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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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2012-01-19 Still getting better

Posted 01-19-2012 at 05:51 PM by Donutz

Seymour day today. I started the day (and spent the first few hours) riding my Ride board with the 390's. It was pretty icy, and the Ride handles ice a little better. I tried doing the lead-leg switch with the Ride and discovered that yes, you can do that with a full-camber board. Once things warmed up enough, I switched to the Heritage.

I practiced alley-oops, hit the jump at the bottom of Mushroom, and hit the features coming out of Mushroom. I'm doing great with the features, able to hit all 3 most of the time now. I dump off the flat-down about half the time, though. On the other hand, when I dump off I'm still in control so I actually feel pretty good about that.

With the jump, I'm a little peeved. I'm back to having that heelside butt-plant problem on landing. I know what the issue is, because I dealt with it last year. I just have to stop turning frontside on the jump. Grrrrr. Finally got a couple of reasonable ones at the end of the day, but I can't call it nailed yet.

I went and tried the half-pipe today. It's closed, but there's a legitimate trail leading to it about halfway down. It was in pretty bad shape, though. Hacked up, low, and icy. Needs more snow.

By the end of the day today, my knees really hurt. I hope that's just conditioning and not age.

Oh, yeah, and I broke a tooth. Not snowboarding, not doing some great trick attempt. No, I broke a tooth eating a granola bar. Yeesh.

Still all in all, it was a good day.
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    It's interesting re-reading old entries. Don't realize how much I've progressed until I see some of the stuff I used to have problems with. Neat!
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