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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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2011-03-15 Night session

Posted 03-16-2011 at 01:26 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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2011-03-12 Insert foghorn sound here

Posted 03-12-2011 at 06:32 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

What a crap day. This is one of only a couple of days this season where I've just given up and gone home.

I got to the mountain at the usual time, and it was snowing which is always a good sign. Unfortunately it was all downhill from there, and not in a good way. For starters, a pea-soup fog that was pretty much everywhere. Second, the snow was really ice pellets -- basically soft small hail. And third, Seymour park crew have been setting up for yet another stupid Monster Park competition...
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2011-03-06 Jump day!

Posted 03-07-2011 at 12:17 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Yesterday (Sunday) was one of my longest days on the mountain. I took the bus in the morning, so I got there a little bit after 8:30 opening. My family came up in the late afternoon for some evening skiing, and we left about 7:30. So an 11-hour day. Pretty tired.

It was an odd day weather-wise. It was sunny and clear first thing in the morning, but started snowing like crazy around 10am. It then cleared up again about noon, then started snowing again in the afternoon -- but this time...
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2011-03-04 Friday night

Posted 03-05-2011 at 08:24 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I went up for a night session of boarding last night. Brought up my daughter and her friend. It was snowing like stink the whole time, which is just great of course. It wasn't a great night for learning stuff, although I had a couple of highlights. First, a couple of times I just spontaneously went into a butter spin, and didn't bite it. I can still only do frontside tailspins, but I think it's time to start practicing backside at minimum.

Second thing is that I started doing 180s...
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2011-02-28 What the hell?

Posted 02-28-2011 at 11:25 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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I wish I hadn't already used the "best of times, worst of times" title, because today would have been a natural for it.

First, Mystery chair was broken today, so everyone was on Chucks or the bunny slope. Only good thing about that is there weren't too many people overall, it being a weekday. Don't know how long the chair will be down. If it's still bust by the weekend, you can forget the mountain.

Somehow this doesn't surprise me though. I've commented in...
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