newbie having issues with ice
took my son out this weekend to big boulder in the poconos, They only had one park open. This was good for my son, but I am too old for park (too many injuries)
I was riding down the sides past the rails and the jumps. The sides were really Icy, and I had a lot of trouble controlling my self with my arbor formula. I could not hold an edge trying to heel side stop or even toe side stop. not sure of the technical terms but it felt sloppy and there was not much control
the hill was not a challenging hill, I believe it was rated easy (freedom park, big boulder)
I wound up switching to my older 2010 sims protocol, this seemed to be a little more stable to me.
Last year I started out snowboarding late in the season, so have only ridden 3 other times. At the end of last year i was linking turns (definitely not carving) and not falling from top to bottom of easier hills
My 2 boards are
(2010) sims protocol 160 with K@ ctx bindings
(2013) arbor formula 155 with gnu street bindings
couple of questions
1. Is the arbor formula suited for ICE?
2. Given that I live in PA and most of my riding will be in Poconos are there any suggestions/strategies for newbies as to how to ride in icy conditions ?