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What a crap day!

Posted 02-16-2014 at 04:47 PM by Donutz

This is the last day of my vacation, so I guess it's inevitable that it's going to be a big stinking pile of crap.

First, as usual the snow predictions have evaporated. Snow-forecast.com was showing heavy snow last night and this morning. When I got there though I discovered an inch of new over top of icy crust. Woop dee doo. Managed to get first chair though, so I decided to head straight down Unicorn. Well, not only was I fighting the icy crust all the way down (scritch scritch scritch) but on Unicorn I ran into a basketball-sized death cookie. I thought at first I'd broken my board, but fortunately I hit the thing underneath my rear foot (instead of in the middle of the board) so I just buggered my knee instead . Not really bad, truthfully. Just a little soreness that I could feel on landings throughout the morning.

Not that I got many of those. Everyone else on the planet apparently saw the same snow predictions and showed up on the mountain. I found that I really couldn't get much of anything going. There was always someone cutting in front of me or sitting on a feature. And at the bottom, there'd be 2 or 3 classes all lined up for the carpet.

Had a couple of upside things. I did my first (and second) boardslide today. First one went better than the second one. I also started trying to do backside tail butters today. Didn't go well, but that's what practice is for.

I did some practice pops off the lip at the top of the down-tube to get a feel for it. I'm definitely not going to overshoot, that's for sure. I think next time there's some new snow I'll give that a try. I'm ready.

Eventually around noon I gave up and packed it in to go home. Which is right when it started snowing like stink. But then, I'd predicted that at 9:30 so I just rolled my eyes.

Oh, well. Even bad snowboarding is better than no snowboarding. Maybe next week.
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    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.
    Posted 02-19-2014 at 11:48 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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