So why do pro riders always seem to use their back leg to turn in pow? Am I doing something wrong? Hopefully someone can clear this up for me.
Pro are often riding pretty steep stuff, so its not so much about maintaining speed to turn, but maintaining control, having a steezy flow and getting the footy...on steeps the last thing you want to do is stand on your nose with the resulting sub and tomahawk.
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Point blank, you're wrong. Nobody rides enough deep powder.
:fistbump: very true sir. EVERYONE needs more powder.
personally, i love surfing really floaty through the pow, and sitting back seat and pulling wheelies through the glades and making big turns. i generally use more back and rudder through the pow, but when i start actually going faster and/or needing to be more technical ill center up a bit more. but i think that using the front to turn will make it really easy to bury the nose and eat it.
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While the logic of this seems sound, in the PNW I have found that there is such a thing as "too much powder" or perhaps a better way to put it is "more than ideal". Our powder is much heavier and wetter than your Wasatch powder and is a lot more difficult to ride in and you become more limited as to terrain. I have literally been too stuck to move on a 45 degree pitch up here when it is super sticky and skinning in it when it gets like this just flat sucks. Up here, a foot to 15 inches is actually ideal; anything over that in one dose gets to be a pain in the ass. Newbies cant handle it all up here when it gets like this. I have been in your type of dry continental snow chest deep and can still maintain speed on relatively gentle slopes. If someone can ride off piste in the PNW, they can ride anywhere.
I always thought if someone could ride the ice on the EC they could ride anywhere? lol