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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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Day One

Posted 11-29-2010 at 10:04 PM by Donutz

Today was my first day of snowboarding on Seymour. It was great! Going during the week is definitely recommended. I don't think I had to wait for more than two chairs the whole day.

And the snow! It never stopped snowing, from opening until closing. And this isn't crushed and re-crushed frozen rain, or barely frozen snow-cones. Real, actual snow. I discussed snow-depth with one of the lifties, and we agreed that there was actually more snow base last year at this time. But from the end of November on, last year, it was crap. Rain, freeze, thaw, crush for 3 months. This year promises to be an actual snow year.

Not all runs were open, of course. There's not enough snow depth yet. Brockton chair is closed completely, Unicorn is closed, Pete's Run is closed, and everything off the Lodge chair except Chuck's Place is closed. But it's enough, for now at least.

This was also my first chance to use my new boards. I've posted a review on the Heritage here. I didn't ride the Ride much -- there are only so many hours in the day and I wanted to spend them with the Heritage.

I practiced spinning, and buttering in a straight line. Made some progress. Also managed to do some pretty reasonable 180s while on the fall line, using unweighting and counter-rotation. For next time, I think I want to practice ollies and nollies, and possibly some buttered spins.
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