Boarder for life and all (20 years this season)! But I have to confess....I have occasionally taken to the demon two planks. Spices up the season a bit to occasionally switch gears. I am not really that good, but I like the challenge of something new. Maybe I'll try tele in a few years.
Please don't kick me off the island.
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Joined: Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:15 pm Posts: 2599 Location: san diego CA
Nothings wrong with skiing. Its what got you here. First person to slide down a hill on snow did it to get around. They were wearing shoes so Im guessing they automatically figured you needed two things on your feet to get down the hill Skiing brought you Wax Poles (to get up hill) Skins( to get up hill) risers( to get you up hill) avalanche forecasting avalanche rescue techniques avalanche beacons avalanche probes avalanche shovels winter clothing ( down, goretex) tight fitting turtle neck sweaters ( for girls or guys, which ever you like) goggles gloves resorts ( most likely where you learned to ski) the ability to use the NF lasnd to ski/ride on Boda bags apres ski maganzines Hot buttered rum backcountry ski maps Hot Dr.Pepper most of the routes you and I go up Hot tang ( oh wait, that was Storn and He cant ski)
and...this website ( originally from Couloir till Chris got tired of being the one of few boarders)
oh..and for the record,I dont ski
But, I do think its cooler than shit when I watch guys like Wysplit ponder over which gear to take into the BC on any given day
Joined: Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:06 pm Posts: 221 Location: Udapimp, Idaho
Getting on different gear to get that rush of "conquering the learning curve" is good for the ego and the soul.
all forms of Glisse have there own charms, splitboarding addresses the reason I took up tele over alpine skiing in '86, ease of backcountry access.
People see me harbooting w/poles and say "you might as well just ski"; this confirms them to be imposter snow worshipers that don't have the experience or understanding to grasp the practicality of using the best parts of all genres of snow travel. I still ski rarely but my heart belongs to that single line arcing through the snow.
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:10 pm Posts: 1436 Location: UT
Thanks for the history lesson. Geesh I was just rattling their chain. A few more contributions to boarding are; used to harrass, punch, run over, intimidate and make false acusations to patrollers about boarders to get us kicked off the hill. Oh and there was that weird ski ballet shit