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Skiing is a sport that is accomplished on long thin boards or facsimiles made from other materials that are attached to the feet for locomotion on the snow. It is accomplished on steep inclines (downhill or alpine), flat ground (cross country) or in the performance of stunts or tricks (freestyle). The skis are waxed to make them slippery for alpine and freestyle skiing and to grip the snow in cross country to provide thrust. The skier will often use hand held “poles” to assist with balance and thrust during the activity. Skiing can be done on commercially maintained slopes or trails as well as unmarked natural snow.

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Setting the edge angles on your snowboard can make a difference in the performance you can expect from the boards

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Posted In Boards on Friday, February 28th 2020
Sometimes the tip edges on snowboards, especially new snowboards, operate too efficiently for their own good.
Posted In Boards on Friday, February 28th 2020
The bindings on a snowboard are a crucial part of being able to control the board and maintain maneuverability.
Posted In Boards on Friday, February 28th 2020
There are several different “styles” to snowboarding and each will require the correct type of snowboard for maximum performance.
Posted In Boards on Friday, February 28th 2020
The stance of the snowboarder has a direct effect on his performance.
Posted In Boards on Thursday, February 27th 2020
Snowboard bindings have three basic components, the baseplate, the straps and the high back.
Posted In Boards on Thursday, February 27th 2020
Foot stance on a snowboard can vary between enthusiasts, usually defined by which foot feels dominant for them.
Posted In Boards on Thursday, February 27th 2020
Setting the edge angles on your snowboard can make a difference in the performance you can expect from the boards
Posted In Boards on Thursday, February 27th 2020
As kids watch adults performing tricks and fast downhill runs on a snowboard, sometimes you can almost see the envy come into their eyes.
Posted In Boards on Thursday, February 27th 2020
Setting the angle of your bindings on a new board is largely a matter of personal preference as all people’s “natural” stance can well be a bit different.
Posted In Boards on Wednesday, February 26th 2020
It might sound like a simple answer for most
Posted In Boards on Tuesday, February 25th 2020
Snowboards have two distinct sections of edge on their bottoms.