Old 23-02-10, 02:25 PM   #16
 
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I'm all for skiing. Snowboarding doesn't do it for me. It just looks cooler, but it's not (no offense though )
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Old 01-03-10, 10:58 AM   #17
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A Summary of My Skiing: 1958-1962

SKIING

In my life, from 1944 to 2010, I have engaged in two kinds of skiing: snow and water. Both activities took place during my years of high school from 1958 to 1962. I did some water-skiing at a Bahá'í summer camp in northern Ontario in 1961/2. I also water-skied on other occasions in those high school years but, after the passage of nearly fifty years, I can’t recall when or where.

The fine details of my snow-skiing are also lost to my memory, although I do recall having an injury skiing on show and deciding not to ever ski again. I also recall owning an old pair of skis and having trouble putting my feet into the stirrups. I recall using my rubber boots, not a very stable piece of footwear; I recall skiing near the town where I grew up. I skied perhaps a dozen times in those five years. Tabogganing and sleigh-riding, of course, distant cousins of snow-skiing, were part of my life from the late 1940s to the late 1950s, but I shall not comment on those activities here.

Water-skiing took place in the summer months when school was out: June to September; snow-skiing from December to March. But all this skiing, on water and snow, was far out on the periphery of the sporting life of my teen-age years, a sporting life concentrating on: baseball, hockey and football in organized leagues and informally on the street and in various kids of fields. After half a century it all seems like a dream.-Ron Price, “My Pre-Pioneering Days,” Pioneering Over Four Epochs, 1 March 2010.(250 words)
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Old 09-12-10, 04:44 PM   #18
 
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I only ski . Had chance to learn snowbirdig " on the house' when aski instructor but never did. That was a big mistake. If have opportunity to d both you should.
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Old 09-12-10, 09:43 PM   #19
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Good to know, youngster, that this thread is still "alive."-Ron Price, Tasmania
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Old 11-12-10, 11:56 PM   #20
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I moved to Australia nearly 40 years ago, loveskiinguk, and never see any snow except on TV.-Ron
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Old 18-12-10, 01:54 AM   #21
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I have tried both skiing and snowboarding. My passion is to ski but i like to switch it up every now and again
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Old 24-02-11, 07:15 PM   #22
 
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Skiing on the hard pack, snowboarding for powder.
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Old 22-03-11, 03:01 AM   #23
 
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Skiing

SKIING. I snowboarded for years and after one year of skiing I'm attempting d-spins, doing backflips, misties, and frontflips, and getting close on flat 5. On a snowboard i was barely doing 360's. skiing is a bit easier and more fun. much betta. it's also got a better crowd of people in my opinion. also you dont get stuck on cat-tracks and can ski right off the lift and down the hill.
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Old 05-04-11, 02:28 PM   #24
 
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I was lucky enough to learn both. There both so much fun! I'm sure you'll have fun with whatever you choose to do!

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Old 16-04-11, 05:34 PM   #25
 
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I've snowboarded on and off for about 10 years, and I just tried skiing for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I'm obviously more comfortable on a snowboard, but I wish I skied from the beginning because skiers are much more advantaged at accessing amazing terrain, and just being able to go right off of the chair is a benefit too in my opinion.
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Old 20-09-11, 08:12 PM   #26
 
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I've tried both. I like skiing better maybe because I started skiing when I was 10, and eversince I've been in love with the sport
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Old 24-10-11, 10:02 PM   #27
 
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Telemark! And alpine skiing, of course. But really, as long as you're having fun in the snow and respecting everyone else's fun on the mountain, that's what counts.
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Old 25-10-11, 05:33 AM   #28
 
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The "skiing is way cooler" thing is not really true anymore with the ski jumps, bumps. twintips, etc. Some of the coolest guys I know are totally cool ripping between trees like no boarders can.
I do both. Mostly skiing because I'm an expert there and only a solid intermediate on the board. But you can't beat boarding in the gear & comfort departments. I use click-ins so the sometimes long walks from the car or the condo with a few pound board in comfy boots are not a torture like in the ski gear. Also, I picked up boarding way, way faster than skiing. That surprised me 'casue you'd think having your feet bound would be trouble. Perhaps having a private lesson with a good instructor helped. The guy had me join hill and toe turns within an hour! I've seen my son's skateboarder friends snowboard very well and do simple tricks after a few hours on the board!
But overall - skiing is number one for me. For a newbe, I would definitely suggest snowboarding, though. Sorry skiers
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Old 25-10-11, 08:16 AM   #29
 
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Skiing is a good start up. Both are almost the same but snowboarding is more extreme. They be both thrilling depending on the place but I find snowboarding more intense.
you can visit skiorganizers.com to know more about these winter sports.
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Old 09-11-11, 01:23 PM   #30
 
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snowboarding is harder but i feel a much bigger thrill when doing it!
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