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|10-02-2012 09:07 AM|
No reason to change your stance. I also ride +-15 and I don't do a lot of switch riding. The duck stance gives you the advantage of being able to crouch very low. If you do any riding in tight trees, you know how this can be an advantage.
Some sort of rocker board powder board would definitely be nice. You shouldn't have much to worry about in the way of flats. I am sure the cat operator is well aware of problem areas for snowboarders and have adjusted their pick up spots and run outs accordingly.
Just let them know that you are getting your cherry popped and you want them to be gentle with you. If it turns out you can be more aggressive ask if they can accommodate that as the day goes on.
|10-02-2012 05:08 AM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|10-02-2012 01:42 AM|
Originally Posted by 61ragtop View Post
I'm sure they have some black diamond runs around there somewhere?
They just didn't show any in the vid
If you can't honestly ride that terrain, I can honestly say "I feel sorry for you"
|10-02-2012 01:04 AM|
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Powder Mountain Catskiing/ Heliskiing - about
|10-01-2012 09:19 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I will get to whistler twice this winter, one long weekend with the guys and a one week vacation, by the time you add up the cost of flying a family of four out there, accomodation, lift tickets, and so on the catboarding is a small expense in whole package so if I don't get 100 per cent out of it that's ok, I just don't want to be hated by 11 other people.
I see that at red mountain they have three different levels so it's easier to get in with those of the same ability, so maybe I'll go there next year, but this year no luck, unless there are 11 others like me who want to get together and book a full cat.
Maybe I'll try to get someone at the resort to go out for a couple runs and advise me if I should go for it or wait another season (or go to red mountain).
|10-01-2012 09:16 PM|
Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
If you can board black diamond @ Whistler, especially icy shitty chopped up snow. I think you'll be just fine.
For 1, Whistler's black diamonds aren't your average North American black diamond.
2ndly, They're not going to take you to the run from "Terje's First descent",
even if you wanted too.
3rdly, They will dumb it down, from your description I think you will rip shit up in the intermediate class.
Even within each category, you'll have options on what you want.
I don't know what your riding for a stick?, but chances are it ain't a pow stick.
Rent one, don't be a stubborn ass & insist that your boards fine or that your used to it. Trust me it's not, & it won't do.
Go to a rental place right when you get there, if your taking a vacation there, you should be able to afford to rent a board for a few days before, so you can get used to it.
Maybe you ride switch a lot & your stance is all ducked out.
You ain't going to be riding switch any more than using it to turn back around, so your duck stance might have to be adjusted a bit.
A couple days on the renter with a new stance should get you used to it.
Or even if your stance stays the same a couple days to get used to a bigger pow specific board will deff help.
Or maybe just let your friends go & you stay behind
Do it, you won't regret it.
|10-01-2012 04:20 PM|
|walove||If your spending much time in whistler, check the weather and head down to mt baker for a day, two hours a way + border crossing. Good chance to get some powder practice in. They average twice the snow whistler does.|
|10-01-2012 03:32 PM|
Originally Posted by ShredLife View Post
|10-01-2012 03:27 PM|
if you truly believe your skills are expert (i am not saying they aren't), and thats what you're there to ride then book the whole cat or don't book at all IMHO.
they'll always dumb it down to the least competent rider.
|10-01-2012 03:14 PM|
Originally Posted by Tarzanman View Post
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