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Old 01-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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LOL
I was linking turns no problem in powder as a beginner, but I have no idea what I'm talking about when I say I prefer powder? WTF? alrighty then.

I enjoy riding in powder on green/blues and believe that the trails shouldn't be groomed after a snowstorm until the end of the day. What exactly is so ridiculous about this opinion?

Just typical internet forum B.S. You get it in every forum, youtube video comment section ect.

Goodbye! I'm done with this thread. I't s a shit throwing contest now. Just was looking for answer about which resort in the area grooms fresh snow the least. But it degrades into people telling me to STFU and the likes. Another usueless forum ruined by immature juveniles.
Sounds like you are an intermediate rider that lacks the testicular fortitude to ride real powder. Most of us here would just straightline the shit out of your greens with the occasional pow slash. You keep up your "powder carving" though
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:11 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I enjoy riding in powder on green/blues and believe that the trails shouldn't be groomed after a snowstorm until the end of the day. What exactly is so ridiculous about this opinion?

Just typical internet forum B.S. You get it in every forum, youtube video comment section ect.

Goodbye! I'm done with this thread. I't s a shit throwing contest now. Just was looking for answer about which resort in the area grooms fresh snow the least. But it degrades into people telling me to STFU and the likes. Another usueless forum ruined by immature juveniles.
If you want to know why your local resort grooms the beginner runs after a storm, it would be best to call them and ask! They may have a valid reason for doing it, or maybe they'll honour your request for less grooming!

Where you lost us is when you said that you're guaranteed to hurt yourself if you ride steeper terrain. Remember that the whole idea behind carving/turning is to scrub off speed. I can show you videos of people riding 45 degree terrain that are carving and maintaining a "safe" speed while descending. The other thing that stands out is you seem to suggest that "catching an edge" is going to be what's going to hurt you. I've got a video of me carving hard on a black diamond groomer, and then catching an edge. Yes I go down, but I end up sliding on my back, getting back up again, and going right back into carving.

What makes steep slopes more dangerous is the fact that speed will increase dramatically if not kept in check (as an experienced rider would do). Now, add powder into the equation, which results in almost no "caught edges", and also the energy it consumes while it compresses underneath you, and a slope that you would normally hit 50 kph on while bombing, suddenly becomes a 35-40 kph slope. It means you can open up your turns and really enjoy it.

On beginner terrain in general there isn't enough slope to maintain a carve while descending in powder, in fact in many cases if they were left ungroomed they would be unridable. With 1' of powder you likely need a 5+ degree slope just to maintain speed, let alone accelerate enough to require turning.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Maybe I should have taken a video of me riding a green trail with a mellow slope in 1/2 a foot of untouched powder. I had ZERO problem with speed(of course it was a little slower than groomed) or getting stuck and was carving big time on it. Maybe some of you need to work on your skills. LOL You don't need a steep pitch in less than a foot of fresh powder.

You don't need to be a kamikaze on the mountain to ride powder
Green trails should be left with powder. It makes falling less painful. It's easy to find groomed stuff around here anyway. Powder is rare.n Why destroy it. And people who like to stay safe and not get hurt and go a moderate speed enjoy riding powder.
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LOL
I was linking turns no problem in powder as a beginner, but I have no idea what I'm talking about when I say I prefer powder? WTF? alrighty then.

I enjoy riding in powder on green/blues and believe that the trails shouldn't be groomed after a snowstorm until the end of the day. What exactly is so ridiculous about this opinion?

Just typical internet forum B.S. You get it in every forum, youtube video comment section ect.

Goodbye! I'm done with this thread. I't s a shit throwing contest now. Just was looking for answer about which resort in the area grooms fresh snow the least. But it degrades into people telling me to STFU and the likes. Another usueless forum ruined by immature juveniles.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Sounds like you are an intermediate rider that lacks the testicular fortitude to ride real powder. Most of us here would just straightline the shit out of your greens with the occasional pow slash. You keep up your "powder carving" though
I know I said bye, but I have to add.
Are you 14? You're such a badass straightlining the shit out of my greens. Do you want a cookie?

I'm a beginner. 4 times riding total. That's my point. Did I ever say that I was better than anyone? This isn't about ego and shouldn't be unless you're incredibly immature. I was turning across the powder on the green going about 15-20mph having a great time! Powder was no problem for a beginner and made it more fun!

Stop grooming fresh powder....what the hell is wrong with that?

Some of the Guys on here are some real jerks, but that's pretty ubiquitous on internet forums. Thanks a lot guys for giving me some info! I appreciate it.

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My point bruce was that you can ride a green trail no problem in powder and you won't get stuck. Carving big time was a little hyperbole. lol
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:22 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I know I said bye, but I have to add.
Are you 14? You're such a badass straightlining the shit out of my greens. Do you want a cookie?

I'm a beginner. 4 times riding total. That's my point. Did I ever say that I was better than anyone? I was turning across the powder on the green going about 20mph having a great time! Powder was no problem for a beginner and made it more fun!

Stop grooming fresh powder....what the hell is wrong with that?

Some of the Guys on here are some real jerks, but that's pretty ubiquitous on internet forums. Thanks a lot guys for giving me some info! I appreciate it.
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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.
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Oh and I should add it's my first season snowboarding and I had no problem riding powder on a green trail. So it's fine for beginners.It's nonsense that you need groomed slopes instead of a few inches of fresh powder. Maybe your first couple of days riding, but after that a few inches of powder is fine.
Who do you think they are grooming it for? The rest of us move on from the bunny hill after a couple days.
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If you want to ride green powder runs then you had better learn to like riding off piste in the trees. Green runs are groomed for newbies, it too hard for learners to ride in pow, they don't have the skills yet.

When different owners owned the mountain where I ride they didn't groom the runs much. It was always a newb yard sale on pow days, even on the easy runs.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Yes you did.



Who do you think they are grooming it for? The rest of us move on from the bunny hill after a couple days.
Green and blue trails are the bunny hill? Not everyone who enjoys this sport is an adrenaline junky. I found powder fine to learn and improve in and I've only been out a few times.
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Yes you did.
I said that when the guy told me you can't ride a few inches of powder on a green trail and would get stuck. That's total crap.
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I'm a beginner. 4 times riding total.
So you are in a position to advise resorts how they should operate then?

I think this is why people are arguing with you. Lack of experience.
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