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Thank you Wolf, and all the others in this tread, I feel like I'm getting better in powder, and will only improve with time spend in deep snow. I feel like I uncovered another dimension of snowboarding, totally different mechanics as opposed to groomers, and keeping my weight on the front of the board.

It's like wow, this is fun. I'm learning and that's what's important. I still can't believe that it has only been a year and a half since I started. I'm am totally addicted and kinda sad this season is comming to and end slowly.

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Thank you Wolf, and all the others in this tread, I feel like I'm getting better in powder, and will only improve with time spend in deep snow. I feel like I uncovered another dimension of snowboarding, totally different mechanics as opposed to groomers, and keeping my weight on the front of the board.

It's like wow, this is fun. I'm learning and that's what's important. I still can't believe that it has only been a year and a half since I started. I'm am totally addicted and kinda sad this season is comming to and end slowly.
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I know. I am monitoring the weather reports like a Hawk. \

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when there is 8-9"+ work can fuck off, ill call in sick and i skip classes without even thinking about it. Powder is just too much fun! What sucks is its impossible to truly explain just how wonderful surfing a foot of pow in complete solitude to someone who hasn't done it. Its just one of those feelings.

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when there is 8-9"+ work can fuck off, ill call in sick and i skip classes without even thinking about it. Powder is just too much fun! What sucks is its impossible to truly explain just how wonderful surfing a foot of pow in complete solitude to someone who hasn't done it. Its just one of those feelings.
Ohh man, I couldn't have said it better myself. It's like explaining what sex feels like to a virgin.

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Those trees look perfectly spaced, for some pow surfing. I hate it when they're too dense, and I feel like I don't have enough time to change directions in time.

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oh ya, you sure steered me away from that resort. dont think i EVER want to go there after seeing the shots of great tree lines and deep snow..


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Those trees look perfectly spaced, for some pow surfing. I hate it when they're too dense, and I feel like I don't have enough time to change directions in time.
its really weird how when the trees are dense enough and the hill isnt quite steep enough you can REALLY get disoriented and lose the fall line. In the 4th shot of the vid i believe it was a thick part of brundage and i of course wanted to go straight down the fall line so I got the most amount of time in the trees, well i end up almost cutting across the glade and missing half of it because it dumped me on a cat track on the resort boundary and i couldn't really get back in. I did that TWICE in a row. after i knew i messed up I went back and did it again and even though i took a different path through the trees i still cut sideways across the glade and ended up almost the same place on the cat track. i was quite furious.

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Those trees look perfectly spaced, for some pow surfing. I hate it when they're too dense, and I feel like I don't have enough time to change directions in time.
But if you're late (or if it's windy as hell), that's where the pow still lurks.
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2ft of powder is a nice dump, living in Japan we often get lots more than that of fresh so I am used to ring powder.

Thats pretty much all I ride (at least 70% plus).

The advice the others have shared is right on. I usually set back a couple of notches on a big powder day here.

The more powder you ride the better you get, no substitute for practice, but in general leaning back a little and steering from the back with low angle gentle turns will help.

If the pow is heavy and wet then even on a steep slope you want to keep pointed down the mountain and just make low angle sweeping turns. I find with my intermediate buddies who come with me into the pow one of the biggest issues is the fear of pointing the tip straight down a steep slope. They usually try to turn hard and with too big an angle, the drag of the heavy snow slows them down so much they fall or get stuck.

The powder acts as a brake and will slow you down so just point it. If there are lots of dense trees its much harder and I recommend getting used to powder in open spaces before hitting the trees. I love tight tree runs with powder but they also present a risk if you get it wrong.

Powder is snowboarding for me. Looks like next week will bring some fresh dumps to Japan and I'll be in the white room again.
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But if you're late (or if it's windy as hell), that's where the pow still lurks.
Yup. Hid in the trees all day at Copper on saturday. Fresh lines nearly all day
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