Long time no see

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Been a month since I was at the coldstore last.
A dark and grey November made us all tired and fatigued. The least amount of hours of sunshine ever in November.
And then Christmas came. Lots of food and lazy days.

Very nice vacation …but this first session was tough after doing nothing for such a long time. Definitely need to loose some weight.
Kickturns still worked! Happy about that. I think I did one higher up then ever.

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What a wonderful world

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I feel over the moon 🙂 It’s a good thing to have something that makes your day!

Kickturns been so hard to learn. Some kind of mental block. But the…
I got it. I can turn. Not 180° but enough. So now I have to work on getting higher.

This achievement gave me an even better feeling than learning how to pump to get going back and forth. That was a milestone. But without being able to pump up in the half pipe…Then there is nothing to do at all. So that was sort of like being able to ride the lift up when your skiing…a must!

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First hurdle

Feel pretty confident to push in most ramps now. That was the first hurdle to get past. Still not very much progress in kickturns. A little bit better maybe. My mentor is giving me other challenges to make the wait for that movement when it, all of a sudden (hopefully), just works. Most of his ideas are OK but not all. Guess I´m not quite as good as I ought to be. Only a little bit too difficult and I fall totally ungracefully… and more often than not on my poor shoulders. That hurts. Got to push oneself exactly to the limit, not more, cause then it hurts.
I now practice backside Burt in the bottom. It works. Hopefully I will get photo-proof any day now.
At home my manuals are getting longer and steadier.
The vertramp is quite crowded with people like me nowadays. In the sense that we are struggling in the bottom not dropping in. Sometimes it is more like a funfair.
If weather permits there be some skating in Highvalley tonight.

Skate Indoors

Now we have moved indoors for good. At least for this season.
That means the Coldstore. I can ride the  mini ramp quite well  now. Still no kickturn but I am working on that.
But it is even funnier to ride in the vert ramp.  I set up goals every time on how far up I want to reach. Not very high but I can keep it up till I get tired. It is actually  very very hard work. So one gets tired fast.
Everyone  else seems  to have no trouble learning how to turn. For me it is an ordeal. But I am persistent.

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It is a huge ramp. Getting past the first joint has taken a while. That joint is about as far up as the second step!