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02-26-2014 03:06 PM
speedjason hell fuck I was riding on sunday going down this hill. I got down the hill first and was doing some sweet carves. this old dude seems to be a decent rider decided he has to ride side by side in my blind spot, who was putting his board on when I went down the hill. so I went for my heel side turn riding goofy, he went for his heel side turn riding regular...bang...
I do admit he's like in his 40-50's but man his invisible girlfriend arms are just not right.
I need to invent a helmet with a rear view camera.
02-26-2014 01:21 PM
Originally Posted by Varza View Post
Kitesurfing in Europe? SIGN ME UP! (no seriously, planning to live in Germany, hoping there's no shortage of these sort of things to do!)
Sylt (Germany) or Beauduc (France) are two spots on my bucket list
02-26-2014 11:06 AM
Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
That would have ended my day and potentially my weekend :/
You quit at the right time. It happened about a half hour after I left you guys to go back out.
02-26-2014 11:05 AM
Originally Posted by trapper View Post
I was going along pretty good and heard him say watch out but it was too late. He undercut me, sent my feet and board airborn and I landed on my back, slammed my head into the snow. My back cracked as I landed and my arm landed on the edge of his board.
That would have ended my day and potentially my weekend :/
02-26-2014 10:39 AM
Oldman If your lift setup allows you to see your run options on the way up, I make sure to scan what is currently on the hill, what appears to be getting ready to drop in from the top and I will often change my run selection based on what kind of "traffic" I can see or anticipate. I'll pass on my 1st choice to avoid "the traffic" we know all too well.

At my age, getting wiped out for whatever reason, is not something my body takes kindly to. I always do whatever I can to ensure that I can "do another run and ride another day"
02-26-2014 10:03 AM
Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
...and you are absolutely correct in that not a single F'ing skier EVER checks uphill before turning, merging into a run, or making any of their bonehead maneuvers! Novice or expert!
Believe it or not, but I saw 2 skiers today, who actually checked uphill.

Some of the worst offenders are ski instructors. They seem to suffer from some kind of brain damage. Extremely often, they go down one side of the run and then suddenly without ever checking for traffic shoot across the entire run and stop on the other side (they do that with or without students). Of course, they need to that a couple of times each run.
02-26-2014 08:08 AM
tannersdad This happened back in January @ Snowshoe WV. Blue slope with ice patches. I was trying to time passing the guy in the orange jacket practicing his 92 degree turns. After I hit him you can here him ask me if I'm alright.

TubeChop - Snowshoe 2014 Silver Creek Night Riding (00:35)
02-25-2014 11:53 PM
Originally Posted by neni View Post
Hmmm... Inspired by the speed record thread I thougt, this might be a good illustration on how quickly things can change...
Awesome visual! I see the same thing all the time. See a gap, go for the gap, somebody pizzas instead of french fries, gap gone...
02-25-2014 06:38 PM
Originally Posted by neni View Post
Well... they're too absorbed with trying to figure out how to survive the next turn, negotiate the next bump. We all have been there
True, but I believe the difference between boarders and skiers, with the exception of the straight lining, can't turn or stop morons on a snowboard? Snowboarders have to obtain a modicum of skill and riding ability before hitting the more advanced runs. The one's who haven't are easy enough to spot! They're the sidesliping, falling leaf idiot on the steep run!

Whereas a skier, as soon as they can "pizza" their way around? Will take that lame assed shit to every run on the mountain, getting in the way, and relying completely on the "downhill" rule to keep them safe from riders who can actually ride the terrain.

...and you are absolutely correct in that not a single F'ing skier EVER checks uphill before turning, merging into a run, or making any of their bonehead maneuvers! Novice or expert!
02-25-2014 05:44 PM
Originally Posted by neni View Post
Take home message: slow down on runs where slower folks are around and never, never expect a kid to keep a line. They can turn on a dime. It doesn't matter if it's right or wrong if they do so. They do.
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