Originally Posted by snowklinger
No I just spend enough days at the resort and time on this forum to know that most people who are getting seriously hurt have just barely enough skill to provide a confidence level way beyond their actual ability.
If you don't ride in this manner you will actually get better as you try to snowboard and turn instead of straightline it.
If you do ride this way, it will kill you at Keystone, literally.
Gravity has a way of sucking you down the hill and speed is fun, but taking the effort to enjoy the bits between the lift rides is key.
Being a dick and telling speed freaks to slow the fuck down is actually looking out for their progression AND safety.
I've been as fast as anyone here on a snowboard too, big fucking deal. Quoting an inaccurate GPS number about the effect of gravity on my body as if skill were involved is just silly. 50-70mph? Go learn 3's for fucks sake or switch to skiing.
No argument from me btw - just teasing.
But as we've mentioned on the season goals thread, especially on a snowboard, there's alot more to do than just charge the mountain.
I'll charge a run the first time, but more than that on the same run, I start to look for natural features to play on. It improves your riding imo.
As for Keystone, I was there last year for the first time. Quite enjoyed it, but I hear ya about charging it. Lots of blind turns from what I remember.