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    Talking Goals for 08-09 season

    Mine is to NOT TOUCH the snow with my left hand for the whole season, and to get in more than the 6 days I had for 07-08
    What are you hoping to accomplish
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    I'm hoping to get a little bit longer ride... I think a 168ish-172ish with a around an 11-12m scr would do me well. Alas, a new board isn't in my budget though.
    But for real, I'd like to hit up some steeper hills. I'm comfortable on easy to moderate blues, but much more than that and I start sittin in the back seat and loosing control. I can make it down the hill just fine, but by the time I'm at the bottom I'm going 5 times mach schnell.
    Another goal is to get more comfortable on the choppier stuff. When I start hittin bumps I lose all confidence in my edge hold and prettymuch just end up layin it down. I think both problems can be solved with more confidence.
    Of course there's always the getting through the season injury free thing... If I can do it without having to use my helmet I'll be happy. If I have to use my helmet, but still get out injury free I'll be slightly less happy, but hey, injury free is injury free.
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    1. Make it to the SES 09 (are there official dates out already?)
    2. Win the FreecarvingMasters 09
    3. Get a new 192 ride

    And have a lot of fun again!

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    Seeing as I didn't make it out ONCE last year, my goal is to get a board and ride at least thirty to fifty days, which is still a depressingly small number

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    Real Simple for me

    1. Don't break anymore bones!!!!
    2. SES 2009 (Yeah baby)
    3. Learn to eurocarve with joerg :P
    4. Rock the one piece while carving
    5. Carve, carve, carve and oh yeah, carve
    6. Learn to carve like the boys
    I'm going to hell on a Prior 173 WCR Metal, wearing hardboots, boyshorts and of course completing a full eurocarve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carverchick View Post
    Learn to carve like the boys
    This right here, and not be such a girly wuss.
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    I want to break at least one board in the terrain park

    Yeah, I'm lookin' at you, Geoff

    really, I want to get a little lower and a little slower.
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    Book the Warren Miller film crew for ECES 2010.
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    Mine starts early, August infact. Win the slalom at the World Firefighter Games in Liverpool (indoor slope). Replace my c 60 bindings as i snapped one of the high backs, probably with Nideckers as you guys rate them. Buy a new board really like the look of the new SG's. Top of my wish list would be to make it out to ses but my wallet and woman would both kick my ass, so i will go to ecs instead and hopefully make ses in 2010.

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    OMG Allee, you are a rockstar! What are you talking about?


    Quote Originally Posted by Allee View Post
    This right here, and not be such a girly wuss.
    I'm going to hell on a Prior 173 WCR Metal, wearing hardboots, boyshorts and of course completing a full eurocarve!

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    Well 2007/2008 was my first real season in a long time, and it was definitely humbling, but by the end of it I was feeling pretty good. I want to have another season just like this season next year, but with a little less humble pie, building on the skills I was working on regaining this past season.

    I did a lot of screwing around with my equipment this year, but at the end I had it dialed, so I aim to not screw around with my equipment in 2008/2009 and just focus on riding. My main goal for 2008/2009 is going to be riding the whole mountain: ride the bumps, trees etc, cautiously if need be, but push it hard when I am on the groomers and keep developing my technique, particularly in terms of speed checking, push/pull, and angulation.

    Oh yeah - SES 09, for sure.
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    1. Get more comfortable on my Burner 197. I seem to have a mental block on whipping tight turns once the board is over 185.
    2. SES 09.
    3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allee View Post
    This right here, and not be such a girly wuss.
    That's one of my goals too...
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    opps.

    3. Convince my gf I need more boards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Michaud View Post
    Book the Warren Miller film crew for ECES 2010.

    now that's what I'm talking about
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    -master steep moguls
    -get 20 plus days of swallowtail powder
    -wear a hole in the hip of my snowpants like Dave*
    -start racing again

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    Quote Originally Posted by crucible View Post
    -master steep moguls
    -get 20 plus days of swallowtail powder
    I'll second those! Add to that some steep backcoutry chutes and a heli trip, and I'm good to go!
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    Sounds likes great goals. I need to put some more miles on my Powstick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Dahl View Post
    I'll second those! Add to that some steep backcoutry chutes and a heli trip, and I'm good to go!
    I'm going to hell on a Prior 173 WCR Metal, wearing hardboots, boyshorts and of course completing a full eurocarve!

