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Skiers and Snowboarders must Unite!.......

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
To rid the slopes of the evil scourge that is snowbladers!
post #2 of 38
Gratuitously incendiary. Perfect.
post #3 of 38
What exactly do you have against people on skiboards?
Is it something you tried and didn't enjoy, or have people on skiboards left a nasty taste in your mouth?

I only ask, cause I know LM won a pair, and I'd hate to get on the wrong side of her!

(The fact that I have raced on them in the past does not enter the equation!)


S
post #4 of 38
I think we should pick on tubers for a while. Those nuts are totally out of control!
post #5 of 38
first of all, if you're going to bash without a good reason, the least you can do is get your terminology straight. Snowblade™ is a registered trademark of Salomon, the term for the sport is skiboarding. Skiboarding is different from skiing how? They don't use poles, and their skis are shorter, with twin tips. That's it. I'm a skiboarder, but I'm also a skiier. I haven't had any real experience with other skiboarders, so I can't speak for their lifestyles, but I imagine you're picturing them all as pothead jeans-wearing slackers. Again, I can't speak for the others, but I'm a lab administrator for a huge company, a hard worker, and I ahbor drugs, but I can't deny that I do wear jeans from time to time...but certainly not on the slopes.

So if you're going to hate something, the least you can do is think it through before showing off your hatred, leaving room for the rest of the world(or forum) to analyze.

Granted, I jumped to conclusions on why you dislike skiboarding, however, these are the common points I hear when people talk about skiboarders.

If you tried them and didn't like 'em, that's fine, but you shouldn't hate people who use them. For example, I don't like asparagus, but I'm not starting a crusade against asparagus eaters.

Whee... </rant>

edits: grammar fixes

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 10, 2002 02:59 PM: Message edited 2 times, by grue ]</font>
post #6 of 38
Why not pick on people who don't like snow at all.

I mean, they're weird.

(Although at least they're not taking up space on the slopes!)

S
post #7 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AltaSkier:
I think we should pick on tubers for a while. Those nuts are totally out of control!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What have you got against potatos?

BTW-- I don't think something can be a tuber and a nut.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 10, 2002 02:59 PM: Message edited 1 time, by irul&ublo ]</font>
post #8 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by grue:
but I'm a lab administrator for a huge company, a hard worker, and I ahbor drugs, but I can't deny that I do wear jeans from time to time...but certainly not on the slopes.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I knew that there was something shifty about the grue. [img]smile.gif[/img]

Irul

A tuber nut ????? :

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 10, 2002 03:03 PM: Message edited 1 time, by man from oz ]</font>
post #9 of 38
I know, let's all get the fitness instructors or have we done that one already

DB
post #10 of 38
Irul,
I agree tubers and nuts are totally different.
I like potatoes. I'm allergic to nuts.


S
post #11 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by irul&ublo:


What have you got against potatos?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!



Hey! Is this some sort of dig on the Irish?
post #12 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by man from oz:


I knew that there was something shifty about the grue.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

GotShifty™?

Heh, I also ski dressed all in black kit. Beware the shiftyskiier!
post #13 of 38
waters skiers vs wakeboarders.

discuss.
post #14 of 38
Grrrrrr.

Yes, let's pick on the Irish.


Go on, take your best shots...

Let's see what you can do. I'll reply to the best ones tomorrow.

S
post #15 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by irul&ublo:


What have you got against potatos?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Dan - shouldn't there be an "e" in there somewhere?
post #16 of 38
I'll bet that all Irish people tube! So not only are they tubing, but out of control because they are drunk. Wait, that was stupid, ignore that one...

Damn, I already posted it...

AS - Generalizing Stereotyper (I'm so sweeeeeet!)
post #17 of 38
post #18 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ryan:
Ryan at the beach<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Would that be "the white cliffs of Ryan?"
post #19 of 38
Thread Starter 
Praise, indignance, anger, terminology correction, personal sniping, misunderstandings, picking on participants of sport and nationalities, and having the topic completely change direction several times in less than an hour. This thread seems to have covered everything that has ever been discussed in this forum in less than an hour.

Well done people.
post #20 of 38
Is that a Thomas Kincaid painting?
post #21 of 38
now THAT'S funny.
post #22 of 38
you know, I really hate that gonzostrike guy. he is such a cloaca. all he ever does is spew hate. does he ever enjoy anything? I mean, he keeps saying it's sarcasm and irony, but hey, what the hell are those two things doing? like, you know, like I was like all like, you know, ready to get him to be peaceful and all because, you know, it's like, ALL GOOD, but he keeps being nasty. he must be some old geezer who forgets what it's like to be a kid. it's like he doesn't even try to understand that we are trying to show our individuality by all wearing the same baggy clothes, tats, piercings, and facial hair, and listening to the same nonmainstream music. I mean, how much Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera does a huckin' powder shredder like me have to bear before he goes apes*&t? come on man, peace bro!
post #23 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by milesb:
Is that a Thomas Kincaid painting?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

no. please. I thought this was a sanctuary from bad art.

