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post #31 of 48
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Originally Posted by TMAS29 View Post

chicken chasers!!!!(they look like they are chasing chickens down the slopes)

"I got that all on video" lololololol
post #32 of 48
The problem with skiboards is that most people ski them like the idiots in that video, since most people on skiboards have rather poor skills. Sadly, there are always a few who will use the word gaper, gay, poser to describe skiboarders for this very reason.

On the other hand, a technically strong skier will look very nice on skiboards (no different than on skis). I have a pair of Line "Mike Nick" skiboards (99cm) and I sometimes use them at my local hill. I use them with poles (easier to deal with the coral) and ski them like I would ski on any SL ski. I certainly don't look like an out-of-control ape (see video).

Having said that, I am the first to admit that skiboards cannot keep up with skis (assuming similar skills on both). I also tend to think that they are a great tool for strong skiers to improve high end skills and balance, but they are a poor tool for beginners, who will skid and twist them all over the place and risk acquiring bad habits in the process.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by Powdr View Post
No quicker way to say "i'm a gaper!"

Minuses:
- Really stupid looking
- Spiral fracures
- Back of the head concussions
- Nose bleeds
- No float in powder
- No edges in ice
- Really stupid looking

Plusses:
- None

Yea, they suck. However, they do have a couple plusses. The biggest is that they are incredibly easy to spin and do 360's on. BUT, they aren't really stable enough to get enough speed to do any bigger rotations than that, so they're pretty much worthless. If you can learn a 3 on those things, then you can learn 3s on real skis, and whats more, then you can step it up to bigger jumps, and maybe learn bigger spins. (Not that I'm saying I can, I never even tried a 3 till the end of the 04-05 season.)

The other plus is that they are really stupidly easy, so if you only ski one weak a year, and aren't interested in improving at all, just want to have fun, I guess they could make sense. So yea, they're for gapers.

I have never seen anyone with any talent on em either, except right when they came out, I remember me and the rest of the racer kids trying them, once.

Whats more, is that I have seen homemade video footage of the people who are really really into snowblading, and think of it as a real sport. These people were all high school kids from the midwest, that acted even more gangstaish than the worst parkrats I've ever seen. Hardcoresnobladers in hizzouse fo rizzouse.
post #34 of 48
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
chicken chasers!!!!(they look like they are chasing chickens down the slopes)

"I got that all on video" lololololol
That video is sadly from my home hill... They are careening on the novice trail: And sadly that is most of the customers this hill gets...: I wont tell you how we set "moving slaloms" for trainning...
post #35 of 48
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Originally Posted by TMAS29 View Post
That video is sadly from my home hill... They are careening on the novice trail: And sadly that is most of the customers this hill gets...: I wont tell you how we set "moving slaloms" for trainning...
Man, I'm sorry. There is a very dark side of snowlerblading.
post #36 of 48
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Not too worried 'bout that.:
Have you seen him? What's the story? It says tele-prophet on your post. Are you 'the prophet' (pole-less skier) or is that someone else?
post #37 of 48

whtmt

BushwackerPA: I understand your point of view on how blades S*****k, but a caution to you and everyone at Epic complaining about how stupid something looks. The ski industry has been consolidating and losing thousands of customers every year for at least the last ten.

Instead of trashing those of us who have chosen to slide on snow differently, please try "the cup is half full" in stead of the cup is half empty routine.

We, everyone here at Epic needs everyone out there to go sliding on snow to save our sport, even if it's on a garbage can lid or a cafeteria tray. So, have at it and have fun. That's all that really matters.

whtmt & Mackenzie 911
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by whtmt View Post
BushwackerPA: I understand your point of view on how blades S*****k, but a caution to you and everyone at Epic complaining about how stupid something looks. The ski industry has been consolidating and losing thousands of customers every year for at least the last ten.
What, like I should care? Like the sport is in danger of disapearing? Like suddenly all the people I know who have dedicated signifigant portions of thier lives to this are just going to collectivly shrug thier shoulders and decide its not really cool any more, just because less gapers come out each year? Less liftlines at xmas for the real skiers.

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Originally Posted by whtmt View Post
Instead of trashing those of us who have chosen to slide on snow differently, please try "the cup is half full" in stead of the cup is half empty routine.

We, everyone here at Epic needs everyone out there to go sliding on snow to save our sport, even if it's on a garbage can lid or a cafeteria tray. So, have at it and have fun. That's all that really matters.

whtmt & Mackenzie 911
Riiiiiiiiiight, the sport needs saving. How bout this, why would you choose to do something that is slower, less stable, and basically inferior in every way? Just answer that, I actually would really like some insight into you people.
post #39 of 48
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post

Riiiiiiiiiight, the sport needs saving. How bout this, why would you choose to do something that is slower, less stable, and basically inferior in every way? Just answer that, I actually would really like some insight into you people.
Because it is much, much easier to learn and to become adept at for those who may only get to ski a few days a year. What you fail to take into account, MAGGOT, is that not everybody who visits ski areas is not looking to do mach 3 GS turns, huck cliffs, ski chutes, powder, or open bowls.

