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Dry slope ????

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Mike from NS posted Mar-2009

Until this video, I've wondered what a dry slope looked like :shock:
http://t4w.blogs.com/spinningaround/2009/02/audi-skis-the-streets.html
Mike :wink:
Age is but a number.

Trencher
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posted Mar-2009

Pretty hard on your skis apparently (the video)

Trencher
because I'm so inclined .....
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Olive
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posted Mar-2009

I would avoid dry slopes personally, I had six boarding lessons 3 years ago before I went on my first ski holiday and the difference is very noticable.

On a dry slope you need to put more effort into turns has the surface is harder, so when you go on to snow you tend to over turn on your board and end up falling, and it also wrecks the base of your board.

Caron-a
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posted Mar-2009

that's pretty cool 8)

Neiltoo
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posted Mar-2009

Neat Advert!


olive wrote:I would avoid dry slopes personally, I had six boarding lessons 3 years ago before I went on my first ski holiday and the difference is very noticable.

On a dry slope you need to put more effort into turns has the surface is harder, so when you go on to snow you tend to over turn on your board and end up falling, and it also wrecks the base of your board.


I dont know much about snowboarding but would I not be right in thinking that you would have fallen over a lot more had you arrived on the snow never having boarded at all? :D

AB
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posted Mar-2009

I would always use a dry slope. The Norfolk ski club has one of the best in the UK. 180m main slope, 140m intermediate slope, 70m beginners slope, mogul field, waves and a full 1/4 pipe fun park. Some is dendex (with holes in) but most is now snowflex (without holes)
There are many, many people who use it all the time and it really benefits them when they go out to the Alps for their 1 or 2 weeks of snow skiing.
I went to Austria just before Christmas with a friend and his daughter both of whom had never skied on snow before just the plastic. They got on great easily coming down some pretty tough reds at the end of day 1.
My son TJ learnt on dry slopes at 6 and did not ski on snow until he was 10. He is now ranked top 30 in the world for his age (18)in Downhill, Super G & Super combined.
Without the dry slopes he probably would not even be skiing now.
Yes they are hard on your skis and if you fall are harder on your body.
If you use the hire equipment or constantly use the very hardest of waxes everytime there should be no problems.

Olive
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posted Mar-2009

I have to disagree, snowboarding is in the name "snow", dry slopes is no go to me, if anyone wants progression then i suggets going to xscape milton keynes.

I have boarded in the states, canada and europe and would always recommend lessons with ESF in france rather than wasting your money on dry slopes.

Pablo Escobar
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posted Mar-2009

olive wrote:wasting your money on dry slopes.


I suggest you read the post above yours. For ABs son I see that dry sloping has not been a waste of time, clearly. Broaden your horizons..

In all fairness I have only been on a dry slope once and I didn't enjoy it, I got time sliding on my skis so I don't think it was a waste of money.

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Topic last updated on 08-March-2009 at 03:35

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