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2011-04-04 Major dump on Seymour

Posted 04-04-2011 at 09:39 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

"Season's winding down". Hah! Yesterday I said that, and today we got over a half-meter of snow on Seymour. Took everyone by surprise, too. The weather web pages were predicting a couple of cm over the course of the day. Uh huh.

One bit of bad news. Seymour has set their "end of season" hours, and they aren't great. Weekdays are 11am-8pm. Bleah. Weekends are 9am-5pm. Not much better.

Anyway, great day on the mountain. I buried my tip a number of...
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2011-04-03 Switch riding day

Posted 04-04-2011 at 12:21 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Today on Seymour, the theme was fog. Not the worst day ever, but bad enough. Having been through this a few times, I didn't even try to get creative with the upper runs. I tried the jump on Northlands once, just to remind myself how much I don't like jumping when I can't see the landing.

So, the rest of the day was spent on Chucks, practicing switch riding. And I spent a lot of time practicing switching direction as well. I've started practicing the technique from the vimeo vid where...
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2011-03-27 Manning, not so great

Posted 03-28-2011 at 11:53 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I don't know what happened really. We went to Manning Park on Sunday. Actually left early enough to get there at opening. It was a beautiful day, nice blue sky, warm air. Hardly anyone there, so no lineups. Should have been great. But it hadn't snowed in quite a few days and the snow was snowcrete. The terrain park was closed for most of the day, and anyway it's jumps only (no hardware).

And for whatever reason, I just couldn't get motivated. Nothing seemed to capture my interest....
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2011-03-20 Fantastic!

Posted 03-21-2011 at 10:03 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 03-22-2011 at 12:22 AM by Donutz

Sunday was one of the best days this season. Totally unexpected, since this weekend starts spring break, and I expected it to be a madhouse. I guess everyone else did too and stayed away, because it was actually fairly dead for a weekend.

Anyway, it was a blue sky day, totally excellent visibility, warm (just above freezing), new snow from the day before that had been groomed but was still soft, lots of ungroomed snow still on the sides. And the park crew had finally finished their...
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burton clash 2011

Posted 03-17-2011 at 12:52 AM by xxjuan14xx

anyone wonna buy a burton clash 2011?? perfect conditions
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