Owens, please rescue us!
post #24 of 38
At the risk of turning this thread to a serious tone (very entertaining as it is developing) have you ever tried skiboards?

I saw them when we were living in Switzerland and they reminded me of short skis from 40 years ago. Short skis were excellent for developing balance, centering over the skis etc. So we bought two pair of Kneissel BigFoot. Practice? Skate around a little on the flats? Naawww. Put 'em on and hit the lift. What a humbling experience. Amaizing how much I transfer my weight to the front of the ski as I initiate a turn...and how easy it is to "stub a toe" when you do it on Bigfoot. Most seasons I don't crash as much as I did on that first run.

Someone suggested on another thread that you should take up a new sport every few years to reminder yourself what it's like to be a beginner. Try the skiboards but be prepared to get bruised. Or a snowboard if your upper body needs a good thrashing.

Now back to bashing the Irish...
post #25 of 38
uh oh, the personality is starting to split.
post #26 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PowderJunkie:
At the risk of turning this thread to a serious tone (very entertaining as it is developing) have you ever tried skiboards?

I saw them when we were living in Switzerland and they reminded me of short skis from 40 years ago. Short skis were excellent for developing balance, centering over the skis etc. So we bought two pair of Kneissel BigFoot. Practice? Skate around a little on the flats? Naawww. Put 'em on and hit the lift. What a humbling experience. Amaizing how much I transfer my weight to the front of the ski as I initiate a turn...and how easy it is to "stub a toe" when you do it on Bigfoot. Most seasons I don't crash as much as I did on that first run.

Someone suggested on another thread that you should take up a new sport every few years to reminder yourself what it's like to be a beginner. Try the skiboards but be prepared to get bruised. Or a snowboard if your upper body needs a good thrashing.

Now back to bashing the Irish...
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Well, the Kneissls are what, 77cm? Those are notoriously hard to use. I've got a pair of Canon M7s, and they're pretty spectacular, and being 99cm long, far more stable than the smaller ones. Anything smaller than 90cm, and you're either masochistic, or very short [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #27 of 38
Let's start with tubing. Many places do it at night. My big problem with that, as with any night activity not involving drink, is that tubing just eats into valuable drinking time, hence it is not popular with real Irish men.

One major advantage of skiboards is you can get closer to the bar.

In ye olde days, when skis were long and straight, you had to stretch forward about 3 feet to reach your pint of Guinness.

With carvers, this has been reduced to maybe 2 - 2.5 feet.

With skiboards, you're right at the bar. You can straight off the slopes and start drinking, and you have the advantage of a larger surface area than a pair of boots, so you can stay upright easier.

And people call the Irish stupid.

S
post #28 of 38
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wear the fox hat ?:
Let's start with tubing. Many places do it at night. My big problem with that, as with any night activity not involving drink, is that tubing just eats into valuable drinking time, hence it is not popular with real Irish men.

One major advantage of skiboards is you can get closer to the bar.

In ye olde days, when skis were long and straight, you had to stretch forward about 3 feet to reach your pint of Guinness.

With carvers, this has been reduced to maybe 2 - 2.5 feet.

With skiboards, you're right at the bar. You can straight off the slopes and start drinking, and you have the advantage of a larger surface area than a pair of boots, so you can stay upright easier.

And people call the Irish stupid.

S
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

bwahahahha...I just burst out laughing, everyone in the lab looked at me like I've lost my mind...perhaps I have! but thanks!
post #29 of 38
Ahh yes, this is an advantage. Can you drive with ski boards on also? (stop! I am not advocating drinking and driving, it was a joke) But if I wear the skiboards into the bar, and everybody else also has them on, won't people be standing on my boards and me on theirs? Won't this make it hard to walk? Also, if ski bars finially get it right, they will mount bindings to the floor. That way, you get blatto, click into the floor, and you will never fall over! Ehhh, ehhh, nudge, nudge...

Also, Fox, have you ever been river tubing? If you have, you know that they give you an extra cooler tube that inflates around your beer cooler. Can't this apply to snow tubing?
post #30 of 38
Driving in them isn't too bad, provided you know how to heel brake/toe accelerate with your right foot. After that, it's wee buns (as we say).

Water tubing is OK, but I find that it gives my beer too much head.
I wouldn't want to cool my cans of draught Guinness down in snow - I'd be scared that in those temperatures the widget might explode out of the can and cause untold damage.

But I'm interested in your idea of fitting bindings to the floor.

What DIN setting should they be at, and is it related to weight, heght, abilty to hold drink, or size of your ski pole?
Acutally, if it was based on drinking ability, then good drinkers would have loose bindings, and Aussies would have theirs wound up to 15.

S
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