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The Vermont Academies Snowboard Race was held on Okemo's Wardance race trail yesterday and I was invited to be one of the forerunners.  All the racers were on softboot boards and I rode my 171 Kessler.  In the first run, no one beat my time of 54.27.  In the second run, one of the kids recorded a 53.88.  I was wearing my 70+ Ski Club patch so they knew I'm old enough to be their grandfather.  It was nice to show them what a race board can do.  Hopefully we'll have some converts.  A week from Monday I'll forerun the state HS Snowboard Race.

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We only had ten racers show up for the Connecticut Ski Council State Snowboard Race yesterday but I'm happy with the results.  "When you're over the hill......you pick up speed".

 

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Got to forerun again today.  This time the Vermont HS Snowboard GS Championship.  These kids were faster, one especially so.  Wish I had waxed.

 

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How do I get my son in any of these races? I have never even heard of these.

My son curently races USASA at a high level, but more gate time would pull us to whatever mountain has races and coaching for hardbooting.

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1 hour ago, TVR said:

How do I get my son in any of these races? I have never even heard of these.

My son curently races USASA at a high level, but more gate time would pull us to whatever mountain has races and coaching for hardbooting.

A significant number of high schools and academies in Vermont have snowboard racing programs  Virtually all of these kids were on softboot setups.  I don't know if you're anywhere near Shawnee Peak but they run a NASTAR program.  They might be amenable to setting one course with stubbies on occasion.  On most Sundays at Okemo in Vermont, I set one course with ski gates and one with stubbies for boarders.   

Jack - do you have any suggestions?

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