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Sideways Skis

Cut a snowboard in half width wise
 
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Whole new kind of maneuverability
theircompetitor, Jan 03 2004

Except they cut it vertically and not horizontally. http://www.snowboar...pr_burton_split.htm
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       eh?
po, Jan 03 2004
  

       Po -- if you ski, you've seen the ever more popular short skis, where people are skiing on 2 foot length skis. But they of course ski looking forward (mostly).   

       On a snowboard, you ski sideways, but your two feet are completely locked together because they're on the same plane.   

       So I propose to cut the snowboard and create two small boards that are designed to allow you to ski sideways as on a snowboard but not have your legs locked.
theircompetitor, Jan 03 2004
  

       oh, ok if you say so. but what makes this different to the way I ski? sorta ugly and ridiculous? got my vote already!
po, Jan 03 2004
  

       Given how easy to do this one is, I suggest you try it out and report back to us.
DrCurry, Jan 03 2004
  

       I can't see this working. You turn a snowboard by shifting your weight and by twisting the board. Split the board in two and you can no longer do this.
st3f, Jan 03 2004
  

       st3f -- I think if the pieces are large enough you can do it, either by lifting one of the legs or by keeling the back leg, sort of a telesnowboarding.
theircompetitor, Jan 03 2004
  

       DrCurry -- is a report from the hospital acceptable :)
theircompetitor, Jan 03 2004
  

       It would satisfy st3f, I'm pretty certain. I don't snowboard myself (dodgy knees).
DrCurry, Jan 03 2004
  

       just tried looking on google, but short snowboards or unusual skis just doesn't cut it
theircompetitor, Jan 03 2004
  

       i think you should put rocket boosters on them that you can engage and disengage to make them even more fun! or dangerous. whichever.
Space-Pope, Jan 03 2004
  

       I never new that broken snowboards worked better than the regular ones...
KLRico, Jan 24 2004
  

       Freebooter -- the issue there would be a sharp leading edge in the back piece -- quite different than my proposed design
theircompetitor, Feb 12 2004
  
      
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