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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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2011-02-27 Snow Daze!

Posted 02-27-2011 at 09:02 PM by Donutz

Wow, did it ever snow on the mountain today! Mind you, it snowed at home too. When I left home this morning, there was about 5" of snow on the driveway. By the time I got to the Seymour Parkway, it was snowing almost at municipal level. It snowed all the way up to the parking lot. And then it snowed all day. Good snow, too.

I made this a downhill day, given the conditions. Wasn't able to hit the jumps because the deep pow slowed things just a little too much. And the parks weren't being maintained today. I think the park guys just gave up. But there was plenty to do on the hills.

It took a few runs to get used to riding in pow. But once I got it, it was a lot of fun (but very hard on the back leg). I found several places where I was leaving fresh tracks.

So, milestones for today. The biggest item is that I did a drop today, on Unicorn. Did it a couple of times just to make sure I had it right. The feeling is pretty unique -- "Oh shit I'm going to die!" ... "I didn't DIE!" I also mastered a couple of steeps, including the drop that links Earls to Manning just under the lifts.

I also did things like hit the slope between Northlands and Friendly Nut House, avoiding the connector; went through a couple of tree trails; and hit Unicorn with great success, handling the bumps with increasing ease.

Had a bit of a bad time at the end of the day, accidentally locked my keys in my car. Fortunately BCAA is always there

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    This year, when I get good pow/poo days like this, I'm going to work on doing every other run switch to save the back leg.
    Posted 11-23-2011 at 05:31 PM by Donutz Donutz is online now
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