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post #141 of 266 (permalink) Old 09-03-2013, 10:07 AM
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That is funny.... Not your injuries, the fact that someone thinks the parks indoors are better than there outdoor parks i mean...

They only last a day tops, then are wiped out and rebuilt, unlike the parks on hills that certainly in Norway get bashed and lucky to be reshaped once a week...

I say that in jest of course, we get them done twice a week...

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That is funny.... Not your injuries, the fact that someone thinks the parks indoors are better than there outdoor parks i mean...

They only last a day tops, then are wiped out and rebuilt, unlike the parks on hills that certainly in Norway get bashed and lucky to be reshaped once a week...

I say that in jest of course, we get them done twice a week...
Our park stays open Thursday to Saturday most weeks and they groom it every night on park nights and they half way through the week.

I can't wait to get to the real thing! I know the longer runs alone will be worth the trip! Our slope is timy at 170 meters top to bottom!!!

Anyway, my legs are still a little sore but are on the mend
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That is funny.... Not your injuries, the fact that someone thinks the parks indoors are better than there outdoor parks i mean...

They only last a day tops, then are wiped out and rebuilt, unlike the parks on hills that certainly in Norway get bashed and lucky to be reshaped once a week...

I say that in jest of course, we get them done twice a week...
Wrath stated that due to the fact that Baker generally doesn't even keep a park. Makes sense too considering they get so much snow that they would spend more time digging out the park and making it rideable than actually riding it.

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Wrath stated that due to the fact that Baker generally doesn't even keep a park. Makes sense too considering they get so much snow that they would spend more time digging out the park and making it rideable than actually riding it.
They must get great powder runs though???
I guess there are few places with everything???

BTW, Thanks Wrath... It's the only place I've been to so far...
I just need to see how my cash flow turns out for the rest of the year before going away...
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Donutz, I too stand tall… I think if I lower my center, I will stand a better chance of countering it if and when it happens again???
It's all upside. You have more control, you're less likely to get tossed, and if you do bail you have a better chance of falling like a bowling ball instead of like a tree.


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It's all upside. You have more control, you're less likely to get tossed, and if you do bail you have a better chance of falling like a bowling ball instead of like a tree.
Indeed! This fall happened so fast, I'm not sure I would've stopped it! Oh well... I'm still walking round like a 90YO and my right knee feels very wierd!
When the swelling has gone, I'll go to my doc' and see if there is more wrong...

Thanks for the tips though, I will take them to the slope next time!
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Weve done it!!!

Hi folks!

I'm sure you'll be pleased to know the leg is much better! Still not 100% but almost!

Anyway, I just wanted to share some good news...

WE'VE BOOKED OUR FIRST SKIING/BOARDING HOLIDAY!!!

I/we are so excited! We are off to Andorra over Christmas.

It's a small resort but perfect as none of us (my wife, daughter and I) have never been on a mountain in the winter!

I am also booking onto a freestyle course Definition Snocamp at my local so when I get there, I can rip up the park with some confidence...

I've bought a camera and hope to get some footage of me playing, thinking of mounting it on the tail of my board???

Can't wait!!!
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Awesome news... Have fun...!

I am counting the days for the snow to return, spent the morning today at the slope going through the ordering for new rails and park design for when it does hit us...

We are maybe 4-6 weeks away now...!!!

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Awesome news... Have fun...!

I am counting the days for the snow to return, spent the morning today at the slope going through the ordering for new rails and park design for when it does hit us...

We are maybe 4-6 weeks away now...!!!
WOW! Are you running the slope???
I wish I live on the mountain! It would be great to spend the entire season boarding! Our indoor slope has just changed all the snow and got rid of all of the ice! Going out tomorrow to play!
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No not running the slope, just doing part time for park design and maintenance...

Why would you want to work at a slope, and then not have time to enjoy it...

Haha

We will have3 or 4 parks this season, with them being rotated for change every 4 weeks over the course of the winter each park will be changed 3 or 4 times for variety and progression which will keep people returning... It is all about the cost versus the rewards by returning customers which should increase as a result...

It also means the snowboarding school progresses in a different way as the parks will be of varying difficulties allowing for quicker advancement according to ability within the school set up...

Been 3 years trying to get this implemented at our resort, and hopefully they will see the benefits that allow us to push for more next year...

Today was mostly about new features they are ordering in, but we are having them made to different colour codes the same as the hills are for difficulty so we can actually mix and match on some hills but make it very easy to see difficulty level...

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