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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.
Mountain A Mountain day, in general
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Double Meh

Posted 03-07-2013 at 07:26 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I had taken today off because my wife was supposed to be going skiing with her school (grade 7 ski lessons). Unfortunately wife has had the flu so couldn't go, but I still had the day off...

Well, the first disappointment is that the Seymour park crew still hasn't rebuilt the beginner jump line. Just 3 pathetic rollers. They had plenty of time of course to rebuild the Young Guns jumps for yet another competition.

So that's it. I'm done with Seymour. They obviously don't...
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Pineapple Express

Posted 03-01-2013 at 03:06 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

We've had a warm front come in and dump buckets of rain starting late yesterday afternoon. Seymour is closed for the day due to weather. Not surprising considering the predicted rainfall. Fortunately I think we've gotten enough snow in the last 10 days or so that the rain will just pack it down and make a more solid base.
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Wow

Posted 02-25-2013 at 06:54 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-26-2013 at 05:05 PM by Donutz

We've gotten more than a meter of snow in the last 48 hours, and Seymour was closed yesterday due to a power transformer needing emergency repairs (something about a car hitting it). So barring rain, today was destined to be epic.

Apparently everyone else thought so too. I got to the mountain a little before opening to discover a lineup for the Mystery chair that would put a weekend start to shame. Talking to people on the chair, it turns out a lot of people took the day off or developed...
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Meh

Posted 02-17-2013 at 08:44 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, today had all the cards stacked against it. There's been virtually no snow for the last week; there was a competition scheduled for today in Young Guns; I was "under orders" to keep the day short due to home commitments; and I'm sore from moving a ton of navvy jack yesterday.

But, snowboarding is snowboarding. So up I went. I managed to get 2-3 runs in on the jump line. They've changed it a bit again, gotten rid of the bottom jump to put in some street-style rails...
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Family day weekend

Posted 02-11-2013 at 10:16 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-11-2013 at 10:23 AM by Donutz

It's the "Family Day" weekend, and Seymour has announced that they'll be giving 25% off lift tickets and some lessons on Monday. Based on that, I figured Sunday was the day to go. I don't know yet how bad Monday (today) will be, but Sunday was great. It was certainly busy, being a long weekend and good weather, but not quite as bad as it could have been. It was generally sunny, although fog kept rolling in and out all day. Snow was pretty good, groomed but still soft.

So...
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