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Old 02-18-2010, 06:34 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, 11:28 AM   #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, 04:33 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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Old 07-24-2010, 07:16 AM   #4 (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
These are my feelings on the issue too. Skiing definitely has its perils but I just seem to get injured every single time I try to snowboard (I suck!) After I saw my friend break her tailbone last winter, I'm steering clear of snowboarding for now.
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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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I grew up skiing but when I was around 13 switched to snowboarding. After snowboarding for 12 years I just took up skiing again last season. I went back to skiing because I have bad ankles and was in way to much pain while snowboarding (especially while riding the lift up). I have definitely found skiing to be much easier on my ankles, however it does cause a bit more stress on the knees. Overall, I'm glad I made the transition back though.
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you can go way faster on skis.........
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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 12-25-2010, 11:18 PM   #9 (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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