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11 Signs Snowboarding Is Impossible

Why does it have to look so cool?! Admit it: You've all tried and failed at snowboarding. Unless you're part of a very select few, in which case, the rest of us are very jealous. Brought to you by Verizon.

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1. To snowboard, you pretty much have to forget everything you ever learned about moving from point A to point B.

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The days of walking are over. Your legs are now strapped to a sheet of metal that you use to slide down a snow-covered cliff. Things just got real.

2. Sure, it looks easy, but it's a lot more than just sliding yourself along the snow.

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Becoming good at snowboarding takes years of practice and nerves of steel.

3. Like, who voluntarily hurls themselves down a steep slope with zero regard for life and limb?

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The fastest speed clocked on a snowboard is currently 125 mph. Short of a plane, most of us will never move that fast. Ever.

4. Ever wonder why snowboarders wear helmets? Yeah. There's probably a good reason for it.

Because snowboarding isn't for the faint of heart, that's why.
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Because snowboarding isn't for the faint of heart, that's why.

5. Did you take gymnastics when you were younger? Remember how hard that was?!

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Now imagine doing somersaults with your legs strapped in place all the while moving at insane speeds.

6. And remember what a disaster it was when you tried to ride a skateboard for the first time back in middle school?

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Now multiply that times 100. It's like skateboarding but so much harder.

7. Quick, see how long you can balance on your left leg. Pretty tough, huh?

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To snowboard, your sense of balance has to be on point. Or else.

8. You should also probably be cool with very. Sudden. Stops.

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Slamming on the brakes at full speed is pretty standard in the life of a snowboarder.

9. You're not allowed to have any fear of heights whatsoever.

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You must want to go higher.

10. Street skills in other sports aren't quite the same as street skills in snowboarding...

...i.e. It's a lot more difficult.

11. Yeah. Snowboarding is pretty much impossible. Props to those brave souls who actually enjoy this.