hey ryan, nice poll, good funny choices
(1) Let's define powder. For you flatlanders in the midAtlantic, midwest and South, 2" of loose new snow on top of boilerplate blue/black ice IS NOT
powder. It's ice. Powder refers to a substantial quantity of snow that has no perceptible hard snow floor. It packs freely by your own weight and pressure. My rough guide to "powder" is that it has to be at least 12" of new snow to be a "powder day."
(2) There's a category missing. Of course, someone else already covered that quite well... e.g., bicyclekick.
(3) There's a HUGE difference between a "powder day" and skiing bottomless untracked stuff. Decent skiers can handle powder days, but it takes real powder skiing skills** to ride the bottomless.
(4) There seems to be a huge increase in the number of Bears who consider themselves powder gods. I think we have a problem with inflated self-assessments!
(5) what was this poll about again?
** or simply using a snowboard even if you've never ridden one [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img][ October 28, 2002, 05:25 PM: Message edited by: gonzostrike ]