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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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2012-04-15 And that's a wrap...

Posted 04-15-2012 at 05:25 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

... to a crappy season, frankly. I know March is supposed to have had a record amount of snowfall, but it wasn't enough to make up for the previous 3 months. The bottom of Lodge never filled up to the point where they could take down the ropes. Even last season it eventually filled up.

I went up this morning at 9am for the final day, and ended up leaving at 11am. It was ice crust where the cats hadn't run, and crushed ice where they had. Add fog and occasional rain, and you've got...
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2012-04-08 Woot!

Posted 04-08-2012 at 07:02 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Wife and I registered for private lessons today. With discounts and coupons and other stuff, we both got lessons for total $118 including taxes. Amazing!

On my lesson, we worked mainly on handling steeps. I learned a lot just by following the instructor the first time. Turns out my C turns are too open and too long. He also pointed out to me that A) I'm slightly open at the shoulders on my toeside turns, and B) I haven't been using flexion and extension. Once I started doing those...
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2012-04-08 Easter Weekend

Posted 04-07-2012 at 07:27 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

First, some news. Seymour announced this week that they will be putting a high-speed quad in to replace the Mystery chair. That is cool, and has sparked some questions as to whether it'll be in the same track as the old one. I don't think they have time to lay new ground, so they'll just re-use the existing pylon locations. Anyway, wife and I will be going up to Seymour as often as possible this off-season to watch and take pictures. If we don't come back, the bugs got us. Seymour has also announced...
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2012-04-01 No fooling on this day!

Posted 04-02-2012 at 10:30 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Getting kind of sad as I realize that the season is winding down. Not including this weekend, there are only 2 or 3 weekends left, depending on whether Seymour extends the season again. It's possible -- the amount of snow we've been getting has really built up the base. It pisses me off no end though that Dec through to partway through March, the base was marginal to mediocre. I can feel the difference on days like Sunday, when you feel like you can do a jump or a bombing run and not destroy yourself...
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2012-03-25 Back on Seymour

Posted 03-26-2012 at 08:07 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

First day back on Seymour after 4 days on Whistler. It was a beautiful warm day, no fresh snow but lots and lots of groomed accumulation. And when I say warm, I mean that by mid-morning I was riding in my under-armour with the jacket stuffed into the locker. That has a downside of course. By just before noon we were getting snowpoxy everywhere. I went up to Brockton for most of the afternoon where there was little or no sticky snow problem.

The time on Whistler has made a huge difference....
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