #7
When I was a teenager I did an even amount of both. I haven't strapped into the board in 5 years though... no real reason too.
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07-12-2012, 08:29 AM #8Registered User
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07-12-2012, 08:46 AM #9
I used to split my seasons pretty evenly between Alpine, tele and snowboard.
Given that a lot of places that I like to ski on a regular basis involve some amount of traversing, the snow board only comes out every now and then these days, usually on big powder days. Tele has become more of a way to to warm up for the season in November and early december when our snow pack is still shallow and there isn't a lot of terrain open to skiing yet. I've always felt that each bring something to balance cross training for me FWIW."I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me." - Hunter S. Thompson
07-12-2012, 12:49 PM #10
I boarded exclusively for a few seasons when skiing got stale (1999ish). Twin-tips brought me back. I love the deck I own and sometimes want to pull it out again but my mountain has lots of traversing and w/ fat skis there just isn't any reason to ride the board anymore.
One more thing, it was sooooo easy to get good on the board after skiing for a long time. Could board anything I could ski by the end of the first season, dunno that it would work the other way around though."I'm 1080Rider, and I've approved this message."
07-12-2012, 11:11 PM #11
placed 3rd in a 'lord of the boards" race a few yrs ago, but I'm not the racer type, only run gates a few times.
Mostly board since '92, prefer one plank in everything but ice or long heelside traverses. Used to make piss pass when I lived at alpy 'cause its toeside for me(goofy) and I use poles.
I used to say i'd never go back to skis because boards go backwards, but I bought twin tip atomics in '08 to practice switch carves.
WAlove is right, linked fallline turns feel really similar whether locked heel, freeheel or toe&heel.embrace the gape
07-13-2012, 02:01 PM #12Ray Ray
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07-14-2012, 11:40 AM #13
i do both . . .
Learning to snowboard made me a better skier too, and it's nice hitting the fall line confidently on one edge or two.
It's also a good time to be able to roll with whoever doing whatever for the day.
07-14-2012, 02:10 PM #14
4 trips one plankin. So much pain, and steep learning curve. Then on the last last I trip went to Brighton and ate crap getting off the lift. Liftie girl came over and said "you can do it, you can do it", in a high pitched voice while clapping her hands. The horror, the horror and the endI need to go to Utah.
Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?
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07-14-2012, 03:07 PM #15
^^ Haha. That's a truly awesome gaper story.....
I pull the snowboard out a day or two in the spring usually just to mess around. It's fun, but I don't have the time, skill or patience to learn another snow sport. I'm barely good enough at skiing as it is.You're not a poet, just a drunk with a pen.
07-14-2012, 07:17 PM #16
I snowboard once a year....just to show my boys that I can still kick their asses on one AND two planks. They're 8 and 6yrs old
07-14-2012, 07:27 PM #17Registered User
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I learned to freebord at home then I tried snowboarding just to see if I could do it and ended up doing about 10 days that year on a snowboard but skiing is just more fun for me
07-16-2012, 12:12 PM #18
I do all 3 (ski, tele, board), but definitely strongest on skis. Boarding came really easy (skate boarded lots in my youth), doing double blacks after about a dozen days. Started boarding because I got bored of skiing after a bunch of 90+ day seasons and I was teaching a fair bit.
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07-18-2012, 10:56 PM #19
i have had to do the i will show you card, showed em the skillset from 20 years on concrete with wheels, then back to the skis. have had to do this behind the boat as well with the bigboard underfoot for a lap, then back to the skis.
07-18-2012, 11:09 PM #20
Done a little boarding after "friends" badgered me "Once you try it, you'll never go back, blah blah blah". Just didn't speak to me. I like the technology of "independent leg suspension" and not having a semi blind back side. Plus, I'm hetero.