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04-30-2014 09:54 AM
Oldman
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Fuck moguls on a snowboard. I'll ride them, but only if I have to. Skiers and snowboarders simply have different rhythms and skiers are the ones who make the moguls. You're pretty much forced to either ride out of rhythm wearing yourself out or look ahead to spot your line and pick your way through. I go with the latter method.
+1

I avoid them at all costs, but when I do find myself having to deal with them ( wrong turn, follow the trail map, idiot ) I must say they do force you to work on looking well ahead and picking your line accordingly. Not bad practise, but I can't say I go looking for it.
04-30-2014 09:42 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Fuck moguls on a snowboard. I'll ride them, but only if I have to. Skiers and snowboarders simply have different rhythms and skiers are the ones who make the moguls. You're pretty much forced to either ride out of rhythm wearing yourself out or look ahead to spot your line and pick your way through. I go with the latter method.
Definitely not a fan of them either. I guess I can manage well enough in the irregular bumps because I have more freedom and time to correct for any minor (...or major) mistakes in my timing or the line I chose. On the regular moguls, one little mistake puts me out of position for the next bump, and "Up, Up and Away I go!!"

Coming down hard in the trough is painful enough,... Landing ass or face first on the top of the next mogul hurts like a "Huere!" (...thanks for that neni!)
04-29-2014 03:02 PM
linvillegorge Fuck moguls on a snowboard. I'll ride them, but only if I have to. Skiers and snowboarders simply have different rhythms and skiers are the ones who make the moguls. You're pretty much forced to either ride out of rhythm wearing yourself out or look ahead to spot your line and pick your way through. I go with the latter method.
04-29-2014 02:59 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by neni View Post
I hated them many years, same problem. Keep trying, they are actually a very good eye-body coordination exercise IMO. At some point it clicks and then it's almost fun to ride them.
I often mentally swear in such a field, in the rhythm of the moguls (du-huere-schiess-buggu-kack-piste-killer-dräcks-stöckler), kind of gives me the necessary aggression to find the rhythm. Pretty often it also makes me laugh about myself and then I loose it and get bucked
Lol! You'll have to pm me with the translation on that. I'm always up for learning new and exotic forms of cursing!
04-29-2014 02:53 PM
neni
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Oh, neni! It may be some time before I'm ready for real moguls. For whatever reason, I can manage ok in the irregular push piled bumps, even when the entire run is full of them. But in those even, regularly spaced mogul fields? I can't keep the rythym and timing down. (...Proly why I'm such a lousy dancer too!) I get out of sync and launched off the top after a turn or two every time!
I hated them many years, same problem. Keep trying, they are actually a very good eye-body coordination exercise IMO. At some point it clicks and then it's almost fun to ride them.
I often mentally swear in such a field, in the rhythm of the moguls (du-huere-schiess-buggu-kack-piste-killer-dräcks-stöckler), kind of gives me the necessary aggression to find the rhythm. Pretty often it also makes me laugh about myself and then I loose it and get bucked
04-29-2014 02:43 PM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
stiffness matters much more than length for charging and busting thru chop.
Agreed. A long soft board will still have you bucking around while you'll just plow right through on a stifferror shorter board.
04-29-2014 02:41 PM
ShredLife stiffness matters much more than length for charging and busting thru chop.
04-29-2014 02:38 PM
linvillegorge I highly suggest a RCR board. I love that camber profile. The stability of camber between the bindings, but the playfulness and float in the tips. My main board is a 157 Capita DBX which is a mid-stiff RCR board. It rides smaller than it actually is in the trees when you need to be nimble, but rides like a 160+ in powder and on groomers when you need to bomb. Just a sick board. I ride it for everything except deep pow days.
04-29-2014 02:22 PM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
try something like a 162 with a healthy slathering of red wax, it'll be better
I have been thinking about what type of board I would like to get next. I keep going back and forth between wanting another full camber ride, (...although a reg width one this time) possibly another hybrid profile like RCR, with camber between the bindings instead of CRC. I have even considered maybe trying one of the full rocker boards I've read some good reviews on. Like the Marhar Throwback.

Regardless of which way I go, after this eye opening experience this last weekend. I think I might get something in the 160-64 range. Since I've already got two short boards. (159 & 157cm)


Oh, neni! It may be some time before I'm ready for real moguls. For whatever reason, I can manage ok in the irregular push piled bumps, even when the entire run is full of them. But in those even, regularly spaced mogul fields? I can't keep the rythym and timing down. (...Proly why I'm such a lousy dancer too!) I get out of sync and launched off the top after a turn or two every time!
04-29-2014 02:10 PM
linvillegorge I find sizing to largely be a matter of personal preference. I rode most of this season hovering around 200 pounds and rode everything between 157 and 164 and had fun on all of them, but spent most of my time on 157 riding it on pretty much all days with less than a foot of pow.
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