2011-11-27 First runs - 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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2011-11-27 First runs

Posted 11-27-2011 at 07:30 PM by Donutz

First runs of the season today. Only Manning, Northlands, and Goldie were open so it wasn't the most inspiring day. On the other hand the snow wasn't hard. There were bare patches everywhere, and you can tell the rocks aren't too far below the surface.

I brought both of my boards up. The Heritage has the 390s on, and the Havoc has the Flows. I started the day riding the Havoc, which was very interesting. There's a definite difference between a camber board and a rocker. I felt like the carving was a bit better on the Havoc, but the maneuverability of the Heritage makes up for that.

I think I'm going to move the 390s to the Havoc, and put the NXTs back on the Heritage. Standard bindings make more sense for park, and I'll be using the Havoc in the park. But I missed the NXTs even for the short time I was up there today.

Speaking of park, they didn't put any beginnner features in the Pit so there was none o'that for me.

Lastly, I tried the Magic Carpet. It's a bit jerky, which can throw you off initially, but easy enough once you get used to it. HUGE improvement over the tow rope.

Anyway, the snow situation is looking scarier and scarier. Not only do we have this limp-ass initial snowfall that's the worst I've ever seen, but snow-forecast.com is showing a HUGE bump up to 3500m next week. Jeez! I'm cancelling my December vacation week. Pretty sure it's going to be pointless.
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