ride moguls more too, they will teach you line choice without the consequence of splating into a tree. when you have some comfort level of making nice smooth turns in moguls, do the same turning in trees.i have only attempted them 3-4 times but i can't seem to figure them out. granted the ones i've ridden were fairly tight but i was unable to keep a steady pace. either too quick and then falling or too slow.
ugh. so frustrating. any advice?
3-4 attempts is probably too soon to even start a thread about it. theres really not much to tell, something you just learn by doing a lot. all the glades are different, so, thank god, there is no paceing or formula to learn, it's not like running gates or some kind of controlled environment like the park. you will fall, you may hook a tree, or a tree may hook you, shit happens. it's still worth it, cuz here anyway, the deeper and darker you are willing to go, the greater the pow rewardi have only attempted them 3-4 times but i can't seem to figure them out.
This. I used to be one of those standing at the top of mogul fields, anxiously waiting until there weren't a lot of others and then super carefully sliding all the way down. But after enough training and gaining confidence you can just arrive there, smile, and go down on it like it's a freshly groomed flat area. And fly by the skiers and boarders which are still in an earlier stage of learning while doing so.Mogul riding may not be fun or something you do on purpose, but finding yourself at the top of a mogul field and knowing you are going to crush it, is just like tree riding.
Forgot to mention that. You definitely don't want to tear up your nice goretex shell. I would recommend wearing some kinco or similar style gloves if you are going to be spending time up in the trees, they give some nice hand protection for when you inadvertently smack one...especially when you end up smacking one that has some small branches broken off it.side note: if learning to ride trees, wear an old pair of gloves and goggles, old coat if you got it. It can be a buzz kill to tear a huge hole in a new high end piece of gear getting too close to a tree.