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« on: March 08, 2005, 11:54:18 AM »
anytips for snowboarding in deep snow?  I just started this season and i have pretty good control on the groomed green trails.  I am having trouble controlling my board in the deeper snow on blue trails...the steepness isnt an issue just the snow...can anyone help me

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2005, 11:42:04 AM »
What seems to be the issue with the deep stuff?  What specifically happens?  Can you explain a bit more?

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2006, 09:54:36 PM »
i mean like the 12in. deep snow how do i get around that with out falling flat on my face?

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2006, 08:26:39 PM »
Well, keep focused on three things:
1) Speed - You need to keep your speed up since the deep snow will be slowing you WAY down.  Carry lots of speed across flat spots and stick to the high-side of trails if you can.  That way if you wipe out you have enough downhill to get going again.
2) Keep the nose up - If you let the nose of your board go under it could send you into a cartwheel or serious faceplant.  To help, shift your weight from center to 60 percent towards the back foot.  No this is not typically the proper form for hardpack or groomers, but you need to make this adjustment for the deep stuff.
3) Stay base flat - High edge angles (tipping your board way ob edge) is fun for carving on groomed trails, but could cause you to sink in deep or soft snow.  Focus on keeping your board flatter for better floatation.

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2006, 04:54:46 PM »
i am not a big pro but what i do is i:

-lean back on my tail so i am doing a tail press

-and make sure you have speed just like frosty said

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2006, 04:55:55 PM »
sorry didnt see the leaning part well anyway it works so if i were you i would do that

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2006, 08:37:13 AM »
Quote from: someguy
i am not a big pro but what i do is i:
-lean back on my tail so i am doing a tail press
-and make sure you have speed just like frosty said


No worries, anyone is allowed to give / get advice here.

Good advice, if you have any pictures, send them to webmaster(at)frostyrider.com

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2006, 04:54:15 PM »
this is kinda the opposite but if the hill is ice how should i get around that and should i stop going on it?

please reply and thanks

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2006, 10:07:16 AM »
Well, post a new separate question about that and we can discuss the ice.

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2006, 03:43:29 PM »
ok i will post a new message
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2006, 02:40:45 PM »
Remember to stay on your edge. You are going to have to carve harder in deeper snow and you are going to FEEL like you have less control than what you actually do (it is a feeling of "sliding out") if you are used to boarding on ice.

Other than having specific problems you are having the best advice is to practice and practice some more. Get used to the difference in feel between one slope to another and it will become instictive.

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