Skiing vs Snowboarding
Published on April 8th, 2015 | by Brad Thompson0
1) Looking Good!
Skiing – the worst part is walking to the slopes with rigid ski boots, skis and poles and dropping gloves hats and goggles.
Snowboarding – soft boots, no poles easy to carry your board, its easy to look cool!
Skiing – skiers are generally faster.. the current record is just over 250kph. Impressive!
Snowboarding – They may be fast, but compared to skiing the record is just 200kph.
Skiing – They face many more lower body injuries- ACL ruptures are significantly common.
Snowboarding- Much safer for leg injuries however many broken wrists, arms, collar bones and even the coxyx, ouch!
4) Typical wear
Skiing – All-in-one ski suits will never be forgotten!!
Snowboarding- Baggy sallies, sherpa hats, fluo goggles – there can be little doubt this is cool gear.
Skiing- Increased even among “Boarders” core audience. Sportsworks Shop in Duxbury USA used to sell 50%/50% ski’s and snowboards – now they only sell 1 snowboard for every 25 sets of ski’s!
Snowboarding – The Mountain High Ski Area in southern California have found that in exactly a decade, beginning in 2002, the number of boarders had fallen nearly in half, from 80,000 to 42,000.