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|02-16-2012 11:32 AM|
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|snowvols||I didn't realize it was Quebec, but 200 people can go down a slope and it rip out on the 201 person. It just takes finding that magical release spot where the snow isn't as deep. I am always going to preach awareness since avalanches suck.|
|02-16-2012 10:08 AM|
|02-16-2012 10:01 AM|
My girlfriend learned to powder board this year, first thing you've got to do is stand back, stand waaaaaay back (think the jolly green giant). If you've ever slalom water skied or wake boarded it would help with the stance and turning motions. Also if you can find a more shallow (what's the oposite of deep?) stash of powder, it'll be easier to get the feeling without being total swallowed whole by it.
I was riding in basically bottomless powder this year in Fernie, and it's a totally different feeling. Takes a beating on your legs to do what snowolf says: stand back and go a little more limp to let your legs absorb the bumps...
|02-16-2012 09:43 AM|
|snowvols||Umm why are you going out of bounds without gear especially this season For your own safety I hope you're talking about off-piste. Is that what you mean? People who don't have any avy training are dumb to go out of bounds.|
|02-16-2012 12:07 AM|
I ventured into the backcountry in January where there was knee to waist deep powder in the trees. I've ridden powder where it was a quick dart off a groomer into the trees but never deep like this and on a decent slope. First off my back leg hurt so bad because I had my board still at a centered stance. Keeping it seriously bent and leaning back on it killed. The next problem I faced is I had no fucking clue how to carve in the fluffy this deep and steep. I'd start hauling ass and go to link turns and end up tumbling. For some reason I could only toe side and if I went heel side I couldn't transition back. Obviously learning in the trees is not easy to do nor do I recommend it. You have to think quick with your line when going that fast to stay on top. The only picture I could find off hand of me just about to get into the trees, signed by Travis Rice...
|02-14-2012 07:05 PM|
Thanks for the detailed responses, you guys are awesome.
My current setup is Arbor blacklist 157 with Burton customs at 15/-15 with no setback that day (I know it would have helped, but I was riding a lot of everything that day)I'm 160 lbs give or take 10.
Next week I'm going to Tremblant, so I'll pray for snow so I can practice those tips you guys gave me.
this is a pic from there
Thanks for you great responses
|02-14-2012 08:55 AM|
Obviously, take your time around trees. Don't want you running into any.
If you know in advance that you are going to spend your day in the pow, it helps to set your stance back on your board. This will be easier on that back leg.
Are you riding a rocker? Rockered snowboards help a ton in powder. Otherwise, prepare yourself to have a back leg that burns.
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