Originally Posted by PowderMonkey
I'm fine with blues. It really depends on the mountain.
Maybe I don't want to get injured and just enjoy cruising in the powder. Maybe I'm an adult and I don't see the reason to get injured playing around on a hill. An injury is a guarantee if you go really fast. Not if, when.
Grow up son and yes if you can't ride less than a foot of powder on a green slope, you need to improve your skills. Unless you have a lot of flat spots on the green slope, That's pathetic.
A lot of people "ride" blacks are just leafing it most of the way. The others are absolutely flying at over 40mph and are guaranteed to get seriously injured eventually doing that. Everyone catches an edge at speed eventually It's their body...so it's their business. I don't want to do that. Hardly means I need to grow a set. I don't like hospitals or feel the need to permanately injure my body for a hobby. I think you take yourself too seriously
I think you are dealing with revisionist history here. You brought up the idea that EVERYONE is going to get hurt on a black run just because someone mentioned that you should think about moving to the black runs if you really like powder. You are the one that made the leap from "trying out a black run in powder" to "bombing 40 mph" and getting hurt. You basically told everyone on this forum they are stupid for riding black runs because they are going to get hurt. How do you not see that?
I ride black runs all the time and I don't leaf down, and I don't go 40 mph....especially in powder. That is what we were talking about here. Once you have the skills to ride a black run on a powder day you will realize that it isn't that hard, you don't go that fast, and it is SUPER fun.