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Old 02-18-2010, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Why Do You Ski Instead of Snowboard?

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Also, do you think skiing or snowboarding is harder on your body?
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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I ski partly because thats what I was first taught, I also don't like having my feet straped down to one board. I think one of the biggest reasons I don't snowboard is because I would not be about to strap and unstrap every time I get on and off the lift. When I get off the lift I want to start right away, any time wasted means I'm not blasting down the hill. I also don't exactly care for skiing in the terrain parks, too much waiting. I would much rather be challenged by the steepness of the hill, trees, mogols, basically the natural stuff, than doing tricks.

I don't really think either is harder on your body. They are both pretty brutal when you are first learning but beyond that its just a matter of how hard your ski or slide.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Skiing is easy than snowboarding and further more you can have less injuries when you are doing skiing than when you are doing snowboarding
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I ski instead of snowboarding because I like having the freedom to move my legs. Snowboarding is definitely harder on your body because there is less movement
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you can go way faster on skis.........
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I am primarily a snowboarder but do a little bit of skiing. One thing that I have noticed with skiing is much better control and edge hold in ice. I have to be honest and say that I personally enjoy the feeling of snowboarding more than skiing and the rotational forces on my knees from skiing does cause more discomfort that from riding.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I do both on a regular basis, and it largely depends on conditions. Less than 2" new snow and I'm on skis because I like the speed and high-G carving of skis on groomers more than a board on groomers. I get much more fatigued snowboarding (maybe due to riding mostly in powder?). Also, I can only ski groomers for a couple of hours before I've had my fill and go home. If there's powder I'll snowboard until my legs and concentration give out.
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Skiing, because me parents teached it a little bit to me. Never had snowboarding friends.
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I ski and snowboard. I love to ski and go fast, but love the feeling of riding pow when snowboarding. I was brought up on skiing and it will always be my choice. I think this is the case with most as its what you earn first and depending on how in to snowboarding you are will affect whether you learn it or not. Snowboarding was never something i really wanted to do a i loved skiing and going fast and when i was younger on holidays i didnt want to spend my whole wek learning and hurting myself. I picked up snowboarding when i was away for a season as some friends taught me and i love it for riding pow but im still a shoester at heart.
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I've done skiing for a lifetime. I started when I was very young, It is part of my life now. I like snowboarding, but I cannot stop skiing, and I don't think there's something else I could enjoy more.
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