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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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A new jump line!

Posted 02-03-2013 at 08:10 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Yeah, that's right. That's what I'm saying! I got up to Seymour this morning and after the standard two runs down from Mystery, I decided to check if there's anything new to be seen. I did a run first through Mushroom, and discovered that they've build up the rollers and added a hip jump. OK, but not riveting. They've built up the rollers in the beginner park line as well, and cleaned up the table-top/hip-jump track. No change on the two boxes and the rail, though.

On my second run,...
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One Fine Day

Posted 01-28-2013 at 12:10 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today is the last day of vacation. It's been a pretty good two weeks, but I've noticed that I'm a bit sore in places. Discovered a real beauty of a bruise on my right tricep, and I still don't know how I managed that. My piriformis was acting up a bit this morning, and my knees are letting me know they're there. Hmmph. Crybabies. Snowboarding time.

Anyway, it was foggy and lightly snowing this morning when I got to the mountain. Over the course of the day the fog got lighter and the...
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All over the mountain

Posted 01-25-2013 at 11:33 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today was Seymour day with poutanen. Sure could have picked a better snow day -- it snowed the last couple of days, but the temps have been fluctuating and today we had a thin crust over really wet heavy poo. Made for some weird riding. My normal riding technique would just bury the nose edge-in all the time. Poutanen told me to go more tail-heavy, but I just couldn't! Too much indoctrination.

Anyway, we hit most of the runs on the mountain at least once, then concentrated...
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Meh

Posted 01-24-2013 at 11:10 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went to Seymour today. It's nice to have new snow, finally. We also had fog first thing in the morning, so thick that I couldn't see the lift chair ahead of me. Fortunately it cleared up mid-morning. Also snowed all morning, so hopefully it'll build up for tomorrow.

I didn't have a long or hard day today, just cruised around and tried different things. I did the steep off compressor a couple of times -- you know the snow's good when you can do that one without just sliding all the...
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Best. Day. Ever.

Posted 01-24-2013 at 12:53 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Probably overusing that title, but I may have to retire it now. I went up to Cypress today with poutanen, timmytard, and kung-pow. It was wet snow verging on rain at the beginning of the day, but changed to proper snow and stayed like that (and kept snowing) all day. Just the same, by the end of the day I was soaked through and through -- gloves, jacket, pants, even the inside of my helmet.

TT knows Cypress quite well, so right away I was getting a better experience than my...
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