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Old 03-02-2012, 02:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ime...5" aint no pow...whether it be fluff or cream cheese. Thus does not necessitate being in the backseat, you should feel the bottom and you can be on the nose and slash the shit out of 5" with your edges. Btw if ur riding straight down the hill...whether pow or no pow, there are no edges to catch.

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pretty much. real pow starts at at least 9"+ in my opinion. thats the difference between a pow day and just fresh snow
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You gotta get off green circles on a fresh snow/powder day... The snow slows you down, so gotta hit steeper runs to keep the same speed as you would on a groomer day. Open it up and have fun. Falling doesn't hurt, and there's no ice to slip on.

As others have said, put most of your weight on your back foot. If you've ever wakeboarded, that's more the stance you want in powder. I love powder days cause I go way bigger of jumps than I usually would. Soft landings are great!
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Yep. The only problem with riding awesome powder is that it makes everything else seem like teh suck in comparison.

Truth. Then you get PPD (Post Powder Depression). A terrible state to be.
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uhhh what

you definitely use your edges in pow, its just not as drastic of a turn as it is on hardpack
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uhhh what

you definitely use your edges in pow, its just not as drastic of a turn as it is on hardpack
Ever seen the "edge" of a surfboard? You're using about 3-6 inches of edge in the back maybe.
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uhhh what

you definitely use your edges in pow, its just not as drastic of a turn as it is on hardpack
i can tell you right now you dont use your edge in real powder. ever watch yourself turn? your edge just sinks into the snow. your turns are against your base.
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Once you get used to riding nice powder, its the only way to go. An occasional carving session is fun too but for me its all about the pow.

And no you can't use your edges in deep pow, just flow and learn to use your weight and the whole surface of the board to kind of push against the powder in a turn.

For me powder is what snowboarding is all about.
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For me powder is what snowboarding is all about.
Yeah I had a nice bluebird groomer day at Nakiska yesterday. After 25 days this year I'm starting to get bored of hard carving. Need to hit another powder dump soon!
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i can tell you right now you dont use your edge in real powder. ever watch yourself turn? your edge just sinks into the snow. your turns are against your base.
then why does your edge sidecut radius make the biggest difference in how a snowboard turns in powder?

when you're hauling ass on a steep powder run you're still using your edges to initiate a carve through the turn.

if edges didnt matter every snowboard would turn the same on powder
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