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Old 04-01-2014, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Skier Follows Tracks Off Cliff

I don't know how to embed the video, but check this out. I'm not trying to hate on the skier (it was a shock for me and i knew it was coming), but he serves a lesson to people to learn the terrain and be aware.

This Is Why You Never Trust Another Skier's Tracks


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Old 04-01-2014, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whoa that was intense! I can't believe he only got a 'minor shoulder injury', that looked like just about a straight drop off.
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That would definitely make you shit your pants
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lol His panic voice cracks me up. Glad he's ok. That looked like a pretty far drop. Maybe since I knew it was coming I was looking for the cliff but it didn't seem to hard to find in time to stop. He should have made a decision sooner. Stop or spread your wings and fly. I went over a good sized cliff without knowing until it was too late last season during a white out. Scary shit. Luckily I landed in pow.

And the thing about it being too good to be true is so true. If there are no tracks in one area but tracks everywhere else, theres either a cliff or flat.

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Old 04-01-2014, 11:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hahah what a spaz... i'd stomp that shit..

also, how did he not have time to stop - that was a pretty obvious cliff.. do you even lift bro?

also, nice southpark ref in the article: "That, and if you "french fry" when you mean to "pizza," you're going to have a bad time."
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hahah what a spaz... i'd stomp that shit..

also, how did he not have time to stop - that was a pretty obvious cliff.. do you even lift bro?

also, nice southpark ref in the article: "That, and if you "french fry" when you mean to "pizza," you're going to have a bad time."
I tend to agree with you, if you know you couldn't stop and are going to take a drop it seems better to launch and hope for the best rather than try to slide down it on your ass. But shit like that is easy to say from your couch. But still...
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Technically, that's a cliff, I guess

He made that way worse for himself, by falling to the side just as he's going over.

That just sends him into some sort of under flip?

A bit bigger & I think he lands that trick I'm positive that's a trick

If he stays upright, he rides it out maybe wreck his skis?

Or possibly stomps the shit out of it?

I think he easily had the speed to clear it.


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Lmao, I saw this last week, we rode down this area, pretty sure it's prospect bowl, weekend before last and it's not a big drop at all. There are a lot of beginners that go to telluride and shouldn't be up on some of their terrain. They have shit that will straight up allow you to kill yourself right off the lifts.....
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.... thank you gopro for all the epic failure footage you have and will continue to provide us with..
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Lmao, I saw this last week, we rode down this area, pretty sure it's prospect bowl, weekend before last and it's not a big drop at all. There are a lot of beginners that go to telluride and shouldn't be up on some of their terrain. They have shit that will straight up allow you to kill yourself right off the lifts.....
I know you've ridden @ JH frequently as well,.. I read in a resort review that places like Jackson and others have plenty of terrain, "In Bounds" that can easily kill you if you're not familiar with the trails?

Not to negate this doofus's responsibility to know WTF he was going, I was just wondering how well those type warnings are posted. (...obviously you can't flag every cliff drop or gully, etc. but,) I mean is it fairly easy for a newb like myself, who isn't necessarily looking for gnarlier terrain to wind up in a situation like that off of some otherwise skill appropriate blue trail or the like?

This situation reminds me of Pout's encounter with that ice covered death drop a season or two back. I remember being a little freaked by that as well!!! It just never occurred to me that within bounds of a resort, on/by a marked trail, one might not want to simply trust following along in others board tracks. I realized at that time,... "JEEBUS!!!! That sounds just like something I would have done!"

I want to burn this and similar examples of "Dumb Assed, Full Retard Decisions" into my brain to be sure I avoid making the same "Spaz" mistakes when I finally get to ride some of these resorts!!
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