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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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Not such a good day

Posted 12-29-2012 at 06:40 PM by Donutz

I went to Seymour this morning with all the stoke in the world, impatient to see what the park crew had set up in Mushroom -- and anything else new that they've thrown in. Wow, what a total letdown. They pulled the two flat boxes from Mushroom, put them on the transition to Lodge, and replaced them with -- get this -- two rollers. Yep, that's Mushroom, the beginner park. Two rollers. Whoopedy-fucking-do. Oh, they added a ride-on rail at the end of the two flat-boxes, except what they did was put in a 4-foot-high rail and build a ramp onto it. For someone who has never been on a rail, this is still potentially a pelvis-busting setup. These guys REALLY DO NOT understand what "beginner features" are. Fuck. Well, maybe sometime this season they'll do something interesting just out of boredom. Or maybe I'll just go to Grouse.

Anyway, the disappointment with the park stuff really soured the day for me. I could have gotten over it if it was a great day otherwise, but no such luck. Little or no new snow, heavy fog, and large crowds of people packing down what was already there. The Mystery chair really keeps up with the crowds, but it also means you can get a lot more time on the snow, turning it into snowcrete.

The fog did start to break about mid-day up on Brockton, and I got in a couple of fun runs before it socked back in. Finally left about 2pm.

One thing I found interesting. During one of those runs on Brockton, I started behind a group of snowboarders. They eventually left me behind, but for the few minutes that I was more-or-less keeping up with them, I had a blast AND I learned a new trick on side hits. I obviously need to ride with other people more often.
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