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03-04-2012 04:28 PM
jeri534
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Originally Posted by IdahoFreshies View Post
i can tell you right now you dont use your edge in real powder. ever watch yourself turn? your edge just sinks into the snow. your turns are against your base.
then why does your edge sidecut radius make the biggest difference in how a snowboard turns in powder?

when you're hauling ass on a steep powder run you're still using your edges to initiate a carve through the turn.

if edges didnt matter every snowboard would turn the same on powder
03-04-2012 11:11 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
For me powder is what snowboarding is all about.
Yeah I had a nice bluebird groomer day at Nakiska yesterday. After 25 days this year I'm starting to get bored of hard carving. Need to hit another powder dump soon!
03-04-2012 05:32 AM
dreampow Once you get used to riding nice powder, its the only way to go. An occasional carving session is fun too but for me its all about the pow.

And no you can't use your edges in deep pow, just flow and learn to use your weight and the whole surface of the board to kind of push against the powder in a turn.

For me powder is what snowboarding is all about.
03-04-2012 05:14 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by jeri534 View Post
uhhh what

you definitely use your edges in pow, its just not as drastic of a turn as it is on hardpack
i can tell you right now you dont use your edge in real powder. ever watch yourself turn? your edge just sinks into the snow. your turns are against your base.
03-04-2012 03:22 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by jeri534 View Post
uhhh what

you definitely use your edges in pow, its just not as drastic of a turn as it is on hardpack
Ever seen the "edge" of a surfboard? You're using about 3-6 inches of edge in the back maybe.
03-04-2012 03:19 AM
jeri534 uhhh what

you definitely use your edges in pow, its just not as drastic of a turn as it is on hardpack
03-03-2012 05:05 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Yep. The only problem with riding awesome powder is that it makes everything else seem like teh suck in comparison.

Truth. Then you get PPD (Post Powder Depression). A terrible state to be.
03-02-2012 03:45 PM
poutanen You gotta get off green circles on a fresh snow/powder day... The snow slows you down, so gotta hit steeper runs to keep the same speed as you would on a groomer day. Open it up and have fun. Falling doesn't hurt, and there's no ice to slip on.

As others have said, put most of your weight on your back foot. If you've ever wakeboarded, that's more the stance you want in powder. I love powder days cause I go way bigger of jumps than I usually would. Soft landings are great!
03-02-2012 03:12 PM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity View Post
Ime...5" aint no pow...whether it be fluff or cream cheese. Thus does not necessitate being in the backseat, you should feel the bottom and you can be on the nose and slash the shit out of 5" with your edges. Btw if ur riding straight down the hill...whether pow or no pow, there are no edges to catch.

Op, Glad you had fun.
pretty much. real pow starts at at least 9"+ in my opinion. thats the difference between a pow day and just fresh snow
03-02-2012 02:17 PM
schmitty34
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Yep. The only problem with riding awesome powder is that it makes everything else seem like teh suck in comparison.
So true. I have definitely become a snow snob. I'm heading to Stevens Pass this weekend and bumming that the forecast is only calling for 2-5 new tonight.

I have to get more into park stuff so I can still enjoy days with little to no new. I spend as much time off-piste as possible but it's hard to enjoy when it's crusty. Boxes and rails still look fun on those days but I suck at those.
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