Dual Foot Boarding Off Season Training
The snows melted and unless you’ve gone to Mt. Hood or are fleeing south of the equator your season and all its snow sliding glory are over. So for the majority of us that aren’t blessed enough to head to a snow mecca that means we need to either hide in the basement and watch snow porn while filling our blenders full of ice and hitting frappe with the lid off so the pellets belt us in the face or start getting in shape for another season of abuse. Now if you’re a productive person you’re probably thinking to yourself, ‘hell yeah I’ll get in shape for next season.’ Well that means it’s time to start cross training because what’s the point of only training on one discipline.
Bad ideas they come from everywhere.
For snowboarders that means we grab the push plank and hit the skatepark or a surfboard if you’re blessed enough to live by a beach. After all it’s in those two activities that lie the foundation of snowboarding. Or perhaps you’re not a traditional snowboarder and utilize the dual variety living on the fringe of snowboarding being rebellious. If that’s the case then traditional board sports aren’t for you. You have to take it to the next level because you are on a quest to be the most ultimate dual boarder that has ever existed, or at least you’re into cross training heavily since Matt Chiesa the SLC rep believes Dual Snowboards are the most ultimate tool for training for skiing and snowboarding according to this interview on Mountain Views. The only tool I see is the guy hyped on Dual Snowboards, maybe he should change his name to Mac Stanley. But as everything snow related must have it’s counter part for dry land so too must Dual Snowboards.
If being the best is what you strive for then there’s only one thing you can do in the off season to continue your training. Sure skateboarding is a possibility but you only have one, surfing that’s out of the question, and longboarding is already mocked enough by the skateboarding community. No you are far too bad ass for those and must go after the untapped Orbit Wheel market!
Look at the fluid motion, use of ankle flex, the ability to have control under each leg, and all the… Oh fuck I can’t even take these things seriously enough to mock it. It’s Dual Snowboards on pavement and the possibility for carnage just looks frigging awesome. But wait, much like how skateboarding has longboarding dual foot wheel riding has it’s counterpart with Freeline Skates.
And you know what all of these have in common besides being ridiculous? None of them can even do 1/10th of what their traditional counter parts can. It’s like hey we want to be unique, but we’re not good at anything so we’ll just put forth 1/100th of the effort by making a shitty idea and hope it catches on. We’re so original look at us. Perhaps in 10 years hipsters will find these ironic enough to start riding and then there will be a resurgence, till then these need to be mocked at all costs.
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