hey what's up guys Kevin here I'm at the top of Blackcomb mountain I thought cooler extreme which is a really sketchy double black diamond and today the conditions are pretty poor visibility is low the snow is really sort of firm and I see lots of rocks sticking out this is the perfect spot to give you guys some tips on how to survive a sketchy double black diamond you you you so the first tip is to always keep your board on edge as long as you're you got a solid edge in you're going to be able to control yourself and keep yourself from sliding down and the edge that I prefer to stay on is my toe edge I think the toe edge is just much better for holding yourself into the snow on those really steep runs yeah definitely keep your edge in this in the snow preferably your toe edge on the really steep parts it is really sketchy the second tip guys is to do the turns with your entire body right from your head chest hips knees everything is turning together to do those really quick turns at no point you want your board pointed straight down the hill on a really steep run like this you want to be turning from your heel edge right to your toe edge really quickly just using your whole body to get that turn really quick and you're almost hopping from edge to edge sometimes on these really steep runs all right let's do a few more turns down the final tip guys is to make sure you're riding with a balanced body position over your board one thing that's really important for you for the toe turn is that your back hand is over top of the tail of your board so this is going to keep the upper body lined up with your board and so that everything is lined up and balanced if you get your back hand coming out to the side then your body becomes all twisted and that can make you really unbalanced so backhand over your tail and then you should actually have to look over your shoulder to see where you're going when you're on your toes the other thing you want to do is make sure your knees are nice and bent and your back is fairly straight and this is going to keep you balanced over your board which will allow you to keep your edge in and stay in control awesome guys so that's how you survive a sketchy double black diamond just a quick recap stay in your edge and toe edge is better than your heels for keeping yourself secure on a steep ledge the second is make sure you're turning with your whole body so you can make those quick turns going straight from edge to edge and then finally be nice and balanced of your board your knees bent back straight your back hand over the Telugu board and head looking over your shoulder especially on the toe turns making sure your back hands over your tail so I hope these tips will help you guys survive double black diamonds I don't think it gets much sketchier than that run so I found it there guys be safe and I'll see you in the next video

How To Survive a Double Black Diamond – Big Mountain Snowboarding
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37 thoughts on “How To Survive a Double Black Diamond – Big Mountain Snowboarding

  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    yeah at some point it's not skiing or boarding any more

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    This would be a blue in Colorado

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    I just get it from this Video thanks to you Kevin. It’s the back leg that do the trick. I’m too stubborn only trying to swing my front leg and use back leg as pivot. Ha Ha Ha 🙂

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Skiing is better than boatding edit Boarding

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    This video reaffirms my belief that snowboarding has great potential for a swift honorable death… And a lot of fun and challenge before that.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    I went on a double black diamond

    and I broke my neck: C1,C2,C3.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    you survive even better by not going on it!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    If you french fry when you should have pizza'd, you're gonna have a bad time

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    I wish there where triple black diamonds cause doubles are too easy🙄🙄

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    “Sketchy double black diamond” nearly a vert drop right at the start of the run

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    What does sketchy mean when describing snow conditions?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Double black diamond.. lol
    In Europe we just say black. Your video you should rather call.. how to destroy a slope for all others.
    It is probably to make people in the USA feel more KRASS. Its probably the same when Americans buy American sized t-shirts in M. It just feels better as if they would have to buy their real size : 2 XL

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    woohooooo nothing like a Lake Louise double black diamond in flat light at three in the afternoon when it hasn't snowed for a week.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    I did this my first day ever snowboarding hella sketchy never again.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    I dropped into this (with skis) during my first time on the fourth day.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Goofy or regular
    Goofy___ x Regular___

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Its snowboarders that ruin runs by sliding down half the fucking time

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    That looks like a black not a double black

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Ride it don’t slide it

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Borders just push the snow away, get a pair of skis eh.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    How to survive… don’t suck

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    If you're going to ride it like this whats the point..

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    What jacket is he wearing

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    It doesnt even look fun anymore, it looks like a chore..

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    0:50–1:10
    RIP skiers

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    I normally like heel edge better but when it comes to black diamonds I like toe edge

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    If you accidentally start just going straight it's just rip from there

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    On the first day I ever went on a chairlift I went down three black diamonds I didn't fall ones

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    That looked steep and sketchy as hell. Going down something like that doesn't even look fun! lol.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    You look like bambi on ice…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    This doesn’t even look fun…

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    So that's what a double black looks like? There's a mountain by me that has basically a blue run and they call it double black lmao.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Bit weird how I’m better than him and I’m 14 ,

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Lol the double black diamond looks like hes just about to go off the side of the mountain xD

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    The key to runs like this is being able to maintain your confidence and not let fear overwhelm you. It is actually easier to turn a snowboard on steeper terrain. If you can control your fear and concentrate on using the same technique you learned on blues and single blacks, you will be fine.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Whoa whoa I came here for double black diamond not skechey double black diamond

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  • June 1, 2019 at 11:55 am
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    Or just don’t ride icy, mogulled steeps when they’re in crap shape

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