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March 16, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
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not making excuses for dumb sledders but deep pow sledding is way harder to learn than skiing IMO. 1 have about 30 days on a sled and im a newb. its the hardest to learn sport I have ever done.

I wasn't talking about the skill required to be proficient, just the barrier to entry.

Anyone with a credit card and a hand can run a snow machine (admittedly not well), but even if you have the ski equipment you are unlikely to go ski touring if you can't stand on skis or stop.

March 16, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
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not making excuses for dumb sledders but deep pow sledding is way harder to learn than skiing IMO. 1 have about 30 days on a sled and im a newb. its the hardest to learn sport I have ever done.

as for avy safety I think alot of guys get comfortable on slopes they have been on before and disregard conditions.

I've heard that sleds are hard to ride well in pow and I believe it but apparently for anyone who can ride a dirt bike the snow bikes can get them into the pow right away

I think skiers also get comfortable on a slope not just sledders

March 16, 2016, 6:28 p.m.
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I've heard that sleds are hard to ride well in pow and I believe it but apparently for anyone who can ride a dirt bike the snow bikes can get them into the pow right away

I think skiers also get comfortable on a slope not just sledders

Snowbike isn't a big alpine climbing machine. They are super fun in tight trees and rolling meadows with trees.

Great for high avy conditions really although you have to be aware of terrain traps The thing about skiing is if the snow is good you need a steep slope in that perfect 35-55 degree avy slope range.

March 16, 2016, 6:58 p.m.
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I've heard that sleds are hard to ride well in pow and I believe it but apparently for anyone who can ride a dirt bike the snow bikes can get them into the pow right away

I think skiers also get comfortable on a slope not just sledders

Disagree….hadn't been on a new sled in about 5 years….the modern pow sleds are retread easy to get into a sketchy spot.

March 17, 2016, 8:16 a.m.
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never sledded but I did my share of dirtbiking and the reason (among others ) i stay away from the anything with a motor is you can get stuck and be digging pullin pushn sweatin while skis or mtn bike … pickem up and carry

maybe its easier with new sleds but how easy is that

March 17, 2016, 11:19 p.m.
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interesting read on the Avalanche.ca blog

http://www.avalanche.ca/blogs/Vusw1ywAAOg35v7B/2016sledstats

Just a speculative fiction. No cause for alarm.

March 18, 2016, 8:23 a.m.
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Good read ^^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tygfIDy9pKQ[HTML_REMOVED]feature=player_embedded

one of the ex sledders^^ this guy was doing some crazy stuff
soundtrack warning

March 18, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
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Good read ^^

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tygfIDy9pKQ[HTML_REMOVED]feature=player_embedded

one of the ex sledders^^ this guy was doing some crazy stuff
soundtrack warning

One of my friends knew his family, sad day for sure. I'm not a sledder so I don't like commenting but I just can't wrap my head around climbing some of that terrain on a heavy sled, even with a bomber snowpack.

March 18, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
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A good laugh,

No snow needed.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH-zVXN8OMg

People always ask me what's the phenomenon
Yo what's up? Yo what's goin' on- Adam Yauch

March 21, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
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http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/seattle-snowmobiler-plunges-to-his-death-down-hole-in-glacier-near-pemberton-1.3500807

If an avi doesn't get you, a hole will. RIP.

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