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01-23-2013 10:35 PM
Efilnikufesin Still going? LOL

Ok, well if you want a place not too far from you that does minimal grooming, try Plattekill in the Catskills. It's not a drive to Vermont, but it's a low key mostly natural snowfall place. It does not groom too much, but it is also not the easiest of mountains. The greens and blues there may suit you.

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01-23-2013 07:21 PM
herzogone
Re: Powder resorts?

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Originally Posted by PowderMonkey View Post
No thanks. I like wide open long carving and not hugging a tree lol

I always thought ski's were a better tool for really tight east coast tree skiing anyway. Can change direction much quicker. Snowboards better for wide open deep powder.
So rightcoast shred....if they have a big overnight storm at wachuesett, do they groom the entire mountain before opening?
OK, I'm a little late to this train wreck, but I'll chime in on the OT anyway. Despite their reputation for grooming (twice a day), Wachusett actually does it pretty intelligently in my experience. In general, they don't groom pow until things are completely tracked up crud (though that doesn't take long with the crowds they get). If it dumps overnight, they leave it alone until 4p generally. By then everything is completely tracked anyway so grooming is better. I believe this even applies to the greens, it definitely does for the blues and blacks.

Also, I realize you don't like trees, but just FYI it is a good idea to stay out of the trees there. It's actually against state law/regs and can be a $5000 fine because of the protected old growth forest.

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01-23-2013 02:13 PM
PowderMonkey
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Hmmmm, doing something that makes us "guaranteed to get seriously injured" is pretty stupid. You insisted that it was bound to happen and that we're delusional if we think otherwise. Translation....riding black runs and pushing yourself is a stupid thing to do. that is a very logical conclusion based on the things you were typing.

Sure, maybe you didn't mean that, but I guarantee that it sounded that way to most of the experienced snowboarders on this forum.
Ok...maybe I said that. I don't remember. I did NOT mean that, but it was way off topic at that point anyway. Nothing to do with my op, which was quite a simple question and not disrespecful to anyone. And honestly don't believe that's the reason I was given a hard time. I think that started before that. Looked like some people just wanted to go at it with me and have an argument and insult me.
01-23-2013 02:09 PM
schmitty34
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omg....I called everyone stupid for riding blacks? No I didn't.
Hmmmm, doing something that makes us "guaranteed to get seriously injured" is pretty stupid. You insisted that it was bound to happen and that we're delusional if we think otherwise. Translation....riding black runs and pushing yourself is a stupid thing to do. that is a very logical conclusion based on the things you were typing.

Sure, maybe you didn't mean that, but I guarantee that it sounded that way to most of the experienced snowboarders on this forum.
01-23-2013 01:59 PM
areveruz
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OK, this is getting on my nerves now. No reason to continue arguing with strangers on an internet forum about a really silly argument.
It could have ended it a long time ago if you stopped when you said you were going to.
01-23-2013 01:45 PM
PowderMonkey
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I think you are dealing with revisionist history here. You brought up the idea that EVERYONE is going to get hurt on a black run just because someone mentioned that you should think about moving to the black runs if you really like powder. You are the one that made the leap from "trying out a black run in powder" to "bombing 40 mph" and getting hurt. You basically told everyone on this forum they are stupid for riding black runs because they are going to get hurt. How do you not see that?

I ride black runs all the time and I don't leaf down, and I don't go 40 mph....especially in powder. That is what we were talking about here. Once you have the skills to ride a black run on a powder day you will realize that it isn't that hard, you don't go that fast, and it is SUPER fun.
omg....I called everyone stupid for riding blacks? No I didn't. I meant to say people who go super fast are eventually going to get hurt. Maybe I type wrong on one of these threads. Wasn't really paying attention. That was never what this thread was about anyway. I never asked about black runs in my op. They groomed the black ones as well. Was the title of my post people who ride black runs are idiots? You guys start up some silly irrelevant debate because you don't want to see powder on few trails of blue and greens for a reason I don't really understand.

Who the hell cares what I or someone else rides!? Whatever you like to do lol I have fun riding greens and blues. You like riding the blacks. Good for you. Maybe I'll enjoy blacks too one day, but I'd still enjoy cruising powder on blues and greens. No reason you can't ride powder on the blues or greens assuming there aren't big flat spots and it's also dependent on how much powder. This is the east coast. How much snow is going to dump in 12 hours anyway? Some freshies are fun. OK, this is getting on my nerves now. No reason to continue arguing with strangers on an internet forum about a really silly argument.
01-23-2013 01:39 PM
schmitty34
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If you go down the mountain extremely fast/"bombing it" regardless whether it's blue/green/black especially on hardpack(or worse ice) conditions you will eventually get injured.
Nobody ever suggesting doing this. People suggested finding powder in other places (i.e. off the trail or on a non-groomed black) and somehow you got to the point where you are talking about bombing on hardpack and ice? Talk about off-topic.
01-23-2013 01:35 PM
schmitty34
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I'm fine with blues. It really depends on the mountain.

Maybe I don't want to get injured and just enjoy cruising in the powder. Maybe I'm an adult and I don't see the reason to get injured playing around on a hill. An injury is a guarantee if you go really fast. Not if, when.
Grow up son and yes if you can't ride less than a foot of powder on a green slope, you need to improve your skills. Unless you have a lot of flat spots on the green slope, That's pathetic.

A lot of people "ride" blacks are just leafing it most of the way. The others are absolutely flying at over 40mph and are guaranteed to get seriously injured eventually doing that. Everyone catches an edge at speed eventually It's their body...so it's their business. I don't want to do that. Hardly means I need to grow a set. I don't like hospitals or feel the need to permanately injure my body for a hobby. I think you take yourself too seriously
I think you are dealing with revisionist history here. You brought up the idea that EVERYONE is going to get hurt on a black run just because someone mentioned that you should think about moving to the black runs if you really like powder. You are the one that made the leap from "trying out a black run in powder" to "bombing 40 mph" and getting hurt. You basically told everyone on this forum they are stupid for riding black runs because they are going to get hurt. How do you not see that?

I ride black runs all the time and I don't leaf down, and I don't go 40 mph....especially in powder. That is what we were talking about here. Once you have the skills to ride a black run on a powder day you will realize that it isn't that hard, you don't go that fast, and it is SUPER fun.
01-23-2013 01:00 PM
tigre
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Originally Posted by PowderMonkey View Post
I agree. If you have the ability.
How do you think people acquire that ability?

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If you go down the mountain extremely fast/"bombing it" regardless whether it's blue/green/black especially on hardpack(or worse ice) conditions you will eventually get injured.
If you're this freaked out about "bombing" resort runs in Connecticut, I think you'd shit yourself if you saw the kind of stuff people are doing around here.

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You guys are clearly just trying to keep me going.
Like shooting fish in a barrel, apparently.
01-23-2013 12:29 PM
areveruz
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If you go down the mountain extremely fast/"bombing it" regardless whether it's blue/green/black especially on hardpack(or worse ice) conditions you will eventually get injured. This is common sense.

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