This may be hard to comprehend so I will type it real slow... some people are content just being in the mountains and skiing within the constraints of the green or blue runs... For those persons skiboards are not "inferior in every way."

They only way people who use skiboards will feel inferior is when idiots like you point at them and tell them as such. When I park my 2006 Suburban beside your 1986 Suburu, I do not walk over and point out how crappy, unstable, and less reliable your POS is. Give others the same respect.
post #40 of 48
...because some people are not good enough skiers to be able to use skiboards well, so they call them "gay" or whatever.

Skiboards have their uses - you can't ride them well if you have sloppy technique - you need to be centred on them to get them to carve.

Yes, you will rarely see good skiboarders - probably cause when you do, you won't realise they are on skiboards. It's a bit like the claims about all snowboarders sitting down over blind crests. They don't ALL do that, but you just remember the few that do.
If you've got the balls, try it sometime. If you haven't got the balls, then keep calling them gay, or gaper gear.
post #41 of 48
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
...Just answer that, I actually would really like some insight into you people.
Read the thread, whtmt has already explained how and why he uses ski boards.
post #42 of 48
MAGGOT: How bout this, why would you choose to do something that is slower, less stable, and basically inferior in every way? Just answer that, I actually would really like some insight into you people.

Has it occured to you that skiboards are MUCH harder to manage for strong/expert skiers and therefore they will challenge them in multiple ways. Telemark skis are "basically inferior" to normal skis in just about every alpine skiing situation. Does that mean expert telemarkers are gapers?

Just try to keep an open mind, OK?
post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by matt7180 View Post
This may be hard to comprehend so I will type it real slow... some people are content just being in the mountains and skiing within the constraints of the green or blue runs... For those persons skiboards are not "inferior in every way."
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Originally Posted by MAGGOT View Post
The other plus is that they are really stupidly easy, so if you only ski one weak a year, and aren't interested in improving at all, just want to have fun, I guess they could make sense.
Hmm, sounds like I allready agreed with you on that one.

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Originally Posted by matt180 View Post
They only way people who use skiboards will feel inferior is when idiots like you point at them and tell them as such. When I park my 2006 Suburban beside your 1986 Suburu, I do not walk over and point out how crappy, unstable, and less reliable your POS is. Give others the same respect.
I have never insulted any of those people. I do think thats its kinda silly, but I don't spend my time or energy getting all pissed off at them. I don't really care if snowbladers feel inferior to me, but if they do, its not going to be bcause I tell them they are. Its going to be because they see me, or someone else on skis or a board that shows them that you can just doo more. Good guess on the outback too, but mines a 2000, and I love those cars, would never trade it for a suburban, in my opinion, the outback is far superior.
post #44 of 48
It's all good, MAGGOT. I hear ya. Anyone who spends a significant % of his slope time snowlerblading is wasting his/her snow time. (BigFoot John and matt7180's brother might be among the exceptions.) As a learning/teaching tool, or as a diversion when conditions and available terrain aren't epic, they are good (and even fun).
post #45 of 48
MAGGOT, you may not be concerned about the decline of the sport but I am. My concern is not that skiing will go away forever but with the increase in competition for a lesser number of skiers, some areas would not make it. What I don't want to see is my home area go away. First, it's by far the best place to ski around me that's close enough for regular access. Second, I own a condo there that I don't want to see it go way down in value. I wouldn't really worry about it too much except that the current owners already bought the area out of bankruptcy a few years ago. It's a very capital intense industry that is nearly solely dependant on weather for short periods over the year. If the skier/rider numbers decline too much, there is an over capacity problem that could turn the highly invested areas to mush. So, yes I have a concern about trying to get people on the snow in any form they choose. You won't catch me riding skiboards or a snowboard but I'm sure as heck not going to complain about those who choose to ride on them so long as their buying lift tickets and not running into me. To each his own; live and let live.
post #46 of 48
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Have you seen him? What's the story? It says tele-prophet on your post. Are you 'the prophet' (pole-less skier) or is that someone else?
Not me. "Prophet" is a play on the Mormon thing around these parts. No i'm not Mormon.
post #47 of 48

Fruit Boots

That's the name for them out here..sorry
post #48 of 48
Sorry, that's a name for rollerblades. There is no boot specific to snow boards, so you are not only homophobic but you aren't even making sense.
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