2011-01-30 Sunny days - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
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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2011-01-30 Sunny days

Posted 01-31-2011 at 10:40 AM by Donutz

I went snowboarding on Sunday. Decided to take it easy because of the recent stomach flu, so I had no intention of trying anything new or particularly challenging.

The first surprise I got was when i arrived, at 8:20. The parking lot was packed! Turns out the Nancy Greene ski competition was on that day, as well as "Family Day" on Seymour. Oy! The only upside is that most of the occupants of those cars were not skiers or boarders, and most of the rest were competing on the Lodge runs. So Mystery wasn't bad.

It was a sunny day, but cold. The snow started out hard packed, and I mean HARD, but got better through the day as sunshine and grinding softened it up. I really did not do anything new in terms of techniques. But I did try bombing a couple of runs. Nervous-making, but exciting. Didn't bite it either.

There's a new jump in the Northlands park that looks interesting. It's a step-up jump, just below the two big ones. When the snow is softer, I think I'll give that a try.

One thing I'm quite pleased about is my steeps handling on Unicorn. As I get less dependent on full turns to slow myself down, I'm able to stay more in control. I'm also starting to do quicker turns to avoid bumps.

So all in all, a good day if not a memorable one.
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