i think with skiing you need bigger balls and you need to be better at acrobatic stuff, and with skateboarding you need to be good at doing stuff really precise and stuff, so overall i think skiing might be a little harder cause youve got to get over the fear of those huge jumps and then do the tricks and stuff. while with skateboarding you dont do as big of stuff.
i'm a pretty good athlete it'd take me a day or two to nail a new trick at the park (skiing) but some of the shit the skateboard pros are doing these days like that primo shit is impossible. the flat ground those guys can do deserves the maddest of props. I think a good skateboarder who can pimp urban shit well is more disciplined than a ski pro. Technicality is obviously essential to skateboarding and the amount of time a pro spends on his board is a testament to their patience.
yeah some of the stairs those skaters do is really crazy but with the stuff people are doing on chads gap and all of the backcountry shit you need to be alot braver for skiing. like if you fall down a 15 stair you could mabye brake something but with the stuff seth and those guys do you could get seriously messed up or die. but yeah you have to do your tricks alot more precise than skiing.
im gonna say skateboarding is harder. my buddy justin started skking this year, and could 180 to fakie his 3rd day, and is doin the small sides in the park now regularly after 9 or 10 days. skateboarding...to be good at it you've gotta do some crazy stuff
Im sick and tired of these "What's harder?" and "What's Better?" posts. Are you so dependent on other people's opinions that you cant even make up your own damn mind about a question that is idiotic in the first place. If skiing or skateboarding isnt hard enough for you, then make it harder, throw bigger harder tricks off bigger jumps. Don't go running off saying that one of two totally different sports is harder than the other, and at the same time saying that some athletes are superior to others. Stop getting absorbed in the opinion of the popular people and go ski dammit.
Hoo! There I said it.
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bioenhanced, you're a real tough guy. sorry, i thought the forum was where you shared your ideas and sought the opinions of others, like the community we represent. so shut up if you think you're too cool for discussion.
I find this post to be ignorant and insane. I will give it to the tech aspects of skating are tougher than skiing. But u said u can do any skiing trick in 2 days.
Sure maybe a 3 or a striaght rail Lets see the switch rodeo 630 to rail then chief or a switch 9 over chads!!
If our sport is so easy for u athletic type..but u said the pros in skate boarding are doin some insane shit. U need to watch a ski video dude. Ski pros are goin off the chains as of late!! Dont discount the skill involved in many many skierS!! It can be just as much as an art form as skating!!
Skiing isn't a matte rof life and death. IT's much more important than that!
ya well hes the only one who actually does that. i guess you need different sort of balls skiing than skateing; skiing u need big speed and large height balls, in skateing (street skateing atleast) you need ill fuck my self up on that there ledge balls
In skiing its way easier to get good so you can impress everyone except people who actually ski park because there are so many other good kids. In skatebaording if you skate alot you'll get better and there aren't as many really good kids
the level that skateboarding is at is MUCH higher then any other extreme sport. i mean to be a pro skateboarder yu have to be so talented. sure yu can say the top pros are good at skiing and do big things liek chads gap but i mean the top boarders are INSANE, watch the dc video where the guy 270's onto the rainbow, that gap wood challenge the average pro skiier and we wood have snow and our ride attached to us. boarding is so difficult man. i have so much respect for skateboarders.
skateboarding is so much harder to get good at. I could skate everyday and I guarentee I still wouldnt become a pro skater. Now, if i could ski everyday in the perfect park conditions and never hurt myself its possible. So many good kids in boston throwin shit like switch 3flips down huge sets, blunts to shuv it outs, kickflip-nosemaual-nollie 3flip out.... but there still probably not gona go pro.
Yeah the DC video is so crazy. Danny Way does like a perfect cork 7 and 5 over a like 60 foot gap. But he is so far ahead of everyone in skateboarding. They had a big air thing like that and the best someone did was a 3 over like a 30 foot gap. Thats still insane, but Danny Way is like dominating skateboarding
take a random skater, throw them on ski and tell them to do a cork 9 true tail in the pipe and take a random skier and tell them to go do a kickflip to nose manual to heelflip out and i bet neither will get that trick for a long damn time.
it can depend on a lot of things. for example i can barely stand on a skateboard but im a pretty good skier and ill try some scary stuff.
plus the bug factor is alot different. like a 20 stair in skating is pretty damn big but on skis your could do all kinds of tech shit on it or instead go do the rail with like 15 kinks.
and a 120 foot gap on skis is trickable but like 5 guys have done stuff over a 60 footer on skateboards
"i'll nosepress your box if you lipslide my rail"
skiing is way easier. ive only been skiing for 3 or 4 years and im getting pretty ok. skateboarding for waaay longer and still suck
it seems like this stage of life for a lot of people around our age is like when you are playing a video game and you beat the Final Boss, only to find out that was just a decoy Final Boss and the real Final Boss
attitash whatever, where the hell do u live? kansas? im from oregon, kids here are shredding it. kickflip lipslides, on a handrail! In redmond like all the high schoolers can do this gap to handrail. there is like 10 good young skiers here.
skiers go much bigger...but it takes a millionX more guts to do big shit off of 20 stair sets because if you fuck up..it hurts so bad...most people try crazy stuff on skis whenever theres a good pow day where the ground is forgiving...like many have said ^^^^, skating is more technical. skating is fun but its so frustrating how long it takes to learn stuff and get consistent at it...its so much easier to get consistent at skiing. Skating gives you more options though..especially if you live somewhere with a lot of stuff to skate