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04-14-2014 02:28 PM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
It does appear to be part of "The Park." Flags to the right in the vid, and you can just see some orange fencing to the left of the single skier on L.

I DL'd and stopped video while I watched it almost full screen. From what appears to be their (...skiers) tracks, It almost looks like 1 or both of those skiers were side stepping down and across the slope thru that landing zone area.


So,.. loitering in a landing zone below a park jump? Definitely "Darwin" candidates.
But if you look at everyone else going down the slope pretty much none of them look to by park type people. 10' to the left you have the typical 30 something woman just cruising down with her skis .5" apart doing the woowoo look at my butt wiggle as I go down thing.

At least around here you have to make an effort, in many cases even needing an extra pass and go through an extra gate and in sometimes sign some waivers, etc, to go into a park that has a launch pad like that.

That said, we don't have anything anywhere near as open as that slope seems to be. I was just curious of setups like that were common place elsewhere.
04-14-2014 02:13 PM
chomps1211 It does appear to be part of "The Park." Flags to the right in the vid, and you can just see some orange fencing to the left of the single skier on L.

I DL'd and stopped video while I watched it almost full screen. From what appears to be their (...skiers) tracks, It almost looks like 1 or both of those skiers were side stepping down and across the slope thru that landing zone area.


So,.. loitering in a landing zone below a park jump? Definitely "Darwin" candidates.
04-14-2014 02:00 PM
boarderaholic
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Originally Posted by f00bar View Post
I agree. Is it common to have something like this in the middle of an open slope? I don't think anywhere around here would do that. Isn't that the point of the parks? Ignore the at fault aspect, knowing people are going to do stupid things I can't help but question the placement. Their fault or not, nobody wants to kill a kid.
From what I could see of the video, it actually looks like its been fenced off with markers for the jump.
04-14-2014 12:17 PM
f00bar
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Originally Posted by td.1000 View Post
our big kickers are all locked away in a "park-only" area where you need a park pass, which costs extra money. this is standard on all the mountains I've been to around here.
I agree. Is it common to have something like this in the middle of an open slope? I don't think anywhere around here would do that. Isn't that the point of the parks? Ignore the at fault aspect, knowing people are going to do stupid things I can't help but question the placement. Their fault or not, nobody wants to kill a kid.
04-14-2014 12:12 PM
Psi-Man The one that got drilled was damn luck she was facing downhill otherwise bye bye knees.
04-14-2014 12:04 PM
SnowDogWax Snowboarding we have learned by necessity to look out for skiers while we are enjoying our time on the slopes. Seems like it's somehow in our DNA. Most skiers from birth think they own the mountain. Trained horses with blinders, just point them in the right direction. Both skiers in video just have blinders. Both got taken for a ride.
04-14-2014 11:29 AM
poutanen
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but of course they yelled at me saying that I should come to a stop at rollers and make sure there's no one below . I fucking hate skiers.
We should all print this out and circle number 3... Hand it out to dumbasses who beak off when they were the ones sitting out of view.

04-14-2014 11:27 AM
td.1000
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...saying that I should come to a stop at rollers and make sure there's no one below .
that has to be the dumbest thing I've heard in a while. I hope they felt really dumb after saying that.
04-14-2014 11:18 AM
Big Foot Typical dumb fuck skiers. I literally had the same thing happen to me this weekend. I was coming down a what looked to be completely deserted run with a roller in the middle. I launched off the roller, and just as I did I saw 2 skiers standing in my landing path, chatting away just under the roller (completely out of sight from above). Despite my best efforts, I ended up clipping one of the skiers skis and wiped out. I flipped the fuck out on them for being dumbasses and standing under a roller, but of course they yelled at me saying that I should come to a stop at rollers and make sure there's no one below . I fucking hate skiers.
04-14-2014 10:55 AM
td.1000 our big kickers are all locked away in a "park-only" area where you need a park pass, which costs extra money. this is standard on all the mountains I've been to around here.
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