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02-22-2011 11:13 PM
fayewolf
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Originally Posted by firstx1017 View Post
Toecutter - it was bizarre. We waterski in the summers and it felt alot like that so when you commented about it being like surfing - I would gather that's the same feeling. I'm so used to feeling the ground while I've been learning, it was weird boarding and not feeling any ground beneath me - well, until I hit the groomed section! lol

Vicki
Vicki,

That was amazing!!! I've never waterski, so I would never know. But I surfed once, maybe that would be weird. I just hope it's not going to throw me off!!
02-22-2011 10:18 PM
BliND KiNK I'm not going to lie.. the way I learned how to ride the pow... was by flying off a lip into 2 feet of the stuff.. and yeah it's weird for me... it feels like my board turns into a boat or a surfboard and I steer more with my back foot... call me bad form or call it not doing it right..

I'm not sure, but I'm not changing it's fun as shit... nothing like feeling like you are surfing on a semi solid surface
02-22-2011 09:54 PM
firstx1017
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
I like that video and how it shows discovery. "It's like you're floating!" "That is bizarre!"
Toecutter - it was bizarre. We waterski in the summers and it felt alot like that so when you commented about it being like surfing - I would gather that's the same feeling. I'm so used to feeling the ground while I've been learning, it was weird boarding and not feeling any ground beneath me - well, until I hit the groomed section! lol

Vicki
02-22-2011 09:29 PM
hellside
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Originally Posted by fayewolf View Post
Thanks Snowolf. I'm thought powder is great because it's more forgiving for newbies, i didn't know it's going to require some whole new technique! I'm still going to stay along the groomers, but maybe taste a little bit and see what it feels like. I remember the first day I snowboarded, I couldn't control where I go and went onto the side and fell into powder, couldn't dig myself out!

So, even on the groomers, it'll be powdery enough that I need to weight more on my rear foot? even to initiate my toeside turn I do that?
When you get stuck, you think it is only knee deep powder, but it becomes waist deep when you step out of bindings. This is the kind of powder you want to avoid to get stuck in. I sometimes set my bindings back and it helps.
02-22-2011 08:31 PM
Toecutter
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Originally Posted by fayewolf View Post
So, even on the groomers, it'll be powdery enough that I need to weight more on my rear foot? even to initiate my toeside turn I do that?
If it's only a few inches on groomers then you won't have to change your technique much if at all. You will still be able to feel the board bottom out on the groomed surface beneath the powder and it will feel stable.
02-22-2011 08:28 PM
Toecutter
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Originally Posted by firstx1017 View Post
I like that video and how it shows discovery. "It's like you're floating!" "That is bizarre!"
02-22-2011 07:58 PM
fayewolf Thanks Snowolf. I'm thought powder is great because it's more forgiving for newbies, i didn't know it's going to require some whole new technique! I'm still going to stay along the groomers, but maybe taste a little bit and see what it feels like. I remember the first day I snowboarded, I couldn't control where I go and went onto the side and fell into powder, couldn't dig myself out!

So, even on the groomers, it'll be powdery enough that I need to weight more on my rear foot? even to initiate my toeside turn I do that?
02-22-2011 07:09 PM
Toecutter
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If I stayed on the groomed runs, it shouldn't be a
prob?
Very funny. No snowboarder purposely avoids powder on a powder day.
02-22-2011 06:54 PM
fayewolf If I stayed on the groomed runs, it shouldn't be a
prob?
02-21-2011 01:45 AM
AIRider whistler got dumped last week, I went off trail, surfed deep powder for the first time, got stuck, hiked back in waist deep snow to the trail for a good hour and half ... tired for the rest of the day ... was it worth it ... totally
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