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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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2011-12-26 Where's the friggin' season?

Posted 12-26-2011 at 12:11 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, it's boxing day. It's finally snowing on the mountain today, and this might even stick around for a few days. Wow, it's been bad. I didn't even go boarding last weekend (tore my rec room apart instead), and I didn't go this weekend (mostly because it's xmas). But frankly the scratches I got on my board two weeks ago from all the crap sticking up through the 2.5 mm of snow coverage have just turned me off of the idea of going up until there's something to ride on.

This has been...
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2011-12-11 Just getting started now

Posted 12-12-2011 at 02:46 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I was up Seymour yesterday for my third session this season. This one felt like the first real session, though. My first time up on Nov 26 was just for a couple of hours because I was getting over the flu. My second time up, last week, was pretty tame because I was just getting my sea legs back. Yesterday, I finally started pushing again.

Unfortunately with the crappy snow situation, there's not a ton of stuff to do. Side hits are non-existant, most of the runs are either closed completely...
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2011-12-04 Second day, meh.

Posted 12-04-2011 at 08:57 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up Seymour for what was supposed to be a full day of boarding. I took the car, so I was able to bring up both boards. I had swapped around my bindings the night before, so I have the NXTs on the NS and the Romes on the Ride.

Anyway, there's not a lot of snow, so there aren't a lot of runs open. And even the ones that are open have roped-off sections everywhere. There were virtually no side-hits worthy of the name.

The parks are actually looking quite interesting....
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2011-11-27 First runs

Posted 11-27-2011 at 08:30 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

First runs of the season today. Only Manning, Northlands, and Goldie were open so it wasn't the most inspiring day. On the other hand the snow wasn't hard. There were bare patches everywhere, and you can tell the rocks aren't too far below the surface.

I brought both of my boards up. The Heritage has the 390s on, and the Havoc has the Flows. I started the day riding the Havoc, which was very interesting. There's a definite difference between a camber board and a rocker. I felt like...
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2011-11-26 Goals for the season

Posted 11-26-2011 at 06:54 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I did this back in May, but now that the season is starting it's time to come up with a focused list.

In general, by the end of the year I want to be able to:

- Hit moderate jumps (20-30 feet) at will.
- Do 180's and 360's of jumps
- Do some ground tricks, such as 180's, pretzels, butters, maybe even an mfm butter.
- Finish off stuff from last year, such as switch riding, and ollies and nollies
- work a lot more with moguls and rough terrain....
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