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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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After a week of snow

Posted 02-22-2014 at 06:11 PM by Donutz

As noted in my last entry, it started snowing the moment my vacation was over. And it's been snowing most of the week. They've gotten about a meter of snow this week. I'm pissed about missing it by a week, but I'm happy that there's snow now.

So I woke up this morning early to get ready for the mountain, looked outside, and it was snowing! In fact as I write this, it's still snowing, and it's accumulating in the back yard.

Anyway, I headed up early because of the snow this week, and because there's a comp scheduled on Seymour. Feeling a little bit pessimistic about the day because Seymour had announced on their website that they're rebuilding Mushroom and it'll be reopening next week. What I discovered there is that they've mowed everything down in Mushroom, leaving the default two rollers (bleah!) and they've moved the dance floor and a couple of boxes to the transition to Lodge. First, boring! (It blows me away that I can say that about park features now ) and second, hitting the features means you're committed to Chuck's and the Lodge chair; which means on a weekend you're looking at 20 minutes to get to the top of a 2-minute run. Bleah again.

I spent some time on Goldie, working on butters. I can do the frontsides but for some reason I absolutely could not get the backsides. Sigh. Well, I've got all season. I worked on 180s and cabs, and did a truly impressive scorpion while failing on one of the cabs. Ouch!

With the new snow, Seymour has opened almost all the runs, and they've built some jumps in Northlands. I hit the 20-footer with no difficulty and no trepidation (huge milestone) but my back knee still twinges so I thought maybe I'd just leave that one for today. Far too busy anyway. There's also a pyramid jump on Northlands, which I also hit. I'm going to make a point of icing my knee so next week I won't have that to worry about.

The biggest fun I had today was the tree run through Pete's. There's enough snow now for that to be viable, and I went through there a couple of times. The first time was pretty shaky, but I guess I had to expect that. The second time through though, I did a 15 to 20-foot drop without killing myself, and did pretty good time through the run in general. I think this is where the Proto really shines.

I wore the Demon Shield upper today for the first time. It wasn't as warm as I was worried it might be. Quite tolerable actually.

So I'm back to one day a week now, I guess. Hoping by next weekend there'll be even more snow.
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