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#1
Well, I'm looking to get into a winter sport (might as well take advantage of living in Alaska...) but I'm torn. I'm not sure if I should ski or snowboard. I am about 6'7" so it is hard to get rental gear.

How much would some beginner gear cost for each respective sport? Which do you guys prefer? I'm currently leaning towards snowboarding but then again, I am an idiot.

Thanks.
#3
Skiings generally safer as far as i know, and i think snowboarding might be more physically demanding, dont really know that much ive had one snowboarding lesson and am a decent skiier. Skiing is generally easier in the UK to find atleast.
#4
dude, go for snowboarding, definitely...i did and i love it, and i learned fast.
You can get good snowboard, boot, and binding packages at the-house.com for 250-300 USD
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#5
skiing is soo much easier, and learning to snowboard is hard as **** and hurts your ass.
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#7
Only been skiing, but snowboarding looks really fun.

and tends to get more chicks...but you're a pitmonkey, so obviously you have no trouble with that...
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#8
Snowboarding - Easier to learn, harder to master

Skiing - Harder to learn, easier to master

As far as I know...
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#9
Snowboarding is eaisier to learn well, it is also safer for leg injuries.
#10
Quote by rickster470
Snowboarding - Easier to learn, harder to master

Skiing - Harder to learn, easier to master

As far as I know...


wrong on skiing being easier to master.....also snowboarding = more chicks

If you snowboad, SPEND THE MONEY ON THE LESSONS
That pus my small experience skateboarding helped me hang with my friends in no time...i was hitting rails and doing grabs by my 3rd or 4th snowboarding trip
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#11
I snowboard and really dident have the much difficulty learning to do so. Iv gone skiing once or twice and found it quite enjoyable also, but ill stick to snowboarding

haha that proboably didnt help
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#12
Snowboard= Hey Ladeeeeez!
Also, Snowboarding is just better.
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#13
You go faster skiing...
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#14
Snowboard, it's weight that determines length of snowboard, not height.
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#15
Snowboarding is harder at first, but the advanced concepts of skiing are harder than that of snowboarding. I do both and they are both great, you can't really go wrong
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#16
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You go faster skiing...

I have a motorcycle for that. :

Thanks for the responses guys, It means a lot.

What are some good brands for beginner snowboard gear/ what should I look for?

Edit:

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Snowboard, it's weight that determines length of snowboard, not height.


I have heard the opposite several times.
#17
i used to ski, then i switched to snowboarding. i like snowboarding better
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#18
It's your height that determines the length of the snowboard. And you should talk to someone at your local sporting goods store. Just make sure they aren't on commission. And for what it's worth, I have a Forum snowboard and it's the bee's knees.
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#19
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I have a motorcycle for that. :

Thanks for the responses guys, It means a lot.

What are some good brands for beginner snowboard gear/ what should I look for?

Edit:


I have heard the opposite several times.

Wrong, your weight is what turns the board, your height has nothing to do with it. Don't listen on snowboard shops who say different, they're wrong.
I'm the same as I was when I was six years old
And oh my god I feel so damn old
I don't really feel anything
#20
Skiing. And for all those who say that skiing is easy, there becomes a point that both sports are an equal difficulty.
#21
I live in FL, and i've been snowboarding twice. It's pretty easy to pick up. I think me having a skateboarding background made it easier too.
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#22
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Skiing. And for all those who say that skiing is easy, there becomes a point that both sports are an equal difficulty.

Yeah, it does get to that point, and I think skiing is harder in park. From personal experience I can tell you it's easier to start skiing, your ass won't hurt as much.
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#23
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Yeah, it does get to that point, and I think skiing is harder in park. From personal experience I can tell you it's easier to start skiing, your ass won't hurt as much.


Yeah, sucks ass when all my boarder buddies are in the park, I can't do ****.
#24
so basically.....height=snowboard length(snowboard should be between shoulders and chin)
snowboard=more girls
snowboarding= sitting dwon to strap on bindings=cold, butt, but you don't notice
snowboarding= doing park(tricks) easier and more fun
snowboarding>skiing
seriously, once you start boarding, you will relize most skiiers are a**holes
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#25
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seriously, once you start boarding, you will relize most skiiers are a**holes


You kidding me?
Boarders are the guys sliding down the hill with their board perpendicular to the slope, taking away all the powder.
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#26
Quote by StreetLight3989
Wrong, your weight is what turns the board, your height has nothing to do with it. Don't listen on snowboard shops who say different, they're wrong.

damn, your argument is bulletproof...

anyways, do you even need to ask this question? shreddin's way better. i mean, they call 'em bitch-sticks for a reason...
#27
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damn, your argument is bulletproof...

anyways, do you even need to ask this question? shreddin's way better. i mean, they call 'em bitch-sticks for a reason...

http://www.thesnowboardshop.co.uk/what-correct-length-a-6.html

Height has a little to do with it, but weight is much more important.
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I don't really feel anything
#28
I don't trust that site, they're british and the brits don't have nearly as many mountains. therefore, they don't know what they're talking aboot.
#30
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Then what would be a good size for me? I am about 2 meters tall.

How much do you weigh in pounds and do you intend on doing park or just free riding?
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And oh my god I feel so damn old
I don't really feel anything
#31
Quote by StreetLight3989
How much do you weigh in pounds and do you intend on doing park or just free riding?

Probably mostly free riding.

I am about 185 lbs.
#32
Quote by rickster470
Snowboarding - Easier to learn, harder to master

Skiing - Harder to learn, easier to master

As far as I know...


It's actually the opposite of this, skiing is definitely easier to pick up than boarding. they're probably about equally difficult to master though.
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#34
snowboarding.

nuff said
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#35
I don't really have experience with any of those companies, I would definitely check reviews before buying. Also, if you spend extra on anything spend it on boots, you need comfortable boots.
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#36
Snowboarding, I've done both (not much skiing cause i hated it) but snowboarding is awesome
#37
snowboarding is really simple but has kind of a steep learning curve but after you get the hang of it, there isn't much to it, skiing is easy to pick up but there's definitely a lot more to it in terms of becoming a good skier. I used to snowboard and ski a lot when I was younger, they're both fun.
#38
ski, easier to learn, easier on your body when you get older

snowboard, sit on your ass a lot.
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#39
yeah go snowboarding, way better.
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#40
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yeah go snowboarding, way better.

I'm glad you gave so many reasons
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