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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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Nov 30 2009
I didnít know they made fog that thickÖ
Went up the mountain Sunday morning. The fog was so thick (HOW THICK WAS IT??) that I couldn't see the ground from the chair. But I could hear the occasional skier or boarder down there saying "Where's the f***ing ski run?"

Eventually, the fog started to lift, but then it started to rain for real. Yee-freakin'-haw. Oh, well. Even a bad day of snowboarding is better than nothing.

Nov 21 2009...
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Oct 11, 2010
New stuff!
Got some new stuff for the new season (well, new to me anyway). I bought a slightly used Ride Havoc and some not-used NXT-ATs. The board came with Burton Mission bindings, which I've removed and boxed. Guess I'm going to have to get rid of the Salomon CForce bindings. 4 sets of bindings for 2 boards is a bit...
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2011 - Goals for next year - The first cut.

Posted 05-01-2011 at 11:49 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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Time to start organizing myself for next year. What, I'm not OCD or anything

First cut at goals for next 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...
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2011 Wrapup

Posted 04-24-2011 at 07:03 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

So, the season is over. Itís been a damned good one. Iíve improved more in this season than in both previous seasons combined. Of course, it was a good season weather-wise, and I already knew that when the snow is crap, I donít get ambitious with trying new things or aggressive riding. It was a long season, too: Nov 25th to Apr 24th. I also did 40 days this season, which is pretty good.

Iíve noticed that when Iím able to go boarding for several days in a row, I get more results...
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2011-04-24 And that's a wrap.

Posted 04-24-2011 at 05:07 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

That's it. Season's over.

Took the car up this morning. It was totally dead first thing. Started to get slightly busy about 11:30, but never anything that would cause impatience in the line. The snow was hardpack at opening but softened up pretty fast.

I did some butters, some ollies and nollies, and some side hits. Nothing ambitious. Just trying to enjoy the last day.

Funny thing about the ollies. I made a concerted effort to do a few on each run today,...
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