"Cruising speed" Carvers unite ?
Deep angle trench-digging carves is where its at.
Big hills with a lot of open area and few people, we can rip it and not worry.
Small crowded mountains, we have to avoid people too.
SPEED REGULATIONS are set up on a lot of mountains.
SAFETY is key.
So what is a "cruising speed" and where does your board "come alive" and respond and how hard do you you have to really press your self into it to cause it to perform?
I ride a narrow board and hardboots for some of my days.
I already am well aware of how "fast" I can rip a hill and have many witnesses and other riders who can attest to it, but this year I think I need to slow it down almost to a crawling creep "slow-motion" dramatic carve so people see the technique. I want to hold onto both edges as slow as possible and for as long as possible.
I'm looking for a board that will carve really well around 25 mph, and still be stable and turnable in a small area.
I also have softboot gear and while on the "ice-coast", I tend to do the same ride style- Low, tucked, and all about Edge to Edge transfers.
I love parks, but I'm getting old, and that stuff is great for people 1/2 my age (as I too was once a park rat) but I just can't handle the random "missed landings" like I used to.
So I ask where the other "carvers" are and people who are about stance and just pure deep and steep angles of attack are at and what they ride for such.