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03-04-2010 07:57 PM
whiskaz
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Originally Posted by Music Moves View Post
Strange indeed at 7 years... I'm gonna be at 'shoe all weekend... you?
Not this weekend. Spent 4 days riding there last week/weekend. Taking a day trip to 7Springs on Sunday. I wonder how long all of the awesome snow will last???
03-04-2010 06:31 PM
Music Moves
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Originally Posted by whiskaz View Post
I had my wife out last weekend - she's still learning. She's linking turns some and she moves pretty slow & cautious down the mountain. Anyway, she was coming down, pretty close to the chair lift, and accidentally clipped the back of a little girl's skis. She was probably 7 or 8. One ski popped off and the girl went over... her other ski sort of buried into the snow and before it popped off it rather violently twisted her. She ended up face down. I stopped, just ahead, just waiting for the kid's mom or dad to come out of nowhere, flipping out. My wife stopped too. I kept asking if she was OK, but she never really responded, just got up slowly. I hopped back up the hill to her to make sure all was well. It seemed to be. She was having some trouble getting her skis back on. My wife wound up holding the tip and I held the tail while she snapped in... I even had to lift the clip-thingy (not a skier!) on the binding up to get it to snap into place.

Her parents never did come around???

Hard to believe no one stopped to even see if you were alright!
Strange indeed at 7 years... I'm gonna be at 'shoe all weekend... you?
03-04-2010 03:46 PM
whiskaz I had my wife out last weekend - she's still learning. She's linking turns some and she moves pretty slow & cautious down the mountain. Anyway, she was coming down, pretty close to the chair lift, and accidentally clipped the back of a little girl's skis. She was probably 7 or 8. One ski popped off and the girl went over... her other ski sort of buried into the snow and before it popped off it rather violently twisted her. She ended up face down. I stopped, just ahead, just waiting for the kid's mom or dad to come out of nowhere, flipping out. My wife stopped too. I kept asking if she was OK, but she never really responded, just got up slowly. I hopped back up the hill to her to make sure all was well. It seemed to be. She was having some trouble getting her skis back on. My wife wound up holding the tip and I held the tail while she snapped in... I even had to lift the clip-thingy (not a skier!) on the binding up to get it to snap into place.

Her parents never did come around???

Hard to believe no one stopped to even see if you were alright!
03-02-2010 02:17 PM
Turbo_lag Must bump my credits back to the +...
03-02-2010 02:13 PM
Turbo_lag
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Originally Posted by Ghost_Rider_X View Post
this is one of my pet peeves. if you're cutting across the trail you should be VERY aware of what is uphill. i understand its ultimately the person downhill who has the right of way, but the downhill person has the responsibility to look uphill before making erratic moves such as cutting across the entire trail. you wouldn't change change lanes without looking behind you...would you?
Saying that it is always the person who is uphill's fault is kind of stupid to begin with. If anyone who snowboards or skis has any sort of self preservation, they would look uphill before cutting across. I know its not my responsibility to look up, but I do everytime, because the guy flying down the mountain that cant control himself is going to hit me, I dont want to be in his way.

It's like when a light turns green, you don't blindly drive through the intersection, sometimes you still look just to be sure.
03-02-2010 01:01 PM
arsenic0
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Originally Posted by SnowHound View Post
So I was out boarding today and I so happen to be riding my park board (O-Matic Todd Richards)and I was making some pretty good speed when I noticed a skier in front of me making long sweeping turns.

Since I was up on the persons left and the skier started making a right turn I figured I would ride right past them on the left side.

As soon as I do that the skier suddenly decides to turn left going much slower than I was so I had to bank left on my toe edge (I ride goofy)really hard to avoid a collision.

As soon as I do that I realize that if I don't stop or turn quickly I'm going to eat it on the side of the mountain. So with that in mind for a split second I try to bank hard right on my heal edge where of course I catch my edge and up in the air I go.

After a second of silence (I assume flying through the air) I land on my lower back, hit the back of my head on the ice ( I wear a helmet) and when I stopped the pain was IMMENSE. I hit with such violence that if I had anything in my bowels at the time I would have shat and sprayed myself all over the place. I have never felt anything like that before.

Anyway, I'm laying there for a few minutes completely stunned and surprised not one person even stopped, I got myself together and finished the run.

I've been boarding for a while and I guess I'm a little pissed at the skier for making a sudden sloooooow turn left but also upset at myself as I feel it was my fault. Although I'm glad no collision occurred and I was trying my best to avoid that at all cost.

I also feel like if I was on my never summer SL the edge would have held better and I may have made the turn rather than feeling like edge the gave out on me but I suppose that's what I get for trying to bomb down the hill on icy hard pack on a much softer board.....

Oh well.. other than that it was a great day on the mountain... All I have to do now is rest my sore back and somewhat of an achy head and get back out there next week...

Has anything like this ever happened to any of you guys before? Does it shake your confidence at all?
Yup happened to me this season, although not quite as violent as yours sounds. Coming off the lift at mach speed first run of the day trying to pass the idiots who putz around under the lift to get to all the powder...chick snowboarder cuts left and stops right in front of me...i did the exact opposite as you due to what edge i was on..cut on my heel no luck..tried to flick my board to toe side to turn to the right away from her..edge catch and scorpion face into the ground. Luckily i managed to cut most of my speed and it was a good snow day so i didnt hit the ground with my face..just a face full of snow and some whiplash...i ended up landing like 2 feet behind her...

Atleast i got an "OOPS" out of her before she rode off ...not asking if i was ok..lol...
03-02-2010 11:23 AM
SobeMike I got hit by a skier earlier this season and broke a rib. He was cool though and made sure I was ok. Shit happens. Hurt like hell putting my bindings on for a month and 2 months later it still hurts a little bit. I then partially tore my MCL trying a 180 off a kicker near my house. I now ride with a brace for the rest of the season.

On top of both of those I took two major heel edge catches on the same day on ice and that really f'ed my confidence up. It took me two more sessions to shake it off.

Still riding every chance I get though and learning a new board tomorrow (Custom X) so I will probably have at least one epic fall as I am going back country in Verbier.
03-02-2010 11:15 AM
kMc faceplant last weekend. caught my toe edge randomly, slid for awhile. cracked rib and black eye. oh well, i guess it happens to the best of us.
03-02-2010 03:31 AM
Rob94hawk
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Originally Posted by Texas Exclusive View Post
The first time I went snowboarding about four years ago, I got my first concussion from a reckless skiier. I was casually riding down the hill when this jackass came out of no where and cut me off. My board hit the edge of his back skiis and I went face first into a patch of ice. I was wearing a helmet but it still concussed me. I actually passed out and the douchebag didn't even come back or stop. Thankfully a ski patrol found me passed out on the ground face first and rushed me to the ER. People need to get their shit together.
Damn. How long did it take you before they found you or did someone else find you face down and report it?
03-01-2010 09:53 PM
Music Moves Got another... fucking with boxes and rails... a hole and huge Fred Flintstone on the right shin and a gash and Fred Flintstone on the left.. also a hyperextended shoulder which may have some serious ligament damage... headed out riding for 4 days straight Saturday though...
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