2012-03-03 Slushbowl - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
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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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2012-03-03 Slushbowl

Posted 03-03-2012 at 09:15 PM by Donutz

Well, weatherwise, today sucked. Fog all day, rain most of the day. The snow was slush, but at least there was a good covering of it. Gotta say, I love the goretex Special Blend jacket. I wasn't wet even at the end of the day.

What I'm not so impressed by is the dinky little lanyard under the hem that is supposed to hold your pass. Damthing broke today, and I didn't even know it until I got a text from my wife telling me that Seymour had phoned home to tell us they had my pass at the Customer Service desk. Good grief.

I spent some time today on Mystery runs, but the fog was thicker higher up on the mountain so I ended up spending most of the day on Chuck's. Not that it was a waste of time. I spent time throwing the 180s on the rollers in Mushroom and hitting the boxes below Mushroom. I've almost got boardslides nailed! I won't consider them proper boardslides until I "hop" onto the box in a boardslide position. Right now I'm shiftying into position, which is cheating IMO. I did slide out on my heelside edge the first time I went more than 45 degrees into the slide. D'oh! But, again, didn't hurt.

I was having a lot of problems dropping off the sides of the flat-down box, usually heelside. Finally figured out that I was looking at the beginning of the box instead of the end. Once I started looking farther ahead, things went better.

I was doing alley-oops again today -- now that my tailbone isn't so sore -- and I'm pretty happy with progress. I've found that jumping slightly before I reach zenith makes a difference.

The Seymour park curse continues. The two jumps at the top of Northlands are now one jump. They got rid of the smaller one, yes the one that I was intending to hit. On the other hand, they created a new step-up at the bottom of Northlands, so it's now a 3-jump run. Unfortunately today it was so foggy that hitting any jumps was out of the question anyway. If I saw a half-dozen people hit the jumps all day, I'd be surprised.

What I'm not happy about is that I'm not working on some of the other stuff that I want to get done. Like backside 180s, 360s, butters, ollies, etc. Well, still lots of season left, I guess.
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