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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone ski or snowboard

Going on a ski/snowmobile trip next week Leaving thursday morning and coming back Sunday night. Here is the deal I have only been sking 1 time in my life and I was 13. I am wondering what would be easier snowboarding or sking. I have skateboarded when I was younger so was wondering about snowboarding. I have heard from a couple of people that skiing is the easy way to go so I don't kill myself because I will be sore as hell if I try to learn snowboarding.


Second I have a jacket for sking but no ski gloves (I do own some timberland winter gloves though) and I also don't have googles or ski pants or ski's/board and boots. Is there anyone here that would lend me there stuff for the long weekend and if I screw something up I will pay for it in full? Also what should I do about not having ski pants gloves or google. Can I just use sun glasses or dirt bike goggles? There is a ski shop up where I am going but I don't think they rent clothing just the skis or boards.


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Skiing is probably easier if you have little coordination. Walking/standing in line is easier, but for the actual downhill part of it, I would say snowboarding is probably a little easier to learn and more fun if you are a quick learner.
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Steve gimme a call, i got all the gear youll need and my boots are 11 so they should fit just fine.

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wear a helmet and wrist guards cause youll crash your brains out at first, i thought it would be easier as im a pretty good vert skater, i crashed my brains out, hurt my wrists, got knocked silly on the head as i was haulin and caught a edge and high sided backwards and slammed my head in the back on near ice conditions. if you want a relaxing weekend just ski and worry about boarding another time.

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Don't take shortcuts with gear when you're skiing or snowboarding. Get the proper goggles, pants, gloves, etc.

Otherwise snow will definitely get into places where you don't want it and being that its your *first* time, you'll be tumbling a lot for the entire day and its not fun dealing with snow constantly in cold temps.

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Skiing will be easier IMO, but try both. The cool kids are snowboarding, but for me skis do just fine for a once in a while fun.

Go to Dicks or Sports Authority, they typically have cheap snow/ski pants for about $20. They are not fency, but warm and keep you dry. Gloves, you can use anything, but more typical snow/ski gloves will keep you warmer and dryer. I typically just use sunglasses, I tried the dirt bike goggles and they did fine as well, just overkill IMO.

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When you grab the rope on the bunny hill grab it firm and quick otherwhise you will burn holes on your gloves. LOL!
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When you grab the rope on the bunny hill grab it firm and quick otherwhise you will burn holes on your gloves. LOL!
That bunny hill roap is more intimidating then boarding the quad chair lift. LOL

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Make sure your boots don't click into the skis that tight otherwise when you crash your brains out the skis won't detach and you will break both ankles and both legs.

I sense a hospital visit for Steve. LOL!
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Dude, I have all the gear you need - Pants, Jacket, Gloves, Goggles, etc etc

No equip as I just rent now but you can use all my shit if ya want

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you are screwed, have fun crashing, snowboarding is deceptivly tricky to learn, it does not turn like a skateboard at all, does not like to go straight down the hill, you should allways be turning/edging at least a little or you have no control, there is a new school snowboard camber/rocker shape everyone now makes that supposedly makes turning much easier, its probably for pussies though, if you board, take a lesson or get someone who knows to teach you some basics of turning and you will be much less sore after your first day
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Skiing is easier to get the basics down. Snowboarding requires you to fall a bunch before it makes sense. For a short weekend, I'd rent skis. Definitely borrow proper gear from any of these guys offering. I can let you borrow my goggles if you need, I don't think you'd fit in my clothes.

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so whats with the getting out of motorcycle stuff? switching sports to skiing?
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For a 2-3 day trip I suggest skiing as well. The learning curve from newbie to riding-without-falling is much steeper on a board than on skis. The benefit of boarding is once you get the basics down you can excel much faster than in skiing, but it's a bitch to get over the first couple days. Your ass will be sore (more than normal ) and you might even waste a wrist or two from all the falling.

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Steve with your ankle/or foor or what ever it was... and other bad bones in your legs I recommend you ski, snowboarding puts a ton of strain on everything below the waist.

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Do you have anything to add to this thread? I'm tempted to buy you a plane ticket out to Seattle so we can go skiing / snowboarding at Mt Baker so I can watch you air lifted off the mountain.
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When you grab the rope on the bunny hill grab it firm and quick otherwhise you will burn holes on your gloves. LOL!
LOLOL that's some funny shit right there!!!!

And good advice.
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Don't be fooled Steve. I thought snowboarding would come easy as I skated for years...shiiit, It's a whole nother animal.

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Skateboarding != Snowboarding

I skated for years and the first time I boarded I ate snow like 50 times. Might as well say that playing piano prepares you for boarding just as much as knowing how to skateboard does.

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General rule of thumb is that Skiing is easier on the noob than Snowboarding.

You can probably get down most hills on Skis after day 1. Snowboarding, you'll be in pain after day 1... expect lotsa of soreness, so much so that day 2 may be near impossible.

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Steve, I've got everything you might need as well. I'm 5'9" so keep that in mind for sizing. Additionally, you can borrow my board and boots too if you want. I wear an 11, not sure what size boots are though. I believe they are a 9 or 10...that'll fit an 11 regular shoe size as they size way large for snowboard boots.

I grew up skiing, then switched to snowboarding in highschool, and now switching back to skiing. After my knee surgery 2 years ago, I did board a few times last year, and although I was ok...it does put a lot of pressure on your lower half...so figure I'm going back to skiing.

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After surfing, wakeboarding and skating for years, I tried Snowboarding and to me it was not all that hard - Yes I looked like Ray Charles playing Golf the first few runs but I'd say by the 3rd run I had it and was digging it - The part that sucks is the lift and the whole (1) foot out thing - Other than that, the runs were fun but know this, you will fall and your side will be in pain the next morning when you wake up - I have more fun on the skinny sticks but that is cuz I grew up on 'em - I am sure if I dedicated more time to snow surfing than I would dig it too

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i skied for about 15 years, then tried snowboarding, I fell down more in one day, than in 10 years of skiing. skiing is way easier than snowboarding to learn

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After surfing, wakeboarding and skating for years, I tried Snowboarding and to me it was not all that hard - Yes I looked like Ray Charles playing Golf the first few runs but I'd say by the 3rd run I had it and was digging it - The part that sucks is the lift and the whole (1) foot out thing - Other than that, the runs were fun but know this, you will fall and your side will be in pain the next morning when you wake up - I have more fun on the skinny sticks but that is cuz I grew up on 'em - I am sure if I dedicated more time to snow surfing than I would dig it too
I also surfed and skated before snowboarding. I don't think skating helped at all but surfing did a lot. Never tried skiing so I can't compare the two. I feel more comfortable with my both feet locked in place in the kung fu position.

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I also surfed and skated before snowboarding. I don't think skating helped at all .
Normal Short Board Skating, no - Long Boarding is a whole different foot position and lean and is somewhat like snowboarding

To me, Snowboarding was easier when I just thought about it and was not afraid to dig my edges in to slow down - Board flat, will go faster, lean into the edge (i actually used my toes for this, sounds funny but was given that tip and I picked up on it quick) and slow down - Stay flat on the run until you get it than progress into speed - By lunch I was rippin but the 1st few runs had me pissed off for sure

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