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post #41 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 01:07 PM
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Glad you got it. Its a whole different way of riding that really demands choosing your lines wisely...so if you biff you still have some slope to ride. A little trick if you biff and have a enough slope is to build up/pack down a little shelf to set your board on, then get on the board strap in (the tricky part) and try to ride out...anyway sometimes easier than trying to hike out of chest deep.
No kidding... I wound up following three basic techniques:
1) When I died in a bowl or flat (either by failing to maintain enough speed to ride it out, or by the "ass-over-tea-kettle" method), I'd dig out, un-strap, and swim out like a morbidly obese guy in a vat of vanilla pudding. This was probably the most amusing method for those who got to watch.
2) Once or twice, I was able to just uncover the nose, and ollie my way up and ride out.
3) On a steep enough section, I'd be able to compact the snow behind me enough to tuck the board and lever myself up to ride out. Good ab work-out, that one.

My program at SEA-TAC should be startaing back up in mid March, so I'll be back.

I'm just now leaving, and my thoughts go out to all those in WA without power. The wet snow & freezing rain combo was terrible. Best of luck to all in the region.
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These warm temps are ridiculous!! Fuck it. Bring on the sunny weather and build some sweet parks with all this snow. Just no more rain please.
I'm with you. this is the worst of all choices. What a waste of the snow we got this week. it'll help the base in the long run but it sucks ass right now!
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Copious amounts of snow, followed by rain...rinse and repeat.
Fixed it for you.

Last week we were getting all conditions in 24 hours. With only one or two best hours during the day.

On the other hand this weekend both days were great. Last night had the classic MHM night riding conditions we know and love. Wind, Snow, Cold temps plus out of control drunk Russians to keep the groomers interesting.

The PR opened today!

Heather Chair will be open before next weekend!
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Uh ... wow wolf, don't hold back. Tell us what you really think.

Tomorrow looks to be a good day at Meadows with sun and low wind. My fingers are crossed and i'm feeling the (riding) flu coming on so might not make it to work tomorrow!
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I was at Snoqulamie last night and it was amazing. The powder was boot to thigh high everywhere except the groomers! Definitely one of my best nights at Snoqulamie EVER. The mountains are good right now, I hope they stay this way for the rest of winter and spring.

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Hope you get some days like that when you have the Bataleon. I thought it was pretty fun in what little powder I could find while I had the board.
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Hit Stevens last night after work with a buddy for shits & giggles. Surprisingly TONS of powder left over, and super light dry pow to boot. Was. It expecting such an awesome night. NWBoarder is right, the mountains are so good right now. I was really worried since the freezing rain event on Tuesday, and you and find that rain crust in places, but otherwise it's damn good. Gonna go get a refill tomorrow with a bit of hiking.
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Hit Stevens last night after work with a buddy for shits & giggles. Surprisingly TONS of powder left over, and super light dry pow to boot. Was. It expecting such an awesome night. NWBoarder is right, the mountains are so good right now. I was really worried since the freezing rain event on Tuesday, and you and find that rain crust in places, but otherwise it's damn good. Gonna go get a refill tomorrow with a bit of hiking.
Last night was pretty good at Stevens. Surprised how dry the snow was. Probably the lightest I have seen it in a while. The wind turned several sections into skating rinks, but mostly on the groomers....Ran into a block of ice though. That was painful but I am over it
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Sat. Bakes was cold dry sand/sugar consistancy, mighty fast and wind groomed pack that was workable. The wind just kind of groomed alot of stuff flat, it was swirling so the trees stuff was ok but no wind loaded stashes...however the wind groomed just filled in the chop and tracks so it was like riding fresh.


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