2012-02-17 Woo hoo! - 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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2012-02-17 Woo hoo!

Posted 02-18-2012 at 01:22 AM by Donutz

Went up twice today. Once in the morning with wife for a couple of hours. That was OK, it was snowing above the parking lot and there was a lot of new that had been groomed down. I didn't have a lot of time to roam the mountain. I did manage to fall off the flat-down box once. Hit the box, it was dry and I was standing too tall, the board dragged and I dumped. But it doesn't hurt! That's what I keep coming out with -- the bails aren't the season-enders that I seem to imagine they will be. God I'm a putz.

I discovered part way through the day that the park crews had come through again. The Pit now has a table and a 10-foot step-over jump. They've also buried the van to the point where I could possibly hit it. I only hit the jumps once, but I noted them for the evening session.

I also started riding by the street-style box at the bottom of the Northland jumps, just to see if I'm getting the height. Pretty sure I'm not, so any attempt to land on the box would have me doing a header. I think I just need to dial in the speed and technique, so I'm going to keep doing drive-bys until I get it right.

For the evening run, my daughter came up too. Wife and daughter stayed on Goldie while I did Mystery all evening, hitting the new jumps in the Pit every time. By the end of the evening I was starting to eye them for 180's. Feeling pretty good.

It continued to snow all day and all evening, and the forecast has it snowing all night. I'm going up tomorrow and it should be epic!
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