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Old 04-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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..
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Wax. Stay away from moguls. Ride with reckless abandon because if you fall you're going down onto a slushie slip-n-slide.
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grab a few beers and enjoy the nice weather will be the only advice you'll get from me.
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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.
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If you don't already have one you should try and demo a rocker or rocker/hybrid board.
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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.
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That spring snow is super abrasive, jjst remember to cover up and wear sunscreen and chapstick.

Wax your board too
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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.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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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Old 04-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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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