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Old 02-24-2013, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I rode (bottomless?) powder for the first time in my life on Saturday...

I'm coming from riding alpine boards on groomers/hard snow most of the time, but for that particular day, hell to the fucking yes, I rode a 167 rossi exp...

It took some time getting used to, I also usually never do trees, and in instructor terms? advanced steering/pivot has never been my forte.

here is what I found I had to do, let me know if this is correct? Rode untracked pow, I got stuck over waist deep several times... I accidentally came upon a tree trail, with exceptionally deep snow, (thought it would traverse to an open bowl)... I was wrong, I made the decision to .. hike or swim back out instead of riding, I was alone (was this a smart decision?)

for pow.. and just.. riding through the trees near the lifts (not super deep, but still.. thigh deep... wait that is pretty deep, haha)..

I found I had to prerotate, I had nothing to arc my board up against like on hard snow... was this correct? when going at much faster speeds, does the board hook up kind of like it's hardpack? It's like I had to rotate before the board, then pivot strongly with my legs through the trees, and repeat... and repeat..
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I rode (bottomless?) powder for the first time in my life on Saturday...

here is what I found I had to do, let me know if this is correct? Rode untracked pow, I got stuck over waist deep several times... I accidentally came upon a tree trail, with exceptionally deep snow, (thought it would traverse to an open bowl)... I was wrong, I made the decision to .. hike or swim back out instead of riding, I was alone (was this a smart decision?)

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when its that deep, alot of it is....about picking your line wisely...to keep up your speed and to have enough slope/angle to get going again if you biff...to avoid swimming. When biffed...if you still have slope/angle, it sometimes requires building/packing down a shelf to set your board on, climb on and strap in to get going again.
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God I need to ride more powder!

Snow wolf, is prerotation necessary in powder?
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pre-rotation...not really...you have to wait for the turn, i.e, maintaining enough speed and planning or knowing when/where to turn...like banking off natural stuff. However you can be aggressive but you don't want to be on the nose too much or slash too hard and dump too much speed resulting in sinking or becoming too slow and loose your float and fall over
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