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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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2011-10-28 Snow Show

Posted 10-28-2011 at 11:27 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went to the Vancouver Snow Show tonight. Bought a pair of Rome 390's for cheap.

It's still snowing on the mountain, mixed with rain. Waiting for it to start sticking.
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2011-10-26 First Snow!

Posted 10-27-2011 at 09:21 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

It finally snowed on Seymour! And interestingly, on the same date as last year -- October 26. As I went to work this morning (on the 27th), the mountains were all white about halfway down. It was gone by this afternoon of course, but that's to be expected for the first fall. Snow-forecast.com is looking pretty good -- freezing level is bouncing around but staying below 2000m.

So, the sweet spot is the last week of October.
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2011-10-23 Finally got a Contour!

Posted 10-23-2011 at 08:07 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Bought a Contour Roam today. It's the bottom-end contour, but for the price I couldn't walk away. Future shop had one on the shelf for $229, but Launch Helmetcams in North Van was selling them for $199 including an 8GB memcard. Future shop matched. Plus I had a $60 gift certificate that I'd never used, so $160 net after taxes.

We'll see if I use it a lot of if it turns out to be a novelty item that I get tired of. If the former, I'll maybe look at a Contour GPS for the next round....
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2011 Goals - update

Posted 10-22-2011 at 11:32 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 10-19-2011 at 12:38 AM 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.

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