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caribchakita 04-07-2014 04:09 PM

Spring Snowboarding in April
 
I was at Killington this weekend for my first spring snowboard sesh. It was super challenging with this soft big mogul stuff..mushy snow..I definitely took it up a notch but it was tough at times. Any tips to enjoy next weekend, part two when the temps are expected to be in the high 60's? I would welcome tips to navigate the terrain. I saw a video my boyfriend took and I was like in slow mo. I want to speed it up but the bouncing factor was new to me..used to flat stuff..lol..what a noob, I know..

Fergatron2000 04-07-2014 04:15 PM

Wax. Stay away from moguls. Ride with reckless abandon because if you fall you're going down onto a slushie slip-n-slide.

td.1000 04-07-2014 04:18 PM

grab a few beers and enjoy the nice weather will be the only advice you'll get from me. :laugh:

KIRKRIDER 04-07-2014 04:21 PM

this work on slush:
Zardoz NOTwax - Advanced Base Treatments

other than that.. riding with 60+ is closer to swimming :-) you will have 2 good hours of snow at best. then it's soup.

booron 04-07-2014 05:19 PM

If you don't already have one you should try and demo a rocker or rocker/hybrid board.

andrewdod 04-07-2014 05:20 PM

wax, and dress lightly. I was up at waterville today sweated my tail off... and i was wearing a t-shirt most of the day.

Patrick1229 04-07-2014 05:41 PM

That spring snow is super abrasive, jjst remember to cover up and wear sunscreen and chapstick.

Wax your board too

snowman55 04-07-2014 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caribchakita (Post 1668465)
I was at Killington this weekend for my first spring snowboard sesh. It was super challenging with this soft big mogul stuff..mushy snow..I definitely took it up a notch but it was tough at times. Any tips to enjoy next weekend, part two when the temps are expected to be in the high 60's? I would welcome tips to navigate the terrain. I saw a video my boyfriend took and I was like in slow mo. I want to speed it up but the bouncing factor was new to me..used to flat stuff..lol..what a noob, I know..

Don't listen to these guys and cover up. Put on a slinky bikini and take some videos. Post them here and we'll give you feedback on your riding skills. :thumbsup: :D

emc19 04-07-2014 10:53 PM

Spring Snowboarding in April
 
That's just how killington is after it gets tracked out. It was exactly the same back in February. It's hard to find a good run after 12 and your only choice after that is glades (which were all closed this weekend) or the park. Skye peak was especially bad this weekend with every run pretty much being moguls (or spring bumps as they call it). Hit it early while everything is nice and groomed and you'll fly


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caribchakita 04-09-2014 03:27 PM

emc19, thanks..wow, interesting..well, we head back (free condo and cheap tix on Liftopia) this weekend so, what trails do you recommend for me? I am ok on blues....he loves Stash and Neff Land. I loved both but getting out of Stash was hard..wicked moguls on all the trails...


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