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post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 11:07 PM
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I ventured into the backcountry in January where there was knee to waist deep powder in the trees. I've ridden powder where it was a quick dart off a groomer into the trees but never deep like this and on a decent slope. First off my back leg hurt so bad because I had my board still at a centered stance. Keeping it seriously bent and leaning back on it killed. The next problem I faced is I had no fucking clue how to carve in the fluffy this deep and steep. I'd start hauling ass and go to link turns and end up tumbling. For some reason I could only toe side and if I went heel side I couldn't transition back. Obviously learning in the trees is not easy to do nor do I recommend it. You have to think quick with your line when going that fast to stay on top. The only picture I could find off hand of me just about to get into the trees, signed by Travis Rice...
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