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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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More of the same

Posted 01-15-2013 at 08:19 PM by Donutz

Today was like yesterday, only less so. Less fog, less cold, less hard. All good news

Today's menu consisted of more of the same. Spent almost the entire day on Chuck's and Mushroom, practicing. Gotta say, practice is a great invention.

Butters: frontside tail butters, nailed. Actually doing them better than I was last year. Time to start the backsides.

180s: pretty much where I was last year. Cab 180s, not quite yet. Still pretty shakey. I'm aiming for being able to do 180, cab180 on the rollers in Mushroom, but the steep slope after the second roller is still freaking me a little.

Sameways: I can kind of do them, but I keep reverting. Just needs more practice. I'm not pre-winding the jump enough.

Ollies: I've just about got the mechanics. About half of my attempts feel like a real spring. Little more practice, then I have to start trying to ollie over things, like maybe small death cookies at first.

Switch riding: Doing very well. Better than last year, in fact. I can link turns and I'm starting to get aggressive. Still green run level, though. I'll have to try it on Manning and Northlands.

I did the boxes a couple of times, but I also watched a couple of bad wipeouts in the beginner park today, which kind of took the shine off the idea for me. I also watched a guy overshoot the landing on the jump in Young Guns. I actually heard him yell in fear (or something) as he came in to land. I'm not really surprised, though. That jump has a very steep and short landing area, coupled with a very horizontal launch. So it's really not hard to shoot out past the landing slope.

Anyway, short day today. But it was very satisfying. I'll be doing more of the same until the snow softens up in general, then maybe start hitting the Northlands jumps.
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