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Old 01-09-2014, 11:10 AM   #4571 (permalink)
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Which trees were you in? I took Leo in a couple of glades the weekend he was there. You gotta be on point in the Highlands glades, they're very narrow and unforgiving.
Stupid trees, they always win.
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Tight n steep ones, L side of Amy! Too tight for me. Wouldn't have been bad if it was fresh and I could pick my own lines. Following and other peoples Iced over troughs really sucks!

Just glad I didn't get hurt Any worse Then a Sore west
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Just drove over to Hawk Island to eat my lunch and check out the terrain park. Three guys there working away and by the looks of it they have the park largely ready to go. It looks like they also groomed that southwest slope too, but there aren't features on it at this point. I wonder if they're planning on doing something with that?
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Just drove over to Hawk Island to eat my lunch and check out the terrain park. Three guys there working away and by the looks of it they have the park largely ready to go. It looks like they also groomed that southwest slope too, but there aren't features on it at this point. I wonder if they're planning on doing something with that?
The south west, is that the tubing side or is that the super steep drop?
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The south west, is that the tubing side or is that the super steep drop?
Neither. It's the slope directly between the jump line and the steep drop; facing the pond and pavilion.
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Tight n steep ones, L side of Amy! Too tight for me. Wouldn't have been bad if it was fresh and I could pick my own lines. Following and other peoples Iced over troughs really sucks!

Just glad I didn't get hurt Any worse Then a Sore west
Those troughs help you pick up some speed in the trees too, yikes
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Just drove over to Hawk Island to eat my lunch and check out the terrain park. Three guys there working away and by the looks of it they have the park largely ready to go. It looks like they also groomed that southwest slope too, but there aren't features on it at this point. I wonder if they're planning on doing something with that?
I think they're opening tomorrow.

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Those troughs help you pick up some speed in the trees too, yikes
EXACTLY!!! That was the trouble entirely. The steep troughs were too tight for me and, BLAMMO! Lol.
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I suppose this is a good time to finally post my near death experience from riding with Leo;

We were riding Amy's run, the right side was a lot of pow but it was getting chopped up over the course of the weekend. It was late in the day after hours of riding. So Leo and I are on that right side and we're weaving in and out of the lift towers and each other messing around.

I turn on the gas and pass him by, charging through the chunky. Something caught me off guard and my legs being tired were too stiff and I got thrown.

I'm airborn, flying backwards in slow motion, my board base pointed at the sky in an eerily familiar scene. I clear the berm that separates the run from the trees on the right side and I know that I'm going to hit *something* but I have no choice but to await my fate, blind to whatever I'm flying backwards towards.

*POOF*

I land on my back in knee high powder, snow flying up around me and I can't help but laugh. I landed on some brush but nothing major. I glance over my left shoulder and 5 feet further is a stump a little wider than a paint bucket that would have ended my day/season/life.

Scared Leo half to death, he saw the whole thing.

At the lift line he brushed "dirt" off my back. Later that night he told me he was actually checking for impalements that I may not have felt. hahaha
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I suppose this is a good time to finally post my near death experience from riding with Leo;

We were riding Amy's run, the right side was a lot of pow but it was getting chopped up over the course of the weekend. It was late in the day after hours of riding. So Leo and I are on that right side and we're weaving in and out of the lift towers and each other messing around.

I turn on the gas and pass him by, charging through the chunky. Something caught me off guard and my legs being tired were too stiff and I got thrown.

I'm airborn, flying backwards in slow motion, my board base pointed at the sky in an eerily familiar scene. I clear the berm that separates the run from the trees on the right side and I know that I'm going to hit *something* but I have no choice but to await my fate, blind to whatever I'm flying backwards towards.

*POOF*

I land on my back in knee high powder, snow flying up around me and I can't help but laugh. I landed on some brush but nothing major. I glance over my left shoulder and 5 feet further is a stump a little wider than a paint bucket that would have ended my day/season/life.

Scared Leo half to death, he saw the whole thing.

At the lift line he brushed "dirt" off my back. Later that night he told me he was actually checking for impalements that I may not have felt. hahaha
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