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01-28-2014 04:45 PM
MeanJoe
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Originally Posted by madmax View Post
50% of the reason I where a helmet is because I don't trust the other people on the slopes, the other 50% is that I'm an idiot that gets myself in too deep sometimes, but that's life.
QFT! We had a lot of fresh snowfall over the weekend and I got a bit over-exuberant searching for any remaining pockets on the sides of the trails on Sunday. Took a fun high-speed tumble through pow and through the underbrush. Ended up with two small cuts on my face - one below my goggles between my nose and upper lip and one between my lower lip and my face mask. Got myself in too deep but it was awesome right up until that moment... (okay, and after cause it was all pow and didn't hurt)
01-28-2014 04:25 PM
madmax
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
on another piste etiquette note...i feel i'm the only one who ever peeks back up the hill, i do it all the time if ever i'm crossing for a sidehit, merging, or getting set up to bomb...never, never do i see anyone looking back up at me in the same scenarios, or especially on the cattrack when swerving all over the fucking place, wake up!
I do this frequently and you're right, not enough people do it. Especially where trails merge and they tell you trails are merging, nobody looks up the trail you're merging with.

Also when trails are splitting off. I've seen people on the right side want to go down a trail splitting off the left. Don't even look just cut across the entire trail to the drop off. I've seen quite a few near misses, thankfully, when a simple glance would have done the trick.

50% of the reason I where a helmet is because I don't trust the other people on the slopes, the other 50% is that I'm an idiot that gets myself in too deep sometimes, but that's life.
01-28-2014 03:35 PM
Cranners I don't defend the boarder but I did feel sorry for him. He did admitt afterwards he should of made "Double sure" there was no one below that lip.
And he had a nasty bruise on his hip!

I try and keep to the etiquette as much as poss! Also are there "piste police" in America or Canada I read a report they have speed guns now and breath tests? Is this true?
01-28-2014 03:34 PM
CassMT i'd say it was the boarder's fault...and he could have easily avoided losing his pass by not being a dick and just riding away..even a lil hand wave 'sorry!' would have got him out of it

on another piste etiquette note...i feel i'm the only one who ever peeks back up the hill, i do it all the time if ever i'm crossing for a sidehit, merging, or getting set up to bomb...never, never do i see anyone looking back up at me in the same scenarios, or especially on the cattrack when swerving all over the fucking place, wake up!
01-28-2014 03:25 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by MeanJoe View Post
. You have a responsibility to avoid traffic downhill. You don't launch into a trail if you cannot see that your landing is clear. You don't bomb over a blind spot.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter whether it is an instructor and their class, a tourist, an injured rider or just a plain old idiot sitting in the blind spot.

The fact that the instructor should know better doesn't change anything.
01-28-2014 03:18 PM
MeanJoe
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Also weird that the more mature gentlemen (I did not say old) in this forum back the boarder a little more than people I have talked to over the pond here!
Oh and in my opinion as a more mature gentleman (I did not say old), the boarder was 100% in the wrong. You have a responsibility to avoid traffic downhill. You don't launch into a trail if you cannot see that your landing is clear. You don't bomb over a blind spot. You must always be thinking about what you can and what you cannot see in front of you.

That being said, the instructor was also 100% in the wrong. It goes hand-in-hand with above, you have an obligation to not stop where you cannot be seen by uphill riders. Yes, the person uphill has responsibility to avoid you but you need to also keep yourself in a position that will not make it impossible for the uphill rider to avoid you. And sitting with a group of kids in a blind spot is stupidity of the highest order and really not putting the safety of those in your charge first.

However, and again in my opinion, if an accident had actually occurred at the end of the day the uphill boarder STILL had the ultimate responsibility to avoid those downhill from them and if they did not have a clear view then he/she needs to adjust their speed, line, etc., "just in case" there is someone out of view.
01-28-2014 03:17 PM
Cranners
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Originally Posted by MeanJoe View Post
Ohio is lovely but anyone who travels to Ohio to board needs their head examined.

That said, you ride what you have as hard and as often as you can and you make the best of it. I've been boarding here for well over 20 years and in the heat of August I'm sweating it out and anticipating winter's arrival and getting back up on our "mountain".

MeanJoe
Fair Play!

I now live back in England doing a "proper job" and If I had a inch of snow in my back yard I would try and board it!!! Be proud of that Mountain on your doorstep dude!!
01-28-2014 03:10 PM
koi It sucks for the boarder, yeah he technically was at fault, but even the instructors I know would be pissed at the instructor for parking his class there.

I know I have yelled at people for parking on the side of a rest area or in the middle of a hill. It can be annoying, causes traffic, and can be dangerous.
01-28-2014 03:10 PM
trapper
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Originally Posted by MeanJoe View Post
That said, you ride what you have as hard and as often as you can and you make the best of it.
Right on motherfucker. Well said.

Also, that's what she said?
01-28-2014 03:05 PM
MeanJoe
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P.S Ohio i'm sure is lovely to go boarding but your not quite selling it to me dude!
Ohio is lovely but anyone who travels to Ohio to board needs their head examined.

That said, you ride what you have as hard and as often as you can and you make the best of it. I've been boarding here for well over 20 years and in the heat of August I'm sweating it out and anticipating winter's arrival and getting back up on our "mountain".

MeanJoe
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