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Old 12-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #111 (permalink)
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Re: Skiing or Snowboarding???

Hello dan here, love to snowboard been doing it for like 15 years and our local mountain china peak just open, were located near the sierras. as far as ear buds are concerned don t really like them too much, mainly because of ear discomfort, after extended all day use. so i have a protec helmet that has earphones inside earmuffs witch are connected to my my ipod works great. when i want to hear someone talk on chair i simply disconnect ipod form helmet and i can hear every thing, thats probably the best. if you don't wear a helmet ive seen some beanies now carry this technology. so thats my 2 cents. p.s. that Alaska trip is my dream waiting to happen

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Re: Skiing or Snowboarding???

I don't do either, and would rather be on a snowmobile, but I've heard that snowboarders are just people not coordinated enough to ski with a board on each foot. True?
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I don't do either, and would rather be on a snowmobile, but I've heard that snowboarders are just people not coordinated enough to ski with a board on each foot. True?
A lot more freedom and manueverability with two boards, IMHO.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #114 (permalink)
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I started skiing with a group of friends in high school. I ended up going to a college that even had its own ski hill unfortunately during my freshman year I destroyed my shoulder so no more of either for me I mostly snowshoe now.
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Snowboarding.

I learned to ski in the army pulling an akio, wearing a ruck, and sporting a rifle. Kind of sucked the fun out of it.
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I quoted Smalldog and made my post above to joke with him. The quote isn't there? Must have hit the wrong button. Just joking around though. I never did learn to ski and I grew up just a few miles from two ski areas. Same with snow boarding, just never learned. I love to watch both on TV though especially on the Olympics with all of the different types of events. I was really impressed with Shaun White when I watched him. Amazing. He has a special training area down by Silverton, CO that was built for him too I've heard.
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I don't do either, and would rather be on a snowmobile, but I've heard that snowboarders are just people not coordinated enough to ski with a board on each foot. True?
Haha, taking a stab are ya? Snowboarders re-revolutionized skiing from the ski design, tricks, style, etc.

There is nothing like surfing through 3 ft of powder on a board. With skiing it seems you are fighting the snow creating resistance. It's also harder to square the family jewels on a shrub, tree, or pole


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I quoted Smalldog and made my post above to joke with him. The quote isn't there? Must have hit the wrong button. Just joking around though. I never did learn to ski and I grew up just a few miles from two ski areas. Same with snow boarding, just never learned. I love to watch both on TV though especially on the Olympics with all of the different types of events. I was really impressed with Shaun White when I watched him. Amazing. He has a special training area down by Silverton, CO that was built for him too I've heard.
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Re: Skiing or Snowboarding???

Haven't read the whole thread but skiing all the way for me. Never been a boarder but I could see how it had its appeal when skis weren't really practical in deep powder or the park. Nowadays there is nothing you can do on a board that you can't do better on skis IMHO. Not saying boarders are worse but if you look at movies, competition and events. Ski racing (whether alpine, skier cross or other forms) skiers will always set faster times on the same course. Today skiers in the pipe or park are spinning more, going bigger and there are just more tricks possible when your legs aren't attached to the same board. in the bumps skis are more practical anyways. Of course this a generalization and there are plenty of boarders that can wipe the floor with most skiers, but this thread is about generalizing, right?

On top of that your skis eject in a fall (hopefully) which means you have a much greater chance of staying near the top if caught in an avalanche where a snowboard acts like a giant anchor dragging you down (same with tele skis but that's another story). skinning on skis is also way more natural and less of a hassle than snowshoeing with a snowboard or using a split board. Ultimately I'm just glad I'm skis on every catwalk, traverse or Poma or T-bar type lift.

My personal opinion is that snowboarding lost any advantages it might have had over skiing when twin tip and powder skis hit the scene and you are limiting how easily you can access different types of terrain on a board vs skis.

All that said I have nothing against snowboarders (unless you sit in packs of 10 right at the top of the lift an strap in while you're in everybody's way) and have some great friends who board and I really admire people like Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice and could watch Art of Flight or Deeper any day. But when it comes to how I access the goods it's gotta be skis, hands down.
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Both.
1990 called. He wants his "skiers vs. snowboarders" feud back... =)
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