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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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2012-01-15 Nice day

Posted 01-15-2012 at 09:54 PM by Donutz

I was up on the mountain at 9am sharp this morning, and quite surprised to find myself parking well back from my usual spot. Unfortunately Seymour was hosting a slopestyle competition today, and everyone on the planet seemingly was there. By 10am the lineups were worse than they normally are at 11:30, and it never let up. Even Lodge chair had lineups that actually went up the slope.

BUT Mushroom had 3 boxes - a wide box, a flat box, and a flat-down box -- and all ride-ons. Additionally, they had a small more-or-less step-up jump at the bottom of Mushroom. So I spent half the day hoofing it up and hitting the park. I was only doing two out of the three boxes because once I hit the third I'd be pretty much committed to Chuck's Place. Tomorrow I'll do all three because Mondays aren't busy of course.

I spent some time on the jump at the bottom of Mushroom, but that wasn't quite as gratifying. It had a pretty sharp transition to a steep takeoff, and the landing had been rutted to the point where every landing felt like hitting the knuckle. I was having some problems with rotations, both rotating to face the jump direction, and forward-cartwheel and backward-cartwheel tendencies. Just needs more practice, but maybe when the landing is less trashed.

Anyway, today really felt like a good day, which it was by comparison with the rest of the season thus far. This whole week is showing snowfall, so it should improve over the next several days.

I've got 2 weeks off so I'm going to make the best of it.
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