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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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Ugly snow, but still...

Posted 02-14-2014 at 06:58 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-15-2014 at 01:11 PM by Donutz

It was a coin flip, but I decided to go up to Seymour again today. I've been having so much fun with Mushroom, I figured why not once more. Temps were above freezing, so it's not like Cypress was going to be running the guns or anything.

It had snowed a fair bit in the last 24 hours, but given the temps, it should be no surprise that the stuff was very wet and very slow. Made the jumps difficult as I just couldn't get the speed. Forcing the jump by trying to pop huge just results...
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Even better park day

Posted 02-13-2014 at 05:57 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-15-2014 at 01:09 PM by Donutz

There's been some new snow over the last 24 hours, so things were a little softer today. Also less wet, which is even better. I did one run down Mystery but the fog was so thick I simply couldn't see where I was going. So other than a couple of runs down Chucks, I spent the entire day in Mushroom. I decided to alternate my runs, so I was doing a jump run, a rail run, and a switch-practice run, then repeat. Kept it more interesting, and allowed me to spread out the wear and tear on different muscles....
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Best park day ever

Posted 02-12-2014 at 06:55 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went Seymour today. I wanted another chance at the Mushroom jumps, and the mountain didn't disappoint. There was some new snow, albeit pretty mushy stuff. But hey, a soft landing is a soft landing -- and very handy as it turned out . I took the time to scope out the entire park, and today there was a ride-on rail. Not sure if I just missed it last time or if it's been added since. Either way, it was exactly what I'd been asking for last season. Ride-on, low to the snow, not too steep. So...
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Ah, snow...

Posted 02-10-2014 at 04:55 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-10-2014 at 08:31 PM by Donutz

I got up sometime in the middle of the night last night and checked outside. Sure enough, snow on the ground! It had turned to rain and melted the snow by morning, but really I don't give a crap whether we get snow at city level. The important thing is that the mountains are getting snow.

I drove up to Seymour today. I guess I could have technically gone to Cypress as this isn't a weekend, but I wanted to see what they'd done with Mushroom. Answer: not a bunch. They put a second jump...
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Way, way better...

Posted 02-07-2014 at 09:35 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went to Cypress again today. I had installed the new Flow NX2-ATs on the Proto, so I was looking forward to trying out the new setup.

For some reason today, most of the snow guns were idle. Damn, it's not like they'd made so much snow that they could just sit back. But it occurred to me later that with the predicted upcoming snowfall, they might not feel the need to keep making it. Oh, did I forget to mention? Yeah, most of next week predicting heavy snow. Actually, it was snowing...
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