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Well i don't wanna sound like a D bag but i don't really see whats so cool about pros and powder riding. sure its unique and the scenery is cool but im pretty much a park rat.Also i can't really relate to powder riding because i go to a small hill about the size of a football field and rarely get snowed on (live in MN)
i just think rails are cooler in general.
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i know what your talking about. im from the midwest and the most powder we get to ride is a foot on small hills. but powder is a whole different type of riding its really fun to just slash around in it and falling is actually kindof fun.
 
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:eek: See the only thing I do in park are jumps at the moment because I am usually too busy looking for pow. Powder is great because if know how to to cruise on it with the proper stance, it makes you feel like you're floating! That feeling of hittin up a fresh field of untouched powder feels comfortable and exhilarating because the sound of your board is "velvety" and no traction means less bumps. It makes me feel more adventurous and it just plain makes my day. :thumbsup: An added plus is most people tend to be more ballsy in the stuff (I know I am) so trying new tricks is an added plus because if you biff it, no biggie. Just gotta be careful around the trees...falling into a tree well sucks (and could kill you).
That's what is plain badass about snowboarding. It's versatile :D
 

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Take a trip to a real mountain on a powder day and you'll understand. Go past the resort and ride some freshies all day and you'll be hooked for good.
I really only hit the park if there isn't any powder in the resort or slackcountry.
Who the hell wants to hit the rails when there is a foot of fresh stuff on some steeps?
 

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:eek: See the only thing I do in park are jumps at the moment because I am usually too busy looking for pow. Powder is great because if know how to to cruise on it with the proper stance, it makes you feel like you're floating! That feeling of hittin up a fresh field of untouched powder feels comfortable and exhilarating because the sound of your board is "velvety" and no traction means less bumps. It makes me feel more adventurous and it just plain makes my day. :thumbsup: An added plus is most people tend to be more ballsy in the stuff (I know I am) so trying new tricks is an added plus because if you biff it, no biggie. Just gotta be careful around the trees...falling into a tree well sucks (and could kill you).
That's what is plain badass about snowboarding. It's versatile :D
Yup. When i get first tracks going down the hill you get that floaty feeling. And everything is dead silent...no scratching of your base or edges onto the groom..just nearly dead silence of the wind flying by your head...
 

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It's like the difference between masturbation and real sex.

I only ride park when powder is unavailable.
 

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^Zee that made my day :laugh:
 

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I really never get to ride powder, so for my 'floating' experience i find some drifts and hit them on my snowmobile. Kinda the same feeling.
 

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If you even have to ask this question I feel sorry for you.

You can do almost all of your park stuff in powder, and it's 10X more fun...
 

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If you even have to ask this question I feel sorry for you.

You can do almost all of your park stuff in powder, and it's 10X more fun...
That's YOUR opinion though. Although i have not had the chance to ride a lot of pow i still enjoy doing park more, i just like all the variations of tricks you can do. With that being said the few times i have got to ride pow i have took advantage of it and did it all day.:thumbsup:
 
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^ you posted an opinion too. that's YOUR opinion.

so you prefer the park to powder. (many) others prefer powder to park.

sfw? what a waste of a topic...

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^ you posted an opinion too. that's YOUR opinion.

so you prefer the park to powder. (many) others prefer powder to park.

sfw? what a waste of a topic...

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Obviously that's my opinion. Kill made it sound like everyone who has ridden pow prefers it over park, and i know a lot do, but just because someone likes riding park better doesn't mean you should feel sorry for them. To each his own.:thumbsup: peace.
 

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Obviously that's my opinion. Kill made it sound like everyone who has ridden pow prefers it over park, and i know a lot do, but just because someone likes riding park better doesn't mean you should feel sorry for them. To each his own.:thumbsup: peace.
You haven't rode powder before so how would you know? Go find some powdeer and ride it for a while and come back and tell us that you like to hop on rails instead.
 

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Obviously that's my opinion. Kill made it sound like everyone who has ridden pow prefers it over park, and i know a lot do, but just because someone likes riding park better doesn't mean you should feel sorry for them. To each his own.:thumbsup: peace.
pffffff I love park but powder shits all over you park rats.....stay in the park tho! more fresh tracks for us!

these are all opinions but my opinion if you would rather ride park over some deep pow pow your insane in the brain!
 

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Take a trip to a real mountain on a powder day and you'll understand. Go past the resort and ride some freshies all day and you'll be hooked for good.
I really only hit the park if there isn't any powder in the resort or slackcountry.
Who the hell wants to hit the rails when there is a foot of fresh stuff on some steeps?
Well said........I give props to both those who ride in the park and those who ride in the pow. I'm just glad they created parks so that the pow doesn't get tracked out too quickly.
 
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The only time to stay away from deep pow is if you have a short park board with a centered stance because it takes so much work to plow through it! Unless of course you want to pump up your back leg's calves! :)
 

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I never thought I would see this conversation going down...

Powder is something you can't really explain, but once you hit it, your hooked. Just something about it that I can't personally pinpoint, except for it being "how life should be".

Riding in the super deep stuff in Wolf Creek gave me a feeling that I've never had before... Part triumphant for conquering it, but feeling at home at the same time.

It's crazy stuff man, but def try and get out to a real mountain and figure out what the buzz is about.
 
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