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Poll Results: Snowboarding

 
  • 24% (19)
    I have tried it and like it but don't do it.
  • 20% (16)
    I have tried it and do not like it.
  • 18% (15)
    I have never tried it.
  • 13% (11)
    I want to try it.
  • 22% (18)
    I have tired it and like it and sometimes do it.
79 Total Votes  
post #61 of 79
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
I tried boarding for the first time last season, I did get hurt becuase I tried to twist out of my bindings (unconcious natural reaction) and fell down crooked. I still had fun and will try it again sometime. It seems like a nice distractions from skiing if I ever get bored or if I want to spend time with people who are new to either boarding or skiing.
Sorry you got tweaked. I believe safety release bindings would have been developed for snowboards if the lawyers hadn't nixed the idea. You got injured on a snowboard because the binding didn't release, you have no case to sue. If the binding had been designed to release, maybe.

I don't know if safety release ski bindings would have become the norm if current liability concerns had existed back then.

Safety release bindings have been available to telemarkers for years. Can't blame the lawyers for lack of interest. Freeheel skiers are just dumb. No, no, wait, it's because we ski in places where a release would be fatal, better to pop a ligament than die.
post #62 of 79
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
I....it looks like all the serious BC boarders now use split boards anyway; ....


What's a "split board"?
post #63 of 79
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post


What's a "split board"?
It's that thing they have to put back together while I'm already half way down the mountain.

JF
post #64 of 79
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Sorry you got tweaked. I believe safety release bindings would have been developed for snowboards if the lawyers hadn't nixed the idea. You got injured on a snowboard because the binding didn't release, you have no case to sue. If the binding had been designed to release, maybe.

I don't know if safety release ski bindings would have become the norm if current liability concerns had existed back then.

Safety release bindings have been available to telemarkers for years. Can't blame the lawyers for lack of interest. Freeheel skiers are just dumb. No, no, wait, it's because we ski in places where a release would be fatal, better to pop a ligament than die.
I have no interest in legal action. My reflexes from biking in clip less and skiing are to try to twist out of my bindings if I am going to fall. If I hadn't done that I would probably have been fine.
post #65 of 79
There is a patented "safety" binding. Miller I think. Just imagine the torque on your knee if only one binding released Makes my stomach turn. I'd rather have both feet on the deck so to speak.

Doesn't the description below sound safe?

United States Patent 5035443

Abstract:
A releasable foot binding for use in combination with a snowboard includes a socket component which is separably engageable with a foot-engaging component. The socket component is mounted on the snowboard and includes spaced-apart, upwardly-extending elongated side rails. Each side rail has an elongated flange portion extending laterally therefrom. The foot-engaging component is longitudinally engageable with the socket component and has a bottom which includes opposite side ribs positioned on the bottom to be slidably positionable below the flange portions of the socket component. A stop member limits movement of the foot-engaging component relative to the socket component beyond a fully-engaged position. A latch releasably secures the foot-engaging component against movement in the opposite longitudinal direction.
post #66 of 79
I tried boarding once. I just couldn't handle the baggy pants and everyone calling me doood.
post #67 of 79
I am a 54 year old skier who is dying to try it this season. The reason is that my daughter got me hooked on her ripstik inline skateboard this summer and I have had a blast on it , even though I was never much of a skateboarder. We do downhills on the ripstik and it is really a thrill to connect heel and toe turns. Turning is the only means of speed control and hopefully this practice will make that hellish first day on the board a bit easier. I know that my inline skating practice really transferred well to skiing, so maybe the ripstik will help me get over the beginners hump on a board. Comments?
post #68 of 79
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Originally Posted by tromano View Post
I have no interest in legal action...
Sure I understand that, also the ingrained attempt to twist out. My point was that liability concerns may have been one reason we don't have safety release snowboard bindings.
post #69 of 79
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Sure I understand that, also the ingrained attempt to twist out. My point was that liability concerns may have been one reason we don't have safety release snowboard bindings.
Yea. Maybe so. I am not a lawyer. But it seems highly counter intuitive that selling a safer product would lead to increased risk of to the company. I guess thats why they make the big $$.
post #70 of 79
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
It's that thing they have to put back together while I'm already half way down the mountain.

JF
heh.

is that before or after you've complained about how steep the skintrack was and you kept sliding backwards so you had to break trail?
post #71 of 79
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Originally Posted by splitter View Post
I've tried it.

It sucks.
I've heard that you're not very adept at trying new cool things. Perhaps you could lighten up a bit.
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post


What's a "split board"?
Ask the guy who's name is Splitter!
post #72 of 79
Seriously, as a long time skier one thing that helped me was to turn the bindings to an extreme angle so I was facing more down the hill. It's not a good permanent solution as a beginner, cause it makes it hard to get a good toeside edge (or was it heel - I forget), but its a good starting trick. After a couple days, I turned them back to a more snowboardy setting.
post #73 of 79
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Originally Posted by splitter View Post
heh.

is that before or after you've complained about how steep the skintrack was and you kept sliding backwards so you had to break trail?
I was only breaking trail cause you were busy taking it back apart before we headed up again .
JF
post #74 of 79
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Originally Posted by skiCubad View Post
I am a 54 year old skier who is dying to try it this season. The reason is that my daughter got me hooked on her ripstik inline skateboard this summer and I have had a blast on it , even though I was never much of a skateboarder. We do downhills on the ripstik and it is really a thrill to connect heel and toe turns. Turning is the only means of speed control and hopefully this practice will make that hellish first day on the board a bit easier. I know that my inline skating practice really transferred well to skiing, so maybe the ripstik will help me get over the beginners hump on a board. Comments?
Go for it! I've never tried a Ripstik but it sounds like you would make the transition well. Wear wrist guards and a helmet! You're going to catch an edge and slam down at least once and the experience will make you extra careful going forward. I'm in my 60s and encourage anyone at any age to give boarding a try. You might want to visit the forum at graysontrays.com.
post #75 of 79
Does monoskiing count here?
post #76 of 79
I think you can get thrown off this forum for even mentioning skiing on one ski. Which is as it should be.

Splitter: am I right in thinking that no one serious about the pursuit still snowshoes up/boards down?
post #77 of 79
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
Splitter: am I right in thinking that no one serious about the pursuit still snowshoes up/boards down?
If you mostly snowboard in the backcountry you should have a splittie.

Some places still have bootpacks that are solid board friendly, glory on teton pass is one.

There are more solid boards on some days, especially the early part of the hike. But those are usually people just out building a jump for the day.

There's definitely people out there that still schlep that thing up on their back, but most people that hike a lot have a splittie.
post #78 of 79
So I'm back to my touring setup.
post #79 of 79
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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post
I am guilty. Snowboarded part time for about 10 years, until shaped skis & fatties started happening. I still strap one on a couple of times a year if I get bored. It is fun to learn & definitely some different sensations, but kinda stupid compared to skiing.
Oh, there was a lot of cute girls learning at that time also.

JF
I strap one on every now and again myself...oops, thought we were talking about the other thrill sport!
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