Skiing/Snowboarding.

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  1. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    So me and a few pals are hittin da slopes yea!? I have only been Skiing once and really enjoyed it, took to it quickly.

    Was wondering if many peeps on here have tried snowboarding? thinking it might be fun to try both out, not sure if it will be too hard though as only there for 4 days.

    Safe as houses.
     
  2. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    I've been snowboarding for a year or so, only on indoor slopes but I love it.
     
  3. hyperd4eva

    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    is it easy to pick up Scotty?
     
  4. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    I found it relitively easy, I think the fact I used to skateboard helped me with my balance and stuff though.

    If I can give you one bit of advise it is remember that your feet control everything when it comes to turning and stopping. When I was first learning I would try an use my body to level the board out etc... but you just have to lift your heel or toes.
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    Sweet mate, nice 1
     
  6. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Also make sure you have the right sort of board for your height/weight.

    normally one that reaches between your chin and nose. I used to use 160/162s as I am quite tall (around 6'3) but I am quite slim so I have switched down to a 156wide (as i've got big feet an they wont fit on a normal 156/158) and I find it miles easier to whip the board round for spins and turns.
     
  7. EWOKS

    EWOKS POTATOES GONNA POTATE

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    sam hero juana will be all over this fred like a tramp eating chips. he wont be able to help himself the fiend
     
  8. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    what you need in this thread is pantyinspector, he used to be an instructor.

    i love snowboarding, whats indoor slopes like? is it snow or is it some weird slippery type of fabric that kind of mimics it? cos if its the latter, which i strongly suspect, i will not get involved and its the reason why i havent so far
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Chillfactore is uses man made snow
     
  10. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

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    Snowboarding is one of the most relaxing and easiest things you can do also one of the great joys in life. Just relax and lean into your turn don't fight gravity just flow with it.
    Don't get frustrated if you fall it is all part of the process. Other than that try it. It should take you a couple of runs to get used to it, but if you can ski you can snowboard.
     
  11. herojuana

    herojuana hairy kuala

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    Basically what I found the hardest when learning to snowboard was commit. Linking turns you gain a lot of speed real quick and will often fall over while still going slow to avoid a high speed crash. Know that you will eventually turn and just go with it you will be fine.

    And Scooter it's all about following your neck man. Your body will turn underneath your shoulders, and using the rest of your body will help you change edges etc. but you will always be following your shoulders/neck

    Trust me Tone, it is the best thing you can do. I am stuck on my third season now! hahaha
     
  12. greddie

    greddie Super Sir Loin

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    i ski, been every year (Cept a couple) since i was about 13. Go to Val d'Isere every year cos we have a place there. going first week of feb this year. tried snowboarding before, but its hard, and ended up with lots of bruises. much rather ski, more control.
     
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    hyperd4eva H&M SCARVES

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    I guess i should try both to be honest. I may take to snow boarding better, although last time i ski'd i loved it so wouldnt wana lose put as all my mates on ski's
     
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    Hombre-J Currently Ballsacked

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    All about skiing man!

    Been every year nearly since I was about 5 or 6. Gave snowboarding a shot, but I was already too deeply entrenched in skiing so didn't pursue it. Either way, jealous of you hitting the slopes.
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Pricks with sticks!! :D
     
  16. danwell

    danwell BAAAAAAAAAAAAABE WAIT

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    Ah mate! Lovely slopes. I did a week in Tignes a couple of years ago was so nice!
     
  17. Cat Gas

    Cat Gas Aka Basis

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    can you explain to me what it is about snowboarders always having a rest on a slope, half way down
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Dunno, I am definately not one of them. But shit loads of them do it at the chill factore mostly teenagers trying to show off with a shit little spin or something
     
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    herojuana hairy kuala

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    or waiting for skiiers
     
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    or waiting for skiiers