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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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2011-09-13 Checking in

Posted 09-13-2011 at 02:59 PM by Donutz

As of today, it's 79 days until snowboarding season. Figure I should check in with a status report.

Skateboarding
It's coming along, and I'm having fun. As I said to slyder though, slow and steady keeps donutz in one piece. I've been practicing doing stationary kick-turns, trying to get dependable 180's. I can do them sometimes. It's just a balance thing. More practice required. I'm also pushing myself around reasonably well. My biggest issue there is that I sometimes move my weight too far forward on my lead foot, and end up falling forward off the board.

Balance Beam
Haven't been doing as much of this since I took up skateboarding. Balance beam is definitely a worthwhile exercise, but that's just what it is -- exercise. Not really fun. I think that once I start getting into park this winter, I'll be a lot more motivated to practice on the beam. Also, just practicing ollies and such on the grass has been good for the skilz level. I can do an ollie 180 now, which I just couldn't get right last season.

Other Stuff
Went to the Boardroom last weekend and got myself and my daughter new ski/snowboard jackets. Special Blend for both. Mine's goretex. Looks like beginning to mid September is when the winter stuff starts to come out. I have to make a point of phoning around for body armour. Stocks don't last long, based on my experience last year.
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