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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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Maybe, just maybe, finally snow?

Posted 12-02-2012 at 11:34 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went snowshoeing on Seymour today with basement dog. The website reported a dump of about 18cm, so I brought snowshoes just in case. Good thing, too. There was a fresh blanket of real snow -- the good kind, just packable enough for light snowballs but not mushy at all. I went up Manning to the point where the Brockton exit merges. They've reshaped that whole area to make it less of a bottleneck and to allow people coming out Brockton to hopefully make it all the way out without having to "get...
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Second tramp lesson

Posted 12-01-2012 at 07:32 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went to my second trampoline training session today, and we finally did some inverts. OK, don't get excited, it was just front flips into the foam pit. But wow, I'm kind of amazed at how hard it was to do the first couple. But I can see how the progression goes. You start out just kind of falling into a flip, then gradually start jumping more and more into a larger flip. I expect we'll probably be doing backflips next session.

We also worked on 360's without the trampoline, on an...
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Still Nada

Posted 11-30-2012 at 10:03 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

It's Nov 30th. 1 day to snowboarding season, according to my whiteboard. Yeah, mmm, not happening. There's less snow on the mountain right now than there was at the end of October. I'll admit, if the season turns into a really great one like my very first season, I'll be ok with this crappy start. In fact, I'd be happy to start Dec 15th if it meant a really great snow season instead of a mediocre one. Unfortunately the way reality works, you get the worst of both. Sigh.

Now mind you,...
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Tramp day 1

Posted 11-24-2012 at 08:48 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Had my first trampoline training session today. I guess I had some kind of fantasy that I'd be doing inverts first day. Yeah, reality sux. Today I learned to bounce up and down without leaving the trampoline entirely. I learned to land without locking my knees (bad. Very bad.) I also learned a few useful things, like how to do a 360 without throwing my shoulder downwards and going off-axis. And I learned how to "throw" a 360 with far less effort than I've been putting into it --...
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Finally, some progress

Posted 11-21-2012 at 11:21 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Despite the optimism of my previous post, it has NOT been snowing. Every day the snow-forecast website shows snow starting tomorrow. And every tomorrow, nothing happens. But finally, the Seymour website is showing 18cm of new and still snowing. And the snow-forecast website shows this continuing into the indefinite future with only a small bump up in 2 days.

But this is the 21st of November, and last year they OPENED on the 25th. Granted this doesn't necessarily say anything about...
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