Iced out conditions/highback change?
Finally... I finally got my first 2 days of the season in. Made a trip up to Minn and luckily they had 2 runs open. It wasn't perfect conditions but it was worth going out. Day 1 was nice, soft snow...almost felt like spring conditions. Overnight it froze so day 2 was iced over and pretty garbage.
That brings me to my question. This will be my 2nd (serious) season of riding. I've got years of skateboarding/wakeboarding under my belt and am pretty confident in my balance. My question is, what can I do to make riding on ice feel more comfortable? I stay on my edges as much as possible, but it still doesn't feel ideal.
Right now I'm riding duck at 15's and my highbacks are completely vertical. Would it help to notch them forward and force me to bend my knees more? My friends will zoom down the icy runs but I just don't feel confident that I won't catch an edge. I often find myself standing straight when I should be bent at the knee's/hips.
If you want to be a chick, a dude, a tent, or a velociraptor be my guest, but if you choose the last one you bet your ass I will have a spaz-12 to your face.