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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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Weather report

Posted 09-26-2014 at 10:20 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I've been watching the snow-forecast website lately -- part of my early-fall obsessing, I guess. The freezing level was pretty consistently high in Aug and early Sept, but the last week or so it's started to swing up and down between about 2K and 4K. I wonder if that's a normal thing when the weather starts to change.

At street level, it's not all that much different. A little cooler, and we've had some rainstorms, but it's not like it's time to put away the air conditioner yet....
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Ruminations and stuff

Posted 09-15-2014 at 12:05 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

... And speaking of obsessive checking, the freezing level is staying up around 4000m. It dips occasionally, but always returns. Of course, this is still mid-September, and this is the earliest I think I've ever started obsessing.

I've bought my Cypress pass, as mentioned. I went and got my pic done this weekend. That's so much easier than Seymour -- the Cypress office is open 7 days a week starting in September, and you just go in with your receipt and done.

My workouts...
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Cypress!

Posted 09-09-2014 at 11:11 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I bought my season's pass yesterday. Cypress. I feel strangely dirty, as if I'm cheating on Seymour. But that's silly, we've been separated for a while now.

Seriously, it is kind of an end of an era for me. Same kind of feeling as when I got rid of my first snowboard. But with the pass purchase (G8 full pass, $540+GST using TT's corporate discount), I'm now on serious pre-season stoke. Now comes the constant obsessive checking of the freezing level and weather forecast on snow-forecast.com...
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Pre-season ruminations

Posted 09-02-2014 at 11:27 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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It's now September, which I informally think of as the beginning of the run-up to snowboarding season. So I guess now would be a good time to get in some pre-pre-season kvetching.

First, to summarize last season: bleah! Worst. Season. Ever. For snow, anyway. Skillz-wise, I'm actually moderately happy with it. Also, got my new Proto last season, which was pretty neat.

So, what's in store for this season?

1) I'm going to be getting a full Gold season's...
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2014 Summer Solstice

Posted 06-26-2014 at 11:22 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The longest day of the year came and went the other day. As I've mentioned previously, this is kind of a psychological milestone for me -- I think of it as the farthest point from snowboarding season, although simple math will tell you that's not really true.

I'm a little surprised (but not too surprised) to find that I'm not nearly as obsessive about snowboarding in the off-season this year. I'm pretty sure that's because of the crappy season that just finished. What I'm concerned...
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