Tell us more, riding how long, where, snow conditions, comfortable at speed, alright at straight line bombing....blues or blacks?
It could be that you are new to blacks and not comfortable with steeps and speed, thus trying to keep things in check by being too traverse or rushing the turns. Snow is a factor...if hard, packed, chopped or ice verses soft, untracked, or fresh groomed. Perhaps moving/shifting toward the tail too fast or too much, perhaps not sitting/dumping enough or not pulling up your toes. idk
However longer boards seem to want to takeoff or accelerate faster and are slower in turning...ie a bigger arch on steeps verses a shorter board will seem to stay under you and will be quicker to turn...ie. smaller radius...so it may be just an adjustment. With a bigger board on steeps it will want to do bigger arching/straight lining turns...thus speed and hang on. And on a shorter board you can pop from edge to edge and quick small radius turns...thus seemingly easier to control speed on steeps.
So it kind of depends on what you want to do...big straight line bomb or quick billy goat on steeps...both have their place that is somewhat dependent on snow conditions and skillz.
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Last edited by wrathfuldeity; 03-18-2011 at 08:08 PM.