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04-15-2013 10:48 PM
bamfb2
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Upper body fitness is a problem, and its probably why i never got into it growing up (lived near the beach). I am a demon body surfer though, so I sort of know the timing. But if this shoulder doesnt heel i will be paddling in circles instead of catching waves!

I wish they had an indoor ski slope/board slope here. Or even better - one of those summer boarding places with ramps and foam pits.

I actually want to start one of those as a business. I could crush it in my area. Just got to work out how much capital it would take. I imagine getting some group like Woodward to come in and build something would be pricey.

And surfing with any kind of shoulder injury is no bueno.
04-15-2013 10:19 PM
tokyo_dom Upper body fitness is a problem, and its probably why i never got into it growing up (lived near the beach). I am a demon body surfer though, so I sort of know the timing. But if this shoulder doesnt heel i will be paddling in circles instead of catching waves!

My experience with surfing - when i could actually stand up - is that it is like riding deep powder. Wakeboarding/skating lets me continue the park practice, though with skating i risk doing my ankles which could stop me boarding too...

I wish they had an indoor ski slope/board slope here. Or even better - one of those summer boarding places with ramps and foam pits.
04-15-2013 09:51 PM
pdxrealtor
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Nope. YOu'll probably spend most of the summer trying to paddle properly, both fitness wise and in judging when and where to go for waves. And yelling at the ocean for letting waves continuously pummel you as you try to get out the back.

The standing up and riding isn't all THAT hard. Its' the stuff that leads up to it that's hard to get dialed.
I've surfed a handful of times. I always spent all day trying to catch that wave. On the few I've managed to catch I've stood up half the time, only to end in disaster. lol.... it's fun though, and tiring. Wish we had warm ocean water here in Oregon.

I'm not putting on a wet suit for our ocean waters. A lot of people do though.
04-15-2013 09:20 PM
bamfb2
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I really want to get into wakeboarding this summer, but the only place i know of here in Tokyo is in Tokyo bay, which is not the cleanest water around. In fact its downright putrid. Will try to do some surfing instead, but i am not so good at it, and will probably spend most of the summer just trying to stand up. Hence the plan to make a 20yr comeback to skateboarding
Nope. YOu'll probably spend most of the summer trying to paddle properly, both fitness wise and in judging when and where to go for waves. And yelling at the ocean for letting waves continuously pummel you as you try to get out the back.

The standing up and riding isn't all THAT hard. Its' the stuff that leads up to it that's hard to get dialed.
04-15-2013 08:53 PM
tokyo_dom
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None of my friends could make it, and even my wife said "i'm done with the season" so it was a loner trip, but damnit, look who's laughing now:
95% of my trips are solo. And I love it.


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Felt like i achieved more in this last day than i did in the 11-12 days i boarded this season, and it was an epic way to end my winter.
The last month of the season is when I always progress the most. Soft snow opens up my balls. That and I'm not afraid of hurting anything and missing a ton of days. Getting hurt early in the season is a major buzz kill.

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Look forward to trying a bit of surfing, wakeboarding and skating this summer, before hitting the slopes again later this year!
Surfing is my numero uno. I think both sports compliment each other quite well.
Thanks, yeah this was my first ever solo trip. Also the first time i have ever boarded with music. In fact i didnt talk to anyone the whole day (black helmet/fishbowls/black pleather airhole facemask might be a bit intimidating). Will definitely be scheduling a few more of these in next year. No waiting, no compromising on what runs to take. Only thing is it made me want an action cam so my friends dont say "bullshit" when i tell them about some trick i pulled off

And you are right, it was the "Who cares, i can recover in summer" that pushed me harder. My left shoulder (I ride goofy) is in quite a bit of pain, has been for a few weeks now, and every time i land a sketchy jump or bail i seem to make it worse. A few of the jumps i did aggravated it, but i just thought "I'll see the doctor tomorrow" and pushed through it. Havent been yet, but will soon.
Oh and the impact shorts/spine protector gave me a nice false sense of security, even when my big floaty 360s stopped rotating around the point where my back was facing the landing zone

I really want to get into wakeboarding this summer, but the only place i know of here in Tokyo is in Tokyo bay, which is not the cleanest water around. In fact its downright putrid. Will try to do some surfing instead, but i am not so good at it, and will probably spend most of the summer just trying to stand up. Hence the plan to make a 20yr comeback to skateboarding
04-15-2013 11:43 AM
bamfb2
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None of my friends could make it, and even my wife said "i'm done with the season" so it was a loner trip, but damnit, look who's laughing now:
95% of my trips are solo. And I love it.

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Originally Posted by tokyo_dom View Post
Felt like i achieved more in this last day than i did in the 11-12 days i boarded this season, and it was an epic way to end my winter.
The last month of the season is when I always progress the most. Soft snow opens up my balls. That and I'm not afraid of hurting anything and missing a ton of days. Getting hurt early in the season is a major buzz kill.

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Originally Posted by tokyo_dom View Post
Look forward to trying a bit of surfing, wakeboarding and skating this summer, before hitting the slopes again later this year!
Surfing is my numero uno. I think both sports compliment each other quite well.
04-15-2013 12:59 AM
CassMT Nice!

Post-season can be so great, i did a full day of hiking and riding today, we have gone back to winter here, cold blower pow and more to come all week!...I'll do a trip report thread ASAP
04-15-2013 12:32 AM
tokyo_dom After a *very* disappointing 'last day' (http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...tml#post899514), I had resigned to the fact that this would be my last memory of the winter. But then on Wednesday, Kagura (in Yuzawa, Niigata) announced they were still getting fresh snow, so i made a snap decision to head out for one more try. None of my friends could make it, and even my wife said "i'm done with the season" so it was a loner trip, but damnit, look who's laughing now:






Not exactly waist deep, but a good 30-40cm of powder cover in the back country (if you could call it that. It was a 200m walk further up the hill from the lift and ran parallel to one of the runs), and of course it was a bluebird day to top it all off.


As awesome as that run was, i spent the rest of the day in the park, where i finally managed to get down some big floaty 3's (just jump bigger - dont know why i didnt think of it earlier), and finally manned up and started trying rails/boxes (stomped fs/bs boardslides, 50-50s and bs railslides). Felt like i achieved more in this last day than i did in the 11-12 days i boarded this season, and it was an epic way to end my winter.

Look forward to trying a bit of surfing, wakeboarding and skating this summer, before hitting the slopes again later this year!
04-08-2013 10:07 AM
bamfb2 Man, I live in New England, and I have had only two days of spring riding so far. I went to Killington (bagged on Stowe) on Saturday, and it was like mid Feb conditions. Cold as hell and (unfortunately not all that fun). Didn't even soften up on most of the mountain. They've got damn near full coverage in the trees and it's April 8th. Crazy spring so far.
04-07-2013 11:23 PM
509-pow
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april 7 to 9 is closing day no matter the conditions, the griz start coming out of their dens, and the mountain is prime habitat, they had to close Hellroaring Basin on the backside last week for the bears

fuknsux though cuz it dumping out there right now, winter storm watch for the next 48hrs, dammmmmit
O I see. I was gonna say, isn't it snowing up there haha. Already looking forward to next year. Ill be up there next year for a week with some people, can't wait.
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