Coolorado March 22 -26th 2012
Wow! I don't even know what to call this mess... LOL
I know that the locals will say the snow sucked, but I am from Indiana. If my board slides on it, I am happy. With that said, the warm temps/soft snow condtions combined with my new Never Summer SL 158 allowed me to learn more and progress more this weekend than I have since hitting my shoulder and head on a rail several years ago.
The board gave me confidence to bomb down runs that I would have approached with caution on my old Premier (circa 2000ish)with my more confidence. In turn I found my self going faster with more control ever before. I took this new confidence over to A51 and started hitting kickers and again this board does it so much better that I found my self hitting stuff that I would not MAN UP for last year. I also rode some of the boxes? in Freidas incubator with succes which I never had an interest in even attempting on my old board.
To top off all the awesome riding, my wife took three days worth of lessons and can now make it down the beginner slopes at mountain house without falling and she is linking turns cautiously.
This is the first time I have ever hit the slopes in Colorado without a riding partner and I was able to do so much more. I hope next winter is a snowy season as we plan to have several trips.
I know none of this is as cool as some of the veterans on here, but at age 39 it's the little victories that count. Plus when we arrived home, the wife began looking for a board for our 3y.o daughter. ( She will be 3yr 9 months in Dec)
I realize that the snow was not perfect and most of the stuff I am thrilled with is everyday for most of you, but it cranked my stoke for winter up even more so I thought I would share it here!
Hope everyone has something kickass to do until the white stuff falls again!!