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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 10:03 PM
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I looked at it going up the lift. Went down it. The end.

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On Thursday I did my first double-black. Shot Six at Alpental....That was the most amazing snowboard experience of my life. Simply amazing. Face shots the whole way down.
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It was a couple years ago at Abasin, I was with a skier and two boarders who have been riding/skiing for over ten years. we get to the lip and I remember looking down thinking no way.. But I did it anyway.
They told me to stay away from the fresh snow so I don't ruin it for them. ;O

Anyway.. the first run.. fell down while I was trying to check my speed.. slid down headfirst.

The 2nd run was pretty fun though! Made it down without falling.

(The name of the run escapes me.. But its pretty steep)
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so this little hill near me (perfect north slopes)was where i did my first "black diamond". i was 12, and on skis (blegh), and it scared the living piss out of me. so of course, one of my wonderful siblings pushed me off the top and let me go on my merry way... on my face/butt/back/knees, etc. i can't really remember that day very well...

anyway, the first time on a snowboard was this year (my first season) at the same place. after 3 or 4 visits, i was linking turns etc. and getting better fast and also getting bored with some of the other runs. so, i went and tried this black diamond. after about 2 hours or so, i was totally making that slope my bitch.

A few weeks back, i went up to Sunday River with my brother & some of his friends for a week. (best brother in the world, even paid for my flight ) by the end of the first day, i could do the greens with proficiency, and was starting to explore some easy blues. about the 4th day, he and his friends had me go down a moderate black diamond. nothing special. day 6 i was bombing down em for fun and even doing some of the easier double blacks.

lol... the only real injuries that i got were from the park and one incident where i unknowingly went down a run with a small cliff (5-10') at about the middle, and the landing was... not so good of a landing, if you could call it that.

next year, i'm goin back to perfect north and im gonna rape that mountain all up and down the midwest.

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So we went up the chairlift (had never been to this resort) and I asked my friend which run we were gonna do he pointed down and he said, "This one. "I was like "WTF this is a run?!?!"
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Second time on the slope, was with some friends. Off the lift you could go left, or right. They were yelling at me to go left, but I went right, thinking they were fucking with me (we are like that). So I went right. Black diamond. oops. Oh well committed to it. I think black diamonds are scarier but when you fall, it doesn't hurt because you don't hit the deck at such a perpendicular angle. You just keep sliding.

I still get the 30-40 foot slides sometimes, they're actually pretty funny.
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I agree, you just slide... my hurtiest falls are from stupid cat tracks that are flat and icy. But I'm really scared that I may tumble and just roll down the mountain like a ball!?
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If you catch a front side edge then yeah, black diamonds are dangerous. Cuz that's the ultimate flop right there. Basically whipping your face or head into the ground at 90 degrees.
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