First Time Reviews on Snowblades: We’ve discovered that people who try snowblades for the first time, regardless of their ability level, are so blown away by their experience that they feel compelled to write about it. Email your own first-time review to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snowblades were so light and nimble!
Good morning, just wanted to give you my review of my first time snowblading. I am a 3 year skier using Volkl V1 Carvers and consider myself an intermediate skier, not the best but good enough to get down a double blue without killing myself. I also have a bad left knee with hardly any cartilage left after my surgery. I just wanted to share with you my first day on snowblades. I headed to Camelback mountain in Pennsylvania. All I have to say is WOW! My skis are heavy and hard to turn, these snowblades were so light and nimble I felt like a pro! I was skiing backwards for the first time ever watching my newbie girlfriend get on her first set of snow blades. What makes this even better is she has never skied in her life and has only snowboarded once and aside from stopping (we are still working on that) she was turning like she has been skiing for years! She is sold as am I. I am going to order a pair today as I feel I will never go back to skis again.
— Tom and Tina Pennsylvania
Thank you, Thank you, I dreaded to go skiing again, but I tried a pair of your $99 snowblades and am absolutely in love with them. I even impressed my boyfriends sister so much, she’s wanting to order a pair of snow blades. So cool and thanks for your site, I check it out often to see what my next pair will be, when the time comes! Watch out slopes here comes a Tennessee chick, wahooooo!!!
I basically started this year and I love it. Before I rode snowblades I skied which i also found to be awesome but skiing with two short snowboards on your feet is beyond awesome. Even though I’m still learning on snow blades, I’m starting to get some grabs down. Now I don’t know about snowboarders but if you’re a skier and you switch over to snowblades its going to feel weird for like 20 minutes of skiing then after that you’re going to have a blast. Snowblading is the best thing out there so when the next ski season comes around trade in your board or skies for snow blades.
— Fair Lawn, New Jersey
My first time snowblading was amazing! I caught on to it as soon as I hit the slopes and was doing jumps and skiing backwards by the end of the night! I will never go back to my skis because the snowblades are so easy to control in powder, moguls, just everything! All my friends were so jealous on the hard trails and moguls because I could just glide through like nothing and hit all the jumps and they were struggling! Thanks a lot to skiboards.com for getting me into it and i can’t wait to go again!
Never to return to skis
I have skied for years, but I got the urge from seeing an ad at a ski shop. I rented snowblades for the first time and skied four days straight on them. What a rush!! Blue became green and blacks became blues and I was having fun like I had never had. When I got home from the mountain I sold my skis and poles and bought a new set never to return to skis. I am sold.
Last week I was reading some first time reviews on www.skiboards.com just to get feedbacks on what I should expect from my first time ever on snowblades (skiboards). Saturday morning, I put on my snow blades: wow! I just began skating to get to the chairlift and I looked like it was my 200th times on skis. I was afraid not holding poles in my hands. But, hey, when you’re skating, you don’t rely on poles!
From my experience, snowblades feeling is a mix between ice skates and in-line skates. Cool!
Next time, I hope I’ll be able going down back side!
P.S. I apologies for my bad english, I’m a french-quebecois from Montreal, Quebec.
— No Name.
“If all else fails I can just squirm down the hill on my butt,” I assure myself as we ascended the ‘Wolf Pup’ bunny hill lift. I had the Snow Jam 75’s securely strapped to my feet. This was my first snowblading trip and only my second time on a lift. I had snowboarded a couple of times but dropped it because I couldn’t stand having both feet strapped to one stick. I was sure I was going to hurt myself coming off the lift or at least go face first into the snow. But, to my surprise, I smoothly sailed off into my first snowblade run. And with a little guidance from my more experienced ski blading friends I learned the basics; keep low and centered, keep your shoulders square to the bottom of the hill and most of all relax and have fun! By the end of the day I was cruising the blue runs. All in all ski blading is an immensely freeing experience. I definitely recommend it to all.