1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

To Ski or to Snowboard?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by neversaydie, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. neversaydie

    neversaydie Post Whore

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,762
    Likes Received:
    5
    So what is your preferd method to traverse the worlds finest mountain ranges!
     
  2. Advert Guest Advertisement


  3. neversaydie

    neversaydie Post Whore

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,762
    Likes Received:
    5
    Snowboarding.
     
  4. Geordie Mike

    Geordie Mike Yeee-haw

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not gonna say the gays on trays thing... that's just a cheap shot
     
  5. jvbates

    jvbates Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm a snowboarder too!
     
  6. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Snowboarding all day every day!!!
     
  7. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    snowboarding definately

    i skied first but i was a wee skater kid when i was younger so i quickly turned over lol

    you cannot beat the feeling of fresh powder on an untouched section of off piste! its undescribable i think!

    quick pic of me in action about 5 years ago and my classic burton floater in les deux alpes :scared2:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. pea.

    pea. Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2003
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Snowboard, I did a whole 4 hours worth of lessons, 5 years a go!!!
    Anyone want a pair of size 14 Burton step ins/pay for me to use them?!

    (It is Christmas!)
     
  9. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    i had the same mate - 4 hours lessons and a bruised bum later and i havent looked back

    i just wished it snowed all year! :(
     
  10. neversaydie

    neversaydie Post Whore

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,762
    Likes Received:
    5
  11. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    Snowboarding, i fecking hate ski'ers.

    Why is that the if you do one you hate the people that do the other. I just think ski'ers are so up there own arse its not true. Nearly got in a few tussels with them.
     
  12. pea.

    pea. Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2003
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Those impact shorts are good, bought some for my ex, get the impression though, if you've already got a fat ass, it only makes it ten times worse!!!

    Pose with pain or go for comfort over looks

    If you're a boarder im guessin to pose will win!!!
     
  13. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,239
    Likes Received:
    23
    Takes one to know one. Happy doing both, two planks are more versitle, one plank's better for powder.
     
  14. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed!
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    4
    Skiing all day long, watch me whistle past you boarders on the black run, also boarding off-piste is a bit dodgy....
     
  15. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed!
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    4
    BTW i'm going in 2nd week of feb, not sure where yet, gonna book last minute to get some deals.
     
  16. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Only if your stupid!!
    Do your home work first and check out your route at the bottom and you will be fine

    Going to do a instructed heli drop this year..every year we want to do it but never do..this will be the year for it
     
  17. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed!
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,879
    Likes Received:
    4
    Like I say, eat my powder boarder homos...
     
  18. icenutter

    icenutter Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Skiing as its more flexible: you can't go uphill on a board.

    You also don't get people cutting you up.

    And you don't get lumped with all the lame people into boarding (you know the type - matching Burton checky clothes, oakleys, talking about how 'rad' the powder is. Except they have just fallen over on a blue run).
     
  19. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why do you want to go up hill?? Boarding and skiing is a downhill sport

    Skiers are the worse for cutting people up

    No you get the skiers wearing there one piece strippy ski suits thinking they look cool as they wear a stupid hat!!

    Why did they invent the carver, so skiers can go off piste??
    Why do skiers dress like boards now??

    Check out extreme channel and watch the freestyle skiers they look like boards

    Speak for yourself falling on a blue run.

    Skiers and boarders will never see eye to eye....!
     
  20. icenutter

    icenutter Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    'Skiers are the worse for cutting people up'

    Both cut up each other, but when you are in the majority...

    'No you get the skiers wearing there one piece strippy ski suits thinking they look cool as they wear a stupid hat!!'

    I reckon without the French the whole 1-piece suit market would fall apart ;)

    'Skiers and boarders will never see eye to eye....!'

    Just as BMW and Audi drivers don't :gun2:

    Chill! Its just a bit of fun :friends:
     
  21. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    nothing funnier than seeing a 1980's skier in their pink or polkadot one piece hahahahaha

    ive had plenty of run in's with skier's - if someone annoys me i go after them lol when they stop hit them with a spray of snow off the back foot!! :rockwoot:
     
  22. Advert Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  23. Geordie Mike

    Geordie Mike Yeee-haw

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    0
    If they knew what they were doing they'd never catch you.

    Both are fun, but I prefer skiing as you can go much faster on the skis. I'm sure my 0-60 on skis is faster than my old car...

    You can also do much of what you can do on a snowboard on skis, but faster.

    Mike
     
  24. Geordie Mike

    Geordie Mike Yeee-haw

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2005
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyway, which would James Bond do?
     
  25. pea.

    pea. Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2003
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    0
    These days, he actually partakes in a bit of snowboarding mike!

    (good name by the way)

    "southern mike"
     
  26. neversaydie

    neversaydie Post Whore

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    1,762
    Likes Received:
    5
    Skis are just stabilizers for the Joey Deacons out there!
     
  27. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,719
    Likes Received:
    62
    I do both, but would have to say I prefer skiing.

