5 Reasons Everyone Should Take Up a Board Sport
1. It's Fun!
Seriously. It is. It's snowing? The first reaction for most people is "How am I gonna get to work?" or something along those lines. Booooooring. As a snowboarder, my first reaction is "YAAAAAS!" See? Fun. What can be more fun than sliding about on the snow with your friends?
2. It's a Great Way to Get Around
I'm still in high school, and skateboarding is a great way to get there! The feeling of tarmac rushing away underneath your feet is absolutely amazing. You can get around faster than walking, without the guilt of taking the car, using petrol and being a bit lazy. To be honest, it still doesn't take that much effort.
3. You Will Be Able to Understand Snowboard-Speak
How many of your friends will be able to explain what a tripod is (not for cameras) or a switch backside 540 or a frontside double cork? How about a dub 10 or a 270 on, backside 270 off on the corrie P to flat-down? You'll be able to know what all of these mean and more!
4. It Teaches You a Lot
Believe it or not, board sports can actually teach you many valuable lessons. For example, mistakes can help you improve a lot! The more you fall and get back up, the more you improve. More about this can be found here.
5. You Will Meet the Sickest People Ever
Snowboarders are some of the coolest people ever. Not being biased or anything, but really, we're awesome! They help you improve, encourage you to go faster, higher, bigger and better! They will share the same passion as you do, whether that is riding tarmac, surfing waves or shredding the white stuff!
If that isn't enough to inspire you to get out in the slopes and learn to shred, I don't know what is! You might also want to read this article for inspo.