Kw-logo-smaller

Alternative Snow Gear

Skiboarding is a winter sport that combines skiing and snowboarding.
Courtesy of Snow and Rock
Snowskates are similar to skateboards and can be used in the snow.
Snowskating

From ski boards to snowshoes, Kidzworld checks out winter sports gear you may not have tried out before.

Winter Sports - Skiboards

What do you get when you cross a pair of skis with a snowboard? Skiboards, of course. Skiboards are perfect for pulling off many of the tricks and stunts that you can do on snowboards. Shorter skiboards have twin tips, can be used without poles and are best for freestyle riding and halfpipe tricks. Longer skiboards are a little bit wider in the middle and best suited for carving and big jumps. For more info on skiboards, head to www.skiboards.com.

Winter Sports - Snowskates

Snowskates are basically skateboards that can be used in the snow. A snowskate has a similar size and design as a skateboard and is ridden without bindings. They're perfect for riding rails or popping ollies during the winter. The other advantages of snowskates are that they're much cheaper than a snowboard and you use them anywhere that has snow - so you won't have to pay for a lift ticket to start riding.

Winter Sports - Snowshoes

Snowshoes are one of the oldest methods of getting through the snow and have been around for over 6,000 years. It's a great winter sport and is fun way of getting exercise and making your way through winter conditions. Today's snowshoes and bindings are way easier to use than the large and wide snowshoes of the past. Modern materials and designs cut down on weight and provide much better traction and control. Snowshoes now come in all kinds of different sizes, shapes, colors and designs. If you're just learning to snowshoe, your best bet is to try out a pair of all-purpose recreation snowshoes.

Related Stories:

  • Snowboarding Backpacks
  • Snowsleds and Toboggans
  • Weird Winter Sports
  • More Sports Gear
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1107543980390

    Favorite Snow Sport? Vote!

    • Snowboarding.
    • Skiing.
    • Snowshoeing.
    • Snowball fights.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    -Gwen42--
    -Gwen42-- posted in Basketball:
    Still Duke!!!
    reply about 11 hours
    -Gwen42--
    New Orleans Saints
    reply about 12 hours
    -Gwen42--
    Saints 
    reply about 12 hours
    izzylovesjack
    izzylovesjack posted in Baseball:
    San Francisco giants buster poseys my dream bf boo dodgers!!!
    reply 2 days
    melanie444
    karate is my sports and in the summer i mostly try out other sports  :) 
    reply 2 days

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...