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|10-23-2012 08:41 AM|
|JBthe3rd||This thread is amazing!|
|10-23-2012 04:07 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 01:53 AM|
|10-22-2012 11:35 PM|
|10-22-2012 11:31 PM|
Originally Posted by Skinny Bam View Post
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 05:08 PM|
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 11:32 AM|
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 08:15 PM|
Originally Posted by turbospartan View Post
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 08:11 PM|
Originally Posted by Cr0_Reps_Smit View Post
|10-20-2012 06:30 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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