Technique in deep snow
Posted 12 February 2010 - 08:38 AM
This is what I've been doing and it just feels right to me.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:41 PM
It can help get your center of gravity further uphill when sidehilling.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:46 PM
almost all of my deep snow riding is done standing, to carve a tight corner you want to actually counter steer (like a street bike only MUCH more drastically) and lean. ie if you want to go left turn your bars right and lean hard left, depending on the degree of turning desired you might want to use the "wrong foot forward" approach by standing with both feet on one side and if even more is needed or desired hang one foot off. for example carving left you'd have your right foot on the left board and your left hanging out in the breeze off the side.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:55 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:04 PM
and yes on the reacting differently in deep vs hardpack, it's a completely different technique. On hardpack you want to lean hard to keep the sled from rolling over in a hard corner and in the deep stuff you lean the sled with you to carve the corner.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:05 PM
Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:19 PM
Here's one of Mule turning left and you'll see in this one while he's making a pretty good turn the skis are still nearly straight, this is because he's coming down hill and you need to be a little less aggressive when doing it downhill.
Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:22 PM
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 02:51 PM
At eh time I had between 2 and 3 feet. Then I melted a piston on the highway. I should be fixing it tonight.
Posted 03 March 2010 - 07:05 AM
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:56 AM
The better the rider, the slower they sidehill......... and the steeper too!