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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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Way, way better...

Posted 02-07-2014 at 09:35 PM by Donutz

Went to Cypress again today. I had installed the new Flow NX2-ATs on the Proto, so I was looking forward to trying out the new setup.

For some reason today, most of the snow guns were idle. Damn, it's not like they'd made so much snow that they could just sit back. But it occurred to me later that with the predicted upcoming snowfall, they might not feel the need to keep making it. Oh, did I forget to mention? Yeah, most of next week predicting heavy snow. Actually, it was snowing lightly on Cypress today. Not so you'd get accumulation, but still wonderful to see.

Anyway, had a little trouble dialing in the Flows in properly. They're a bit different than I'm used to with the old designs. Got it eventually though. But interestingly, the board felt less responsive, or maybe just more squirrely. I don't know if that was the changing snow conditions or that I've gotten used to the Targas. I'm going to have to put the Targas on the Heritage, I think, and compare them next week. If it turns out that I can feel the difference between Flows and non-Flows, then I guess I have a decision to make .

Big takeaway for today was speed. I finally realized that if I do crossovers all the way down a hill, I can keep the speed reasonable and feel more in control. And because I felt more in control, I was able to tolerate higher speeds before starting to chicken out. I still have trouble with steep slopes with little or no snow cover, but I have a feeling that may just be common sense.

It was more crowded on Cypress today, and a larger percentage are skiers. I'm really becoming convinced that skiers really are a scourge from hell. Dodging them all day. Never had a problem with an unpredictable rider.

I only spent a couple of hours on the hill, as I'm still sore from earlier in the week. On the weekend I'll be going to Seymour. Hopefully the snow will have started by then.
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