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03-07-2012 07:30 PM
AIRider
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
Totally agree.. I get insane when it starts to dump, and simply declare " I'm going tomorrow" which generally triggers a fight of sort with my wife (since I'm not working at the moment) I never ever experienced such a high in sports. and I have been rock climbing all my life. I get excited when I go climbing. But powder makes m e absolutely maniacal. I have to go.
Amen to that. I stopped waiting for the wife to have a day off. Otherwise, I'd never be on the mountain.
03-06-2012 01:16 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by IdahoFreshies View Post
when there is 8-9"+ work can fuck off, ill call in sick and i skip classes without even thinking about it. Powder is just too much fun! What sucks is its impossible to truly explain just how wonderful surfing a foot of pow in complete solitude to someone who hasn't done it. Its just one of those feelings.
Totally agree.. I get insane when it starts to dump, and simply declare " I'm going tomorrow" which generally triggers a fight of sort with my wife (since I'm not working at the moment) I never ever experienced such a high in sports. and I have been rock climbing all my life. I get excited when I go climbing. But powder makes m e absolutely maniacal. I have to go.
03-06-2012 01:00 PM
AIRider I cant wait to get better and hide in the trees as well, I can hit some side trees for now, but nothing too dense or out of bounds... Jealous of you guys.
03-06-2012 06:01 AM
FtCS4
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
But if you're late (or if it's windy as hell), that's where the pow still lurks.
Yup. Hid in the trees all day at Copper on saturday. Fresh lines nearly all day
03-06-2012 05:45 AM
dreampow 2ft of powder is a nice dump, living in Japan we often get lots more than that of fresh so I am used to ring powder.

Thats pretty much all I ride (at least 70% plus).

The advice the others have shared is right on. I usually set back a couple of notches on a big powder day here.

The more powder you ride the better you get, no substitute for practice, but in general leaning back a little and steering from the back with low angle gentle turns will help.

If the pow is heavy and wet then even on a steep slope you want to keep pointed down the mountain and just make low angle sweeping turns. I find with my intermediate buddies who come with me into the pow one of the biggest issues is the fear of pointing the tip straight down a steep slope. They usually try to turn hard and with too big an angle, the drag of the heavy snow slows them down so much they fall or get stuck.

The powder acts as a brake and will slow you down so just point it. If there are lots of dense trees its much harder and I recommend getting used to powder in open spaces before hitting the trees. I love tight tree runs with powder but they also present a risk if you get it wrong.

Powder is snowboarding for me. Looks like next week will bring some fresh dumps to Japan and I'll be in the white room again.
03-06-2012 03:03 AM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by AIRider View Post
Those trees look perfectly spaced, for some pow surfing. I hate it when they're too dense, and I feel like I don't have enough time to change directions in time.
But if you're late (or if it's windy as hell), that's where the pow still lurks.
03-06-2012 02:59 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
(yep! here I am talking smack about Meadows again.....)
oh ya, you sure steered me away from that resort. dont think i EVER want to go there after seeing the shots of great tree lines and deep snow..


my brundage video from last week.



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Those trees look perfectly spaced, for some pow surfing. I hate it when they're too dense, and I feel like I don't have enough time to change directions in time.
its really weird how when the trees are dense enough and the hill isnt quite steep enough you can REALLY get disoriented and lose the fall line. In the 4th shot of the vid i believe it was a thick part of brundage and i of course wanted to go straight down the fall line so I got the most amount of time in the trees, well i end up almost cutting across the glade and missing half of it because it dumped me on a cat track on the resort boundary and i couldn't really get back in. I did that TWICE in a row. after i knew i messed up I went back and did it again and even though i took a different path through the trees i still cut sideways across the glade and ended up almost the same place on the cat track. i was quite furious.
03-05-2012 01:03 PM
AIRider Those trees look perfectly spaced, for some pow surfing. I hate it when they're too dense, and I feel like I don't have enough time to change directions in time.
03-05-2012 03:08 AM
AIRider
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Originally Posted by IdahoFreshies View Post
when there is 8-9"+ work can fuck off, ill call in sick and i skip classes without even thinking about it. Powder is just too much fun! What sucks is its impossible to truly explain just how wonderful surfing a foot of pow in complete solitude to someone who hasn't done it. Its just one of those feelings.
Ohh man, I couldn't have said it better myself. It's like explaining what sex feels like to a virgin.
03-05-2012 02:43 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
Watch it...Powder will make you an addict...and the only fix is more powdah
when there is 8-9"+ work can fuck off, ill call in sick and i skip classes without even thinking about it. Powder is just too much fun! What sucks is its impossible to truly explain just how wonderful surfing a foot of pow in complete solitude to someone who hasn't done it. Its just one of those feelings.
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