Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD
If there is only 2 inches, when you try to turn your board edge will stick into the grass and you will go flying. You would need maybe 4 in of hard packed snow or a 10/12 inches of fresh soft snow to ride down that and make sort of comfortable turns. You are new, so any turns you make won't dig your edge in that much, but I would wait for 1 more storm if there are only 2 inches on the ground.
FAIL, I won't call it an epic FAIL cuz I'm none the worse for wear.
There is actually 3.5" or so and it's coming down pretty hard. However, with no hard-pack under it I went straight to the grass and stopped dead whenever I tried to go up on edge. Flat-basing is too sketchy in the back seat, and when I tried to lean downhill my nose just buried and I stopped anyway. Lame...
I was just skating and gliding so it wasn't a big deal, but yeah need like twice that much snow at least.
Thanks for all the replies though.