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16/17 Wrap... 17/18 Goals

Keeping up the tradition! @neni @mystery2many
If you posted in last years thread http://www.snowboardingforum.com/sno...son-goals.html

16/17 Wrap...
Everything I wanted it to be! More and less.
Wanted 50 days and got just over 30. 11 in 'real' terrain so that's a plus. Not going to blame it on the rain, but it sure didn't help. Still not giving myself any quarter on this one...
Progression definitely happened though. Things I was planning to work on, and other stuff.
Learnt to ride glades, learnt I really like riding glades, got to ride some of the best!
Experiences? BIG checkmark for sure. All time!

17/18 Goals
1) Budget, plan, and network (better). Setting the goal at a week-long somewhere good per month (or better). Local days in between. Share more all time good times with new friends and old!
2) Yoga. Flexibility. Strength. Off season conditioning.
3) Progress all technical aspects of my riding. Target comfort with airs/ landings and associated trickery. Take these out and about on the mountain.
4) Have fun!
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This year I rode a bunch of powder.

Next year I want to ride more.

Seasons not done yet though....
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16/17 Wrap:
Went snowboarding for the first time. Got to go a total of two times. Once in Wisconsin where I fell a lot. Once in Vermont/Boston where I fell a little less.
Bought myself a Lago Double Barrel, Burton Ruler Wides, Rome Katana bindings, Smith IO7 goggles, and Smith Variance helmet.

17/18 goals:
Snowboard at least 10 times.
Learn how to properly turn and link turns and not just bomb straight down the mountain
Don't break any bones
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16/17 review
Rode for a week each at two of the remaining four North American resorts on my bucket list - Jackson Hole and Mammoth Mountain.
Got in about 30 days of riding (weekend warrior here).
Taught 7 lessons with my snow club.
Served as member of my snow club's charters committee for second year in a row.

17/18 plans
Possibly take CASI Level 3 instructor course and work toward exams.
Serve on snow club's Board of Directors as Director of Charters. Election night is this Thursday - fingers crossed!
Get in my usual allotment of weekend warrior days riding here in Ontario and fulfill snowboard teaching obligation with the snow club.
Do at least one charter trip out west.
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Man, why didn't I participate in last years thread! Ticked off so many goals.

So, for next (2 ) seasons 2017/18

- Make it to a full 24 months of consecutive in bounds snowboarding. Currently on 11. June 2016 - May 2018 is the goal.

- Ride technical terrain switch, and make it look good. I can ride most terrain switch now, but there's a lot more skidding and hesitation than I'd like when it gets bumpy, tight or steep. Reaction/instinct just isn't there yet. Switch euro carves would be nice too.

- Confidence on drops. Pretty much every crash I've had this season was from landing too backseat.

- Backside 3's. I'm comfortable with both regular and switch Front 3's, but something about spinning off my toe edge doesn't agree with me. Same for backside nose/tail rolls etc, they look awkward as hell right now.

- Front 5's without reverting.

- Frontside boardslides more confidently. I want to be able to switch from a front board to back board or vise versa on a long basic box or rail. Probably least important goal because if I fuck it up, it hurts the most...

- Tamedogs! Still got a month of slush so I might manage to tick this one off.

- Ride more Canadian resorts. Revelstoke, Kicking Horse, and Fernie are priorities. This will be tough because I'm ultimately saving up to live 3 months out of a Van and see as much of Canada and the USA as I can through July-Oct next year.
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Working full time and starting grad school full time my goal was 25 days and better slashes/face shots .

I'm at 33 days so far, with more to come . The endless winter we've had this season gave me the opportunity to hit that face shot/slash goal. I get better every season; I can't wait to see what next season holds while still killing this one !!

My goal I think is to send it when hitting drops without slowing down so much and popping out instead of just dropping down. Try to go another 25 days next season before I'm stuck doing internship/practicum the following season.

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Ride pow. Not get wrecked.

I may have said that before......
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No goals. I'm at the point where it's gotten easier to decide on the fly rather than pre-plan. Also finding myself pulled more towards multiday backcountry touring and doing less resort riding, so might see where that leads.

Whatever I do next season just hope there'll be lots of powder.
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Rode with chomps, neni, mr neni, varza and fire rose; finally got off my little hill and did stevens and crystal; comfortably hitting 50+ mph groomer blasting; schooled by neni about proper carving; having fun and idk 25 days.

Moar fun, get some hiking in…still got a couple of months to get it.
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- Learned to snowboard late in the season
- Bought first complete setup soon thereafter
- Rode 5 days total over 3 mountains


- Ride 20+ days
- Learn to wax my board
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