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17 January 2010 @ 08:04 pm
So um. I snowboard now :)

Went for my second time today. Caught on finally how to switch from heal to toe and do the S curve.

It's so much fun. I missed skiing, so I'm glad I got into this. I was given the board by a friend, and so I just had to buy boots (got 'em used only couple times for $50) and bindings (which I got good new ones for only 30 bucks).

My friend Dom who gave me his old board is teaching my friend, Joanne, and I.

There's a cheap city ski/snowboard place in Toronto. Since it's owned by the city, for two hours I can pay 11 to 16 dollars ('cause I can pass as under 19 LOL) and a little more for a whole day. So it's a decent price. There is Lakeridge which is better, but pricier. I'm sure we'll get there soon.

In the meantime I don't my practicing on crappier hills.

I love winter. We also skated on the lake.

And I saw both a wild cyote and fox by my house.

I hate Toronto - the traffic and city - but I am enjoying myself here. :)

Want. to. visit. Ottawa. though.
bob_roguebob_rogue on January 18th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Snowboarding is so difficult :( Skiing is so much better! lol so when are you gonna come visit?
Raietikotock on January 18th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Man it is hard!! But you really got to be stubborn and not give up.

I do miss skiing and remember how fun it was. I don't own skis myself, but when I move to Colorado I plan to get some so I can switch between the two. Skiing is a lot easy to maneuver and not kill yourself. :D

Not sure Rob. Now with work, I can't really take time off. Maybe when I get a graphic job and I quit my current part time job, I'll have some free time to come over. Don't know when that will be but I hope so soon...and if I do get like a typical 9-5 job, then I could come for a weekend sometime...
Jocompanyoffools on January 18th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
I have a lot of friends into boarding -- I am broke and have no balance :(. 16 dollars for a day is CHEAP. Holy crap! You're lucky, from what I hear my friends complain about :D.

I hear Toronto's not the funnest place in Canada. :(. I love this country to bits, but I don't think I'd ever want to live there. Maritimes plz! :D Enjoy your stay and have fun!
Raietikotock on January 18th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, personally, I don't like Toronto all that much. After travelling, I realized Ottawa wasn't so great either. But if you're really into the city, like some people I know, then Toronto is for you. It's really just packed to the brim with immigrants. Not that that's a bad thing, just sometimes I don't feel like I'm in Canada, haha!
katiepetrosoap on January 18th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
^^ one of my senseis is a snowboarding instructor and said she would take me with her spare set of everything and teach me how one of these days!

if you come to ottawa we should all go :D

i would totally love to learn..
Raietikotock on January 18th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
Ooo you should take her up on the offer :) It is wicked hard to learn. So much more difficult than skiing. But once you do it right, it is a lot of fun.

Yessss someday I want to go with you!!!!!!!!!
Spring into Falloreohmygosh on January 18th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
My brother wants me to visit him in Colorado so he can teach me how to snowboard. The thought of doing that scares me =O
Raietikotock on January 19th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Aw, don't be scared. :) Have you skid?

You know...doing snowboarding I have become more aware of how flexible our body actually is! Ha

Like I swear I should have twisted my ankle many times with how my board gets twisted (usually happens when I'm just locked in with one foot)...but I'm still good. The human body is pretty resilient.
Spring into Falloreohmygosh on January 21st, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
No, I've never been skiing. I don't do too many high adrenaline things. I can't even enjoy sledding because it is so scary to me! I should learn to be brave.
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Raietikotock on January 19th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)