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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
..not "on" it??????


Me? I use a pair of hockey skates and wear a pack with a few 50lb plates in it. This way I'm assured of being as "in" the snow as possible. Sometimes I'm so "in" the snow that I'm not even aware that I've been completely stationary for the past half hour. It also impresses the hell out of all the other geeks watching me from the chairlift.

What do you other experts use to get the full experience of skiing "in" or even "under" the snow?



post #2 of 24
 I use 300cm long skis with 20 cm of  normal camber between them(ie base to base there is a 20 cm gap) with no tip up turn at all and the dimensions of 50-150-300. basically the ski burrows to the bottom and just stays there. Who cares if you can go fast since its all about skiing slow or if you can even move. I mean at least your in the snow.

The model of my skis is "Limp Darts" and they basically rock for sitting still in powder.
post #3 of 24
Have you guys nothing to do or no where to go on Thanksgiving?
post #4 of 24
I use SCUBA and my powder flippers.   A true deep powder experience.
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post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lars View Post

Have you guys nothing to do or no where to go on Thanksgiving?


Exactly what does this have to do with skiing "IN" powder?
post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post





Exactly what does this have to do with skiing "IN" powder?
Bulking up on that turkey helps you get a good "sink" of course.
post #8 of 24
I use XC race skis, surface area is for gapers
post #9 of 24
Jer, I am looking to make a powder specific monoboard snowllerblade raxski as an at home woodworking project. Any advice would be apreciated. And more importantly would I be allowed to ski them at Alta and deervallet?

Happy thanks giving!


Edited by tromano - 11/27/09 at 11:04am
post #10 of 24
 My old Nordica Enforcers were perfect for burrowing deep into the snow.
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post #12 of 24
Quote:

What do you other experts use to get the full experience of skiing "in" or even "under" the snow?
 


A shovel.  Both for getting under & staying there.  Preferebly the snow shovel type that have ridges built into the base to break adhesion.  Having a long snorkel is optional, but good to have if you like breathing.

JF

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post #14 of 24
 ha i love this thread
had me laughing
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For gettin' way down in the pow I would bust out my lil' red Zippees (the very first thing I ever ski'd). 46 cm length, 140-140-140 width, 0 radius, 0 camber with late rise. Durable, rock resistant, all metal construction. If I get tired of scraping the bottom the Kneissl Bigfoots for a little float. For gettin' stylie on the pow - the Cut-n-Jump Tricksters. 107 cm, 210,250,210. Double rockered, reverse camber, reverse side cut. All wood construction cuz wood floats!  Just need to find some alpine binders with brakes wide enough....  

post #16 of 24
 Snowlerblades of course, the only ski for deep powder experts.
post #17 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jag View Post

 Snowlerblades of course, the only ski for deep powder experts.

 


Yeah - deep powder expert gapers!

Look at all that surface area on a pair of snowlerblades - you're just skimming along the top. Personally, I'd rather be "skiing" under the powder on my hockey skates than floating over it.


I'm not even gonna comment on those Tricksters.

post #18 of 24
Be the snow; idiot post fer' sure. 

Have a nice friggin day.

Peace & Luv 
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by 4cznskier View Post

  Just need to find some alpine binders with brakes wide enough....  


Just cut some slots in them for the brakes can drop down through.  I am sure they are more than strong enough a couple slots for the brakes would not hurt.
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Anything you'd need brakes for implies that if it came off your feet it would go scooting down the mountain. I don't have to worry about that with my hockey skates. If those Tricksters (or anything else, for that matter) can skip away on top of the snow when they're off you're feet, then you obviously aren't getting the maximum effect of skiing "under" the snow when they're on your feet. I think you're missing the whole point.
post #21 of 24
All you guys and your big quivers, bah humbug!  Tomorrow you will be debating the optimum width for your snowblades in breakable crust, you just guys are just weak!  You don't need all that techno junk you are just supporting 3rd world slave labor factories, for shame.

Real men don't need any thing more than plastic canted boots.  Minimum surface area, no pre release issues, and you can have them aligned for your personal needs.  Much better in variable conditions as the day goes along too.  Imagine not having to worry about someone taking your snowblades from the rack (or blade guards in your case Jer) oh the freedom.  Incredible on boilerplate too, carve great short radius (not so much on long raduis).

And you call yourselves skiers  .
post #22 of 24
Pontoons mounted upside down. Guaranteed to pull you down and keep you there. You get loads of looks in the lift line as well.

You guys with your hockey skates and bare boots can easily just lift them up and walk out.
post #23 of 24
If the snow is waist deep, it doesn't matter what I use -- after 3 turns I will face plant and be so deep in the snow that I will have to wait until Spring to emerge.
post #24 of 24
Retro:




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Originally Posted by Jer View Post

Anything you'd need brakes for implies that if it came off your feet it would go scooting down the mountain. I don't have to worry about that with my hockey skates.

I think you need to free the heel on those.
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