2011-03-15 Night session - 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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2011-03-15 Night session

Posted 03-16-2011 at 12:26 PM by Donutz

I went up last evening for a bit of night riding. Was originally supposed to be the family coming up, but that's just not working out this year. It was snowing down to parking-lot level, then turning to rain below that. Because of this, Mushroom and Chuck's were basically unusable. Too bad, because they'd rebuilt the jump at the bottom of Mushroom, but the snow was snowpoxy so there's no way I could get enough speed for a good jump.

Instead, I spent the evening on the Mystery Chair. Did a couple of fun things. First, the steep dip from Northlands down to the top of Friendly Nut House finally has enough snow to be groomed into a proper run. I went down that twice. The first time, I plowed part of it. The second time I completely went for it, and actually got some air coming up onto the hilltop.

The other thing I did was hit the top Northlands jump a number of times. The first time, I decided I was going to stop chickening out and hit it at speed so I could clear the knuckle. Well, I may have overdone that a bit. I felt like I went into orbit, and I was certain I was going to miss the landing area entirely. Looking at it from the chair afterwards, I made it barely a third of the way down the landing slope, but it was pretty tense for a few seconds! The important thing though, is that I landed it (not well), didn't hurt myself, and could easily do it again. Unfortunately the snow quality rapidly went to hell from that point, and soon I couldn't get enough speed by any method.

They've moved the down box from Mushroom to the Pit, which is nice because it's also at a more shallow angle now. If I can get to it in daylight, this would be the ideal setup for trying it out.

Anyway, it was a short session (hour and a half tops), but fun. Doesn't get the grin, but does get the happy.

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