Ski Trip Fun: The Cons Of Snowboard Racing
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Every vacationer looks forward to having a good time each moment they are out there on a long ski trip. But the definition of fun strictly depends on the traveler's personal preference. Some visitors of the ski resort wanted to have a relaxing stay and enjoy the marvelous sights around the frosty mountaintop scene. In other words, that could also mean refraining from activities that would most likely cause ruining some healthy sedentary vibes.

One of the top reasons for ruining one's winter vacation is injury. Ironically, for a particular proactive winter sport from which ski vacation took its namesake, this recreation has also been the predominant cause for several blunt traumas that cut vacation stays short. Like many genres of skiing, there are disadvantages in opting for snowboard racing in warding off dullness. These are the following:

Velocity increases physical risk

There is an obvious reason why race car driving and motocross are categorized as extreme sports. Unlike swimming and track and field, the speed generated by snowboard racing is not entirely determined by the competitor's will. Although it would take physical effort to maneuver one's descent onto the alpine slope, what keeps the skier mobile is his or her weight. Racers are governed by the rule of quick reflexes since it only takes a split-second decision to veer for balance at high speed. Indeed, that split-second reflex can mean a huge difference between a spectacular finish or a violent tumble halfway down the crest. One can only imagine the pressure of getting it wrong.

Competition can also cause conflict

Another reason why snowboard racing is not a very advisable group activity is that this kind of sport magnifies one's competitive spirit. Speed and danger is a potent recipe for loosening the adrenaline rush. Positive levels of anxiety may bring out the best in some individuals. Unfortunately, there's a good reason why anxiety itself always have that negative ring to it. Adrenaline rush can cause some headstrong people to become quarrelsome, especially when it comes to comparing each athlete's prowess. Some of these after-game disagreements have proven to cause a rift in good relations after a stiff competition.

Contests do not always equate with fun

Although people who have good grasp for the spirit of sportsmanship can identify the positive benefits of contests, sometimes competitions do not always yield pleasure. In contests, the natural tendency is to strive for victory. The possibility of losing always takes away the fun factor, especially when the pressure to best an opponent (either a fellow competitor or the previous time limit) builds up. A happy ski trip is often best experienced when doing activities that are unhindered by the notion of losing.


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