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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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2011-04-04 Major dump on Seymour

Posted 04-04-2011 at 08:39 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

"Season's winding down". Hah! Yesterday I said that, and today we got over a half-meter of snow on Seymour. Took everyone by surprise, too. The weather web pages were predicting a couple of cm over the course of the day. Uh huh.

One bit of bad news. Seymour has set their "end of season" hours, and they aren't great. Weekdays are 11am-8pm. Bleah. Weekends are 9am-5pm. Not much better.

Anyway, great day on the mountain. I buried my tip a number of...
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2011-04-03 Switch riding day

Posted 04-03-2011 at 11:21 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today on Seymour, the theme was fog. Not the worst day ever, but bad enough. Having been through this a few times, I didn't even try to get creative with the upper runs. I tried the jump on Northlands once, just to remind myself how much I don't like jumping when I can't see the landing.

So, the rest of the day was spent on Chucks, practicing switch riding. And I spent a lot of time practicing switching direction as well. I've started practicing the technique from the vimeo vid where...
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2011-03-27 Manning, not so great

Posted 03-28-2011 at 10:53 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I don't know what happened really. We went to Manning Park on Sunday. Actually left early enough to get there at opening. It was a beautiful day, nice blue sky, warm air. Hardly anyone there, so no lineups. Should have been great. But it hadn't snowed in quite a few days and the snow was snowcrete. The terrain park was closed for most of the day, and anyway it's jumps only (no hardware).

And for whatever reason, I just couldn't get motivated. Nothing seemed to capture my interest....
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2011-03-20 Fantastic!

Posted 03-21-2011 at 09:03 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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Sunday was one of the best days this season. Totally unexpected, since this weekend starts spring break, and I expected it to be a madhouse. I guess everyone else did too and stayed away, because it was actually fairly dead for a weekend.

Anyway, it was a blue sky day, totally excellent visibility, warm (just above freezing), new snow from the day before that had been groomed but was still soft, lots of ungroomed snow still on the sides. And the park crew had finally finished their...
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2011-03-15 Night session

Posted 03-16-2011 at 12:26 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went up last evening for a bit of night riding. Was originally supposed to be the family coming up, but that's just not working out this year. It was snowing down to parking-lot level, then turning to rain below that. Because of this, Mushroom and Chuck's were basically unusable. Too bad, because they'd rebuilt the jump at the bottom of Mushroom, but the snow was snowpoxy so there's no way I could get enough speed for a good jump.

Instead, I spent the evening on the Mystery Chair....
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