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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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2012-04-08 Woot!

Posted 04-08-2012 at 07:02 PM by Donutz

Wife and I registered for private lessons today. With discounts and coupons and other stuff, we both got lessons for total $118 including taxes. Amazing!

On my lesson, we worked mainly on handling steeps. I learned a lot just by following the instructor the first time. Turns out my C turns are too open and too long. He also pointed out to me that A) I'm slightly open at the shoulders on my toeside turns, and B) I haven't been using flexion and extension. Once I started doing those things, the C turns immediately felt far more controlled. After the lesson I did a couple of runs down Sterns just to cement the muscle memory. On the last, I was so stoked I popped a bs 180 off a side hit just because, and stomped it! So bs 180s are now checked off on the bucket list.

The instructor also introduced me to Sunshine Ridge, which I didn't even know existed. It's a pretty steep run, but because there's a hike to get to it, it's not heavily used. I'm going to remember that for next year.

The other thing is that the instructor said that my form in every other respect is good. So no more fixing my self-taught errors!

Needless to say, a very good day.
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