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  Quote StayUp916 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: The Crossover
    Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:39pm
Is it a sin to consider becoming a skier?
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  Quote ejay350gt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:42pm
Originally posted by StayUp916

Is it a sin to consider becoming a skier?

Not a sin. It's a blessingThumbs Up Why not do both? 
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  Quote misterlime Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:44pm
Heck, the more toys the better!
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  Quote LeerroooyJenkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:45pm
Originally posted by ejay350gt

Originally posted by StayUp916

Is it a sin to consider becoming a skier?

Not a sin. It's a blessingThumbs Up Why not do both? 


I have to agree with ejay.  However, I would keep in mind how bad it looks when beginners crash at skiing compared to boarding.  I guess I would rather have fun boarding than investing the time, money and pain that it would take to crossover.  But maybe I am just intimidated.
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  Quote lime451 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:45pm
Nothing wrong with branching out if you already kill it at snowboarding...
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  Quote rurchan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:50pm
it's really fun to be able to do both. I started off skiing first, then snowboarding, it's great
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  Quote sdwc96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:52pm
i tried skiing first. boarding was just more fun for me
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 12:54pm
Originally posted by misterlime

Heck, the more toys the better!
you wallet won't be very happy with you.
but you can tell it that you've got a lot of the gear already and can be used in the cross over as well!

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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 1:10pm
the more the merrier I've also considered skiing this season
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  Quote Timmay_650 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 1:55pm
A lot of the people I know who has worked at resorts for more than a year or two, skis and snowboard. It is more common for snowboarder to do both (at a high level) in my experience. I know a few kids who which and really enjoyed it.   
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  Quote jenni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 1:59pm
sooner or later, when our back starts giving out, we'll be joining you too haha 
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  Quote )(nfinit)( Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 2:08pm
I do both.  It's great!  Why limit yourself?
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  Quote jjfaninhavasu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 2:32pm
i do both also.my husband skis while my son snowboards,so it gives me a chance to enjoy both.
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  Quote coolz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 2:38pm
they both appeal, different feel for sure but its a great sport nevertheless 
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  Quote iauwda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 3:43pm
Yes it's a sin. They always be cutting of boarders on the mountain.
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  Quote shredhead16 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 4:43pm
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  Quote Foodle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 4:53pm
Would you become a transvestite? no. one or the other man. ;D













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  Quote LittleShooey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 4:56pm
Originally posted by )(nfinit)(

I do both.  It's great!  Why limit yourself?

I was going to type this verbatim.  Half the fun of snowboarding was learning and improving, so why not pick up skiing and learn some new things. 

Just what ever you do, don't attempt a heelside brake. :)
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  Quote bjvinson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 5:06pm
i'll ski when I'm old, till then, boarding is too much fun
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  Quote mongee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 5:11pm
i converted to boarding cuz i didn't like skiing :D
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  Quote CO_champagne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 5:22pm
I kill it at snowboarding but recently my buddy gave me his old twin tip skis.  I made the crossover because of the weak conditions at tahoe right now.  It's quite fun to have a new challenge on the down snow days.  I'll always bust out the board for the powder days.
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 5:48pm
I wouldn't say I would convert but I would like to try skiing one of these days.
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  Quote snowj720 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 5:54pm
I was a skier from age 5 until I was 19, you're not missing anything.   Before I got into boarding I almost got back into skiing, then I remembered that snowboards existed and made the right choice.
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  Quote kirkalicious Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:11pm
Not if you still love snowboarding and would rather board than ski
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:33pm
started off skiing for first 5 years...tried boarding 17 years ago and have not been on a pair since...never say never but doubt I ever will.
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  Quote AnthonyBurton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:41pm
Yes. snowboarding or nothing
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  Quote Corpion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:44pm
Dont walk to the darkside! Next you will start to wear headband and skinny pants
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  Quote AnthonyBurton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:49pm
Silly preppy skiers and their wide headbands
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  Quote AnthonyBurton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:54pm
They dont even have to touch their bindings
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  Quote AnthonyBurton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:54pm
Lazy
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  Quote LittleShooey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 7:26pm
Originally posted by AnthonyBurton

Lazy

You're one to talk about lazy. 
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  Quote Von44 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 5:30am
Nothing wrong with doing both. I started off skiing then transitioned to snowboarding.
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  Quote wildfire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 6:11am
I started of as a skier as well but it is more fun to snowboard. It is always a good choice to have both. If you fall down to much and your pelvic bone can't handle it anymore you can always go back to skiing.
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  Quote getkong Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 10:21am
I skied as a kid, but never really enjoyed it, and never got very good.  I picked up snowboarding at the end of college, and it's been a blast ever since!  I have a coworker who wanted to try something new, so he went from snowboarding just about any terrain thrown his way to be a beginner skier.  I think he can do groomed blacks, now.
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  Quote azngolfur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 10:32am
Do both. They are completely different.. both are very fun. I've gone from Skiing to boarding... eventually I'll go back to skiing when I'm old and gray...
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 10:33am
The other day on the slopes. I was sitting next to a little girl who's probably 7 or 8? maybe even younger..She was hating on boarding haha said she like skiing better because it was easier. It was too hard to board.. balancing was hard. then she dashed off once we landed.

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  Quote woohoo123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 10:55am
as long as you fly down the slope and remain reckless i say its ok
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  Quote shredBATALEON Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 11:02am
i would say yes.... but as long as you are still a ski bum dirt-bag then its ok with me.
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  Quote kirium81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 11:59am
I skied as a kid and would like to try again, but man, the gear is way more expensive than boarding. Until I can find a set up for less than $300, I will have to stick to being a knuckle dragging snowboarder. 
Its not fun unless its sketchy
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  Quote simsfsr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 12:01pm

I've always wanted to learn to ski because I want to try those telemark skis.

Everytime I see one of those, I admire their fluid style.
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