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How To Powder Slash | Whitelines Basics

Our own Chris Moran once memorably likened a powder slash to the pure joy you get as a kid doing a massive skid on your bike, and it’s true that it is one of the simplest yet most enjoyable moves you can do on a snowboard.

Like so much in snowboarding, the slash has been nicked from another sideways forbear – surfing in this case. On a snowboard it’s just as much fun, and when you have the technique dialed can be executed almost anywhere on the mountain. So if you’ve got your basic powder turns down but are not yet ready to get airborne, nail this soul-enhancing move down and make the hill your master. Mwa ha ha!

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