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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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Great Day!

Posted 03-29-2013 at 08:44 PM by Donutz

I went to Seymour today, it being Good Friday. You'd have expected it to be really busy, but it was like a regular weekday. I think this may be like last year, where once the weather goes springlike people just forget about skiing and boarding. Fine by me.

Anyway, it was sunny, warm, spring slush (but not too wet yet), and semi-deserted. In addition, the park crew had rebuilt the beginner jump line off Young Guns -- which honestly I wasn't expecting. All in all, made for a perfect day. And with next to no lift lines on Chucks, it was UP and DOWN, UP and DOWN, with virtually no rest. One of the lifties even commented that he was seeing me about every 5-10 minutes . Well, ya know, you have to hit the jumps fast, right?

I did 3 or 4 runs on Mystery just so I could say I did. But the lifties seem to have given up as well -- the girl that (I think) was supposed to be refereeing the lineup was just sitting in a lawn chair getting sun. Hm. On the one hand, grrrr, on the other hand I understand .

So I spent most of the day doing the jump line. Was getting fairly good at it, and actually starting to hit the jumps faster towards the end of the day. As I've mentioned before, I'm terrified of overshooting so I tend to go in too slow. Gradual desensitization seems to be helping. On one lap, I hit the first jump so fast that I went WAY up, and whooped!

I think I may also have gotten some good vids with the Drift. I'll download them and take a look later.

Meanwhile, I think I've settled on getting the new Proto next year for my primary board. Haven't decided about the bindings yet. Might even just stick with the Romes.
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