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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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OK, it's getting a little better

Posted 02-05-2014 at 06:57 PM by Donutz

I went to Cypress again today. With the weather being so cold generally, Cypress has been running their snowguns for a couple of days. And it is making a difference! There was actual ersatz snow on the runs instead of ersatz crushed ice scrapings. MUCH more better! Seriously, man-made isn't as good as the natural stuff, but it's way better than the alternatives we've been stuck with for most of this season.

So I spent most of the morning going down the greens and blues, practicing my scarving (which is getting closer to carving) and my cross-over and cross-under turns. I also did a little bit of switch riding, although for some reason today it felt very awkward. I think that's actually because I'm using the Proto, which is definitely a different feeling board from the Heritage. On that subject -- I brought both boards today, and about halfway through the morning I decided to switch to the Heritage just to see if I could feel a difference. Uh oh. Did one run with the Heritage and switched back. The Heritage just felt clumsy. Part of that might be that the Proto is new and sharp, which the Heritage hasn't had an edge sharpening since mid-last-season. But part also has to be that it's simply a bigger heavier board. Looks like the Proto might be my new general-use board. That's kind of a good thing though, because it means I'll be able to put the Heritage bindings back to proper setback and use it when we have a good dump of fresh (meaning: never again in this lifetime ).

On the other hand, this is the second (or third?) day using the Targas and I can now state with no hesitation that I hate the things. So much so that when I was done for the day, I stopped at The Board Shop on the way home and bought some NX2-ATs. I've put them on the Proto, and I look forward to being back to Flows. And with the new NX2 design I should get a tighter fit when snapped in.

Tomorrow I intend to be there at opening, so should be able to get something like a good day of riding.
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