I think people over react to quickly on ice, and make too fast of corrections, then perish.
Get the edge down gently and feel it with your ankles. There will be edge to grab, and you might have to wait a little LONGER than you are used to, for it to grab.
I go into any blind terrain or new snow area with skepticism in my feet, my objective is my line, not the quality of snow/ice. If I focus on where i want to go, I can get past mixed conditions, or rocks.
As for the skiing comment, dude,if you even are thinking going Bi skier/snowboarder, just do it.
I could never ski, all ways on one plank and I never think about trying, nor ever have.
Last edited by Sick-Pow; 01-18-2012 at 03:43 AM.