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Old 02-21-2011, 12:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First "powder" experience

So the hill (midwest) i go to got 3-4 inches of snow today. There were some runs that no one was going down, so I got to experience something other than hard packed ice! IT was pretty amazing. The 3-4 inches made me want to try the Tahoe area sometime next winter.

What was you guys first experience with powder!?
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So the hill (midwest) i go to got 3-4 inches of snow today. There were some runs that no one was going down, so I got to experience something other than hard packed ice! IT was pretty amazing. The 3-4 inches made me want to try the Tahoe area sometime next winter.

What was you guys first experience with powder!?
My first powder experience was at Timberline(Mt Hood) with a over a foot of powder. I was riding a shitty board and could not stay on top of the snow for shit. Spent most of the digging my self out.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My very first experience I was 12 and on ski's, tried to make my first turn and my boots just popped out.
My first on a snowboard I remember just having to lean back as hard as I could to stay afloat after a few nose dives. But I don't ever remember thinking I hate this, I have been looking for the fresh pow ever since. Most of the time wondering what have I got my self into, and thinking oh that must be why there were no tracks here, as I am hiking out of waist deep powder in the flats.
I think we can all agree there is nothing like it.
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I hear alot of people talk about how they had the hardest time riding powder their first time. not me. I found it quite easy from the jump. and incredibly fun
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I have had a hard time with it. Today was the 2nd day in a week that I have gotten to ride powder, 14 inches of it. When it is untracked it is not so difficult, although my rear leg seems to get worn out. I think I am doing something wrong, it just doesn't make sense to me that I have to through all of the principles out the door, I would never purposely put my weight on my back leg when riding hard pack, but that seems to be the only way to keep board on top of powder. Some suggested moving bindings back, but I don't like that idea either...seems like I am rigging my board to ride powder instead of using sound principles to do it.

When it gets bummpy is when i really start to have a hard time...seems like the more speed the less control I have. Either way it was a blast today and this past Thursday. I just love falling in powder!
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Your first real pow day is like your first kiss or first sex...

My first day snowboarding was in 2 feet of fresh in a paddock, but I don't think it counts because I was wearing running shoes and I had someone holding my hands. My first real pow pow day I went down with my school snowboard team, we got the first chair and I was just told to lean back and make big turns... It was just so effortless and floaty on my first run and I was laughing and grinning the whole way down and it was just so fucking perfect..
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First powder I got was also the first time I went boarding. Got up early in December and the local hill had 8" of untouched. We got up to the far runs first and got to hit a few rounds before people came through. I think it helped me learn to ride quicker. Most of my experience was in wakeboarding before. As it got tracked out I got a feel for shifting my weight farther forward.
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When it is untracked it is not so difficult, although my rear leg seems to get worn out.
Same thing happens to me. Just trying to stay on top of it all, I guess. Definitely going to try and make an effort to minimize it see how it goes/how I feel
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Same thing happens to me. Just trying to stay on top of it all, I guess. Definitely going to try and make an effort to minimize it see how it goes/how I feel
I tried to lean forward on my front leg the way I would normally ride...face plant tip of borded dipped down and I went over it, like going over the handle bars on a bike...lol
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Crystal Mt. Washington. And I grew up on the ice coast, blew my mind to get to ride real pow. I miss it *tear*
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