Wow, what a difference powder makes
I'm sure that this will come across as news from Captain Obvious but today was the first time I got a chance to snowboard in powder and I had no idea how much of a difference it made.
I have about 4 solid days of snowboarding...I can connect turns but they were typically sketchy and had to go pretty wide. On the blue runs I had to do some falling leafs because I couldn't connect turns for the life of me....and if I did, I would go 30 feet in each direction. lol
Well today we got powder and it changed everything. I was connecting my turns a LOT tighter (4-5ft wide), going a lot faster, and having no issues with connection turns on the blue runs. At the end of the day I did a black diamond and was still able to connect my turns just fine...the day was a literally a whole different experience and a real eye opener.
I know for the experts this is all general knowledge but for the new people that are struggling and never had a chance to try powder, definitely give it a try (and if you have to drive farther to get to powder, make an effort.)
Oh yeah, my rocker board (Ride Machete) was a LOT easier to ride in powder than my friends 2 year old Burton (regular camber). It just seemed to float over stuff and not once did I nosedive...on my friends board I had to really concentrate on maintaining some weight in the rear. I'm sure there is tons of variables in involved (friends binding setup, etc..) but the one thing I will say is that my rocker board was pretty easy to control/a lot of fun.