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Slush Puppie 01-06-2013 02:52 PM

The perfect pow slash/face shot
 
I can do a basic pow slash fairly ok but whatever I tried I couldn't get a proper face shot in. The pow would always fly too far to the side. I got some video but my attempt resulted in the cameraman getting a fateful not me (pretty funny but it wasn't my intention).

The pow was light and perfect but I couldn't work out if I needed more speed, different angle, if i should kick my rear foot out, if i should lift the nose up first, all of these!?

Can anyone break this down for me please?

grafta 01-06-2013 03:02 PM

Go fast, do a really snappy quick deep slash, then straighten back out real quick to maintain speed and ride through the cloud.

You can do the same thing on groomed if it's dust on crust, you just gotta go fast and snap hard!

wrathfuldeity 01-06-2013 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slush Puppie (Post 562006)
I can do a basic pow slash fairly ok but whatever I tried I couldn't get a proper face shot in. The pow would always fly too far to the side. I got some video but my attempt resulted in the cameraman getting a fateful not me (pretty funny but it wasn't my intention).

The pow was light and perfect but I couldn't work out if I needed more speed, different angle, if i should kick my rear foot out, if i should lift the nose up first, all of these!?

Can anyone break this down for me please?

light snow and speed...ought to do it. I was getting mash potato faced yesterday.

john doe 01-06-2013 07:18 PM

Ask your Mom. I heard she took some epic face shots last night.

dreampow 01-06-2013 08:06 PM

Come to Japan, guaranteed face shots:D.

As Grafta said you need to kind of slash hard and fast and then straighten up and ride through the cloud you just created rather than keep turning off to the side which takes you away from your cloud.

dreampow 01-06-2013 08:08 PM



A few face shots for you here.

hikeswithdogs 01-06-2013 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity (Post 562116)
light snow and speed...ought to do it. I was getting mash potato faced yesterday.

This, it should just happen....you can force it but when it just happens because it's that light and deep it's magic.

mixie 01-07-2013 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hikeswithdogs (Post 562212)
This, it should just happen....you can force it but when it just happens because it's that light and deep it's magic.

I still remember the first time I understood what people meant when they said "white room" I was like "ahhhhhhhhhh.....I get it now"


it also helps to be under five foot tall. Less pow required!

poutanen 01-12-2013 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hikeswithdogs (Post 562212)
This, it should just happen....you can force it but when it just happens because it's that light and deep it's magic.

Yeah, I've never specifically tried to do it. Just been riding deeper powder aggressively, turned quickly, briefly, to scrub off speed and had a face full! :yahoo:

skip11 01-12-2013 07:42 PM

Shows how to pow slash a little bit.



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