Fainer...sorry your experience with trees was`nt the best. Trust me, those were not great conditions for riding glades. Don`t let that discourage you from hittng them either another day this season or next. Honestly, that frozen crust with goo underneath is about the worst thing on earth to ride in and in trees where you need some precise control it was especially challenging. That shit is what caused my spectacular 20 foot cartwheel off that small lip. My nose broke through and stuck and with as much speed as I had, I violently flipped like I did.
Awesome 3 days of riding guys and I look forward to it again!!!
Eh, I just have a heck of a time doing the same thing in the trees that I can in the open. It seems like I can go heel to toe fast if I "feel" I have room for error. In the trees I don't have much room for error and so it doesn't make the run as fun for me when I get down in a tree "low spot" and have to crawl my way out of it. It spends way too much energy trying to move 5 feet from where I was stuck in the trees, hence why I hated this time out.
I also know that it was my first time trying to link turns, feel the bumps and turns, concentrating where my head is to avoid limbs, and making sure my weight is back (at least balanced) for a transition that doesn't bury my nose.
So don't feel bad that I hate them. I'll definitely hit the tree runs again. I just hate them for the time being. It was fun to hit some of those orange jumps from stormin norman. I got a grab here and there (albeit not much air) but I'm getting more comfortable with speed off the jumps and keeping my weight balanced.
I absolutely loved the jumps after the superpipe. They felt "vertical" on approach but you end up going over it. It's one of those things where if you've never done it your corn hole puckers up and then releases once you feel yourself balanced over the knuckle.
All in all it was great. I want to get back up there before the months over so i'll give ya a holler.