- 02-13-2013, 04:48 PM #27
Now the thing is, I assumed it was standard snow. The instructor that taught me said it was a mix of a few chemicals and was not quite the same. Apparently, if you put some in a glass and leave it for a while it turns a funny colour. He said this 3 lessons in, by which time I had indulged in some mid-slope refreshment a few times. Still here though!
- 02-13-2013, 04:54 PM #28
- 02-13-2013, 05:02 PM #30
@ berty.... It is good, not cheap though. The one in Milton Keynes is a bit bigger I think. Sorry, not any nearer though! Although they are offering 50% off kids' ski lessons during February, does that sweeten the deal enough? You must have them in USA. In fact, search for one in Dubai, I seem to think they have built a bigger one. I tell you something, that part of the world need to party while they can, because when that oil dries up it is gonna be one big *** ghost town. They may even use it as a country-sized film set. There is a reason why golf courses don't grow naturally in a desert.
- 02-13-2013, 05:13 PM #32
None yet. Some under construction, but none near me really! And nah, doesn't sweeten the deal too much, I snowboard at least 20 hours a week in the winter, I don't think I need lessons! Haha
- 02-13-2013, 06:24 PM #33
- 02-13-2013, 06:30 PM #34
- 02-14-2013, 10:46 AM #37
For those who asked, here is a quick video of me fencing. I am on your left in this clip. The opponent scores a point on me but then I blast forward and get the next one for the win. This is sabre fencing.
- 02-21-2013, 09:38 AM #40
It's not really a sport, and it certainly is not my favorite, but I participated in my first amateur natural bodybuilding competition when I was 41 years old and I am training for another. My favorite sport I participate in is racquetball but I am not doing that at the moment.
- 02-21-2013, 10:44 AM #41
If you live in an area without snow, I can understand you try a hall for this to some extend. But I don't have the sea here, and don't go to an indoor beach because of that ;-) I would rather save money ten years for one trip to mountains, than skiing indoors.
My sport is running, and I really enjoy the solitude and the forest. Also it's a great work out, keeps me in shape and lets me eat ice cream without a bad conscience :D
- 02-21-2013, 10:56 AM #42
For me, my sport is traditional Shaolin Kung Fu. The funny thing is, the Ministry of Sport (not sure its official name) in Canada doesn't allow contact sparring in Shaolin Kung Fu whereas they do in other martial arts. The main reason being that, even with padding, helmets and gloves, we can still, and often do, seriously hurt people. The techniques are brutal and efficient.
I also train in Russian Systema, Wushu, Qi Gong, Wing Chung, Tai Chi, and a handful of military hand to hand combat techniques with focus on knife fighting and disarming opponents. My Shifu is a 10th degree black belt monk with 50 years in martial arts and spent 7 years in the British SAS as a hand to hand specialist.
Fun stuff :D
- 02-21-2013, 05:53 PM #46
On the running, yeah I hear you on that. My knees struggle now, so running is not easy. But I do enjoy the odd cycle, so nice just to get out and about.
As for the indoor snowboarding, I had to learn somewhere. Did a bit of skiing on real snow when I was at school. Did Austria and France. Good times.
- 02-22-2013, 02:09 AM #48
But now I'm fortunately up and running again ;-)
And then the mountains, I can't describe the awe I feel looking at these mountains...
But still, just for fun and to learn skiing, why not doing it indoors :-)
I meant indoor beaches like this:
Tropical Islands Indoor Beach Resort in Germany - YouTube
- 02-22-2013, 10:24 AM #49
- 02-22-2013, 03:45 PM #50
Chregu, I played that video link. Looked ok, nothing special. Then the video finished and it brought uo some suggestions. The very first one was a Beach Volleyball grand slam.... That was so much better.
I would like to think my knees could be built up, but I think I have to accept they are done for now.
3hrs from a snowboarding venue, I am so jealous.
To the warrior, kudos to you. Would love to spend a few training sessions with your tutor.
@ the bodybuilder guy, where did you place, did you do well, been training long?
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