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    Lotoski has 2 boards for sale on here.
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    Jordan’s a tall boy and his 158 custom is gone sadly
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    Thread update, got out too winsport today and the Canadian Olympic qualifiers were on so saw seb toots, mcmorris etc. throwing down while riding the chairlift, super awesome!

    Definitely having some fun now but am struggling with getting more angle on my transitions without blowing out, and curiously enough going toe to heel on the steeper part of the green run (rear leg just does not want to dig in). It’s weird because I can totally s turn through the rest of the hill, but the valley area I just can’t get that turn locked in (picture for reference). During lessons we were just side slipping this section but if I want to progress I’m going to have to figure this out.

    Started to get traversing on edge going a bit better, only at very shallow angles but once I get more comfortable with the feeling and stability I’m sure I can get the nose pointed more downhill and carry more speed.

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    Focus on your posture. Knees bent, weight stacked over your board, will give you better edge control. Work on how fast you can go from edge to edge, it will help when you need to point the nose down on a steeper section.

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    Don't be a tail pusher on the hill. Edge to edge as said above.

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    Got up to sunshine today finally, snow was soft thankfully! The flats definitely suck when you can’t carry speed, still have to work on that as I find it a bit to easy to catch an edge when doing that so far. Overall I’d definitely go back again, but I want to practice up some core skills before my next trip. I’m going to get a buddy to film me at cop Tuesday to confirm a few areas I’m weak in, and have a follow up lesson Thursday to hopefully get me off the greens and on the blues.
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    Flat cat tracks where you need to carry speed are a PITA for any snowboarder. Your legs will probably burn staying in one direction on one edge for extended periods of time, but it will get better and easier. Always favor an edge in these situations, riding completely flat base is risky and where I see a lot of snowboarders catch an edge. Keep your board waxed, it's easy to do, doesn't cost much, I wax every 4 or so outings.

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    For sure I was getting lots of toe edge practice. I watched some snowboardaddiction videos and I have a pretty good idea why my toe to heel was sloppy, should be able to get that tail flapping under control and use the edge through the turn. I am guessing (and hoping video confirms) that I need to switch edges THEN turn, rather than trying to shift the edge after I’ve started to engage the turn. The had a great drill to make sure weight stays stacked rather than too forward or rearward.
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    Practicing riding fakie is also a great skill… can flip back and forth on the longer cat tracks to relieve some strain.

    Being on toe edge for too long is killer. Ninja at revy gets me every time

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    After you've gone somewhere that's not COP, I'm surprised you even want to go back haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    After you've gone somewhere that's not COP, I'm surprised you even want to go back haha
    Convenience and logging hours make it too easy, I really want to break through the suck period as early as possible in the season
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    Quote Originally Posted by finboy View Post
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    Convenience and logging hours make it too easy, I really want to break through the suck period as early as possible in the season
    You're right about the convenience but I feel like after a two or three visits COP will no longer be any benefit and you're better off just spending a day at any of the mountains. The biggest leap for me was taking a day off in the middle of the week and going to Sunshine where you pretty much have the whole hill to yourself and learning at your own pace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    You're right about the convenience but I feel like after a two or three visits COP will no longer be any benefit and you're better off just spending a day at any of the mountains. The biggest leap for me was taking a day off in the middle of the week and going to Sunshine where you pretty much have the whole hill to yourself and learning at your own pace.
    I like the weekday evening ski at COP for 20$, do 4-6 runs and I'm good. Learned snowboarding and skiing this way.
    Not sure if they still offer it now or how much. Beats spending 100$ and the whole day going to the mountains.

    But yeah it was definitely eye opening the first time we went to the mountains after we outgrew COP lol.

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    I like the weekday evening ski at COP for 20$, do 4-6 runs and I'm good. Learned snowboarding and skiing this way.
    Not sure if they still offer it now or how much. Beats spending 100$ and the whole day going to the mountains.

    But yeah it was definitely eye opening the first time we went to the mountains after we outgrew COP lol.
    With sunshine card, $26 for 4 hours at COP
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    Quote Originally Posted by D'z Nutz View Post
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    After you've gone somewhere that's not COP, I'm surprised you even want to go back haha
    Maybe he was on Goat's Eye and so COP is better.
    Hate that area for snowboarding. Too open and icy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr2mike View Post
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    Maybe he was on Goat's Eye and so COP is better.
    Hate that area for snowboarding. Too open and icy.
    There is only one way to get down goat’s eye that’s mildly enjoyable… but requires a light hike

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    Back in the old days I used to ski goats eye a lot. And yeah, you either hike to far left chutes or you just deal with the wind-blasted ice for the first 200m or whatever that is. That main top section is nice snow maybe 2 days a year.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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    Nakiska would be pretty nice if you want convenience with good terrain to learn on. SS i feel is not that great for beginners and the drive there with the gondola can be a 2 hour 1 way trip.
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    If anything we made a better decision because we had a consensus and were all on the same page.

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    Norquay is nice and close. I like the far lift for groomers. But I two plank.
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    I almost shat myself after eating way too much at lunch with @killramos so ya, we can start the diaper thread now.

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