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Old April 12th 06, 05:48 PM
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Default isn't snowboarding better?

sure skiing is a good time. but snowboarding is where it's at. then
again i haven't really been skiing before, i mean, i attempted it once
when i was ten and cried the whole time. any suggestions on making a
transition from boarding to skiing?

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Old April 12th 06, 06:12 PM
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In article .com,
liv wrote:
sure skiing is a good time. but snowboarding is where it's at. ...
again i haven't really been skiing before, i mean, i attempted it once
when i was ten and cried the whole time. any suggestions on making a
transition from boarding to skiing?


Yes.
Try boarding up hill.

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Old April 12th 06, 07:00 PM
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liv wrote:
sure skiing is a good time. but snowboarding is where it's at. then
again i haven't really been skiing before, i mean, i attempted it once
when i was ten and cried the whole time. any suggestions on making a
transition from boarding to skiing?


In the backcountry, as others have said, go somewhere that involves
along and/or up and you'll see where skis just work a lot better.

On the pistes, you may find you get a similar carving feeling if
you learn proper parallel carving (you may not, but it's an
idea...). And telemarking is just that bit different and might
push your buttons if you like to be different (for every few
hundred boarders and skiers on a piste you'll see a few
telemarkers, it's harder but if you put in the effort it's very
easy to stand out from the crowds).

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Old April 12th 06, 09:11 PM
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liv wrote:
sure skiing is a good time. but snowboarding is where it's at.


OK, I'll bite. Where exactly is it at?
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Old April 12th 06, 09:34 PM
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liv wrote:
sure skiing is a good time. but snowboarding is where it's at.


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lal_truckee wrote:
OK, I'll bite. Where exactly is it at?


Vail.

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Old April 14th 06, 02:19 AM
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In article .com,
liv wrote:
sure skiing is a good time. but snowboarding is where it's at. ...
again i haven't really been skiing before, i mean, i attempted it once
when i was ten and cried the whole time. any suggestions on making a
transition from boarding to skiing?


(Eugene Miya) wrote in news:[email protected]:
Try boarding up hill.


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Kurt Knisely wrote:
This seems to be fairly popular in the Xxxxx
http://www.voile-usa.com/splthdr01.html
It's the "AT" of snowboarding, although they have a freeheel. If I was
going to snowboard (hah!), I'd git me one of them there Voile Swallowtails.


Sure. I've seen split boards. I've also seen a lot of boarders carry or
wear snow shoes. I don't care which techniques you use to get down.
I care less if a person not on my trip carries extra weight.
The main thing is to take one's time fiddling with board ski up or down.

But to match your uphill, I think it was one of the Duckboy books
which has the rocket powered toboggan.

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Old April 15th 06, 04:42 PM
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"Eugene Miya" wrote in message
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In article ,
Kurt Knisely wrote:
This seems to be fairly popular in the Xxxxx
http://www.voile-usa.com/splthdr01.html
It's the "AT" of snowboarding, although they have a freeheel. If I was
going to snowboard (hah!), I'd git me one of them there Voile
Swallowtails.


Sure. I've seen split boards. I've also seen a lot of boarders carry or
wear snow shoes.


I've started to see more of those mini approach skis (I think dynafit makes
one that only comes in 130 cm) being marketed to snowboarders. Ski up,
board down. Seems like alot of weight, no matter how light the skis are.

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Old April 15th 06, 04:56 PM
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On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 16:42:13 GMT, "Simon Isbister"
wrote:

I've started to see more of those mini approach skis (I think dynafit makes
one that only comes in 130 cm) being marketed to snowboarders. Ski up,
board down. Seems like alot of weight, no matter how light the skis are.


I looked into them myself, as I was tired of hiking in snowshoes, and
was running out of money for helicopters :-)

However, everyone who'd used them said the really didn't work very
well - too little surface area meant they sank too far, and were
barely any less work than snowshoes.
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Old April 15th 06, 07:50 PM
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"Champ" wrote in message
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However, everyone who'd used them said the really didn't work very
well - too little surface area meant they sank too far, and were
barely any less work than snowshoes.


Yeah- in alot of situations, going up on skins seems not too different (in
terms of speed and energy) than snowshoeing. Its the downhill portions of
the trip that make skis a far more efficient means of travel than snowshoes.
So, if you are going to be taking the skis off and putting on a board
anyways... why not snowshoe?


 




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