Having a pow board is great – but is it even better in the slush? Photo: Ed Blomfield
Our undercover reporter has been on a secret mission to discover the benefits of riding in every condition, and on a recent trip made the surprising – and controversial – decision that soft spring slush is actually better than the deepest of bluebird days. Read on…
Powder. Pow-pow. The White Room. Bottomless turns. Rooster tails Face shots. All very nice thank you, but slush is better than powder, and here are some reasons why:
If anyone has experienced the sense of unbridled panic that sets in when you wake up late after it has been snowing all night, you will know what I mean. Think Hugh Grant in Four Weddings and a Funeral, who has risen from his slumber to find himself in the same bed as JF Pelchat, after a night out with the Wildcats. With his pants on the wrong way round.
“If anyone has experienced the sense of unbridled panic that sets in when you wake up late after it has been snowing all night, you will know what I mean”
All the Scandis will already be at the peak. Fuck. By the time I get up there the tracks will be gone. Fuck. I’m missing out, I’ve got to rush, no time to eat. Fuck. My bindings need re-setting. Fuck. Why have I got moustache hair on my Y-fronts? Fuck fuckity fuck.