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post #1 of 13
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I bought some Dynastar Twin skiboards off eBay for $50 on Sunday. I tore the box open (I was getting anxious waiting 3 business days ), adjusted the bindings, and waxed them. Heading out soon to try them out. I've never been on skiboards before. Can't wait!
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I bought some Dynastar Twin skiboards off eBay for $50 on Sunday. I tore the box open (I was getting anxious waiting 3 business days ), adjusted the bindings, and waxed them. Heading out soon to try them out. I've never been on skiboards before. Can't wait!
Cool! You should share your stoke on TGR, they would love to hear about it.
post #3 of 13
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I had a blast with them. Probably got 10-20 runs in with them, kept getting comments. One racer said to his wife,"I'd get hurt on those." At the top, he said to his wife,"Wait, I want to see this guy ski." I got harassed a couple times, with someone saying,"What did you do, cut your skis in half?" Interestingly enough, he was a snowboarder. I would expect a comment like that from some super mega ultimate skier.

First couple runs took a little bit to get used to, but once I balanced well, they were fun. I attempted a jump, got a couple feet of air, and fell upon landing. I was sore for the rest of the time. Then I was doing circles, I must have done 15 or 20, was getting dizzy, caught an edge, and fell. A racer friend on P50's said,"Keep up with these turns." He was doing very short, fast turns (shorter than the short radius turns I know of ). I could almost match his turns, and then he slowed down and I could. But, then I started leaning back, and my tips came up. Didn't fall that time. Fell 3 times on them, once on the jump, once doing circles on the hill, and once doing circles in the lift line. I see on the internet people say they stopped skiing and only skiboard, but I cannot see these little things as a replacement for skis. I had fun, but wouldn't want to ski on them all the time. They sure do turn fast!
post #4 of 13
Now your next purchase should be one of those sweet spikey hats.
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hamradio -- glad you had a good time on them. Skiboards are a lot of fun, although quite possibly the least versatile snow-sliding toy ever created. Be careful if you go straight from ski boards onto "regular" skis; your skis will feel like they have the reactiveness of a battleship after you've spent some time on skiboards. Enjoy!
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I do wonder what getting back onto my normal skis will be like. If I'm going skiing on Saturday (can't tonight or tomorrow), it'll be on skiboards. I have on the hill training for ski patrol on Sunday, and can't use them for that, shockingly. I do patrol on Monday, so think I'll be on them again. I wonder how long until I can do good jumps. It must not look very good when someone wearing a patrol pack is doing circles, skiing backwards, jumping little bumps and grooming ridges, falling down, etc.
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I do wonder what getting back onto my normal skis will be like. If I'm going skiing on Saturday (can't tonight or tomorrow), it'll be on skiboards. I have on the hill training for ski patrol on Sunday, and can't use them for that, shockingly. I do patrol on Monday, so think I'll be on them again. I wonder how long until I can do good jumps. It must not look very good when someone wearing a patrol pack is doing circles, skiing backwards, jumping little bumps and grooming ridges, falling down, etc.
ham - that's classic, lmao image of you on those things! love to hear the next report
post #8 of 13
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Anybody know about how hard it should be to lock the boots into the bindings? I have them adjusted to the point that I can barely get them latches or whatever. I don't know if I should go looser.

The patrol director advised I don't wear my pack if I am on them.
post #9 of 13
I tried a set of Kneissl big foots for half a day about a decade ago and once I got used to them they were fun in some conditions. But getting back to regular skis it took me about a week to get my skiing back to where it was before. Those things do TERRIBLE things to your skiing technique. If you have any interest in patrolling I would say get off them IMMEDIATELY.
post #10 of 13
Wait, no - could it be? I think I snapped a few pics of you.



oops.

post #11 of 13
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No, not me. I don't have Head skiboards, we don't have snow like that here in MN, I don't wear a helmet, don't have gray Nordica boots (have black ones), and don't wear a black jacket.
post #12 of 13
Powder cords on ski boards, that is absolutely staggering.
post #13 of 13
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Well, today after on the hill training for patrol, I went to the mini terrain park at my local ski area on skiboards. I didn't hit any jumps, but I did go sideways on a box, and jumped off it a few times. That is the extent of what I've done for tricks on the skiboards. Besides doing endless 360's on the ground down the hill, and skiing backwards.
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