Opinion Faceshots

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  1. Nozawaman

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    Ok I have missed the last weeks goodness , but it hasn't stopped me from soaking up everyone else's stoke , but it has got me wondering what is a REAL face shot ?
    After watching a few vids of particularly snowboarders . Do those heel side flicks count as REAL faceshots ?
    I say no.
     
  2. Harper11

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    A real face shot is where all you can see is a beanie and goggles tracking down the mountain

    It’s rare
     
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    Click bait... I was anticipating to see a lot of skin or a lot of white faces, or both.
     
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    Snowboarder's are less inclined to get true faceshots as you can't bury the nose of your board like you can on skis. But I agree, I am pretty sick of the whole 'hockey stop' claims being 'faceshots'. Skiers are certainly guilty of it too.

    A true faceshot:
     
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    Definite “no”. NO
     
  6. Tanuki

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    No, but mine do ;) but seriously, general no. The vid I posted of Appi, there was no flicking going on
     
  7. gareth_oau

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    so a snowboard glides naturally on the surface, where skis get buried, so you call that a faceshot?
     
  8. Sandy

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    Ah, no.
     
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    That's fkn awesome.
     
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    Real face Shot ??
     
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    How's the bow wave !
    And no , hockey stop etc does not count.
    IMO
     
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    In the back seat, I say no.
     
  13. Harper11

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    Looks like there lying down
     
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    Yep wiping out.
     
  15. piolet

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    Speed check for a pic is a time honoured lie LOL
     
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    Try again , but stand up :p
     
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    BIL Austria ... pretty sure it counts
     
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    I didn't know how to shorten the clip , but lots of REAL snowboard faceshots in there.

     
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    pretty sure that's shot on a calculator...
     
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    never let the truth interfere with a good story .;)
     
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    was going to say you got lucky up at Port D !
     
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    I wish ..
     
  23. nfip

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    Port D is a pretty special part of the world man.
    So happy to be spending any time any where up there.
     
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    If snow hits your face when you are in a normal stance doing normal riding it is a face shot. If you aren't it is posing.

    Next question!!
     
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    True ...especially north of...
     
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  26. Donzah

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    Real faceshot on a snowboard is when it's peels off your edges toeside.
    Then you get smacked..
    Depending on the turn
     
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    Faceshot?
     
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    I don't even ski so I should shut up but that's a no from me.
    Steep and deep is easy to qualify, hard to justify a faceshot. To me that image shows the whole body above the snow. I wanna see that sucker buried.
     
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    Not sure about the face shot question, But looks ballsy, great shot
     
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    A split second before and you wouldn’t see the ski tips.

    But question is whether a face shot can occur on a turn?
     
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    A couple of years ago in Niseko my buddy was boarding beside me and he was just a pair of arms floating along with snow flowing back over his shoulders. Going straight was the moments you could sneak in a breath, otherwise it was skiing by Braille. Was a good day.

    I think those were snowboarding face shots, but they still don’t count because he’s a snowboarder and they’re not counted in anything.
     
  32. Tonester

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    I have to be careful using the term in front of non-skiing company....I get some funny looks when I do!
     
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    "I took the misses to Japan the other week and got a couple of photos of her coping faceshots, all day for 3 days straight...She was loving it"
     
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    Photo taken by Sandy at Nozawa Feb 2016 of my best mate about to eat it, hence 'sitting down' in the photo.
     
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    Im taking my missus as well , I hope she gets some face shots.. all day for 3 days seems unlikely..
     
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    He's in there... That snow in that spot was 60cm deep, and steep
     
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    I know it’s gonna be considered way uncool but I actually do everything I can to avoid face shots. I hate not being able to see where I’m going. It just freaks me out. Love the powder, but do not like the blindness.
     
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    I love it ......the whole gagging thing when you get a big mouthful of it , and you can't see the next turn , you just hope you have it committed to memory .
     
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    I guess it's hard to know based on 1 frame... Needs a video to support it, but i'll take your word for it.:thumbs:

    To me, this it true faceshot skiing. Full powder in his face whether he's turning or pinning it...
    The real deal IMO:
     
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    No
     
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    Its gotta be down the fall line, plenty of flow and the snow just coming up to face shot you.
     
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    Last (and only) time I skied in Japan I only got a couple of genuine face shots.

    They can be rather inconvenient, as you lose vision and the ability to breath.
     
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    Look on the bright side, at least you keep partially hydratrated..............:cheers:
     
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    Flicks not faceshots
     
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    Ooooohhh yeeeaaaah
    Amazing shot
     
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    [​IMG]

    Closest I could find LOL
     
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    This.

    Legit.