- Mar 17, 2014
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Do it! Don't let these killjoys get in your head.
my advice: wait to try it on a nice soft spring day. Prepare to fall a lot. Do not "bring your skis just in case"......too easy to back out......you gotta commit.
surf's up bro
Meh. It may not be your thing, but it's hardly a step backwards. It's a super fun alternative way to slide down the hill.Why would you ever do that? There is nothing you can do on a snowboard that can't be done on skis, but there is much that you can do on skis that cannot be done on a board.
I always felt like snowboarding is for people who never properly learned how to ski....it is a major step backwards.
This, this, a thousand times this. Tougher to control off the lift, but otherwise the best beginner choiceget a flat or rocker board, cuts the catching an edge way down.
Punch the ground when you fall. Make a fist and try and pound the ground like you would pound the desk at work. It transfers the impact evenly down your arm down to your elbow. Falling happens much quicker on a snowboard, you usually don't see it coming. So this is tough to train yourself to do, but it'll save your wrists if you can.
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I have a theory that snowboarding will trend downwards over the years. Here are my reasons:
1. The initial popularity started in the late 80's early 90's. Feel free to correct me. Those people are now in their late 40's/early 50's. The idea of sitting down on your ass after every lift ride to buckle back isn't that appealing as we age.
2. Twin tip skis have made the tricks that snowboarders used to own available to skiers.
3. Snowboards falls are rough. As we age it becomes tougher and tougher.
- maybe tougher to start a new sport at an advanced age, but I think snowboarding falls are generally easier on the body than ski crashes. I've never heard of a snowboarder that tore an ACL