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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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Seymour Day

Posted 03-02-2014 at 04:19 PM by Donutz
Updated 03-21-2014 at 06:14 PM by Donutz

Seymour today. After Cypress yesterday, it was a good chance to compare the two "close up".

This was my first opportunity to get a look at the "new improved" Mushroom park. Frankly, I liked the old one better. They've basically just left the two rollers in "old" Mushroom, and put all the features in the transition from Goldie to Lodge. So of course any use of the park requires taking the Lodge chair up, with all the lineups and slowness and constant stoppages. So I'm calling that a fail.

The new park did have one small very peaky jump. The first time I hit it in the morning I was a taken a bit by surprise by the loft and I went over heelside. I could actually see the crater that I left looking down from the lift.

Anyway, Seymour was ok until about 10:30 when everyone on the planet descended on the mountain for lessons. On Manning at one point it was every bit as bad as yesterday on Runway at Cypress. Just a bunch of slow-moving traffic blockages.

So it's final. I'm done with Seymour. Next year we get Cypress passes and that's it.

On a slightly different subject, today I swapped out the Proto for the Heritage about mid-morning, when the snow was getting so chopped up that the Proto was starting to throw me around too much. The Heritage still has my old NXT-ATs on it. After using the Targas and the new NX2-ATs for a while, I just couldn't go back to the old set. There really is a difference. I think I'm going to put the Targas onto one of my boards and the NX2s on the other. I'll probably give away the NXTs on the website at work. At least they'll get some use.

There's no question the Heritage handles chop better than the Proto. There's also no question the Proto turns quicker in tight situations. And I'm happy that I've progressed to the point where I can feel the difference.

I did quite a bit of crashing today, of one kind or another. At one point I was actually wondering if the universe was trying to send me a message. Sure was glad about all that armor I'm wearing these days.
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