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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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2012-02-26 Cripes!

Posted 02-26-2012 at 09:36 PM by Donutz

Well, the snow's been coming down for the last week or two, and there's no longer any danger of bare spots -- although Chuck's still isn't completely covered at the bottom! You'd think this would be the best of the best times. Unfortunately the Seymour Park Crew curse has struck again. Sure enough, they took out the table-top and the kicker from the Pit. They replaced it with 3 rollers, and not very good ones. I discovered today that it is quite possible to overshoot the landing on a roller. My teeth are still rattling from that one. And there's no sign of the down-box in the Pit being buried to the point where I can try the ollie-on again. On the other hand, the 25ft jump in Northlands is looking approachable now. I'd have hit it today if I could have gotten onto the Mystery chair at all. Speaking of which...

The big problem today though was the crowds. I guess everybody decided they needed to get in some skiing or boarding with all the new snow. The lifts started getting crowded before 10am, and never stopped being crowded even at 3pm when I left. And I mean all the lifts. There was just no getting around the crowds today. I even tried hoofing it up on the beginner park stuff, and it was rush hour for that too. Good Grief.

On park, I started doing some shifties on the down box, and they felt ok. The pit crew changed up the wide box a little -- it's a ramp now. I hit it a couple of times and handled it well. I also hit it too slowly once and wiped out huge. The lesson is not to take features like that too slowly.

Was having some trouble with my 180's today, partly because the rollers are worn down. I think it's just a matter of practice. I had that thing again at the bottom of Chuck's where I knew before I even launched that I was about to bite it. And of course I did.

I did find my carving much improved today. Combination of using more edge and putting more weight forward.

Anyway, I should have had more fun and been happier with the day. It's just too bad about the crowds.
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