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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.

2011 Goals - update

Posted 10-22-2011 at 10:32 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I posted this list earlier in the year:

- Alley-oops - proper ones, with a nollie and 180 or 360 out.
- Be able to adlib tricks off side hits.
- Learn as many tricks as possible from the Youtube "29 ground tricks" vid.
- Be able to ollie and nollie at will
- All the butter variations
- pretzels
- Be able to ride switch on pretty much anything
- Be able to ride pretty much any terrain
- Take Steeps at speed
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2011-10-18 Foo!

Posted 10-18-2011 at 11:38 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, the predicted snow last weekend fizzled. The temperature was "brisk", but nowhere near freezing. There was a huge bump up to 4000m at the beginning of the week, and it's now starting to gradually drop. By this weekend coming, freezing level is supposed to drop below Seymour peak, and they're predicting snow.

This weekend is also seasons pass pictures weekend. It's out in Langley this year, at the new Coastal Riders store on 201st St.

44 days left as...
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Posted 10-11-2011 at 02:33 PM by Donutz (This Side Up) is showing a snow prediction for Seymour on the 15th. Just at the top, and just 1cm, but woo-hoo!

A few days ago the predicted freezing level was up around 3500m. It's dropped considerably since then, and we're within spitting distance of 1000m this weekend. Looks like it's finally happening.
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2011-10-01 Season approaching

Posted 10-01-2011 at 11:15 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 10-01-2011 at 12:06 PM by Donutz

We went up Seymour last weekend, and we're hoping to go up again tomorrow. Basement dog had her first exposure to a lake (Mystery). Jumped right in and started swimming around.

It was a beautiful blue-sky day, not too warm, not many bugs. Didn't really generate a lot of hope for an early snowfall, though . On the other hand, the forecast right now on shows the freezing level dropping consistently below 2000m. I'm going to keep a close watch on things this year....
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2011-09-17 Up the mountain again

Posted 09-18-2011 at 11:52 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

We went up Seymour yesterday - myself, wife, and Lucy the black tornado. Or as I'm starting to think of her, Basement Dog.

It was foggy and wet, and surprisingly cold. Lucy was all over the place, essentially swimming through the bushes -- and came out wet enough to give that metaphor teeth. We had mostly gone up to see the new magic carpet on Goldie, but we were disappointed to find that the Seymour announcement was in advance of reality. Which is a polite way of saying they aren't...
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