Post subject: Re: Fresh Powder around La Clusaz, Aravis (Northern French Alps)
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:47 pm
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:54 am Posts: 44
That first video is super fun, well done. Soul shredding. How much vert would you say that shot was top to bottom. I would want an ST for sure.
In the 1st video, the way up is ~1150m (~3800ft), the way down is the same but I cut out the last part in the woods (and the non interesting parts) - I'd say the great part is 900m (~3000ft).
I used to ride this with a ST (voilé ST 178) and it was great, but the ST was way too dangerous for the couloirs/steep runs there are around - so I got a solution which is a good board for everything (rocker = good float and stiff enough for the "hard stuff").
great videos JIn. the Aravis is one of my favourite ranges, i've had many good times there and it's nice to see footage of the combes - and them being shredded hard by a splitter! thanks!
The crazy thing about this combe (the 1st one) is that it's well known, it didn't snow for 4-5 days, it was the week end and there were at least 30 skiers in front of us... They all went the same way and left us the best stuff! - Same for the 2nd one...
We're lucky ATM, some kind of revenge compared to last year!