The size of the mmarket. Armada makes more probally per pair of skis, but they only sell a small fraction of that of a company like Burton. I have no idea why the manufacturing cost of skis in general are so much (carving, racing etc...). Internationally the market for skis is much larger then snowboards. I know that twin-tips make up a very small market share for skis but... that doesn't provide an excuse for the rediculous price of skis. The fact that there is only one makes no sense. It requires less materials to make skis then snowboards.
Haha trash 'bigger market'. There are like 4 skiers to every one snowboarder. Skiing is a way bigger market. Snowboards are quickly catching up in price though. Ride has a $650 board, K2 has one that's $620, and Burton has one that's $600. But there definetly is a little more production cost in two planks vs just one.
I think rails in general are just a phase. - Anthony Boronowski
D-loc's picture looks like a monkey smoking that cig. If you had a mug like that would you really want everyone to see it.
these are both right. there is a larger market for snowboards, (plus most are made in china like k2) ant they cost mort to build. yeah, there is about the same wood and fiberglass, but you have more than double the edges and shut. plus, they have to match flex patterns per ski.
yea. as far as twintips go, we are outnumbered grossly by snowboarders. But there is still all the 40-50 year old carver loving skiers to make the ski market strong, so it's not accurate to say that snowboarding has a bigger market. But it makes sense that skis cost more because for every set of skis you have to go through the whole manufacturing process twice instead of once.
^yes it is! i took 2 hours of lessons 5 years ago and i was turning as an olympic champ, doin powder and a little freestyle!
i took years and years to do the same with skis. moreover, more tricks available on skis
lets stop the hate. both sports are sweet i just feel like ski companies are exploiting the fuck out of us. . if you look back in the early 90s snowboards were still cheaper than skis; even with the smaller markets. 700 and plus for skis is just wrong.
no!!! i hate snowboard and snowboarders! at one time, in parks, there was written 'reserved to snowboarders'. i went in and one day messed up my face: full blood in the snow. these fuckin' boarders never helped me and just yelled 'don't come in the park motherfucker!'. i will hate them until my death! those fuckers! i want to burn a snowboard with a snowboarder on it!
snowboarding isnt a bigger market, its mostly kids to like 30 year olds who snowboard, however, freestyle skiing is a smaller market relative to snowboarding, you can get skis wicked cheap, but getting twin tips is expensive.
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haha its not the snowboarders fault that you sucked and got fucked up. Hell, you were warned not to go in and you got blood all over the place. I wouldnt help you either
^coz ur a fucking snowboarder or your friend with them, that's worst! you bunch of traitors! you do not deserve to ski! your not even skiers! go on snowboarders.com! kids! gays! ski is faster, bigger, sicker, harder, ...
Death to snowboard! and snowboarders! idiot dwarves!!! (yeah, sometimes, i need to make my hate go out! after it, i'm a nice boy! really!)
hahahaha threads like this always turn into snowboarding's gay. Give me one reason why it's 'gay' other than the fact it's considered the rival to what we do??? shut the fuck up about it and ski if you want. Oh and snowboarding's way harder.
I really don't care is skiing is 'faster' than snowboarding, if you mean fast as in going down the mountain, thats the worst argument in the history of the world. And of course skiing has more tricks, if a snowboarder is doing a twister in the air it usually means he is going down. But when you snowboard and get a solid grab it is amazing. When I ski I can't say I have had the same feeling with my grabs.
Even though it looks like I favor snowboarding more, I don't. I love skiing soooo much more. The only thing I enjoy more in snowboarding is hitting the halfpipe. Powder, rails, hits, moguls(of course) are more fun with skis, since I snowboarded for most of my life and just got bored with them.
Now I ski and snowboard. If the pipe is looking nice then Im going to snowboard more. If its a powder day then the skis are coming out. Now shut the fuck up and stop being a biased little bitch.
you american can't understand what's 'roots' coz you do not have ones! Ski is the history: ski is faster, goes higher, longer, .... all words finishing with -er!!! ;D
snow is TOO easy! snow is what in line rollers are to skate: skate is hard and rules. in line is easy and sucks (out of for hockey).
PUNK'S NOT DEAD!
POWDER SKIING RULES!
DEATH TO SNOWBOARD-ERS!!