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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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Up the mountain

Posted 10-31-2010 at 07:14 PM by Donutz
Updated 11-28-2010 at 12:38 PM by Donutz

My wife and I went up Seymour today with Petey the insane mutt. It was cold, which is probably why we didn't get eaten alive by bugs. In fact, it was snowing lightly once we were above the parking lot. And there was snow a couple of inches deep at the first flat spot on the Manning Run (where Joel's Flight ends and Velvet Gully starts). Petey ran around insanely (no surprise) doing donuts and spinouts. And he's got four-wheel drive!

Anyway, it's nice to see the white stuff on the mountain, even if only a little bit. I've been getting a little nervous. We're only 2 weeks away from mid-November, which is when I've been betting myself that they'd be opening up.

We're going to try to go up every Sunday for an hour or so, just to see how it's going.

Meanwhile, I waxed both my boards yesterday. The Ride really needed some work. Whoever had been waxing it before hadn't been doing a very good scraping job. There were thick accumulated patches and a couple of rough spots where crud had been waxed over and then not scraped away.

The Havoc has a fair amount of camber. It's a pretty traditional shaped board. The Heritage, of course, has the Vario-whatzit shape that NS has patented. But the important thing is that in the middle it's distinctly rocker. So I'm going to get a good chance to try out both styles of board this season.
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