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Old 03-10-2010, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now that spring is upon us , I thought this would be a great opportunity for us to share our accomplishments, epic moments, progressions, or struggles of this season.

This season has been epic for me. I've been fortunate enough to have 43 days of riding in which has really allowed me to progress leaps and bounds from where I was last season. Solidly linking turns, carving, trying more advanced terrain, venturing off-piste and just pushing myself to the limit. At the beginning of the season, I thought I'd like to try out some jumps and tricks, but since then I've learned a great deal about myself and about my riding...most specifically...I'm addicted to POWDER. "Once you ride powder it's like a drug you never forget it" (or somethin like that). At this point any turn I take is a blessing, but my interest in the groomers is not anywhere near as fiery as my thirst for pow.

So what about you? New tricks, land something for the first time, venture off trail, anything you'd like to share about your season!

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Old 03-10-2010, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I started hitting Jumps this season. Originally I thought I would put it off until next season, but one hit and I was addicted. It was much easier then I thought, now I cant wait until next season so I can start working on some sick grabs.

Also, started spinning on boxes. Overall I look much more comfortable on my board and my confidence in the park has improved 100%. In the beginning of the season there were only one or two features on the mountain that I felt comfortable hitting, now there are only one or two that I won't hit. I'm super stoked on my progress this year and I am dying to get out a few more times before the season ends.

I got one of my friends to start riding with me this season, now hes one of us...lol. My sis is moving out to Colorado next year so hopefully I can go visit and get a chance to experience some of that POW your talking about. For now, its just park riding for me.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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MPD I drooled over those pics...epic for sure! That first pic you're like superman..except strapped into a board surfin pow...fucking awesome!
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I started the year already advanced on jibs, but i wanted to really improve my jumps this year. I think i did because i got both fs and bs 5's down. Almost have bs 7's. Last night i just learned to backflip the bigger tables and hopefully start spinning rodeos on them tonight.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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winnipeg where do you go for your boarding?
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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For the last 15 years I've only managed to make, at most, 1 trip per season to the mountains. This year I put in 8. The bug finally bit... albeit just a little late (I pissed away the days when there weren't kids, etc to worry about!).

Every year it felt like I spent half the day getting a feel for the sport again, then it was time to leave... very little progression over that time.

I finally got up the courage to hit blacks this season... turns out, especially on the East Coast, they aren't that big of a deal. Shortly after, I learned, thanks mostly to this forum and Snowolf's videos, that I wasn't turning properly. I got to put that info to use during my last 5 days of riding.

I've seriously progressed. I plan on taking a 1on1 lesson next season to get some feedback on my form and hopefully move even further forward. I won't say I'm doing it all exactly right, but I feel like I've improved 1,000% since my first day out this season (and the last 15 years!). I went from side-slipping some blues to almost bombing down blacks (at least riding them with zero side-slipping!).

Also, thanks again in part to this forum, I got my wife into the sport. She gave it a try 5 years ago and busted her butt to the point of tears. I was clueless then... I could make it down the hill but I couldn't have shown her what to do, especially not properly. It's all my fault but no one taught me how to traverse, do garlands, etc. I was able to start fresh with her and by her 3rd day out (which equates to maybe 8 hours total) she was linking turns pretty well. She wasn't flying by any means, but she was in control.

So yea... I feel like, after all of these years, I finally progressed in the sport. 8 days doesn't seem like a lot... but it was for me. I got a late start too Next year should be interesting...

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Old 03-10-2010, 03:50 PM   #7 (permalink)
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winnipeg where do you go for your boarding?
A little hill on our floodway system. Moving to sunshine/lake l next season though
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
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in california my season isnt even over. i have until late april
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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this was our poorest season in ontario for a while... it was also my poorest season in my wallet.

but this year was imnportant to make me realize that i miss it when i don't get to ride. this is the first year in five that i don't make a trip out west... usually i can count on 8-10 days out there a year. and i only had one day in frenchy canada. doesn't make for a filled winter. i'm at 15 days and will get a few more in for sure, but likely to be about 20. not good enough.

my positives were that i finally hopped back on features made of things other than snow (had been on a hiatus to say the least), and attempted almost all features in our local park. other than that, i didn't feel like i got out enough to really progress anything else.
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in california my season isnt even over. i have until late april
I was about to say... I'm in Colorado snowboarding right now... not sure why we're calling it over yet, lol
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