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Beleive it or not...

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
...But the monoski is doing a re-appearance under the name of
monoblade !!!
I was skiing Madesimo (Prickly home mountain) when my pard Alberto attracted my attention pointing at a guy "skiing" down in what appeared a locked legs "stance"...
We stopped and waited for him to reach us and once that happened we realized that he had strapped to his feet what looked like a twin tipped snowboard but with hard bindings mounted parallels and facing forward!
Once we reached the bottom of the run I had a better look at this board and notice that the name "monoblade" was written on it.
Personally I don't find it fun to ski with monoski/monoblade and find it a bit too tiring, but hey if others find it fun, why not?
P.S. I haven't taken pictures of the guy but a google search with "monoblade"
gave me the right hit.
post #2 of 21


I saw four teleboarders this winter.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
OMG :
There's no end to people fantasy!
post #4 of 21
Let me just clarify: it was not me.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Eheheheh!
It looks a local (to Valchiavenna) thing, Prickly.
Look at their site (it talks about "Motta" )
post #6 of 21
Don't forget your monoboot and monopant to go with your monoblade.
post #7 of 21

Ski Bobs?

Anybody remember Ski Bobs? They were 20" bike frames with skis instead of wheels, usually with a bananna seat. It was very much like the kid on the bike going down the slope in Better Off Dead. You had to wear mini skis (home made ski blades) when riding them.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Let me just clarify: it was not me.
For the record, I wasn't one of the Teleboarders Comprex saw.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
Anybody remember Ski Bobs? They were 20" bike frames with skis instead of wheels, usually with a bananna seat. It was very much like the kid on the bike going down the slope in Better Off Dead. You had to wear mini skis (home made ski blades) when riding them.
This isn't that far off. Imaging this with a seat and the rider also having snowblades. A few folks used things like these back inthe 70s. I always feared one dropping from the lifts

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post #10 of 21
Remember ski bobs. I just got a ski bike this year. Great fun. I like it.

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post #11 of 21
Thanks T. I was beginning to think I dreamed the whole contraption up and never really saw them since nobody else chimed in.: Do they still let folks ride up the lift with one?

Ah see they do in the "where to ride" link
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post


I saw four teleboarders this winter.
Saw my first teleboarder from a distance at Crystal 2 weeks ago, had no clue what it actually was until this thread. Looks very awkward to me, but the guy was doing well with it.
post #13 of 21
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Black Banana Seat
Seat Suspension (Interior Coil Spring Under The Seat)
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post #14 of 21
I remember watching ski-bobs in the '70s and wondering about how it felt to go through the bumps on those things. None of the local hills were groomed so everyone had to ski bumps. It made my butt hurt just thinking about it.
post #15 of 21
those bikes are all over Japan. It's the cool highschool kid thing to do. no joke. carbon fiber parts, camo paint jobs... and not just one or two, but packs.

think about it, it requires no skill, anyone can do it, fun for everyone.

I'd even go so far as to say bikes are just as popular as snowboards around here.

sad, but true.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
those bikes are all over Japan. It's the cool highschool kid thing to do. no joke. carbon fiber parts, camo paint jobs... and not just one or two, but packs.

think about it, it requires no skill, anyone can do it, fun for everyone.

I'd even go so far as to say bikes are just as popular as snowboards around here.

sad, but true.
:Hells Angels LOL!

Seriously though, it would really suck to get blindsided by one..:
post #17 of 21
The snow bikes are cool. Have they progressed beyond the need for ski blades?
post #18 of 21
They have straps for your feet. Paddded handle bars. Half a snowboard up front.
post #19 of 21
If they can control descent without dabbing, it sounds impressive to me. Are you sure snow biking requires no skill!? Even if it's easy, it sound like fun.
post #20 of 21

 

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post #21 of 21
Is there no end to the devices man will invent to damage their testicles?
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