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post #1 of 16
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I was thinkin about maybe buyin a board cause u know, its fun and then i though to myself, Is anyone else here able to Ski, Skiboard, and Snowboard and do a decent job at it like be able to do squares well.
post #2 of 16
You know, I came back from a pre-Christmas ski weekend and pretty much overnight decided to take up boarding. Within a week I bought some used equipment off Craig's List and headed up to Tahoe to take my shots.

My rationalization is that a certain amount of bilingual ambidextrouism would be a good thing. What's amusing is that, years ago, I gave up after my third day of snowboarding due to the pain and frustration, yet today that same pain and frustration is almost appealing. Perhaps shedding the ill-fitting rental equipment has something to do with that.

FWIW, I'm only achieved decency on skis, and hope to some day achieve basic proficiency on a board. If I accomplish that, I'll take up tobogganing.
post #3 of 16
O thank goodness you left freeheeling off the list. I can rip on the gear you've mentioned. Last Sunday I taught lessons on each. It's the changing from baggy clothes (for boarding) to tight fitting (for skiing) that really sucks.
post #4 of 16
...and here I thought the list was alpine, tele, and board... :
post #5 of 16
I have enough trouble deciding knife, fork or spoon..
post #6 of 16
i would like too. i find myself to be pretty good on ski's. but something about the way a snowboard carves just seems attractive sometimes. i wish i could do it, but im to lazy to go back to the bunny hill.

maybe i'll try mono skiies. those are trendy eh?:
post #7 of 16

what?

no pond skimming?

mammoth. may.

click the pic.
post #8 of 16
About 10-12 years ago there was a competition called "Lord of the Boards" that originated in Tahoe.

To win you had to have the best cummulative time for the series on a "lorder cross" course. The disciplines were alpine, snowboard and tele.


It died after a few seasons.
post #9 of 16
I rode an old Nidecker snowboard with plastic boots for a while about 15-20 yrs ago when snowboards were almost non existant. I spent a few years on monoskis, which are an absolute blast. Now for the last 6 or 7 yrs telemark is my passion. And of coarse I used to ski alpine. I have never ridden a teleboard or a sqwall.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by Treewell
I have enough trouble deciding knife, fork or spoon..
LOL thats great.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by RossiFreerider
I was thinkin about maybe buyin a board cause u know, its fun and then i though to myself, Is anyone else here able to Ski, Skiboard, and Snowboard and do a decent job at it like be able to do squares well.
I ski pretty well. I board only slightly less effectively and have spent a few days on Skiboards / Snow blades and thought I riped it up pretty well on those (woo hoo fun in the park but damn those landings are hard.)

To sum up there isn't anything inbounds that I wouldn't go down without hesitation on any of the three. Out of bounds I would do it just cause I like a challenge, whether I am as technically proficiant off piste who knows but I know I would get down, just maybe not looking all Barbie Ken doll like.

I think anyone who can ski reasonably well would perform almost equally on snow blades after learing their slightly different mannerisms. But I don't think it works the other way around. An okay snowblader would have a much harder time on skis for a while.
post #12 of 16
I can't believe no one has snickered yet at the skiboarding reference...if you can't skiboard well (whatever that entails), how could you possibly ski well?!
post #13 of 16
I've tried a monoski - i really just wanted to cut it in half.

I used to skateboard back in the day (think Tony Alva, not Tony Hawk) so I've often thought about boarding, but in the end it would require sacrificing my time on skis...and that isn't going to happen.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u
I can't believe no one has snickered yet at the skiboarding reference...if you can't skiboard well (whatever that entails), how could you possibly ski well?!
Believe me, the snickering was done. The whole RossiFreerider thing is getting old, though.
post #15 of 16
I won't speak for my ability, but today I went from training ski instructors in the park and pipe in the morning to training snowboard instructors in the park and pipe in the afternoon. That really felt like a complete day. I rode ski blades to teach the skiers because I don't particularly like my slalom skis on rails and that is all that I have right now. The SL's are great in the pipe though.

BTW - we had 60+ year old ski instructors on rails and riding the pipe. It was a beautiful thing.
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u
I can't believe no one has snickered yet at the skiboarding reference...if you can't skiboard well (whatever that entails), how could you possibly ski well?!
What is this skiboarding you speak of? Is it like snowlerblading?
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