Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minneapolis / Switzerland
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A true intermediate rider is comfortable riding blue terrain and off piste blue terrain and is beginning to explore blacks. They are riding more dynamically in their skidded turns and are starting to actually carve. They have the ability to ride some basic switch. If they are park oriented, they will be able to 50/50 boxes without any problems and are probably exploring boardslides. Can ride the pipe through the transition and are able to straight air off small kickers.
Well this pretty much describes me to a T, other than riding the pipe. Since it's only my 2nd season I seem to still call myself a beginner though.
Regarding the powder riding, I certainly got my ass kicked trying to ride powder for the 1st time ever last season at Laax in Switzerland. That place is incredible for off piste acreage, but man I ate a lot of snow that day. Looking forward to getting another shot at it when I go to Mammoth & Big Sky later this year (if they ever get any snow
Last edited by metric; 02-08-2012 at 07:40 PM.