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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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2012-02-18 Woo hoo++

Posted 02-19-2012 at 10:16 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

It hadn't stopped snowing since the last report, so by Saturday morning there was more than a foot of new, and still pounding down. This turned out to have a dark side, as A) they closed the Pit because they couldn't keep up with the grooming, and B) once the runs got tracked out they were really bumpy.

I had a real problem with my goggles because of the constant snow. The yellow lens really has finally given out. I met grafta at the top of Mystery and did a run with him -- more or...
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2012-02-17 Woo hoo!

Posted 02-18-2012 at 01:22 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up twice today. Once in the morning with wife for a couple of hours. That was OK, it was snowing above the parking lot and there was a lot of new that had been groomed down. I didn't have a lot of time to roam the mountain. I did manage to fall off the flat-down box once. Hit the box, it was dry and I was standing too tall, the board dragged and I dumped. But it doesn't hurt! That's what I keep coming out with -- the bails aren't the season-enders that I seem to imagine they will be. God I'm...
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2012-02-12 Improving

Posted 02-13-2012 at 02:21 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up yesterday (Sunday) on my own, as wife is still feeling like crap. The freezing level was obviously right at resort level as the precip kept shifting between rain and snow. Oh, and fog like pea soup too. I was very alarmed though to see how badly the recent warm temps and rain had eroded the snow base. There were bare patches on Chuck's, the Towerline saplings were all almost completely bare, and rocks showing through the bowl at the bottom of Velvet Gully. To make matters worse, the crew...
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2012-01-28 Last night

Posted 01-29-2012 at 11:17 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Family night riding last night (Saturday night). It was raining, and the forecast wasn't any better for today. Not interested in riding in those conditions, especially on a weekend when it's crowded as hell, so I'm staying home today to ice my butt and my knee and relax. Tomorrow, back to work.

So, last night I was doing some tail manuals down Goldie and started to realize that I've been lifting the nose nowhere near what I could be. OK, so more practice. Just a matter of more...
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2012-01-27 Second-best day

Posted 01-28-2012 at 09:37 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

OK, Friday wasn't quite as sunny as Thursday, it didn't have quite as much snow, there was a little bit of fog, and so on. Still, it was a damned fine day. Continued to work on the Mushroom park features, continued to work on my 180s off that side hit on Chuck's, and continued to work the rollers in Mushroom. I still can't quite get 180s off the rollers, but that's just me being reluctant to commit. I've started the smallest bit of shifties on the flat box, and I'm probably just about ready to go...
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