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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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2012-03-17 The Day Before Tomorrow

Posted 03-17-2012 at 04:35 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

To be more specific, the day before our Whistler trip. I seemed to have timed it well -- there's been snow like crazy for the last couple of weeks, and it looks like more of same for at least the next week.

We'll be going up tomorrow early as possible after dropping off basement dog at the kennel. Staying 5 nights, which means 4 full days of snowboarding! Woot!

I'll try to post something at the end of every day. More to come.
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2012-03-11 Now we're getting somewhere

Posted 03-12-2012 at 07:06 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I started the day feeling kind of frustrated. I've been feeling a little stale the last couple of outings, like I'm just doing the same stuff over and over. I think I've been a little tentative with my riding because of my (admittedly minor) recent injuries.

So on the drive up, I tried to think if there was something I could try that's new. Well, one option is to do some basic technique work; so while I was waiting for the lifts to open, I spent some time at the top of Goldie, working...
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2012-03-06 Not nearly as good as expected

Posted 03-06-2012 at 08:41 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

It was a beautiful blue-sky sunny day. Cold, so no snow-melt to worry about. Lots of recent snowfall.

Unfortunately, with the teacher's strike it was as busy as a weekend. And with the rain the previous couple of days, the hardpack was very hard (although not icy, fortunately).

And for some reason, I was just off today. Stuff that I normally can pull off, I just couldn't do. I wiped out today on the flat box, on the rollers, on Pete's Run, on Alley-Oops, not to mention...
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2012-03-03 Slushbowl

Posted 03-03-2012 at 08:15 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, weatherwise, today sucked. Fog all day, rain most of the day. The snow was slush, but at least there was a good covering of it. Gotta say, I love the goretex Special Blend jacket. I wasn't wet even at the end of the day.

What I'm not so impressed by is the dinky little lanyard under the hem that is supposed to hold your pass. Damthing broke today, and I didn't even know it until I got a text from my wife telling me that Seymour had phoned home to tell us they had my pass at...
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2012-02-26 Cripes!

Posted 02-26-2012 at 09:36 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, the snow's been coming down for the last week or two, and there's no longer any danger of bare spots -- although Chuck's still isn't completely covered at the bottom! You'd think this would be the best of the best times. Unfortunately the Seymour Park Crew curse has struck again. Sure enough, they took out the table-top and the kicker from the Pit. They replaced it with 3 rollers, and not very good ones. I discovered today that it is quite possible to overshoot the landing on a roller. My...
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