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Old 01-04-2013, 10:34 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Say some random beginner guy on the hill is having trouble, how many people are likely to go over and give advice?
Ha. And how many women are actually gonna listen?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The immediate answer is "because they grease themselves"

Sorry, that was politically incorrect. But you were thinking it...

Seriously, lilfoot, karasene, captt, any number of others who were around before me. It seems like the female members come on, stay for a while, then fade. And it's not like we're being neanderthals (mostly. Not naming any names. BurtonAvenger )

How about it, wimmin? Any comments?
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Case in point. I always thought you were a guy.
Ahaha. Well, I'm not your "average girl."

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I asked her why she's never on here. Her words;

"I dunno, it just seems like a place for guys. I don't feel like I fit in really"
Oh so that could be a reason. Like I said my riding friends are guys so it's normal to me.

Hope she reconsiders and starts coming by here more!
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Ha. And how many women are actually gonna listen?
People who are tired of catching edges are actually very receptive to help in my experience.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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This may be totally wrong, but I think women are more likely to get help in real life, and so don't rely much on other sources.

Say some random beginner guy on the hill is having trouble, how many people are likely to go over and give advice?
It may not be totally accurate. I do a ton of research on whatever I have interest in and seek out any and all sources.

A couple seasons ago some random beginner guy was having trouble and his friends bailed on him. He ended up on blue trails. I felt so bad for him as I witnessed his edge slams and attempts to flat-base down just so it would be over faster.

So I helped him a bit. I was riding solo so it was fine to take the time to help him out. One of his friends offered to pay me. I refused of course but the beginner guy was so grateful to have some tips and not to have died.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:53 AM   #16 (permalink)
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People who are tired of catching edges are actually very receptive to help in my experience.
I could give a carefully worded unsolicited advice to a random guy on the hill but I wouldn't dare approach a woman. Maybe just to ask if she's ok. But never to tell her what to do. Self-preservation instinct.
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I could give a carefully worded unsolicited advice to a random guy on the hill but I wouldn't dare approach a woman. Maybe just to ask if she's ok. But never to tell her what to do. Self-preservation instinct.
Haha. I usually start off with a basic conversation, regardless of gender.

"Hey, how's it going? how long you been snowboarding for?" .. but then again I usually ramble on with anyone on the hill. If they seem content to just keep to themselves, I ride off no harm done.

It would be pretty hilarious to skate over to someone and start telling them to get their weight on the front leg or something ... probably wouldn't go over so well.
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I post on about a dozen different forums and they all have the same problem.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Now if it is an attractive female, I bet that number is much larger ..
yeah, Im fucking ugly and old(er). I will steal BAs term Gnargoyle for myself. So you know, I don't get random creepy guys trying to 'help' me.

I work with all men in a pretty rough environment. I make them blush on a daily basis

I also like to dress up like a teenage park rat boy on the hill when I ride weekdays. I've been called "bro" more then once. and I love nothing more then the Geezer Brigade giving me shit on the chair lift only to pull my facemask/googles off. They think they're talking smack to a punk kid but it turns out Im some old lady. ah the look on their face is priceless!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Seriouscat has it right... Number one reason women flee like rats from a burning building: Poutanan


Seriously though...make this forum look like Pinterest and you won't be able to keep the women away... Maybe make an Oprah section on the forum or something.
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