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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 04:26 PM
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Powerslides?

What exactly are they? I have heard the term used several times but don't know what the person is talking about.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 04:53 PM
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I don't think I have ever heard that used as a snowboarding term.... Skateboarding yes but thats about it, and to do that it would just be like stopping heelside pretty much.
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I don't think I have ever heard that used as a snowboarding term.... Skateboarding yes but thats about it, and to do that it would just be like stopping heelside pretty much.
same...



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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-16-2007, 07:31 PM
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A power slide in snowboarding is where you "power break" to the point where you are near horizontal with the snow surface. I power slide all the time on my board. This allows my to race at high speeds down short hills and still be able to stop quickly enough at the lift base. This is really fun and I LOVE DOING IT!!! My favourite time to power slide is if the ski race team is at the bottom of the run. I'll race down and power slide which creates a very large wave of snow that showers them. If you powerslide with other boarders it is an amazing sight! I've had people jump at the lift lines thinking I was going to plow into them when I would pull into a toe side powerslide stopping instantly. I will be in a horizontal position with just a finger or a hand resting in front of me. Oh, if you have not done this yet you HAVE TO DO IT THIS YEAR!!! I'm stoked just thinking about it!!! I've actually pulled my edges out of one board just from the stress of the slide (no worries, I've got shitloads of boards, lol).

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yeah fun stuff but look out for ice...i took a buddy out with a powerslide before

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yeah fun stuff but look out for ice...i took a buddy out with a powerslide before
Totally agree on the ice! Great way to go from a decent power slide to looking like a twat

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I've done a few of those. One time I caught some edge and did a backflip rofl.
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I've done a few of those. One time I caught some edge and did a backflip rofl.
umm, in a powerslide your heel edge will be pretty damned far from the snow...
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umm, in a powerslide your heel edge will be pretty damned far from the snow...
unless of course you're doing it on your heel edge.... then your toe edge will be far from the snow
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unless of course you're doing it on your heel edge.... then your toe edge will be far from the snow
Toe side boardslide I find is best for control. Doing it on your heel side invariably causes you to land flat on your arse, lol.

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