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Old 11-20-2012, 04:29 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Mr. Donutz, I'd be happy to give you the tour on a big dump day or any day. TT is correct find a local...that is tired and willing to hang (usually in the afternoon). Cause if it a really good day, locals are animals and you will have to balls up and keep up and for the goods....and they will not wait long. Its fun to give tours but I've lost a few tourist

Some of the best days are when the visability due to puke, whiteout and or flat light really makes hard for tourist to keep up; combined with not knowing where you are or going and easily loosing the local in the puke and terrain (disappear over a roller/cliff/tree/chute). The locals are really used to flying blind, staying loose and just knowing where they are. Some of the terrain is that you just have to go and you can't/don't want to stop because it is hellish to get going...(you don't want to loose the float and be swimming chest deep). As for visability...it is often poor on the best days (bluebird pow...damm rare) and there are places you just can not see but have to make so its like relying on bat skillz....being loose enough and reactive enough to handle a 5 ft blind drop or airing off a blind windlip. That being said, these days can also be darn dangerous...tree wells, smashing your self on a windlip compression, not being able to handle a drop or a wong line over a cliff or loosing it in a chute and you can air yourself right in to hell. Find a local willing to leapfrog with you and take the time to get you through.
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