Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Sharky waters Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) Author Posts April 18, 2012 at 7:11 pm #576841 Jason4 443 Posts I found this on another forum… I’m not having any luck embedding it but it’s worth the click. http://vimeo.com/39808079 April 19, 2012 at 12:03 am #655331 barrows 1490 Posts Looks like a shallow soft slab. Being the PNW perhaps They would not have been much concerned with deeper instabilities? If this is correct, it appears that some well placed ski cuts might have cleared up the instability? I am only speculating, based on what I can see in the pics, and typical PNW snowpack… April 19, 2012 at 2:41 am #655332 UTAH 830 Posts Yeah I agree this time of year soft slabs can be pretty manageable. Ski cuts can be your best friend if I was the third person after those guys cleared that line I would have felt pretty good. Looks like some guys hit the same aspect lookers left and got away with it. On this day I watched resort bombs trigger small pockets. I knew I would likely find a pocket but it was manageable with a straighter line. I was actually stoked I found the pocket cause I felt even more confident using the slide and kicked cornice line to take a short shot up to hit a few more lines. I also knew the snow was going to set up as they day progressed. [youtube:1ru9g6d6]iWvtmfHxAEg[/youtube:1ru9g6d6] Good stuff though thanks for sharing. April 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm #655333 Jason4 443 Posts Some well placed ski cuts would have certainly cleared things out safely, the trick is to the placement. The turns before the trees look to be on the shallow side but within the avalanche sweet spot and had no indication of movement. What you can’t see from those shots are the ski cut before drop in that produced nothing or the fat cross loaded features that also was stable. The third and fourth guys ended up bailing back down the top of the ridge. There is still a deep layer in our snowpack up here and it will be interesting to see if the spring rains will put add enough weight to the snow to cause that layer to fail before it percolates through and consolidates the snowpack. PS Nice tracks UTAH, that looks like a fun zone. April 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm #655334 182 Surf de neige 157 Posts Great vidoe to watch with coffee…. :thumpsup: April 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm #655335 rjc 69 Posts ^^^Nice Video UTAH! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Viewing 6 posts - 1 through 6 (of 6 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.