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Skiing with snowboard pants??

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Hello all, simple question really. I heard skiing with snowboard pants will "suffer performance" as you are skiing. I'm looking at these Burton Cargo snowboard pants.. they feel really nice and they are waterproof. BUT... will it really cut down on aerodynamics or is that just BS.? I'm a skiier that likes to carve, do some freestyle park, and glades. Any opinions? Thanks! http://www.burton.com/default/cargo-snowboard-pant/W14-10186100.html

post #2 of 17
Not if you pull them all the way over your rump. If you let them sag half-assed, your performance may suffer...
post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hahah no no. I dont do that type of thing. :P
post #4 of 17

In my very limited experience buying snowboard--or actually just yourth oriented gear--one Spyder shell jacket--fit may be quite large. I normally wear large but in that jacket medium gave me the fit I wanted. If you are buying on line consider ordering you usual size and one size down. 

post #5 of 17

Ski pants tend to have reinforced areas on the inside of each leg to help protect against your edges cutting the fabric that covers your boot.  Snowboard pants don't tend to have this, AFAIK.

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One of my pairs of snow pants is Burton. Love 'em. I agree the fit may be more baggy than you expect - this worked in my favor buying men's pants, as they fit my hips and thighs.
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

Ski pants tend to have reinforced areas on the inside of each leg to help protect against your edges cutting the fabric that covers your boot.  Snowboard pants don't tend to have this, AFAIK.

A lot of new ski pants don't have those anymore, stupid, no idea why.
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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

Ski pants tend to have reinforced areas on the inside of each leg to help protect against your edges cutting the fabric that covers your boot.  Snowboard pants don't tend to have this, AFAIK.

A lot of new ski pants don't have those anymore, stupid, no idea why.

 

Maybe they're hoping you will slice 'em up, so you keep having to buy another pair.

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Maybe they're hoping you will slice 'em up, so you keep having to buy another pair.

My Scott pants was getting a new hole each time I fall till I added kick patches myself. I know what brand my next pants won't be, even though I have no complaints about it otherwise. rolleyes.gif
post #10 of 17

I have a  pair of Orage snowboard pants.  They feel like ski pants to me.  I've got about 30 something days in them and they are fine.

post #11 of 17
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So, should I try these out and see how they go? Everyone seems to think its not a bad idea haha.

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For me I find that there is no difference as far as technical issues go.    I am a very petite female skier who has ...ahem...a large skiing wardrobe.  Fit is important reagrdless of size,  but i love my snowboard pants and jackets.  And you can find snowboard gear in extremely small sizes, and slim pants also.  This goes for the men's gear too.   Personally, I really enjoy the greater selection of prints and styles that snowboard stuff has to offer.   My boardpants DO have scuff guards...not that i care.  (they add an ugly factor if they are not the same color as the pants.  LOL)

post #13 of 17

Just make sure they are baggy enough that you don't DQ from skier cross.

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I have a  pair of Orage snowboard pants.  They feel like ski pants to me.  I've got about 30 something days in them and they are fine.


Except Orage is a ski company.

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Originally Posted by Ngrungebb91 View Post
 

Hello all, simple question really. I heard skiing with snowboard pants will "suffer performance" as you are skiing. I'm looking at these Burton Cargo snowboard pants.. they feel really nice and they are waterproof. BUT... will it really cut down on aerodynamics or is that just BS.? I'm a skiier that likes to carve, do some freestyle park, and glades. Any opinions? Thanks! http://www.burton.com/default/cargo-snowboard-pant/W14-10186100.html


Whoever told you this is a moron. If you like the pants then buy them.

post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Ngrungebb91 View Post
 

Hello all, simple question really. I heard skiing with pants will "suffer performance" as you are skiing... will it really cut down on aerodynamics or is that just BS.? 

 

Yes, skiing with pants, any pants, will restrict your range of motion.  They will also hurt your aerodynamics; it's best to ski pant-less, and shave your legs for maximum wind resistance resistance.  I think you are probably OK with wearing unmentionables, but be prepared to do without.  

 

I for one admire your commitment to maximum performance.

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Originally Posted by FairToMiddlin View Post
 

 

Yes, skiing with pants, any pants, will restrict your range of motion.  They will also hurt your aerodynamics; it's best to ski pant-less, and shave your legs for maximum wind resistance resistance.  I think you are probably OK with wearing unmentionables, but be prepared to do without.  

 

I for one admire your commitment to maximum performance.


Lolol. Yeah maybe i'll try that sometime.

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