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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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Getting tired of the lack of new snow...

Posted 01-21-2013 at 08:11 PM by Donutz
Updated 01-22-2013 at 03:08 PM by Donutz

Today was more of the same. This time I brought my hoodie and I wore that for the entire day. WAY too warm for a snowboard jacket, even with every zipper open.

The big difference between today and yesterday is the crowds. That's a good news/bad news thing though. The good news is I didn't have to wait for lifts today. The bad news is that without all those people grinding away at the hardpack, we didn't get the several-inches-deep crush -- which isn't as good as real snow, but is a damned sight better than straight hardpack. So the runs weren't as much fun. Plus hardpack increases the chances of edge catches, as I found out today. At least I'm advanced enough to be able to recover from those now.

I still spent most of my time on the top half though. Today I did my practice techniques on the flatter parts of Manning, either at the top or 1/3 way down or 2/3 way down.

In an earlier post I mentioned that when I catch an edge while buttering, it's always heel edge for a butt-plant. Well, today I caught toe-edge for a scorpion. I prefer the heel-edge, I think. Scorpions hurt! I was having a little trouble with them for a bit this morning until I realized I wasn't pre-winding my upper body. Makes a huge difference.

Anyway, butters (at least tail butters) are now in the "continued practice" category. I also started doing the nollie to tailpress today. Took me a few tries to get the nollie going, but it turned out to be really easy. Can't get the 180 from tailpress yet, but I just need to try that a few times on a flat to get the feel.

Anyway, I left earlier than I really had to. I've about had it with the current conditions. That snow the next couple of days had better materialize.
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