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  • I'm Republican and I primarily ski

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  • I'm Democrat and I primarily snowboard

    5 12.82%
  • I'm Republican and I primarily snowboard

    2 5.13%
  • I'm Democrat and I primarily ski

    7 17.95%
  • I'm unaffiliated and mostly ski

    5 12.82%
  • I'm unaffiliated and mostly snowboard

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  • I'm Republican and don't like either

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  • I like skiing and snowboarding totally equally

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Thread: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    That would be correct. I would hypothesize though that snowboarders generally are more free spirited by nature, setting aside the demographic and generational issues.
    I like the recklessness and the added intensity of trying to maintain control of 2 sticks over the relative controlled ease one has with a board.

    I view a snowboard as a safer and more conservative way to get down the mountain

    This flies in the face of your premise I think - then again I am often the exception to the rules.
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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    I like the recklessness and the added intensity of trying to maintain control of 2 sticks over the relative controlled ease one has with a board.

    I view a snowboard as a safer and more conservative way to get down the mountain

    This flies in the face of your premise I think - then again I am often the exception to the rules.
    Skiing is fairly straight forward, one can soar down the mountain with only one or two turns and the run is over without experiencing the glory of the journey. Snowboarding is more about the journey and all it's nuances.

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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Skiing is fairly straight forward, one can soar down the mountain with only one or two turns and the run is over without experiencing the glory of the journey. Snowboarding is more about the journey and all it's nuances.

    no way.. there is a reason there are black diamonds and double blacks (and beyond in some places), and it is NOT to "soar" down a mountain with only one or two turns

    I do not want to soar down the mountain, I want adrenaline, I want "If I don't catch this edge I go face first into that tree, or bounce off those boulders" I want big moguls through a minefield trees, and many turns and split second decisions to execute the slope properly

    If you want to stay on a green or a blue so you can coast down the hill and do a lot of cool tricks, have at it.

    For me skiing is about being on the edge, and being on the verge of NOT being in control.

    It is not about "experiencing the journey" it is about "hell yeah, I could have killed myself, but I made it!!!"
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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    no way.. there is a reason there are black diamonds and double blacks (and beyond in some places), and it is NOT to "soar" down a mountain with only one or two turns

    I do not want to soar down the mountain, I want adrenaline, I want "If I don't catch this edge I go face first into that tree, or bounce off those boulders" I want big moguls through a minefield trees, and many turns and split second decisions to execute the slop properly

    If you want to stay on a green or a blue so you can coast down the hill and do a lot of cool tricks, have at it.

    For me skiing is about being on the edge, and being on the verge of NOT being in control.

    It is not about "experiencing the journey" it is about "hell yeah, I could have killed myself, but I made it!!!"
    Oh, I can do double diamonds on skis, but there is nothing like the free feeling one has on a board. You can spread your arms and soar. Skis are more like vises. I always preferred my skiing as fast as possible, personally, and then it was over. I could never ski with my family or friends because I was too fast.

    Snowboarding, to me, is all about the journey in a way that skiing could never be. You can tumble and get up again, you can sit and gaze at the mountain peak, then carve your way through the trees again.

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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Oh, I can do double diamonds on skis, but there is nothing like the free feeling one has on a board. You can spread your arms and soar. Skis are more like vises. I always preferred my skiing as fast as possible, personally, and then it was over. I could never ski with my family or friends because I was too fast.

    Snowboarding, to me, is all about the journey in a way that skiing could never be. You can tumble and get up again, you can sit and gaze at the mountain peak, then carve your way through the trees again.
    see that is all too peaceful and serene for me.

    I used to own a board, It was too easy to learn, and there was never much of a challenge, if i fell, I just bounced on my butt and popped back up and went on my merry way.

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoy boarding, but I generally switch to the board when I want to relax, take it easy and be at peace with the mountain, and just enjoy the sights sounds and serenity of the journey. If I am to take on the mountain and go balls to the wall on an intense slope, the skis reign supreme.
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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    The only reason I don't snowboard is because I'm old and my bones take longer to heal.
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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    I use to snowboard, but haven't had a chance to in a few years.

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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    I love alpine skiing. I hate snowoarding mongs but I love to see them fall, you wouldn't believe how many of those nubs think life is one big sportlife add.

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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    If you inexpirenced and think your gonna choose snowboarding over skis. Expect to spend most of the time on your ass whilst i pass you like a bullet.
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    Re: Snowboarding vs Skiing/Democrat vs Republican

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    If you inexpirenced and think your gonna choose snowboarding over skis. Expect to spend most of the time on your ass whilst i pass you like a bullet.
    That's the fun part. It's the same reason I like to build PC's instead of buying pre-made ones that are sure to work, it's the same reason I choose the hard paths on games, and it is the same reason I just do everything the hard way, because once it works, it feels oh so good, and you know it works because you put time and energy in it, and that feeling of pride is unmatched.

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