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10 Tricks for Freeriding with Snowboarder Xavier De Le Rue | HOW TO XV

10 Tricks for Freeriding with Snowboarder Xavier De Le Rue | HOW TO XV


Today I’m gonna share with you a few
tips and tricks that are going to make your life in the mountains a lot easier and a
lot more enjoyable. Before strapping in or when hiking I really like to secure my gear so I use either an ice axe or ski poles and that way I won’t lose my backpack because this could sometimes mean
the end of the adventure. If you have something sticking out of your base, take a knife and get it out and if you don’t have a knife you can use the ski or someone else’s board. That’s really important because
you don’t want to be slow. The neck warmer, always with me even
when it’s warm, it’s an extra layer, it protects you from the wind it’s the bomb. Snowboarders get some three piece poles, keep them into your backpack that’s gonna help you a lot on the flats. So, hiking deep pow, can be a bit miserable sometimes so a good way to do it, is to grab your board by your heels and then use this as something to pull yourself. If you take out your skins and you’re going to use them a bit later good to have them in the jacket so
that they stay warm and they’re gonna stick a lot better after. So if your skins are really not sticking, this is a great emergency trick, it won’t last you
long but it could be enough to bring you home. Also another trick, is to have always a
bit of duct tape on your pole so that you can use it for, let’s say, repairing something that breaks, you know, sticking on your skins or many many things. So if you’re going to be cold, just a little bit, for a little short while. just take the puffer on top of everything, carry on, take it out when you need to. It’s quick and efficient and it works. What I like to do when I get to the top
is to leave my base in the snow and kind of rub it a little bit so it will suck
the moisture and then no ice will build up later. So that way you don’t get blocked
when you drop in. I am sure you have quite a few tricks of your own so feel free to share them with us on the channel, because I’d love to hear them.

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