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10-23-2012 09:41 AM
JBthe3rd This thread is amazing!
10-23-2012 05:07 AM
wrathfuldeity Megwell, assuming you all go to Baker. Its not a particularily kid friendly hill, in many places, except for chair 2. The reasons are its steep, narrow, technical, flat light, blind spots, cross traffic, there are challenges to take on and the locals are animals...generally friendly and ride well enough to avoid lesser skilled but love to go all over the place and haul ass. Many of the worst crashes are caused by the tourist, gapers and less skilled not being aware of where they are and they run into each other...it really fairly rare that a local is involved. There are quite a few places where folks stop and they are not aware its on a blind curve, at the landing of blasting out of the toliet bowl, or a flat area where you got to carry speed. Most do get a clue when a local blows past and yelling at them to move. As you all are riding the lift, point out places for them to avoid or at least be aware of. And in a short time your kids will be blasting all over the hill. Its a tough place to learn but if they learn to ride that little hill they will be able to ride anyplace.
10-23-2012 02:53 AM
Skinny Bam
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i agree and disagree
you have valid points but when they are on a green run, beginners run where they are supposed to be there while they learn.... they aren't asking for "it"
they are just looking forwand and assume everyone will go around them
Riding and falling in the middle of the run isnt the problem its when they just sit there while they are waiting for someone and usually its a group of like 3, if your not going to get up fairly quickly after falling unless your really hurt you need to go to the side of the run...just common sense.
10-23-2012 12:35 AM
IdahoFreshies
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Originally Posted by megwell View Post
i agree and disagree
you have valid points but when they are on a green run, beginners run where they are supposed to be there while they learn.... they aren't asking for "it"
they are just looking forwand and assume everyone will go around them
i would also teach them the little "on your right/left" tip as far as cat tracks go. If someone is going by them and yells "on your right" for the love of god make sure they stay their course or move over to the side. Nothing worse than a kid panicking and going all over the place because they heard loud noises behind them.
10-23-2012 12:31 AM
megwell
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Originally Posted by Skinny Bam View Post
Teach your kids how to get out of the way and NOT sit in the middle of runs, this makes it look like they are asking for it.

Biggest thing I would say though is keep them out of the terrain parks until they can completely control themselves, and even when they do go in one for the first time make sure it is the VERY SMALL one. Nothing is worse than having to wait on the chair lift, get down the crowded runs to the terrain park, wait your turn, to only have your perfect line you've been working on be snaked by some little kid that can barely control where hes going. This will increase your kids chance of getting hurt by 100%, trust me.

Teach them how to be respectful and they will be fine but its easy to tell when parents dont give a shit if their kids are fucking up everybody elses day
i agree and disagree
you have valid points but when they are on a green run, beginners run where they are supposed to be there while they learn.... they aren't asking for "it"
they are just looking forwand and assume everyone will go around them
10-22-2012 06:08 PM
Skinny Bam
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Originally Posted by megwell View Post
now i have 2 kids
boy 7 girl 11
this will also be their second year
I only take them on the beginers green runs.....wide open area and try to keep in the center of the run
No one really wants to see a little kid hurt when they are just trying to have fun.
Because I have kids I tend to be a little more cautious and understanding.
Teach your kids how to get out of the way and NOT sit in the middle of runs, this makes it look like they are asking for it.

Biggest thing I would say though is keep them out of the terrain parks until they can completely control themselves, and even when they do go in one for the first time make sure it is the VERY SMALL one. Nothing is worse than having to wait on the chair lift, get down the crowded runs to the terrain park, wait your turn, to only have your perfect line you've been working on be snaked by some little kid that can barely control where hes going. This will increase your kids chance of getting hurt by 100%, trust me.

Teach them how to be respectful and they will be fine but its easy to tell when parents dont give a shit if their kids are fucking up everybody elses day
10-22-2012 12:32 PM
megwell now i have 2 kids
boy 7 girl 11
this will also be their second year
I only take them on the beginers green runs.....wide open area and try to keep in the center of the run
No one really wants to see a little kid hurt when they are just trying to have fun.
Because I have kids I tend to be a little more cautious and understanding.
10-20-2012 09:15 PM
jdmccright
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Originally Posted by turbospartan View Post
Actually, the ironic part was that you called someone out for not using their brain, while clearly displaying you don't really know how to use your own.

You're now 2 for 2.

That's not ironic because it was clearly in jest. Even if it was not that's still not ironic because its not calling someone out but telling a story.
10-20-2012 09:11 PM
jdmccright
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Originally Posted by Cr0_Reps_Smit View Post
i think using there/their/theyre wrong is a little worse than using the word irony wrong.
Matter of opinion really. Did not know grammar was a big deal around here.
10-20-2012 07:30 PM
katieleigh970 Last season a little girl appeared right in front of me on skis. she seriously just appeared from behind this tree and I completely landed on top of her. She was ok but her dad was pissed! wasn't my fault they decided to appear out from a blind spot without looking first. Of course I have learned parents are more forgiving if your a girl, if its a guy that ends up in the collision with their kid they tend to freak out.
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