(Ok, no idea if this will work, but I copied the reply from the thread, here goes!)
Hello! This thread has the attention of another forum, and I've come over to set a few things straight.
First and foremost. Brendonrego, you are wrong. Wrong Wrong Wrong. Lets take your first post, my favorite in fact.
sucks its so easy, you guys can do like 2 grinds, frontside and
backside regular or swithc and you all look like faggots."
guessing through your incoherent typing, so let me know if I
misinterpret something. First, the words "Frontside" and "Backside"
really have no meaning in skiing, as with skis, you really dont have a
front or a backside. For directions of spins, we tend to use Natural
and Unnatural, but those terms are fading out as more and more skiers
master spinning in both directions. I compliment you on realizing we
have a regular and switch direction of riding, that is something I
wouldnt expect from someone so seemingly asinine as yourself. On to
your other insightful comments.
progressed. freestyle skiing is dying so badly and i love it. sw back
12 on a snowboard haha lets see you sw bs 360 on a snowboard after
youve been doing it for a few years hahahha."
wonder. Skiers have apparently not progressed at all. Yup. While we
might continue to rock neon colors and one pieces, I would have to
disagree with you unfortunately. Unless you've had your head up your
ass when you board (I'm assuming you board, but I'm pretty confident
you've bent around and have been licking the inner walls of your butt),
you might have noticed that skiers have been using terrain parks
alongside boarders for years. While "Old school" skiing might have been
a little lame, the new breed that has arisen out of it is nothing so.
Skiing has progressed much, possibly more so than boarding ever has. In
the last few years, fat, wide powder skis have exploded onto the scene,
and kids out in the parks are doing tricks snowboarders havent even
Want proof? At the US Open last year (let me
impress on you, LAST YEAR) TJ Schiller did a switch 1440 mute. Jon
Olsson has been leading the revolution in double flips, not double
corks, but double flips. Two inversions. Last week he showcased his new
"DJ" flip, which is a switch D-spin 630 to rodeo 450. Snowboarding
hasnt even reached this level yet.
(And a word about switch skiing.
Switch skiing is much harder to do on skis than a snowboard. Switch
spins are rediculously difficult, as you have to pop and set your
rotation in the reverse direction. Not to knock snowboarding, but I
have a hard time telling when most boarders go switch. Oh, and while
I'm on this tangent, skiing has also progressed in the backcountry as
well. Skiers are now landing huge tricks switch in deep powder. Try
that next time you're on skis and see how that goes, its beyond the
difficulty of anything on a snowboard out there)
"stop stereotyping. skiing is lame and easy"
Haha, I dont have much to say about this one, but it made me laugh. At you.
"yeah theres 4 ways to spin on a snowboard then you jump on rails streetstyle, not straight on like skiis"
There are four ways to spin on skis as well dumbass. Regular, Switch, Unnatural and Natural.
fs, bs, cab, sw bs, sw bs cork, cab cork, fs cork, bs cork, fs toe,fs
toe cork, bs heel, bs heel cork, cab toe, cab toe cork, sw bs heel, sw
bs heel cork, rodeo, double cork, underflips, mistys you wont beat it,
your on a board its more manueverable then two stupid skiis. and there
are millions of more grinds on a snowboard. way more cooler stuff, its
more stylish. skiing is so lame. it pisses me off when people who ski
think there cool when they arent gnarly at all"
naming tricks. However, substitute "unnatural" for frontside and
"natural" for backside, or vise versa depending on your stance
(remember, its just about direction of the spin) and skiing can do all
of those. I dont know what the flying fuck you are talking about when
you say that boards are more maneuverable. How the hell do you define
maneuverable anyways? Skiers go faster and can turn sharper with two
edges, hence why we dont see snowboard racers come close to aggressive
slalom times. As far as style goes, I've seen a lot of really stylish
boards. And the majority of boarders I see dont have shit for style.
Skiers and snowboarders can both be really stylish, it depends on the
ability of the rider, and its not limited to just one sport.
"has no where near as many grabs. theres so many spins on a snowboard its rediculous"
I would love to see how snowboards are apparently break the laws of
physics and come up with new varieties of spins and inversions. Please
tell me how they do this, because I was under the assumption that they
were still based in the real world, where they have the same types of
spins and flips skiers do, albeit with different names. As for grabs,
snowboarding loses I'm afraid. Off the top of my head I can name a few.
Wait, I can even get some illustrations!
Toxic Grab (inside tail of ski)
Leading Mute to Mute
variations of grabs is nearly endless with skis, as crossing the skis
brings an entirely new element in. There are tons more grabs, trust me.
You also mentioned that skis have only one 'direction' on rails. I beg
to differ, as we can tailpress and nosepress just like boarders:
Really, I dont have anything against boarders. For me, its not a
competition between the two sports. Skiing is cool, and boarding is
cool. Hell, I ride with boarders all the time, and I love a good
snowboard video. Idiots like you seem to think there should be some
sort of natural animosity between the two groups. I really can't stop
you from being an ignorant asshole, but hopefully I've opened your eyes
a little bit. Now, just some other shots I like, then a trailer from my
favorite ski movie.
(To watch the teaser, click on the "view trailer" button in the inset)
Thanks, and by the way, aggressive inline is some cool shit, keep it up over here!