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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.

OK Day

Posted 04-02-2013 at 03:11 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 05-23-2013 at 08:17 PM by Donutz

I went up to Seymour again on Easter Monday. Again it was dead. However, temps have gotten to the point where the slush was really really slow. Basically no point in doing the jump line as I couldn't get enough speed to do anything.

I had bought some new pants (Ride), boots (Thirty-Two Focus Boa) and bindings (Rome Targa) on the weekend. I'm holding the bindings until I get my new Proto, but tried out the new pants and boots. I've posted a review thread in the forum, but the bottom...
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Great Day!

Posted 03-29-2013 at 08:44 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

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...
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Mt Baker For Spring Break

Posted 03-22-2013 at 10:05 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 03-22-2013 at 01:33 PM by Donutz

For spring break we rented a condo in Snowater for 3 nights. Snowater is the closest accomodation to Baker, and it's still a half-hour drive up to the mountain. The good news is that the drive to Baker from home is overall shorter than Whistler, and Baker is cheaper. The bad news is that cell phone reception is sucky to non-existant.

Day 1
Went up with the family. Baker closes chairs 1 & 2 during the week, which reduces the number of greens available. However, Expresso...
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Double Meh

Posted 03-07-2013 at 07:26 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

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...
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Posted 03-05-2013 at 07:34 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went up Seymour on Sunday. Not really worth it. Everything was all melty from the torrential downpour a few days previously, and the overnight freeze had left an icy crust over everything. Nothing had been rebuilt. No jumps, no park (except a couple of boxes), no usable offpiste ... Meh. I tried for 3 hours to get something going. Finally left about noon.
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