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Wholebody blast from the past.

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by bawbawbel, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This technology is still around, they are using even more parts of their bodies now
     
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    iagreewithhim One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    ... but why?
     
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    blowfin One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Plenty of reasons I reckon. Ease of access, urban use where snowboarding is impractical, ability to do skate tricks, simply being rad.
     
  5. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    And sometimes LOSING important parts of their bodies. But the young must have the ability to regrow them.

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    In 2010, came the powderskate, but by then most snowsurfers ( including their powdersurfing, snurfing, noboarding, split-boarding, cordboarding, and snowskating bretheren ) had lost the ability for balanced wholebody movement, tending towards straightlining, heel pivoting, and heel pushing.
    As above :)
     
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    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Anyway, by 1989 Dave (Max) had taken his Skeeter to the world.
    Another go in 2014 as the Crossboard.
    http://blag.illicitsnowboarding.com/2014/07/reinventing-snowboard-take-47564-cross.html
    Max:
    "To my surprise crew training for the Olympics are stoked and assisting race design, we recently competed in a banked slalom comp and finished respectably against the worlds best pro's here on tour."
    Hmm. Snowboard with variable sidecut....

    Back to the Bo
    backscratchers said :
    "For a small period of time around mid to late eighties at Baw Baw the Swingbo seemed to rule over flat snowboards, both in numbers and talent of the riders. Then suddenly they vanished."
    I am flabbergasted. Swingbo must have had marketing advice from the most rabid of the antiboard fraternity who were pushing the urban legend that snowboarders were several evolutionary steps below neanderthals.
    (see sex post on original gif ). :confused:
     
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  8. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Of course, there was an American version.
    But without Wholebody or sidecut, it was just a Dangerous Device on a quick trip to oblivion.