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Old 03-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The more I read and post here I come to realise that Snowboarding is almost a completely different activity depending on location. Some like to hit the groomers, some huck cliffs.

How different do we see each side? Are these things even the same activity/sport?

Sure, it's all snow sliding but the opposites are a long way apart...
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It's the same sport it's just the limitations we all have. If we all had 3000 vertical, endless pillows and huge amounts of powder I guarantee you we'd all be doing the same exact thing. And when there's no powder days you can find me and everybody else in the park.
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It's the same sport it's just the limitations we all have. If we all had 3000 vertical, endless pillows and huge amounts of powder I guarantee you we'd all be doing the same exact thing. And when there's no powder days you can find me and everybody else in the park.
Exactly this.
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yes...you are what you ride (location)...here we are shitae pipe, park and urban riders...cause we don't have any. And I've met folks that could kill in the park/pipe and they come here and look at chute, or 3 ft of heavyish pow or the thick mashed chop and squeal like a virgin.
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The more I read and post here I come to realise that Snowboarding is almost a completely different activity depending on location. Some like to hit the groomers, some huck cliffs.

How different do we see each side? Are these things even the same activity/sport?

Sure, it's all snow sliding but the opposites are a long way apart...

Depending on location, age, background, and sack dimensions.
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I often imagine riding some of the super mellow groomed slopes I see in go-pro footage and wonder how I'd approach that. Yep, I guess I'd hit the park...
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I often imagine riding some of the super mellow groomed slopes I see in go-pro footage and wonder how I'd approach that. Yep, I guess I'd hit the park...
Watch the first 5 minutes...(If you haven't already)

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Watch the first 5 minutes...(If you haven't already)

Just like the local on an icy day.... errr, except it's vertical
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I often imagine riding some of the super mellow pow glades I see in go-pro footage and wonder how I'd approach that. Yep, I guess I'd hit the park...
fixed that for ya. groomers are shit and only serve to get me around the mountain to the goods
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So lucky to have the powder and terrain we have here. I just can't get exited about anything other than fresh powder and big scale mountains. No lift lines on weekdays either.

On the smaller mountains here people seem to solve the problem of boring groomers with ground tricks.
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