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Every powder turn has three parts… or acts. The first act is called “The Pledge.” In order to get a powder turn, the glissader gathers something ordinary: potential energy. They do so by either motorized, or self-propelled (backcountry.com link) means, but either way it requires some commitment, or pledge. Indeed, one must go up before skiing down.
Views during “the Pledge” are advisable:
The second act is called the “The Turn.” At this point the glissader takes their ordinary potential energy, and makes it do something extraordinary:
Now you’re looking at the glisse… but of course it may not be a powder turn. Indeed it’s not enough to just make a turn and call it a powder turn: you’ve got to have some powder. And that’s why every powder turn has a third part; the most important part…
The part we call: “The POWstige.”
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