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Escaping tree well

Really the key to escaping tree wells is to ski/board/snowshoe with a buddy. I have friends who have ended up head down in a tree well, completely unable to reach their bindings. With every movement ...
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How to attach snowboard to backpack during skitour?

There are three important aspects: Maneuverability, exposure to wind and firm attachment. The optimal orientation for all of those is vertical. Most of the board is then covered by the body so there ...
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Use normal urban jacket for skiing/snowboard

As for most outdoor activities, you can certainly get by with non-specialized clothing for skiing and snowboarding. As @imsodin points out in the comments, a ski resort is (compared to a lot of ...
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How can I rescue someone lost in an avalanche?

In addition to Dangeranger's answer: If you as victim have climbing equipment or a rope, fasten it to your body (if not already fastened) and release your rope. It is very, very hard to find avalanche ...
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What should I look for in my first pair of snowboard boots?

First of all: the boots are the most important equipment for snowboarding! It's good to read something about it but please go to a real board-shop before purchasing them! Choose one of those fancy ...
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Straps around Olympic Halfpipe Snowboarder Legs?

These are transponders that the riders wear. They provide data to the judges, most notably amplitude or height achieved out of the halfpipe. In effect, each athlete now controls his or her own ...
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Escaping tree well

Getting trapped in a tree-well is equally as dangerous as getting buried by an avalanche. In fact, it's claimed that tree-wells account for ~20% of all ski deaths. Every professional guide I've ever ...
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Understanding a ski resort weather report

To add to Can't Tell's great interpretation, a good day to go snowboarding would mean: Not so cold it's uncomfortable to be outside (adequately dressed) Not a bad day to be outside for any other ...
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Understanding a ski resort weather report

That are a lot of questions for one question... Mountain = report for the top of the mountain, the highest point in that area (start of the piste is somewhere up there) Valley = same for the valley, ...
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How to set up my snowboard binding for the backcountry

Like a lot it comes down to preference. Assuming from your current setting you do not ride fakie/switch a lot. (Then something like +12°/-12° would more appropriate, and the following paragraph would ...
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Can I tie down ski/snow board to my roof rack like a canoe?

Yes, this should work. You may want to pad your roof rack so they don't scratch each other and make sure they are strapped tightly but other than that it should work fine. Just orientate them in line ...
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How can you regain your feet when you lose an edge snowboarding on steep terrain?

You aren't going to get an edge while you're scraping down the slope. What you need to do is get your board pointed down the slope so you can turn and cut a new edge. You will gain some speed ...
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How do I slow down while snowboarding?

There are basically two ways to go slower while boarding. First, point more across the slope, rather than down it. Easier said than done, sometimes. Secondly, washing off speed by letting the board ...
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How do I slow down while snowboarding?

Like Jon Custer said, move your board so it's level (board not not pointing downhill) and then lean into the slope. I.e. you want someone downhill of you to be able to see some of the bottom of the ...
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How to attach snowboard to backpack during skitour?

I find that horizontal is often not convenient. It will get caught in narrow paths, it will get in the way of your arms if you use poles to go up, and it can easily get unbalanced, pulling strongly on ...
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How can I rescue someone lost in an avalanche?

The accepted answer gives good advice, which I will not repeat here. But although reading about what to do is much better than not knowing anything about what to do, reading is no substitute for ...
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What should I look for in my first pair of snowboard boots?

I know an answer has already been accepted but I figured I'd chime in. Preface: I had an AWFUL pair of boots that aged terribly. They were cheap, general sports store off season specials. I don't ...
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How do I slow down while snowboarding?

The basic concept is to dig your edge into the snow. This has already been described by other answers. What is missing in these answers is the concept of weight distribution. The more weight you put ...
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What exactly is a rocker?

Rocker is a term common for freeride ski and snowboards. Because of the deep snow (powder) you need ski which are floating by design. That means it is easier to ride in powder with a higher rocker. ...
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Can Yonex Accublade boots be used with normal bindings without any damage?

I'm not familiar with Yonex's step-in bindings in particular, but in terms of damaging rental bindings the only issue would be how flat the bottom is. It seems to have a round curved bar in the left ...
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Can Yonex Accublade boots be used with normal bindings without any damage?

Bought these a couple of years ago in Japan. They work good with the pro bindings. And the boots also work with normal bindings. Boots are a little heavy but so good and comfortable
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Can Yonex Accublade boots be used with normal bindings without any damage?

I am very familiar with these boots, they do perform well but they are also about 3.2-3.5 pounds per boot compared to say a Thirty Two tm-2 which are usually 2lbs or just over per boot. So you are ...
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Understanding a ski resort weather report

Since I am using the same website for weather reports in ski resorts, I think I can answer your questions quite precisely. What does the Mountain, Valley and the height mentioned mean? The ...
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What's the best way to clean and maintain a Burton Channel System snowboard?

I have a 2012 Custom that has given me no problems. I think normal maintenance is all it takes. Be sure to put it away dry and clean. Store properly in the off season and you should have no problems....
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