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Old 02-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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This is one of the most fun things to do on-piste. When the rest of the crowd is standing at the top of a lip looking down the steep section in horror, you come along and pop off the lip. Get 10 feet of air and get right back into a solid carve... Makes you feel good!
I started doing this last year and man it's freaky but feels so damn good when you do it. If you're going fast enough you go faaaaaaaaaar depending on the steep.

It takes hella balls to ollie (sometimes I'll just pop) when you can't see the slope. It's literally like jumping off a cliff.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:04 PM   #32 (permalink)
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By the way, it's scary to look down a steep run but remember, falling on steep runs don't hurt all that much usually. If it's icy a butt bruise might result, but nothing comparing to falling on a green (ouch!)
Yeah but once it gets steep enough that you're not gonna easily stop if you fall it kinda swings back the other way
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Yeah but once it gets steep enough that you're not gonna easily stop if you fall it kinda swings back the other way
It doesn't hurt. You just keep sliding, and sliding, and sliding.

I remember one time I was going pretty fast on a steep and man I must have slid 40 feet by the time I gathered myself and stopped (had to dig an edge).

By the time you're on that kind of slope you better be decent anyway.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:12 PM   #34 (permalink)
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It doesn't hurt. You just keep sliding, and sliding, and sliding.

I remember one time I was going pretty fast on a steep and man I must have slid 40 feet by the time I gathered myself and stopped (had to dig an edge).

By the time you're on that kind of slope you better be decent anyway.
You probably weren't going very fast when you fell then. Steeps can F you up bigtime if you charge them. You don't just simply slide all the time.
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You probably weren't going very fast when you fell then. Steeps can F you up bigtime if you charge them. You don't just simply slide all the time.
Yes of course. I thought we were discussing the context of a new guy afraid of the steeps to conquer it.

You can crack your head slipping and falling on a banana peel while standing still
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Oh it can really freakin hurt. Took a tailbone shot early this season on a double black...icy mogul. Bled speed at the wrong time! Still hurts today. On the flipside...lost my edge a couple seasons ago on Scotty's at Mammoth. Second turn in on an icy morning, heel edge lifted and down I went. Buddies estimated I traveled 1/4 mile on my ass! Didnt hurt a bit but took some coordination on my part not to spin or tumble during the slide. Just have to go with it and try not to stand back up if your board is in front of you.
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Oh it can really freakin hurt. Took a tailbone shot early this season on a double black...icy mogul. Bled speed at the wrong time! Still hurts today. On the flipside...lost my edge a couple seasons ago on Scotty's at Mammoth. Second turn in on an icy morning, heel edge lifted and down I went. Buddies estimated I traveled 1/4 mile on my ass! Didnt hurt a bit but took some coordination on my part not to spin or tumble during the slide. Just have to go with it and try not to stand back up if your board is in front of you.
Yessir that's why I included the caveat

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If it's icy a butt bruise might result
Ice is no bueno and I'll just leave the blacks if it's ice.
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Yes of course. I thought we were discussing the context of a new guy afraid of the steeps to conquer it.

You can crack your head slipping and falling on a banana peel while standing still
I'm not afraid of the steeps at all. I just don't have the technique to ride them correctly. dude I went down them my 6th time ever at a mtn. fear is a emotion I have no time for. I just say fuck it and go. I do need all the technique tips I can get though.
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so my knees hurt like shit, but my speed increased my 3 times from last week. I realized that when I got choppy it was for not bending over the board and or bending my knees. I had way more control, and made it down 3 black diamond runs without falling or sideslipping
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I'm not afraid of the steeps at all. I just don't have the technique to ride them correctly. dude I went down them my 6th time ever at a mtn. fear is a emotion I have no time for. I just say fuck it and go. I do need all the technique tips I can get though.
Where do you ride? I'm thinking a nice black in Tahoe or Seattle will make most people scared by their 6th day.

I rode blacks my 3rd day but it was at Bear Mountain. It's essentially a mild blue.

Was staring down double blacks in Seattle and you wonder how the snow sticks at all.
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