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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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2011-02-12 Wow what a crap day!

Posted 02-12-2011 at 06:19 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-12-2011 at 08:01 PM by Donutz

This was a very disappointing day. It should have been fantastic! We're finally getting snow again after a long drought. It was snowing this morning when I got to the mountain, and it was snowing all morning. How can you go wrong? Yet somehow when the snow landed it turned into what I'm going to call "snowpoxy". Kind of like riding over patches of velcro. Little bumps that you'd normally barely notice would bring you to a complete stop. I've never before in my life had to pull out my back...
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Some stuff

Posted 02-11-2011 at 10:50 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Getting ready to go up tomorrow. It's snowing on the local mountains even as I speak, uh, type. They've got 17 cm on Seymour, with probably double that due overnight. Whoo-hoo, finally!

On a side note, I found the web page on the Seymour site that describes the current park features. Turns out my 20-footer is actually a 25-footer. Hm. I'll have to remember to be more scared tomorrow

May end up meeting some ppl from the forums tomorrow. Hope it's not too humbling....
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2011-02-07 More of the same

Posted 02-09-2011 at 10:07 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up Seymour on Monday. It was essentially a repeat of Saturday. Same blue sky (although clouds rolled in occasionally and it did try to snow), same snowcrete base, although maybe even harder than on Saturday. Except being a Monday, it was not busy. Thatís always good.

I spent pretty much the whole day working on the jump at the top of Northlands. I also hit the roller in the transition from Manning to Northlands, which turns out to be a pretty nice little practice jump for trying...
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2011-02-05 was a great day

Posted 02-06-2011 at 12:44 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-06-2011 at 12:54 PM by Donutz

This was a great day, but also a very odd day. To start with, I took transit again to get to the mountain. This time I made it all the way to Parkgate before things tanked. The mountain shuttle was supposed to pick us up at 8:35. By 8:55, I phoned customer service to find out wtf. Turns out they'd rerouted the bus to Lonsdale to pick up employees early, probably because of the competitions.

And this weekend is a busy one for competitions. Two days of downhill and freestyle. Interestingly,...
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2011-01-30 Sunny days

Posted 01-31-2011 at 10:40 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went snowboarding on Sunday. Decided to take it easy because of the recent stomach flu, so I had no intention of trying anything new or particularly challenging.

The first surprise I got was when i arrived, at 8:20. The parking lot was packed! Turns out the Nancy Greene ski competition was on that day, as well as "Family Day" on Seymour. Oy! The only upside is that most of the occupants of those cars were not skiers or boarders, and most of the rest were competing on the...
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