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Sand Skiing

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
As I live in the Middle East I'm looking to organise some sand skiing in the autumn...

I would like to hear from anyone who has done it before who can offer advice.

My questions are:

1) What gear is suitable? Would piste skis work well enough or do they need to be fat skis? What about snowboards?

2)Are normal Alpine boots and bindings ok? I've seen some videos and a lot of people use touring gear... but I would plan on using vehicles to get up the dunes and then ski down them...

3) How difficult is it?

Any other insights and advice would be received with thanks!

Cheers!
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@MancSkier, it's been done for many, many years so fat skis not necessary. Useful? Perhaps...

The films I've seen had normal alpine kit. Don't use anything you expect to use on snow again...
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@under a new name, thanks - that’s broadly in line with my thoughts..
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Old kit you don't value too much. The main thing you need is steepness. Here's a video of skiing on volcanic ash on Mt Etna.


http://youtube.com/v/drF8QHka_9U
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
@MancSkier, sand boarding with a jeep uplift is much less faff gear wise and just as fun considering the length of descent you will have
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