Perfect in Powder 2 – Suck, Don’t Blow

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photo: COLLEEN GENTEMANN * snow: Monashee Powder Snowcats

Real powder doesn’t have a solid base underfoot, which means that trying to push off or hop is an ineffective waste of energy. Novices try to bounce, while experts bend (or suck up) their legs and relax between turns. Wide skis try to float to the surface, so relaxing the legs will allow them to surface and move easily to the other side for effortless transitions from turn to turn. Hint: a bit of speed will help.

by MARTIN OLSEN in the Winter 2017 issue

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Perfect in Powder 3 – Speed Will Set You Free

Powder ski test 2017

Martin Olson
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