You guys really gotto give this whole skiing and skiboarding feud a rest. First of all, before even talkin about what u ride, ask yourself why you ride. let me guess most of u skiiers ride because u like to ride, wow that is the same reason skiboarders ride skiboards.
This whole thing is really childish. i'm not here to say skiboarding is better then skiing or anything. they are 2 different ways to get down the hill and just like snowboarding and skiing you can't compare them.
Kangaroo_Boy went on about how they get in the way, of course there is gonna be riders that are new and just starting and don't know what they are doing. well i was just at mont saint sauveur friday and i went off the jump there planning on doing a 180 as i came off the lip of the jump I saw a skiier standing right in the middle of the landing looking down at the rail. i tried slowing my rotation so i only landing 90 ended up takin him down and breakin his pole. looks like skiiers can get in the way to.
you guys say skiboarding is really easy. sure it might be easy to throw tricks but ever try landing them, anyone who says skbioarding is easy next time you see a skiboarding demo give em a try, go find the biggest jump you can do on skiis and do all your tricks first try, since it is skiboarding you shoulnd' thave a problem landing them all with lots of style(since you haters think that they are so easy you should prolly be able to add a nother 180 or even do all your tricks unnaty).
I'm not saying that skiboarding is better but here are a couple tricks skiboarders were doing before skiiers do(and i know your gonna say they were prolly on small jumps or something but here are just the ones done at the last winter core games on the exact same big air jump tanner, mike nick and jon olsson tied in hte finals cause they didn't want to ride anymore out of respect for a skiboarder that really hurt himself at the comp.
unnaty cork 7
unnaty cork 9
fakie rodeo 9
at teh core games before skbioarders still on the same jump as the skiiers were doing
fakie rodeo 7's
cork 9 tails
skiboarding was in the x games first and the only reason they got cancelled was because companies like salomon and dynastar dropped their funding fos skiboarding to focus on skiing.
now i really don't give a shit about this whole feud i just think its really childish, and i think the gabbler should be used for usefull discussions.
I used to do pretty well at skiboarding comps, i was fully hooked up with product, incentives and money to travel. I got to go all over the world, california, england, all over new england, bc and japan all for skiboarding. then the competition aspect of skiboarding died so now i ski and i've started to make a bit of a name for myself in the ski world just like so many other skiboarders that you guys all love watching in ski movies and comps ever year.
lastly, if you like skiing, ski, if you like skbioarding, skiboard. and if you so narrow minded that you can't accept a sport that is similar to your own you are the one who should be hung.