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Old 03-29-2009, 02:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Spring conditions out here in SoCal gives a lot of slushy snow. What are the differences you guys and girls have noticed when riding in slush with a stiffer board versus a softer board?

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Old 03-29-2009, 03:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i was just about to start a slush thread. on my softer board i kept getting bumped or gyrated different directions. anyone have some tips on riding in slush?
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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^go fasssssst...but I don't remember anything else, haven't rode slush for 3 years
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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^ Ride fast, use a stiffer board that doesn't flex and pop with every inconsistency. You want to smash and carve through the small bumps, not feel them. I went to Jiminy yesterday where it hit 65. Did more surfing than boarding and it was hella fun. Especially the waterslide.

Remember to lean way back when you hit puddles and pools, they create a lot of drag that slows you down like someone tied a bungee cord to your board. You want to hit them fast enough to make it through, but you don't want to go cartwheeling either.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I went to Jiminy yesterday where it hit 65.
I've been there a few times. One night it was crazy foggy and right about where you took the pic there were not any lights - it was cool riding and not being able to see anything. What I hate is that you can't just get off the lift and start your run - you have to skate while you pick which run to take.

I like riding in Spring slush. Again if you hit some really wet parts your board will instantly slow down.

Also it tends to get pretty bumpy towards the middle of the day - but it is great to ride and not even need a jacket or gloves.
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, leany wayyy back, it's very counter-intuitive
Jiminy yesterday was awesome!!! I'll have a TR up today for it
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Try rubbing a little low flouro paste wax (Swix F4) on your base. It will smooth out the inconsistencies in the snow, and make for a smoother ride in slush.
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Old 03-29-2009, 03:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I dunno maybe it's cause i'm new.. but i like riding in slush (the dry slush not wet if you know what i'm talking about)
I guess i still need to get over the fear of going fast
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I dunno maybe it's cause i'm new.. but i like riding in slush (the dry slush not wet if you know what i'm talking about)
I guess i still need to get over the fear of going fast
we have the wet stuff in socal. i see dirt!
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I dunno maybe it's cause i'm new.. but i like riding in slush (the dry slush not wet if you know what i'm talking about)
I guess i still need to get over the fear of going fast
All it takes is one day with skating rink conditions to appreciate even the wettest slushiest snow.

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