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Old 10-04-2013, 12:02 PM   #151 (permalink)
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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...
Sounds awesome!
I would love to live near or on the mountain and your work shapes the fun others have so my hat is off to you sir!

I sounds like a great way to spend your time....
I really can't wait to get to the real thing!
Just not sure what to expect from "real" jumps???
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:31 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Dave that's super inspiring to hear that you've started at a later age. It's all about having fun, right

Keep at it and get a good crew together with your friends to share the fun!
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:18 AM   #153 (permalink)
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Dave that's super inspiring to hear that you've started at a later age. It's all about having fun, right

Keep at it and get a good crew together with your friends to share the fun!
My take is that "age is a state of mind" Either that or I keep referring back to my mental age!

None of my regular friends Board.. Well, One used to but since hi broke his leg on the last day of a 3 month trip in Canada, his board sees more dust than snow!

Anyway, there are a good bunch up at our indoor place so we all play about, but I've not really got into a group as such...
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:06 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Hi, it's me again....
Just had to share this with you...
Last Thursday 31st October, we went to the Ski and Snowboard Show in London.

While we were there we spent some time on the stand for Andorra (we are going there for our 1st snow holiday)
And my daughter said she wanted to have a go at snowboarding on the slope the had set up...
We... She was only doing side-slipping but she loved it...
When she was done she whispered in my ear....
"Daddy, I have a secret... Don't tell mummy but I want to do snowboarding now!" lol... Who am I to say no? Lol!!!

Also... I picked up a new board!!!


The shame is, I've hurt my back so I've not ridden her yet! :-(
Anyway, I might go out Tuesday???

Really looking forward to working on my freestyle with this baby!!!

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Old 11-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Awesome...!!!

I was going to fly over for the show, but time (and money) meant i couldn't... So i missed the 1st show in the last 5 years...

On a flip note, did you get the day case at the show...??? Bit of advice with that, i had one, try and tape something a bit thicker into the ends folded over, as you may find that after a bit of use, your edges will cut through the material making it worthless, i used mine for 1 season, and it was cool, but this was a let down in the design of the product...

I used some gaffer tape and it went through that as well, my suggestion would be some offcuts of leather and glue it in folded...
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Awesome...!!!

I was going to fly over for the show, but time (and money) meant i couldn't... So i missed the 1st show in the last 5 years...

On a flip note, did you get the day case at the show...??? Bit of advice with that, i had one, try and tape something a bit thicker into the ends folded over, as you may find that after a bit of use, your edges will cut through the material making it worthless, i used mine for 1 season, and it was cool, but this was a let down in the design of the product...

I used some gaffer tape and it went through that as well, my suggestion would be some offcuts of leather and glue it in folded...
Hi Kevin,

No, I got that a while ago but thanks for the tip!
I'll see what the trim guys at work have....
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Got to go for a ride earlier in the week and the LibTech is ALOT easier to butter than my Signal! And ALOT faster!

It's also easier to carve including across ice and holds well doing that! I guess it's the Magne-traction edges???

One thing about buttering though...

As I'm still on a learning vibe, Is speed a friend when buttering???
I'm not talking about crazy speed, just a good amount or, should I pull it back I little and run slow to start???
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Got to go for a ride earlier in the week and the LibTech is ALOT easier to butter than my Signal! And ALOT faster!

It's also easier to carve including across ice and holds well doing that! I guess it's the Magne-traction edges???

One thing about buttering though...

As I'm still on a learning vibe, Is speed a friend when buttering???
I'm not talking about crazy speed, just a good amount or, should I pull it back I little and run slow to start???
go alittle slower to start so you can press and get the feel for getting your body over your tail and nose as you play around, and turning your body to initiate rotations/etc. That way, if you catch an edge while playin' around you won't slam so hard ya see stars......lol

as you get more confident, you can dial up the speed.
you will know as you go...
good luck and this thread has been fun to read and follow your journey.
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go alittle slower to start so you can press and get the feel for getting your body over your tail and nose as you play around, and turning your body to initiate rotations/etc. That way, if you catch an edge while playin' around you won't slam so hard ya see stars......lol

as you get more confident, you can dial up the speed.
you will know as you go...
good luck and this thread has been fun to read and follow your journey.
Thanks Shelbybeck!
The thing is, I can press for as long as I want but at my indoor slope, it can get a bit quick and the snow usually gets so messed up it's hard to do anything without catching an edge...

I'm there again in the morning and I wanna work on a few things...
I don't know what it's call but it's like ollie onto you tail/nose 90degrees front/backside???? Is one thing.... It's the first part to do a butter pretzel!
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Thanks Shelbybeck!
The thing is, I can press for as long as I want but at my indoor slope, it can get a bit quick and the snow usually gets so messed up it's hard to do anything without catching an edge...

I'm there again in the morning and I wanna work on a few things...
I don't know what it's call but it's like ollie onto you tail/nose 90degrees front/backside???? Is one thing.... It's the first part to do a butter pretzel!
a pretzel is when your board is rotating in one direction (whether it's on flat ground or on a feature), and then you quickly snap around or "out" in the other direction.

you should check out snomie's aka 'Jed' butter tutorials....
start out small....and yea,.....ice and superhard pack stuff ain't good for butters..
groomed runs w/a bit of fluff on top are primo.
just watch some tuts and start playin' around safely....
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