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Old 11-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, have a bunch of new gear and opening day at shames is still a month away. I'm like a kid on Christmas with no batteries!

I've never actually been snowboarding. Contemplating just heading up to the local golf course to commandeer it as my personal bunny hill. How much snow is "enough" to do this? The grass is still poking through in my backyard, we maybe have 2" down here but it is still snowing and they get more snow up on the hill at the golf course.

I'm dying to give it a try, but I don't want to look like (more of) an idiot because there isn't enough snow to get my glide on.

So, what's the minimum required depth given no previous pack at all? Obviously rocks and shit isn't much of a concern on the golf course.

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well, how much pain can you tolerate? And how much do you care about your gear? You can glide on dirt you know


your bigger problem might be maintaining any momentum. Aren't golf courses mostly flat?
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OK, have a bunch of new gear and opening day at shames is still a month away. I'm like a kid on Christmas with no batteries!

I've never actually been snowboarding. Contemplating just heading up to the local golf course to commandeer it as my personal bunny hill. How much snow is "enough" to do this? The grass is still poking through in my backyard, we maybe have 2" down here but it is still snowing and they get more snow up on the hill at the golf course.

I'm dying to give it a try, but I don't want to look like (more of) an idiot because there isn't enough snow to get my glide on.

So, what's the minimum required depth given no previous pack at all? Obviously rocks and shit isn't much of a concern on the golf course.

Thanks,

OD
Just saying that I literally did the same thing last year. Seriously went to my local golf course as its a very popular sledding hill in the winter. I waited for 30cm to be honest, but I didn't want to risk my gear.
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not much...a couple summers ago at the neighborhood park, kids did 2 pickup loads from the zamboni...but wet or heavy frost grass, leaves, sand or even saw dust on old carpet can also work
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If it's a golf course you'll be riding on grass more than rocks. At least the courses around here all grass.

Give it a shot and report back, worst that can happen is it doesn't work. Best case you get 20 or so runs in before your tired of hiking the hill.

Go for it !!!! and report back this afternoon !!!!
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well, how much pain can you tolerate? And how much do you care about your gear? You can glide on dirt you know


your bigger problem might be maintaining any momentum. Aren't golf courses mostly flat?
This is more of a mountain course. The drop from the clubhouse is a nice gentle slope you could ride down and then walk back up without too much trouble. Kids apparently sled there and people also cross country ski.

I have padded crash shorts for a little extra protection.

What's the grass gonna do to my board? Worst case I need a tune up before the season starts? I have everything to wax it myself and I don't care about a few scratches. Ptex and a base grind can work wonders the way I understand it.

Does that answer your questions?

Now answer mine damn it!
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not much...a couple summers ago at the neighborhood park, kids did 2 pickup loads from the zamboni...but wet or heavy frost grass, leaves, sand or even saw dust on old carpet can also work
I joke about that every time I pass the rink!
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Grass wont hurt it but may slow you down but again go do it and report back how much fun you had !!!
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grass and dirt nothing....rocks is another deal
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I joke about that every time I pass the rink!
talk to the zamboni guy and time it and he could load it right in to the pu
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