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2011-02-13 Sitting and thinking

Posted 02-13-2011 at 07:35 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I'm going up the mountain tomorrow with the wife, but I'm sitting here today thinking about snowboarding. Some random thoughts, in no particular order...

The inuit were said to have some huge number of words for snow. Don't know if there's any basis for that claim, but I can see the usefulness. Here's my coinages for types of snow that I've been experiencing:

- Pow: That's pretty standard. New, dry snow. Lousy for making snowballs but great for boarding in. Saw it once...
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2011-02-12 Wow what a crap day!

Posted 02-12-2011 at 06:19 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)
Updated 02-12-2011 at 08:01 PM by Donutz

This was a very disappointing day. It should have been fantastic! We're finally getting snow again after a long drought. It was snowing this morning when I got to the mountain, and it was snowing all morning. How can you go wrong? Yet somehow when the snow landed it turned into what I'm going to call "snowpoxy". Kind of like riding over patches of velcro. Little bumps that you'd normally barely notice would bring you to a complete stop. I've never before in my life had to pull out my back...
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Some stuff

Posted 02-11-2011 at 10:50 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Getting ready to go up tomorrow. It's snowing on the local mountains even as I speak, uh, type. They've got 17 cm on Seymour, with probably double that due overnight. Whoo-hoo, finally!

On a side note, I found the web page on the Seymour site that describes the current park features. Turns out my 20-footer is actually a 25-footer. Hm. I'll have to remember to be more scared tomorrow

May end up meeting some ppl from the forums tomorrow. Hope it's not too humbling....
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2011-02-07 More of the same

Posted 02-09-2011 at 10:07 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up Seymour on Monday. It was essentially a repeat of Saturday. Same blue sky (although clouds rolled in occasionally and it did try to snow), same snowcrete base, although maybe even harder than on Saturday. Except being a Monday, it was not busy. Thatís always good.

I spent pretty much the whole day working on the jump at the top of Northlands. I also hit the roller in the transition from Manning to Northlands, which turns out to be a pretty nice little practice jump for trying...
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2-5-2011 Shred for the Cup Big Air Event

Posted 02-06-2011 at 04:26 PM by Tachypsychia (The Snow Ninja)

Last night was the shred for the cup series' first event: Big Air. App Ski hosted it and I thought it took place between 4-7. Apparently that was preregistration and the event began at 7. I went around the slopes a few times, trying out the jumps and FS 180s. I am so much more comfortable landing a FS buttered pretzel going 270* and landing regular than an ollie to switch. I just dont feel rigth about it yet which means I need to practice more. I hit the jumps fine but the landing zones were pretty...
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