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any skiboarders/snowbladers here?

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by Scott, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Scott

    Scott Some Assembly Required

    i was in Vermont skiing last weekend, and saw a few people riding skiboards. those things look fun as hell to ride!!!! i was just wondering if anyone here has a pair of these. i'm going to buy a pair within the next 2 to 3 weeks, and just need some info on what's good and what's not. i need something that can hold up to a very abusive riding style----i ski like i just escaped from a mental hospital :) LOL.

    and, do you use regular ski boots with them? or do i need to shell out for a new pair?
  2. Stiofan

    Stiofan Master Po

    This site will tell all you ask. (and no, I ski but don't snow/skiboard). http://www.skiboards.com/
  3. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Scott, There are quite a few sufers in Oz who spend some time each year in the snow country riding snow boards. I used to surf but never tried it on the snow. According to those who do and by the look of the actions used in snow boarding, there are a lot of similarities with wave riding. You are referring to boards plural I see. However it is often done with one wide board about 5 feet long, Ski boots are needed I believe. If it is as similar to wave riding as it looks then I can tell you it would be a lot of fun.
    Go for it.
    Maybe you could get some tips on equipment and technique at Surf, Dive and Ski, an Oz retail outlet.


  4. Scott

    Scott Some Assembly Required

    no. no.......:) it's a newer sport----like rollerblading on the snow. it's basically two VERY short skis that have both the front and back tips raised so you can ride backwards and forwards. i went to my local ski spot and asked a few of my friends up there, and a few of their friends were into the sport.

    <A HREF="http://www.greekpeak.net/lineskiboards.html">here's</A> a page on skiboarding, if you're interested. after talking to a few people, i decided on buying a pair of Line Weapon's. they're last years model, but i liked them and found a killer deal on them on Ebay. they should be here next week :):).
  5. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    OK. I see what you are referring to now.:)
  6. Scott

    Scott Some Assembly Required

    here's a pic of them. remember----they're only 94CM long ;). i'll be in the hospital very soon, because the only thing stopping me from attempting flips on my ski's was the length of them.

    E-R here i come!!!!:nut: rofl
  7. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    Just avoid the skull hitting the rocks Scott.
    Thanks for the pic.
  8. Scott

    Scott Some Assembly Required

    I got 'em :)

    i received my new Line skiboards in the mail today :). i was hoping for some good weather so i could try them out, but it's raining here in NJ. these are some quality skis!! i gave them the thorough twice-over, and i can say that the craftsmanship is top notch. the bindings are all aluminum, so i don't think i'll be breaking these. i have broken a few bindings on my regular skis----damn plastic.....

    i like the built in rail grind notches too. they're good for a noob to grinding like i am :).

    BTW, these things measure a whopping 37" from tip to tip. glade skiing here i come!! i used to hate flying through the trees on my long skis and getting a tip hung up on a tree. it can be quite painful....LOL. now i can probably get down double black diamond mogul hills a little easier too.
  9. ditch

    ditch Downunder Member

    You must be itching to get out there and try them Scott. Damn rain eh.

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