Did you try to scrape and recork while you were out there? I think it is a very unusual situation.
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I did not count how many times I went up and down before I moved on. I think I slid down maybe three times. Does this count as doing laps or do I have to get up in the double digit range?
It was nice to find a hill that I could climb straight up with wax but still make a few turns on the way down. It would be nice to have something maybe 10x this long with the same conditions.
On Saturday I went out on the backside of a dune in some nearby public land. There is a lot more vertical feet there but the small trees are pretty dense. I never really found anything open enough to link turns together.
3000ft+ vertical of xcd in bottomless powder
yesterday was bluebird. Today, it's a blizzard...the storm should bring another foot by tomorrow
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I am wondering how the glide was on the skis in that photo?
From the photo it doesn't look like clumping to me- it looks like grip wax, gripping new snow.
On fresh snow- there should be some snow sticking to the grip wax- it has to in order to get any grip.
So- I am wondering whether your issue was just snow on your base- or whether you were not getting any glide?
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