Making fresh tracks
- Nov 25, 2015
- New Mexico
Sorry for the horrendous spelling above lolIve skied deep powder on both old school GS skis and now 112 width chargers. Both are fun, but IMO I like skiing powder faster.
In some ways 6in of powder is as good as 15in (as far as fun factor) on modern equipment. Also, who says you need to skid fat pow skis? You can easily go and but widths from 66mm to 140+ lol
Great shot! Great turns!I don't take pictures very often. But when I do.
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Oh, you don't need to skid the fat skis, but it is fun. Weird how not skidding the skinny skis on groomers is more fun, but skidding the fat ones in the deep is more fun.On steeper slopes I prefer to powder ski on narrower skis. On shallower slopes I prefer to powder ski on wide skis. Deep snow, narrow skis does not allow enough speed to make turns.
Sounds like you were on medium wides. If you were on wide wides, you could have just sent it.Aside from float and crud plowing, wide skis help with traversing and navigating technical sections. Exploring Baker Libraries yesterday with some friends; took an exploratory wrong turn and ended up over a cliff. Was able to reverse and traverse back out with a few side steps across some scary sections. More secure footing and less work than if I were on my narrower skis.
Oh, you don't need to skid the fat skis, but it is fun. Weird how not skidding the skinny skis on groomers is more fun, but skidding the fat ones in the deep is more fun.
For sure. It's a big help in not getting bogged down when you need to get through a low-slope section.I never said anything about skidding. I just find the depth control and speed generation of a wide ski better for shallow slopes vs a narrow ski on steep slopes (in powder).
The cure for Tony’s rant. ^Selkirk backcountry, Ripstick 96 with tec bindings and 25 lb pack - replaced the skis with112mm skis for this season. No powder frenzy - it’s more like, “it’s your turn to go first”.
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