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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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Posted 02-25-2013 at 06:54 PM by Donutz
Updated 02-26-2013 at 05:05 PM by Donutz

We've gotten more than a meter of snow in the last 48 hours, and Seymour was closed yesterday due to a power transformer needing emergency repairs (something about a car hitting it). So barring rain, today was destined to be epic.

Apparently everyone else thought so too. I got to the mountain a little before opening to discover a lineup for the Mystery chair that would put a weekend start to shame. Talking to people on the chair, it turns out a lot of people took the day off or developed the 24 hour flu. Cough cough.

I wasn't first chair, but somehow I managed to get first tracks on Unicorn. Damn, that was great. I actually found a lot of untracked snow over the course of the day, as well as a number of new lines. Among other things, I started hitting the trees between Chucks and 16s. Smacked my face with some branches at one point, but other than that no damage. I also hit Noels a couple of times, and I'm getting better with handling that. I did several cartwheels over the course of the day as well. Snow that deep really takes getting used to.

My high point for the day was my dynamic riding and c turns. I think I've really nailed the techniques, especially the heelside component. No more chatter!

The downside of the day was something I should have expected from experience. When Seymour gets this kind of dumpage, the park crew just throw their hands in the air and give up. The jumps were buried, the features were buried, and they were only just starting to dig out the featurs in the afternoon. That was a little disappointing, but I kept busy enough anyway.

I had to leave by 2pm. On my last run, I fell a couple of times and I was pretty wobbly. Realized I was beat, and that's the time you get injured. So I called it and went home.
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    Dynamic riding and C turns. Nailed? Not so much, on REAL blacks! Baker has taught me that.
    Posted 03-22-2013 at 01:39 PM by Donutz Donutz is offline
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