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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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whats the big deal about powder

Well i don't wanna sound like a D bag but i don't really see whats so cool about pros and powder riding. sure its unique and the scenery is cool but im pretty much a park rat.Also i can't really relate to powder riding because i go to a small hill about the size of a football field and rarely get snowed on (live in MN)
i just think rails are cooler in general.
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i know what your talking about. im from the midwest and the most powder we get to ride is a foot on small hills. but powder is a whole different type of riding its really fun to just slash around in it and falling is actually kindof fun.
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See the only thing I do in park are jumps at the moment because I am usually too busy looking for pow. Powder is great because if know how to to cruise on it with the proper stance, it makes you feel like you're floating! That feeling of hittin up a fresh field of untouched powder feels comfortable and exhilarating because the sound of your board is "velvety" and no traction means less bumps. It makes me feel more adventurous and it just plain makes my day. An added plus is most people tend to be more ballsy in the stuff (I know I am) so trying new tricks is an added plus because if you biff it, no biggie. Just gotta be careful around the trees...falling into a tree well sucks (and could kill you).
That's what is plain badass about snowboarding. It's versatile
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pow riding is like surfing. and surfing is magical.

let's see if this works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdMqs8U0ThQ

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Take a trip to a real mountain on a powder day and you'll understand. Go past the resort and ride some freshies all day and you'll be hooked for good.
I really only hit the park if there isn't any powder in the resort or slackcountry.
Who the hell wants to hit the rails when there is a foot of fresh stuff on some steeps?
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See the only thing I do in park are jumps at the moment because I am usually too busy looking for pow. Powder is great because if know how to to cruise on it with the proper stance, it makes you feel like you're floating! That feeling of hittin up a fresh field of untouched powder feels comfortable and exhilarating because the sound of your board is "velvety" and no traction means less bumps. It makes me feel more adventurous and it just plain makes my day. An added plus is most people tend to be more ballsy in the stuff (I know I am) so trying new tricks is an added plus because if you biff it, no biggie. Just gotta be careful around the trees...falling into a tree well sucks (and could kill you).
That's what is plain badass about snowboarding. It's versatile
Yup. When i get first tracks going down the hill you get that floaty feeling. And everything is dead silent...no scratching of your base or edges onto the groom..just nearly dead silence of the wind flying by your head...

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It's like the difference between masturbation and real sex.

I only ride park when powder is unavailable.


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I really never get to ride powder, so for my 'floating' experience i find some drifts and hit them on my snowmobile. Kinda the same feeling.
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If you even have to ask this question I feel sorry for you.

You can do almost all of your park stuff in powder, and it's 10X more fun...
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