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2011-09-17 Up the mountain again

Posted 09-18-2011 at 11:52 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

We went up Seymour yesterday - myself, wife, and Lucy the black tornado. Or as I'm starting to think of her, Basement Dog.

It was foggy and wet, and surprisingly cold. Lucy was all over the place, essentially swimming through the bushes -- and came out wet enough to give that metaphor teeth. We had mostly gone up to see the new magic carpet on Goldie, but we were disappointed to find that the Seymour announcement was in advance of reality. Which is a polite way of saying they aren't...
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2011-09-13 Checking in

Posted 09-13-2011 at 02:59 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

As of today, it's 79 days until snowboarding season. Figure I should check in with a status report.

It's coming along, and I'm having fun. As I said to slyder though, slow and steady keeps donutz in one piece. I've been practicing doing stationary kick-turns, trying to get dependable 180's. I can do them sometimes. It's just a balance thing. More practice required. I'm also pushing myself around reasonably well. My biggest issue there is that I sometimes move...
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2011-09-03 Very very beginning skateboarding

Posted 09-04-2011 at 03:01 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Started today. I found my snowboarding helmet and removed the snowboarding-related stuff like the ear covers and the goggle-strap hook on the back. I should get a proper summer helmet when I get a chance. Also some gloves and maybe knee pads.

Anyway, first time on the board was in my garage. The floor's nice and flat, controlled environment, and no audience . The first thing I ran into is my skating has to be different. I skate by pushing on my heel edge in snowboarding,...
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2011-09-02 My death?

Posted 09-03-2011 at 11:24 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 09-04-2011 at 02:52 PM by Donutz

Bought a skateboard. Damn, I'm a pathetic addicted SOB. Hopefully this will give me my fix until the season starts. The balance beam is helping my balance and all, and well worth doing, but it's not inspiring.
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where to work in Canada

Posted 08-29-2011 at 06:29 AM by holds_87

24 y.o. aussie wanting any pointers/tips on where i should work a season in canada for 2012/13.

Open to any suggestions, intermediate both in the park and on mountain skiing and boarding.

Kicking Horse, Revelstoke, Castle Mountain and whistler are mountains on my shortlist.

Any info would be greatly appreciated i.e. what the average conditions are throughout the season, accomodation etc.

i love powder however very limited time on pow...
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