Airboarding
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Kris
January 25, 2006
Member since 03/15/2005 🔗
248 posts
Found this link kinda interesting since CV now has these.

Airboards
kennedy
January 25, 2006
Member since 12/8/2001 🔗
792 posts
Late to the game buddy. There was a thread about this earlier.
Redman
January 25, 2006
Member since 03/15/2004 🔗
106 posts
Still waiting for my first opportunity to ollie over an airboarder dropping into my line...that is why they are required to wear helmets!
twin58
January 25, 2006
Member since 04/1/2000 🔗
198 posts
There was an article about them in the WaPo about two months ago. I didn't see why they should cost so much money, but then I'm really cheap.
kennedy
January 25, 2006
Member since 12/8/2001 🔗
792 posts
Of course they should cost more money. Don't you understand, they're airboards. Despite some people incorrectly referring to them as glorified directional tubes or inflateable sleds these are super high tech slidey devices designed for the trend conscious.
twin58
January 25, 2006
Member since 04/1/2000 🔗
198 posts
Hit the Slopes with an Airboard

Hmmm. Not two months ago; try three weeks ago. I'm sure there was an article about Airboards in November or so.

Oh, here it is. The article was in the Style section in December.

The Airboard, What the Extremes Are Going To

Quote:


By Linda Hales
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 10, 2005; Page C02

The Airboard is so hot that Hudson Trail Outfitters in Tenleytown had to sell the display model to meet demand on Washington's first snowy day.

No, scratch that. It's the neatest innovation since the snowboard. But it had not sold that fast. The manager lent the only visible Airboard to a magazine writer, who wanted to blitz headfirst down a ski slope on this four-foot inflated pillow before contributing to the burgeoning buzz about Xtreme sledding.
....

... [A]bout 200 early adopters in this area have paid $269 for an Airboard with bag, repair kit and hand pump, or $149 for a child's version. The inflatables weigh less than six pounds. After pumping up the air chamber, riders flop headfirst, belly down and toes up to trace graceful S-turns or avoid trees.


heidi
November 18, 2008
Member since 11/18/2008 🔗
1 posts
where can I go airboarding in pa? philadelphia or north eastern pa?
Denis - DCSki Supporter
November 18, 2008
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,225 posts
Are these the things that I saw at CV last year? The people on them were out of control and a menace to everyone else on the slope.
fishnski
November 18, 2008
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
YEH...their a bunch of Air-boards!...my brother said they were a blast ..
David
November 18, 2008
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Originally Posted By: Denis
Are these the things that I saw at CV last year? The people on them were out of control and a menace to everyone else on the slope.


Yes they are. I'm sure you already know to watch out for them. I was worried quite a few times when I saw that there were people on them up above me. Something about sliding down a black diamond on an "airboard" only using your feet to control you doesn't seem too safe (for you or other people)....
comprex
November 18, 2008
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
Originally Posted By: David
using your feet to control you doesn't seem too safe (for you or other people)....



grin laugh grin


It's not that bad. And, if you wear decent gloves, you can use hands and feet.

fishnski
November 18, 2008
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
& if you Bowl over a few Snowboarders...you get a Strike!...Calm down I'm only Funnin...
David
November 18, 2008
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Originally Posted By: fishnski
& if you Bowl over a few Snowboarders...you get a Strike!...Calm down I'm only Funnin...


It's only a strike if they have been spotted side-scraping down a black diamond.... wink wink
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
November 18, 2008
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,107 posts
heidi,
Sorry I can't help you with your airboarding question, but I want to say "Welcome to DCSki"!
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where live, do snow sports, what sports other than snowboarding, etc. The more we know, the more we can get you the info you want.
Welcome,
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