    I agree both sides have their faults - such the boarder trick of stopping just over the brow of a hill sat in the middle of a piste so you can't see them until you are on top of them; or skiers who don't look uphill before starting off.

    Boarding is definitely easier than skiing.
     
  28. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    you think?

    i found both easy to get hold of but definately though boarding was harder than skiing

    when we head off we have a few first timers on the board - they can sort of ski already but it will be interesting how they get on!
     
  29. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    45
    Boarding everytime.
    Damn site more relaxed and easier on the legs.
    The boots are really comfy
    You don't need stupid sticks to get around
    You'll never break your leg boarding
    The whole culture is far cooler & less up it's own arse
    No one laughs if you crash & burn on a board.
    Who the hell wants to get to the bottom of the hill in a straight line?
     
  30. myzeneye

    myzeneye Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2004
    Messages:
    523
    Likes Received:
    0
    give me a liquid mountain any day..... surfings were its at guys...
    i ride a 9'2" bear long board.... been doing it for nearly 20 years and still love it passionaitly..... however, i dont tend to do the sleeping in the back of my van and all night partying kind of weekends any more.... its more like stolen days or odd weekends when i can, which isnt half as often as id like.
     
  31. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    how is boarding easier on the legs?? lol your thighs are wrecked!

    of course you can break your leg - dont be silly

    of course they laugh at you - you just dont see them doing it
     
  32. smitch

    smitch Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    My mate's broken both his legs separately snow bording.

    He's on crutches at the moment.

    Don't do it myself though....
     
  33. simonwjones

    simonwjones Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    1
    I ski and my son does both. He starting boarding first but had conveted over to skiing.

    He has raced for the last two years and theres nothing better than carving a black top to bottom on a true slalom ski.

    On the other hand when you see a real snowboarder true carving it does look impressive.

    The secret is to not comprimise. When I feel like fast carving then on go my Atomic SL 11's. For off piste my 186 Line Eric Pollards come out. They,re like two small snowboards on your feet.


    I remember a ski instructor in Canada telling me that it takles 3 week to become a snowboard instructor and three years to become a ski instructor. He may have been slightly biased, but the snowboard instructors does seem a lot younger.

    I teach on dry slope as well and have been doeing so for the last 2 years. I run a kids club on a sunday morning coaching kids past the parallel into into true carving skiing.

    At the end of the day there plenty of room on the mountain for us all.

    Chill!!

    Cant wait to get to Chatel at the end of Jan, 110 of us going.

    Nearly went to Meribel for this coming week with a group of aboput 30 of us, but too busy at work. Glad I didnt as I never really tried grass skiing

    Only about 7 weeks to go.


    Cheers

    Simon
     
  34. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    45
    If it's wrecking your thighs you're not doing it right or you're incredibly unfit. I'm pretty unfit and I don't get any thigh burn.
    OK Mr pedantic, you're far less likely to break your leg, it's very rare but of course not impossible if you board like a kamikazi idiot. Breaking your wrist is far more likely if you don't wear wrist guards.
    The laughing thing? I mean't even the best boarders crash & burn, it's part of the sport, no one really laughs "at you" more "with you" as it happens so frequently.
    Nobody arguing that it's far cooller then? Thought not.
     
  35. smitch

    smitch Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Never having done either i think i'd rather have a go at snowboarding cos it looks like you can pick up quite a few more tricks.

    I used to be a skater for some yaers when i was a kid so it does appeal but i've just never got off my arse and gone on a proper winter sports holliday.

    Might have to be a new years resolution!!!
     
  36. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    i only get thigh burn when on flat piste's or balancing on one edge for a long period of time

    anyone would i think

    maybe i might be doing it wrong but im far from unfit lol - play rugby for a semi-pro club and swim for my town
     
  37. dsmclark40v

    dsmclark40v Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2006
    Messages:
    744
    Likes Received:
    11
    I use to ski for 6 years before i started snowboarding. I decided to change after a few falls when i was going really fast and my skis decided they wanted to go in different directions, and strangley all i broke was my thumb!
    then i bought my own snowboarding gear and never looked back.
    I get really bad thigh burn especially on flat pistes but i am unfit so i just put it down to that, So i just stretch as much as possible. I also had a problem with my binding on my right foot cutting of the bloody supply and causing unbearable cramp. But i have some cap straps to try so hopefully they should help
     
  38. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    your bindings are prob too tight on you or your bindings are too small or your boots are the wrong size

    anyone will get the burn it you are on a flat piste - you are standing in an unnatural postion putting strain on your thighs so its def going to happen

    if your unfit it will happen quicker than a fit person lol

    im off in 6 days - i cannot wait!!! got most of my stuff packed already!
     
  39. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    9,833
    Likes Received:
    45
    Flat piste? No fun on a snowboard, I try and stay well clear.
     
  40. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

    its handy though if you have skiing buddies and you can cling on to a pole ;)
     

Share This Page