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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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Woohoo, v2

Posted 12-18-2010 at 07:02 PM by Donutz
Updated 03-09-2011 at 11:11 PM by Donutz

I'm probably going to have to work a little harder on the titles of my posts. It's looking more and more like a good season this year. I went to Seymour today and it was almost a replay of Tuesday.

I got there at 8:30 am, just at opening time, and it immediately started snowing. Not as hard as last time, but any snow is good. The snow stopped for a while around lunch, but came back with a vengeance in the afternoon. I'd bet that night skiing tonight would be pretty good.

Anyway, today was an excellent day. I hit Pete's Run, Velvet Gully, and Unicorn as well as the usual stuff. I had some trouble on the path from Joel's Flight to Velvet Gully. it's a real bitch of a run -- lots of abrupt bumps and changeups. I finally mastered it on the third attempt by just slowing down. But I definitely am lacking in my ability to handle rougher terrain.

Which I spent a significant part of the day working on! Not only all the side hits going down Manning, but I've discovered that all the rough stuff on the side of Chuck's Place is really challenging.

The big news today though was that the little roller between Mushroom park and Chuck's Place had been re-groomed into a proper jump. Still nice and small, the perfect size for a slightly nervous beginner. Well, I discovered the jump around noon, and that was it for me for the rest of the day. When the lineups at the bottom started getting too long, I'd just stop after the jump and walk back up. I figure I hit it at least 20 times.

I windmilled the first few times, until I started feeling the balance. I also started rotating forward for a couple of jumps, actually being in danger of burying my tip on landing. That was from overcompensating and leaning too far forward. Once I got all the leaning and edging and such down, it was the sweetest feeling when the tail of the board would gently touch down followed by the rest of the board, like a perfect airplane landing.

No technique practice today. Simply no time. But being able to hit a proper jump is a big payoff for a day. Happiness is.
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