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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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Hard days

Posted 01-12-2013 at 10:05 PM by Donutz

Today was a beautiful blue-sky day. Unfortunately it was a COLD day, with no recent snow. This meant that the snow was hard as rock. Definitely not the day for trying anything, and I mean ANYTHING. Even trying the tree run through Pete's almost got me killed.

After a couple of runs I started to wonder if part of my problem might be dull edges. After all, I've never had the Heritage sharpened. So I took it to the Seymour shop, and $20 and 15 minutes later I had new edges. I wouldn't say the difference was dramatic, but I certainly noticed. It also gave me yet more to think about with my heelside turns. I think that when I do a heelside it's less of a turn and more of a braking maneuvre. Again, I'm trying to concentrate on making the shape of my heelside the same as the shape of my toeside.

Since I was paying attention to these things today, I decided to fool around with my highback angles as well. Turns out my trailing leg had more lean than my lead leg. Adjusted things, and felt the difference there too.

Couple of interesting changes to Seymour -- they've added a small side path to Unicorn just above the Goldie intersection. They've also added a new side path to part of Pete's. With the snow today, I wasn't really motivated to try either one as they'd likely require full-bore bombing to get through.

On Chuck's, they've finally opened the bottom area completely. They've also put a pyramid jump in the beginner park area (near the boxes and rail). Again, something I'd like to try when the snow's a little less, um, concrete-like.

Snow-forecast.com is showing a massive bump up to over 3000m on Monday. This would be horrible news if there was precip in the forecast, but they're predicting sunshine. So it's basically going to be spring conditions for a few days.

For today, though, bleah. Ended up leaving at noon.
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