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I am not a pro boarder. In fact I am a very late fan of the sport. This is more a diary than anything else, although comments and suggestions are appreciated. I'm going to try to keep track of how I do (and what I do) from season to season; what works and what fails; and how I improve over time.
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    Anticrobotic's Avatar

    Still Nothing

    Dude, stop complaining - we have 11 C over here.

    Recognise that feeling: picking up winter sports at the wrong time.
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    Posted 10-28-2016 at 02:36 AM by Anticrobotic Anticrobotic is offline
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    I actually did jinx it

    Do you roll? No seriously! I had sore knees in the past but turns out I just had a tight IT band. Now I roll out my IT band almost daily and never have knee pain or problems.
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    Posted 03-14-2016 at 09:41 AM by snowangel99 snowangel99 is offline
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    Anticrobotic's Avatar

    SnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnow

    Enjoy! I envy you.
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    Posted 12-17-2015 at 05:47 PM by Anticrobotic Anticrobotic is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Weirdness With the Weather

    Just an addendum to this... the snow prediction has disappeared, but the low freezing level (2000 +/- ) continues for several days. It's actually at the same level as most of last winter. Weird.
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    Posted 09-10-2015 at 10:56 AM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    herzogone's Avatar

    Crap continues

    Very cool, I'll definitely give that a read! I have to confess, I haven't read much sci-fi (or much anything recreational) in recent years, but I used to love it. Thanks!
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    Posted 01-18-2015 at 12:42 AM by herzogone herzogone is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Crap continues

    Science fiction. Outland.
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    Posted 01-17-2015 at 03:50 AM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    herzogone's Avatar

    Crap continues

    Bummer, sorry to hear. I was hoping the lack of updates was because you were neck deep in powder and had no time to be near a keyboard. We've had much less snow than usual out here also, but fortunately my home hill has 100% snowmaking so at least they've managed to blast some manmade stuff in the low temps (December here was ridiculously warm). The main terrain park still isn't fully open though. I guess I shouldn't complain, I've been getting some days in at least, even if the conditions are sub-par. Good luck with your book! If you don't mind my asking, what kind of book? Hope your season improves soon!
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    Posted 01-16-2015 at 11:51 PM by herzogone herzogone is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Snow?

    First snow today at the top of Cypress. Pix posted on their web page.
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    Posted 10-23-2014 at 08:37 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Weather report

    The oscillations came and went, there was even a several-days-in-a-row bump back up to 4K. But as of the 15th, it's showing a drop to 1500m and holding steady. It looks like mid-October is when you can expect things to start cooling off properly.
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    Posted 10-09-2014 at 10:56 AM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    2014 Summer Solstice

    Dude I like what you write. What is cypress though.
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    Posted 07-14-2014 at 12:30 AM by supertramp supertramp is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Double Meh

    I've since been to Cypress on weekends, and it's not that bad. Certainly nothing like Grouse! And with the corporate purchases that Timmytard sets up every year, (plus the fact that my daughter will be an adult this year so no more family pass) Cypress actually isn't going to be that much more expensive.
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    Posted 05-16-2014 at 01:39 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    That's much better

    On the subject of jumps -- a season and a half later, with a lot more practice on jumps, I'd have no problems at all with those two. It really is about desensitization.
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    Posted 05-12-2014 at 10:26 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    What a crap day!

    Oh, and just to give the dagger a little TWIST, the next 48 hours brought close to a meter of snow to all the lower mainland mountains.
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    Posted 02-19-2014 at 11:48 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    wrathfuldeity's Avatar

    Second Day

    Now that you are warmed up...come down and we will blaze the groomers. Wrath
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    Posted 01-28-2014 at 07:24 AM by wrathfuldeity wrathfuldeity is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Maybe some hope?

    It's the 9th. It started snowing this morning and it's been lightly snowing all day. Not much accumulation, but on the other hand it's still going and not warming up. Snow prediction is looking good for the rest of the week.
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    Posted 12-09-2013 at 09:21 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Awwww craaaaaaaaaap!

    Friggin' hell! The forecast on snow-forecast.com is changing almost hourly. Damifino what's going on, and it kind of looks like no-one else does either. Right now, we're seeing snow for several days (starting today) followed by a day or so of torrential rain. But yesterday we were showing freezing level dropping to street level, and now that's gone. !?!?!?!?
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    Posted 11-14-2013 at 03:24 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Finally getting some

    It's Nov 2nd. The forecast website still shows a lot of snow coming up, but the Grouse Mtn website says it's three degrees and raining. This year is certainly the acid test for pre-season behavior. If we end up with anything like a normal season startup after this shitfest, then I will simply stop worrying about it in the future.
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    Posted 11-02-2013 at 11:47 AM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Not looking good...

    As of today (24th), the freezing level is dropping on the 26th. Not to lift level yet, but a lot closer. Could finally be breaking.
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    Posted 10-24-2013 at 08:22 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    Donutz's Avatar

    Not looking good...

    As of today (19th) the forecast is staying just under 4000m right out to the 24th. The whole province is under some kind of inversion which among other things is causing some incredible fog. People are calling this "Fogtober". Sure hope it breaks soon.
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    Posted 10-19-2013 at 01:05 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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    2011-11-12 Finally snowfall!

    Actually, seems I can't remember that from year to year . Every October I get all bent out of shape about the slow pace of approaching winter. Just happened to be re-reading old blog posts and realized that this year is following the pattern in 2010.
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    Posted 10-14-2013 at 09:16 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
    Updated 05-19-2014 at 10:30 AM by Donutz
 
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