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    -Get through the season without any rips, dislocations or breaks
    -get out of the pipe and master the big kickers (and buy a mouthguard for both)
    -get through another season of boardercross alive
    -teach snowboarding again for the National Sports Center for the Disabled
    -get my husband into racing so we can both be cranky doo-doo heads on race days (I'm not that nice when I'm nervous)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carverchick View Post
    OMG Allee, you are a rockstar! What are you talking about?
    Ha ha! I have a LOT of work to do. More race training, methinks (let's see if I can drive Mark Ballard nuts next season ...)
    ... remind me that I don't want to ride with Cindy. Girl, you are just SCARY!
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    Goals for 08-09

    You can tell Fe and I are getting a bit stir crazy here in high water hell, no wake hold, but this is an easy one. My goals for next season

    1. SES2009 for sure even with $2000 are fares, we'll just have to camp, forage for food, and brew some birch beer.

    2. Don't break anything.

    3. No new gear!!!

    4. Observe, improve, challenge thyself, and repeat.

    5. 60 days on plates, cord, pow, corn or crud, it's all better than this.

    Think Snow!
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    1. finish the school works.
    2. land ski lift electrical job year round (currently, im the first "helper" for lift electrical department of my mountain)
    3. return to copper race team and do it -full- time.

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    1. Bigfish expression session
    2. inland northwest expression session, maybe at schweetzer
    3. Oregon expression session
    Financial realities may keep me close to home.

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    To ride.

    Last season I rode twice, both times on rented gear which I'm certain was made by Catelli.

    The season before, I did 3 days at Sun Peaks and a week in Banff. But at least it was my gear.

    So I'd be happy if I could just ride.

    After that, I'd say SES.

    Jack, you set a lofty goal, but damn I hope you pull it off !

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    • Stay out of the hospital.
    • Get 30 days of ~6 hours each (counting time on lift, but not time in lodge)
    • No equipment failures.
    • Finally truly fix an intermittent foot pain issue that I've had forever.
    • Enjoy my new (used) 190 a few times.
    • Get my left shoulder closer to the snow in heelsides.
    • Keep my hands off the snow in toesides.
    • Get more consistent with 360s and backside 180s.
    • Convert an intrigued softbooter I met last season.
    • ECES or SES.
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    lots of days

    My goals for next year include the following:
    60-80 days on the snow...
    Making all the NAASF meets and doing well. (including Internationals!)
    Going to SES 2009.
    Riding more like da boyz.
    Riding several new resorts.
    Completing Avy 101 training.
    Riding in South America in our summer.
    Competing well against Cindy in the USASA races..... :P
    Its good to have goals!

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    1. get out of florida
    2. get a swoard and use it
    3 . "dad, can i visit my friends at CU boulder, i might wanna transfer, i should see what its like in march while schools in session, btw can you ups my board out there?"
    4. enjoy life and board
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    Quote Originally Posted by tex1230 View Post
    I want to break at least one board in the terrain park

    Yeah, I'm lookin' at you, Geoff
    .
    OK Matt, so that was my 07/08 goal

    My 09 goal will be to keep all my boards intact

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    Requisite perennial goals:

    -75 riding days
    -no injuries severe enough to shut me down for more than a week

    08/09 goals:

    -Solve my nagging hip/pelvic problem of many years before the season starts. This is the single biggest thing that is keeping me from getting to the next level. This is a goal for before the season starts.
    -Finish at least 3 GS and 3 SL races, and not ride so *&#&# conservative in them like I did in 07/08
    -Make race turns all the way down Beverly Hills without stopping. (I tend to get all Euro on that run, gotta keep the body off the snow!)
    -Find a SL board that I enjoy riding
    -One 60k+ vertical day
    -Find a way to make OES even better than '08. Given how the weather and snow gods smiled upon OES '08 this is a challenge

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    One of Shredder Jen's goals: "Competing well against Cindy in the USASA races"

    BRING IT ON JEN!! I may surprise everyone and bring a pair of knees to Nationals next year, so watch out. Oh, and the top three riders in our age group for GS and slalom compete in Copper Series, so you may want to race at Aspen and kick Lisa Reugeri's butt to qualify for nationals.

    Time to zip up the speed suit, baby!

    the snow goddess

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