Hmmm... I'd negociate a narrow icy steep passage like that, or to navigate through rocks or an avy cone, but in pow? It's waisting a good run. Don't know how steep it is, hard to judge from a vid, but in fresh >40° I'd never ride like that. This stop and go puts a lot of pressure on the snowpack... Maybe not an issue at that place, but here my rule of thumb is the steeper it is, the mellower turns I try to do. Also riding faster will result in a better float and turning is easier.
Looked at it a second time... I really don't like the vid. He recommends this to be the right way to ride pow in steep in general without differentiation or giving a warning word on avy danger. He said 35cm fresh. For 35cm fresh in certain terrain on certain days, this could be the best way to induce a slab.
"Yeah... no, that's not clumsiness, that's just being topographically challenged" ~ Noreaster
Last edited by neni; 08-29-2013 at 06:40 PM.