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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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OK, it's getting a little better

Posted 02-05-2014 at 06:57 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went to Cypress again today. With the weather being so cold generally, Cypress has been running their snowguns for a couple of days. And it is making a difference! There was actual ersatz snow on the runs instead of ersatz crushed ice scrapings. MUCH more better! Seriously, man-made isn't as good as the natural stuff, but it's way better than the alternatives we've been stuck with for most of this season.

So I spent most of the morning going down the greens and blues, practicing...
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This isn't getting better

Posted 02-01-2014 at 05:48 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-02-2014 at 10:31 AM by Donutz

Meaning the snow, of course. Seymour had about 14cm of new snow late this week, and the only real result that I could see is that the sticks and stones are buried a bit better. Sure as hell there wasn't anything you could carve in.

I took up both boards today -- the Heritage and the new Proto. I wanted to have the Heritage there in case things went bad with the Proto, and to be honest I almost did the swap early on. It really wasn't an auspicious start, but I eventually realized that...
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Second Day

Posted 01-26-2014 at 04:48 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today was a Cypress day. I kind of decided last minute that I would go to Cypress today instead of Seymour, mainly because the snowmaking has given Cypress a better base. I also thought it would be a good opportunity to get the February shuttle bus pass so I can get to Cypress during my two weeks off. A monthly shuttle pass costs $67 with taxes, after the discount for having a season's pass. That's basically three and a bit rides to break even, and I'm planning on trying for 9 or 10 days during...
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First Day

Posted 01-19-2014 at 05:03 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 01-19-2014 at 06:26 PM by Donutz

Finally, finally, finally. Up the mountain for snowboarding today. My season is now underway. It's a month and a half to two months late, depending on how I count it, so I think this season will probably replace last season as the one I whine about constantly. Oh well. Even bad snowboarding is better than no snowboarding.

The day started off a little rushed. I hadn't had time to do any prep last night, so I had to do all the running around and gathering stuff this morning before leaving....
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And we have liftoff!

Posted 01-12-2014 at 08:04 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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Today Seymour opened up Lodge Chair! I went up to get my season's pass made -- I 've given up on trying to herd the various cats that make up our family to all get up there at once. As of now, everyone's on their own. I've signed the waivers so the girls can get them any time, but I'm not going to try to kick them into play any more.

Anyway, Lodge Chair was open, it was snowing furiously, and it was PACKED! The parking lot was full, except for the one spot that I managed...
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