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More of the same

Posted 01-15-2013 at 08:19 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today was like yesterday, only less so. Less fog, less cold, less hard. All good news

Today's menu consisted of more of the same. Spent almost the entire day on Chuck's and Mushroom, practicing. Gotta say, practice is a great invention.

Butters: frontside tail butters, nailed. Actually doing them better than I was last year. Time to start the backsides.

180s: pretty much where I was last year. Cab 180s, not quite yet. Still pretty shakey. I'm aiming...
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Kind of an odd day

Posted 01-14-2013 at 09:34 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I woke up this morning to SNOW in my back yard, with more coming down. This was totally unexpected, as even as late as yesterday there was no mention of this. Alas, when I got to the mountain I discovered that we were getting far more snow in the city than on the mountain. Argh! On the plus side, the temps have come up since the other day to the point where the snow is snow again (at least the first inch or two) instead of concrete. Not saying it was great, just an improvement.

Nevertheless,...
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Hard days

Posted 01-12-2013 at 10:05 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today was a beautiful blue-sky day. Unfortunately it was a COLD day, with no recent snow. This meant that the snow was hard as rock. Definitely not the day for trying anything, and I mean ANYTHING. Even trying the tree run through Pete's almost got me killed.

After a couple of runs I started to wonder if part of my problem might be dull edges. After all, I've never had the Heritage sharpened. So I took it to the Seymour shop, and $20 and 15 minutes later I had new edges. I wouldn't...
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Bad start, good day.

Posted 01-06-2013 at 10:05 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I got up to Seymour today before opening. It wasn't an auspicious start. The fog was as thick as I've ever seen it. And by which I mean I actually could hardly make out the snow under my feet, let alone anything that was coming at me. In addition, there was a thin layer of new snow over top of refrozen lunar landscape. However, it was snowing, and it kept snowing, and by 11am the fog lifted. Made for a much better time.

I discovered (or confirmed) a couple of issues with my snowboarding...
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That's much better

Posted 01-01-2013 at 06:12 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

New years day today, and I managed to get up the mountain for opening time. Surprisingly uncrowded, and I was able to get my favorite parking spot. It was totally blue sky this morning, and cold. The snow was pretty crisp, and I wouldn't want to pratfall on it, but it wasn't snowcrete.

I got a very pleasant surprise on Lodge. The park crew added a couple of jumps in the Young Guns area, just the right size for beginners. Actually just slightly larger than what I'd consider comfortable,...
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