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.