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i taught myself to skii. dad helped out a bit. :/
i usually teach myself to do most things.
like, this year, gonna be snowboarding, but i'll be on my own to learn.
are you interested in any particular type of snowboarding???? i personally would love to learn Vert but Downhill is quite exhilirating especially on a tall mountain.
I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends
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Stereotype: Snowboarders try to cut up skiiers.
Originally Posted by Schiljo
Truth: Skiiers go accross the mountain, snowboarders (usually) go down the mountain, so in reallity, a skiier is much more likely to cut up a snowboarder, and since most skiiers are very arrogant towards snowboarders, they quite often do.
Stereotype: Snowboarders think they own the mountain.
Truth: Skiiers think they own the mountain. This is quite often proven when skiiers often cut up a snowboarder, in my experience, skiiers tend to be quite arrogant when they are talking about snowboarders. I should know, my brother and father were like this (they ski), until I started boarding with them, I remember my brother telling me that actually boarders don't fit the stereotype, they both actually thought boarding looked quite fun, they just can't be bothered to have to learn again.
Stereotype: Boarders shave all the powder off the mountain.
Truth: Beginers do, as they don't yet have the confidence and therefore tend to edge down the mountain on either their toe or heel side edges. And if you think novice boarders are bad, go to Europe and get stuck behind a ski ecole (ski school), if you've never wanted to hurt small fluffy animals before, believe me you will.
However, experienced boarders don't shave off anymore than a skiier.
Stereotype: Boarders are a nuiscence at ski lifts.
Truth: Boarders find lifts quite difficult, I find T-bars very difficult, and button lifts are impossible, sometimes its easier to hold onto the lift with one hand rather than put it though the legs. With chairlifts, boarders will always go for the outside seats because when they get off, its easier if they turn away as they get off rather than get off straight and then try and stop when there are a load of skiers standing around in the way, chatting at the lift exit, however, problems occur when some arrogant skiier sits in the outside seat 'cos he want to get away from the lift faster, ironically to get away from the boarder s/he is sitting next to.
Skiiers also mostly get off going straight, if a boarder is sandwhiched between two skiers, s/he literally cannot stop until they are given enough room to turn (remember, boarders can't snowplow).
I took ski lessons, and failed out of them.
So I strapped on my skis, took up my poles and went up to a black diamond and taught myself the hard way. Best decision I've made in my life.
Tried to do the same thing with snowboarding. That didn't turn out too well.
gotto go for the double diamonds mojo!!! =D
x3 fun funnn.
Oh yeah, before I forget.
For all the n00bs willing to learn, for the love of god don't be taught by the french. They are the worst ski and snowboard instructors in the world. After having over four weeks of lessons with french instructors I still couldn't snowboard and I had no confidence (for the same reason, I still can't ski), but within two days of one to one with the holiday rep (they couldn't book me into any lessons and my family was one of only two that he had to look after) when I went to switzerland, who was scottish, I learnt more than in those whole four weeks and I was going down red runs by the end of the week.Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the french, but when it comes to ski or snowboard instructing they are soooooo half assed about it, they really don't give a damn about weather you understand or not, they just don't care if you learn or not.
There is no snow in my country...
But I can skate...
yes, hockey is good.
but just move to some country WITH snow, or at the very least, take vacations.
I like skiing but i hate it when you fall and your legs get tangled not only it hurts your legs but something eles is your a guy
Originally Posted by 98abaile
#1 novice skiiers do, so its kinda like when novice boarders shave off all the powder, we`re kinda even on that i guess
#2 i guess it depends on people really, yeah some are arrogant and think they are superior cause of their skills, but they think they are superior against other skiiers as well not just boarders
#3 i LIVE in europe so i know whats the deal with skii schools, when the whole pack of em in a snake ride from one edge to the other =_=
#4 i cant really reply since i havent snowboarded but mostly i hate all people who stop near the lift exit, it just annoys me that i dont have any room in case shit happens and to put my backpack on again