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Old 04-14-2008, 08:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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i didn't think the flats at heavenly were much of a problem. the first day it was kind of annoying because i didn't know where they were, but once you know you just need to remember where to keep your speed. there were like 2 or 3 stretches of 15-20 feet where i had to unstrap. that's just the nature of a mountain that's shaped like that one. that being said, i wouldn't recommend heavenly to anyone who's more advanced, i'm not gonna go back.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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that being said, i wouldn't recommend heavenly to anyone who's more advanced, i'm not gonna go back.

What's wrong with the place, to not make you go back? to advanced?
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What's wrong with the place, to not make you go back? to advanced?
i assume you meant "too advanced", no offense of course. no it's not too advanced, i didn't think there was enough advaced terrain. the glades that are all over the place are amazing, but i wanted some more open steepness. the single blacks are only blacks because they're covered in moguls. i only found a couple single blacks without a shitload of moguls. i didn't go to the double black parts becuase there wasn't enough snow, that whole area looked like hell. so, that skews my opinion a little. although from reviews i read, this seems like a common complaint.

it also really sucks to have a couple lifts go on wind hold, making you stranded on one little part of the mountain.

other than that, the place it just too touristy and crowded, which also means it's expensive. the views are amazing from the mountain, like nowhere else in the world probably, i took a ton of pictures. it just didn't feel like a winter getaway. i still had a great time though, i don't have any complaints. i just feel like there are better places.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i assume you meant "too advanced", no offense of course. no it's not too advanced, i didn't think there was enough advaced terrain. the glades that are all over the place are amazing, but i wanted some more open steepness. the single blacks are only blacks because they're covered in moguls. i only found a couple single blacks without a shitload of moguls. i didn't go to the double black parts becuase there wasn't enough snow, that whole area looked like hell. so, that skews my opinion a little. although from reviews i read, this seems like a common complaint.

it also really sucks to have a couple lifts go on wind hold, making you stranded on one little part of the mountain.

other than that, the place it just too touristy and crowded, which also means it's expensive. the views are amazing from the mountain, like nowhere else in the world probably, i took a ton of pictures. it just didn't feel like a winter getaway. i still had a great time though, i don't have any complaints. i just feel like there are better places.
Well I was just wondering, my time at Tahoe was amazing of course I stayed in the north shore. Rode Squaw, Alpine and Sugar. All 3 resorts are incredible but I had the best time at Sugar, they have excellent terrain and very affordable prizes. I have heard many complains of Heavenly thats why I didn't go there, but over all Tahoe is just gorgeous.
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:44 AM   #15 (permalink)
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but over all Tahoe is just gorgeous.
yeah it definitely is. i think that's an understatement. the views at heavenly were probably the best ive ever seen. there's places where you can see the lake, next to mountains, next to the nevada desert, all in one frame. it's cool cuz you can see that the desert is way lower in elevation than the lake.
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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WAX!!!!
Another thing a friend of mine does is keeping telescopic ski polses in his backpack...when he gets stuck he pulls them out and keeps going without unstrappimg.
Weird I know, but pretty effective.
I do something similar. When i first started riding I had to do this alot, but now i usually keep enough speed to get through any flats.

Instead of unstraping and skating across. A good majority of the people i ride with ski so i either:
A-get them to hand me a pole
B-make them give me a pull
C-make them push me.

Seems to work fine to me

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:21 AM   #17 (permalink)
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same with me, im one of two boarders in my group of around 8, skiers are good for that, but i rarely ever get stuck on a flat, always hit it with way more speed then is needed!
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Old 08-24-2008, 12:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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There's a resort in Vermont called Smugglers Notch, they have a trail to the right of the Madonna lift that goes up hill. To clear it you need to gain a lot of speed, you can see boarders stuck there all the time , happened to me the first couple of times.
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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that's funny, i cant imagine how hard it is to control that board.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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i find its best to do a real shallow and quick carve to keep control so you don't end up 'checking' for stability and losing all your speed (especially on those awful flat traverses where it slants slightly downhill and if you don't turn you'll find yourself pulled toward the edge) i also use the manual technique frequently (riding the tail)like snowolf said, especially if it is flat with a little uphill section and i need every ounce of speed. and of course....ride FASTER into it.
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