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Or learn the proper technique.
For which skis?
post #32 of 46
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For which skis?
Adjustments in technique to skis and conditions.
post #33 of 46
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Try not to turn as much as quickly?


.....be patient waiting for it to hook up is quite important.
DING DING DING!!!

We have a winner.

Also, use terrain features to unweight the skis for transitions. Hop off the slop.
post #34 of 46
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Also, use terrain features to unweight the skis for transitions. Hop off the slop.
Like an up-unweight?

Greg
post #35 of 46
I've seen it snow a foot while the outside air temp was in the upper 40's. I've seen 3 feet of new snow with the consistency of toothpaste get rained upon to form a manky concoction similar to wet cement. I've also lived in utah and i've seen what they call "deep wet snow" and I would usually call that damn good snow.

In real glop it is incredibly advantageous to keep your tips above the snow at all costs.
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[quote=PhilT;874823]I've seen it snow a foot while the outside air temp was in the upper 40's. I've seen 3 feet of new snow with the consistency of toothpaste get rained upon to form a manky concoction similar to wet cement. I've also lived in utah and i've seen what they call "deep wet snow" and I would usually call that damn good snow.

In real glop it is incredibly advantageous to keep your tips above the snow at all costs.[/quote]
Tailgunner Snow.
post #37 of 46
exactly.
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Tailgunner Snow.
Reverse sidecut rockered snow.
post #39 of 46
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FWIW, my experience consists of PNW/southern BC interior goop, sometimes refrozen/breakable so that the skis are even less "steerable" than they are in the heavy wet stuff. ...A pair of Pontoons would have been perfect that day.
And there in lies the answer. Get the right tool for the job.
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And there in lies the answer. Get the right tool for the job.
spindrift...? is that you...?
post #41 of 46
Not me. I swear it. Heck, I didn't even pay anyone to say it!

You know you wanna try 'em...
post #42 of 46
There is no such thing as wet Powder. You can have wet snow or dry Powder not
both at the same time.
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Reverse sidecut rockered snow.
Are you calling me out for a Crudbuster event. You keep those Nancygirl Reverse sidecut rockered skis and I'll rip my burly racestock SL's.
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You know you wanna try 'em...
i really do
post #45 of 46
Thread Starter 
I just want to thank everyone for their comments. The detailed posts were particularly helpful.

Tom
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Can you please describe the retracttion/exrension technique.

 

I am about 50 and skied for 15 or so. Up untill four days ago in Siberian Bowl in Vail I thought that I got a handle (better or worth) on any snow/pitch/trail condition. However, I felt like 15 years ago stepping on my heels and not being able to do anything. It was deep and pretty much untouched wet snow with a crust. I would sink in by just standing and punch my pole more than a foot deep. Having done a few nose dives over the years my musculs would cramp me in the back seat. I get to do real skiing for about 10 days a year.  I ski K2 recons 174 and weight ~ 200lb. I will not be getting other skis soon, so the only thing I can improve is the technique. Note that I do Ok going through wet snow when there is something underneeth it, that I can see and rely to blast off the top layer. Please describe the retraction/extension technique. Thanks

E

  

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