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Old 02-23-2011, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
Meatball707
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Default Pow riding, board or technique?

I got a used YES Board, Great Dudes board, in a 162 and went up to Mammoth Mountain this past weekend and got some uber deep powder.

It was the first time on that board and I've ridden in powder before and never really fell unless I started going way slow, the pow before was never this deep, more like 1' deep vs the 5' feet that was untouched. When I started to make my turns it felt like my board was flexing a lot, not sure what it's called, but when I went to make my first turn after building a ton of speed it turned and flexed hard, imagine the shots you see with the board sticking straight up and down out of the pow, I fell after that first turn when changing from heel to toe, and it seemed like it kept happening all day, something that never happened to me on my Bataleon Goliath in the stuff that wasn't as deep. I moved my bindings back after two runs, but then the nose just seemed to be boucing a lot and it didn't seem to help that much and felt awkward. Also when turning toe to heel my board would wash out. Maybe it's my technique in the uber deep stuff, but as I said before I never had this problem in 1 or 2' deep stuff, but I was on a different board.

It's my first non-wide board, I've always ridden 26.0 and up ww, this one is a 25.5, so maybe that has something to do with it?

Here's my stats, 185lbs barely 6'2" size US 12 Salomon F20 boot and I ride often about 30 times a season for the last 4 years.

I'm asking about this because I'm debating on selling that and picking up a new board, since I've never had to have my friends wait at the lift line
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