Steamboat 1/12/10

12 Jan, 2010

It’s fun how a weekend of sledding and snowboarding in the backcountry can work the muscles a lot harder than expected and yesterday I was sore from the weekend.  With no new snow and bluebird skies, it  was the perfect day for park laps in Rabbit Ears Park, Bashor and Lil’ Rodeo for my ride break.

My co-worker Rochelle and I made a couple laps together through the parks and getting our pipe riding in, starting with the mini pipe and then heading to the superpipe.

I had gotten word that a package of snowboards was on the way and quite surprised they were, but really happy to try out a couple of the sierrasnowboard collaboration snowboards on this site.  I received the sierrascope and sierra crew to review.  I ended up riding the sierrascope today, which is based on the horrorscope FK but with carbon stringers (so not as soft) and eco friendly.

It’s only January and with over 40 days under my belt, I feel strong and I’ve been venturing more into park than ever before.  I’m not great at park by any means but I’m progressing.  When I hit boxes now, I don’t think as much…it’s starting to come naturally.  For someone that barely hit boxes last year, this is so much fun to see the small steps in my progress.  And yes I’m wearing a helmet.

For the last run met up with some of the crew for pipe laps and feedback.  Here’s Sonny rooting on Molly during her pipe run.

Tomorrow my friend Mike arrives in town.  Mike has been a huge asset to helping behind the scenes with and is my go-to guru for much knowledgeable website stuff that I can’t handle.  I’m stoked to get to ride with him the next couple days.

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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  1. Mike
    January 13, 2010

    Can’t wait to read your Sierrascope, board review. Sooner than later, I hope.

  2. mark
    January 13, 2010

    hey shay,

    i i love my sierrascope. its handled everything with ease. makes snowboarding more fun! whooo!

  3. January 13, 2010

    Mike, I’ll get it up by next week hopefully. Definitely trying to put it through it’s paces before I put the review up.

    Mark, awesome to hear you love yours! It’s definitely interesting since I’ve ridden the horrorscope, green machine and ultrafear…it’s like the bastard child of a threesome.

  4. Jessica
    January 14, 2010

    My helmet is starting to bug me. I’m sure it’s saved my head a few times, but it’s also given me some bad whiplash a few times, as well. The extra weight makes it hurt so much more when your head gets tossed back. Have you experienced this, yet?

  5. telesnow
    January 15, 2010

    Jessica, how is your helmet giving you whiplash? I wear a Giro G10 and I love it. It’s not heavy, keeps me warm, and I have fallen down on my head hard enough to be thankful to have it! :O

    After one bad fall my neck was sore the next day which might be the whiplash you are talking about but if I wasn’t wearing the helmet I would have had a sore neck and head.

  6. January 15, 2010

    Jessica, I haven’t experienced that but I also haven’t experienced bad slams (knock on wood). Are you sure your helmet fits you correctly?

    Both of my helmets are light so it doesn’t feel like I have extra weight on my head when riding.