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Old 02-02-2013, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you ever have a day where you say to yourself "Today I got better". That happened today to me for sure. There has been like no new snow recently and I really thought my day was going to consist of trying out the park for the first time. Instead I ran into a guy I work with and we rode all day together. He has been riding for like 15+ years and really pushed me today. We hiked up some crazy shit just to get some extra pow turns in, way steeper than I have done in the past, but I killed it all day today. We even dropped a narrow almost straight down chute into an awesome bowl. Looking down that chute I almost shit myself, but he talked me through it and went first to show me. I worked up the guts to drop and almost did it...lol I did eat it, and slid down like 20 feet almost straight down, but it did teach me that I can try those things... it was awesome. I rode out the last quarter of the chute and destroyed the bowl. All day I did shit I thought I couldn't do and did it fairly well, it was a rad day.

On a completely other note I went up today with my Capita DoA 154 totally centred stance 15/-15 as I thought I was going into the park. I had fewer issues riding this board at reference in the pow than my Berzerker (158). Not sure why that was, maybe because it's shorter? Softer? Anyways, loving the DoA!
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Well as a noob with 10 days or so on snow I feel that way most days. Until of course the T-bar made me it's bitch...
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Riding with people a lot better than you is the best way to progress.

I ride by myself a lot so it's hard to push myself.

But yes, those days are the best - super feel good time.
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riding with a buddy even at the same levels sometimes also will give you confidence to try new terrain or tricks.
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i had a day like that today definitely feels good
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I just took a giant shit like small dog size felt felt pretty good.b
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I notice that when I ride with riders that are better I tend to push myself more and try things i have never have before. Usually those are the funnest days and i progress a lot more than riding alone.
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Well as a noob with 10 days or so on snow I feel that way most days. Until of course the T-bar made me it's bitch...
Rope tow at Stevens tamed me. I think my left arm got pulled out of its socket. Never been on one before and wasn't expecting it.

I made it 85% of the way then my board caught something and off I went
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Rope tow at Stevens tamed me. I think my left arm got pulled out of its socket. Never been on one before and wasn't expecting it.

I made it 85% of the way then my board caught something and off I went
I remember my horrible first and only time with a rope tow at Vail 3 years ago. I just kept falling and failling and falling. Finally just gave up and walked it. Man was I tired after that walked. Havent attempted one since, lol.
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Rope tow at Stevens tamed me. I think my left arm got pulled out of its socket. Never been on one before and wasn't expecting it.

I made it 85% of the way then my board caught something and off I went
It's funny, but I never fell on the rope tow. It was no problem. I don't think the t-bar would be bad either except for the uneven grade at Shames. It gets pretty steep, then runs downhill, then back up again. It's the transitions and the slack in the line that fuck me up. I'm fine up the steep part, but I lose it when I'm coasting down after the rise. The best I've managed is half-way up without a skier to balance me out. See, skiers are good for something after all!
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