I’ve always thought that snowboading looked like a lot of fun. Unfortunately it takes a pretty large hill to be able to really appreciate on of these crafts. I mean, the coolest part is being able to do all sorts of awesome tricks in the air. You’re not going to do that going down a 10-foot hill in your back yard. Of course, even if I had the hill, there’s no way I would have the skill to make it to the bottom, let alone performing tricks.
So how does one find the best of both worlds here? Riding a snowboard without ensuring that you will either crash or be quickly separated from your board. Apparently the way to do this is to buy the Seated Snowboard. Much as the name implies, it is a snowbaord with a built-in seat. Since you aren’t trying to stand up on the thing the entire way down, it should be a lot easier to control. You might not look as cool as a seat-less bored, but it should still be a good bit of fun. For $50 it might be worth getting one for your kids (or for yourself) this winter.