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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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Double Meh

Posted 03-07-2013 at 07:26 PM by Donutz

I had taken today off because my wife was supposed to be going skiing with her school (grade 7 ski lessons). Unfortunately wife has had the flu so couldn't go, but I still had the day off...

Well, the first disappointment is that the Seymour park crew still hasn't rebuilt the beginner jump line. Just 3 pathetic rollers. They had plenty of time of course to rebuild the Young Guns jumps for yet another competition.

So that's it. I'm done with Seymour. They obviously don't give a crap about beginners, so fuck'em. Unfortunately, as my wife has pointed out, Cypress is a zoo on weekends. Also, as I found out checking the website, the seasons pass for the 3 of us would be $1700+ if we bought it before April 15th and $2300+ if we bought it later. I think what I need to do is go on a weekend and see what it's really like. Or just post a question on the forum, I guess.

Anyway, rant done. Now about the day. There was some new snow -- not a lot, but enough to make turning feel somewhat controlled. I actually hit some new highs. I started riding down the steep sections to the right on upper Northlands. I've always eyed them from the chair, but they always looked just a bit too steep. So today, I finally hit that. Especially the part that dumps down into lower Friendly, which was completely untouched -- until I touched it.

I also spent several runs going into the Pete's Run trees. Finally figured out how to go heel/toe/heel/toe dependably in tight quarters. I think that's a skill that's going to pay off in several areas.

I did Noel's a couple of times, but didn't do well. Kept washing out heelside. I think I should try to watch a couple of people handle Noel's properly, then try to duplicate it.

All in all, not a bad day considering. But I'm pretty pissed right now with Seymour.
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    I've since been to Cypress on weekends, and it's not that bad. Certainly nothing like Grouse! And with the corporate purchases that Timmytard sets up every year, (plus the fact that my daughter will be an adult this year so no more family pass) Cypress actually isn't going to be that much more expensive.
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