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03-15-2014 01:43 AM
ridinbend My first epic pow day was a life changing experience.
03-14-2014 01:01 PM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by ItchEtrigR View Post
Be honest some of you gotta get a good chuckle reading all the exaggerated concerns of not having a pow board bullshit...
I don't think there were too many "exaggerated concerns." Guy asked for advice and he got some advice. I sure as hell didn't lose any sleep over it, but my advice was to demo a good powder board if he could afford it. Personally, I've been to Stowe in deep powder with my regular ol' Vermont hard-pack board -- and my jacket even blew out a zipper, but the snow was so good I just kept going. I don't think anyone had "exaggerated concerns," just responding to the OP's question.
03-14-2014 12:39 PM
Redline Never had a powder board. Never had a problem.

Glad the guy had fun.
03-14-2014 12:35 PM
ItchEtrigR Be honest some of you gotta get a good chuckle reading all the exaggerated concerns of not having a pow board bullshit...
03-14-2014 11:42 AM
SnowDogWax Great to here njfastlfie, had similar day at Jay glade you lived to tell about it
03-14-2014 10:57 AM
CassMT well done nj, glad to hear it was a win and you live to tell the tale. don't feel like you missed out on spuce pk, when it was good i would head strait to manfield, i think you played it just right.

that pow feeling, people chase that across states, continents and the world...now you know why, ch-ching
03-14-2014 07:56 AM
ridinbend
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Awesome! Pow is the shit!!!


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I truly love shredding, schralping, fileting, floating on and diving in POW!
03-14-2014 07:54 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by njfastlfie View Post
i owe you guys updates. in a word, EPIC. the NS legacy really handled it quite well. i only once dug my nose in and flipped and that was because i charged a drift and thought i could launch it. i sliced through and wiped but it was all good.

i only stayed at mansfield peak which might have been limiting me. i wanted to go to spruce but didnt.

i went with two guys who were better than me. we took the quad up to the top and the went straight to upper nosedive and the glades right off of it. the wind was HOWLING and literally pushing you back so i decided to go my own way and took a few runs down lord, ridgeview, sunrise, etc. basically had these trails completely to myself. and they were blocked a bit from the wind so it was pure powder bliss.

eventually i manned up enough to try hayride which was a blast and then went with the guys down nosedive and into the glades. i have never ridden a glade and let me tell you it was scary, tiring, fun and really cool all wrapped into one. i was awful at it but i will certainly be looking to improve.

and again, the winds were INSANE. never took the gondy, rode the quad all day and froze.
Sounds like a great time! Glad you had fun…hope you were able to stay warm!

You did Nosedive and Hayride (you can do Liftline and National on your next trip! ), so you didn't really miss anything by not going to Spruce. Spruce has got some interesting stuff (riding through reeds and tall grass, sudden steeps on otherwise blue/green trails), and of course Sterling, the long and winding road. But otherwise it's got a very weird layout.

You got those legendary Stowe winds! The first real diamond I ever rode was Hayride, and not really on purpose…I was new to Stowe (and pretty new to snowboarding), had already strapped in and checking out my options when a massive gust of wind literally blew me down that little entrance ramp at the top Hayride and Centerline. I had no choice. Best confidence-builder ever! Been addicted to Stowe ever since!
03-14-2014 07:51 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by njfastlfie View Post
i owe you guys updates. in a word, EPIC. the NS legacy really handled it quite well. i only once dug my nose in and flipped and that was because i charged a drift and thought i could launch it. i sliced through and wiped but it was all good.

i only stayed at mansfield peak which might have been limiting me. i wanted to go to spruce but didnt.

i went with two guys who were better than me. we took the quad up to the top and the went straight to upper nosedive and the glades right off of it. the wind was HOWLING and literally pushing you back so i decided to go my own way and took a few runs down lord, ridgeview, sunrise, etc. basically had these trails completely to myself. and they were blocked a bit from the wind so it was pure powder bliss.

eventually i manned up enough to try hayride which was a blast and then went with the guys down nosedive and into the glades. i have never ridden a glade and let me tell you it was scary, tiring, fun and really cool all wrapped into one. i was awful at it but i will certainly be looking to improve.

and again, the winds were INSANE. never took the gondy, rode the quad all day and froze.

Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it! POW is the shit, ain't it??!!!

......but after all the back n forth here about position of the bindings, POW board, no POW board, etc.

How did you end up riding it? I presume since you only mentioned the NS board you didn't rent/demo a POW specific deck. Did you go with a setback on your rig, or did you "Run whatcha Brung?"
03-14-2014 07:27 AM
njfastlfie i owe you guys updates. in a word, EPIC. the NS legacy really handled it quite well. i only once dug my nose in and flipped and that was because i charged a drift and thought i could launch it. i sliced through and wiped but it was all good.

i only stayed at mansfield peak which might have been limiting me. i wanted to go to spruce but didnt.

i went with two guys who were better than me. we took the quad up to the top and the went straight to upper nosedive and the glades right off of it. the wind was HOWLING and literally pushing you back so i decided to go my own way and took a few runs down lord, ridgeview, sunrise, etc. basically had these trails completely to myself. and they were blocked a bit from the wind so it was pure powder bliss.

eventually i manned up enough to try hayride which was a blast and then went with the guys down nosedive and into the glades. i have never ridden a glade and let me tell you it was scary, tiring, fun and really cool all wrapped into one. i was awful at it but i will certainly be looking to improve.

and again, the winds were INSANE. never took the gondy, rode the quad all day and froze.
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