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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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Cypress prep

Posted 09-02-2013 at 08:44 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I bought a corporate seasons pass (Silver) for Cypress through Timmytard (or one of his friends -- I'm not sure who actually set it up). Cost was $315, which is way reasonable. The silver has some limitations -- blacked out xmas vacation and weekends in Jan and Feb. But let's face it, those are exactly the times you don't want to be there. The place is a zoo!! I've bought the pass for times when I take a TO day during the week. I only need to go 6 times to be ahead of the game, and I fully intend...
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100-Day Point

Posted 08-25-2013 at 11:41 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 08-25-2013 at 07:21 PM by Donutz

We hit the 100-day point on Thursday -- 100 days until snowboarding season, based on Dec 1st opening. That's always a milestone for me, even more than summer solstice. From here on, my whiteboard counter at work only has 2 digits.

It's also getting close to the time that the Boardroom will start stocking the 2013-14 gear. I'm going to be in there as early as possible, picking up the new Proto HD. I haven't quite decided whether or not I'll buy some new bindings for it. I have...
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Mid-off-season update

Posted 06-16-2013 at 11:51 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, not really "mid". I think there's about 170 days left as of today, but we're approaching the longest day of the year which is kind of a symbolic milestone.

We've finished the move to the new digs (phew!) although we're nowhere near done unpacking. I hadn't realized how much shit we had in the crawlspace until I had to hump it out to the moving truck. Now it's all stacked in the garage while the car sits parked on the street. Yeesh!

I'm certainly going...
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Season is now over

Posted 04-27-2013 at 06:41 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 04-29-2013 at 09:54 AM by Donutz

This weekend marks the actual end of the season on Seymour. Not that there was a lot of snow left the last month or so, but there are always the diehards who will ride on one inch of snow. I haven't gone up at all in April since the 1st. The house sale and prepping for moving is taking too much attention, and anyway the conditions haven't been condusive to anything much.

I've been thinking about goals for next year, but I keep coming back to my central issue, which is that I've been...
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End of Season Redux

Posted 04-07-2013 at 06:48 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 10-08-2013 at 02:14 PM by Donutz

Well, this year sucked. OK, I'll admit, snowboarding is like sex -- even when it's disappointing it's still pretty damned good. But still -- this year sucked. We had the late start. Then we had a fantastic December which made it look like the rest of the season would be a great one. Unfortunately, most of the snowfall for the entire season happened in December. Our usual major March dumps just never materialized. I never thought I'd actually live to say this, but I think the 09/10 season was better!...
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