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Old 12-24-2014, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Don't know if this has been posted, but...

Kid gets rocked on landing - Videos - Newschoolers.com

Skier flips out, but you can see in the thread that he actually felt bad about cursing out the kid and apologized for it. What I found more impressive is that the parents of the kid didn't go ape shit on the skier, and was really surprised when the parents said it was their kids fault (skier comments on it in the thread). Personally I think both parties are at fault. Kid was stupid and inexperienced, but he wasn't exactly hidden from view. Skier just wasn't look for/at him. Both parties need to pay more attention to their surroundings.

Good news for everyone else; I bet that kid never takes his time in front of a jump again.

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Old 12-24-2014, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That skier fucking lost his shit after he crashed which I don't think is cool. I know that kid was in a bad spot but he's still a kid and he could have been hurt. He doesn't need to flip out
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the kid standing on top of the jump, shouldn't have stopped there - but the skier hitting the jump can clearly see someone there. this isn't someone laying on their back hidden under the landing... kid was on top of the jump.

skier is an idiot for hitting the jump, an idiot for hitting it straight and not traveling right to left, and a fucktard who should get starched for huffing and puffing like it was the kid's fault.

downhill rider has right of way, even in the park, this person was 100% visible.

skier hitting jump 100% legally culpable.
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Old 12-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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….I think both parties are at fault. Kid was stupid and inexperienced, but he wasn't exactly hidden from view. Skier just wasn't look for/at him. Both parties need to pay more attention to their surroundings.

Good news for everyone else; I bet that kid never takes his time in front of a jump again.
Nope,.. the Kid was stopped and well off to the side as the jumper approached. If you watch the clip again you can see that the kid didn't start to cross until the jumper was into his crouch to set up for the jump. Once he was in his crouch,.. he could not see that the kid was moving across into the landing. The little kid was at fault on all counts. Not only for crossing into a landing for a jump, but also for not checking up slope before pulling out to cross. But ultimately tho, IMO the Parents were most at fault for letting the kid do that in the first place.

I also don't fault the jumper one bit for blurting out and cursing the kid immediately after. It was an excited utterance and he did that before he new who and what had just happened. I give him credit,.. He manned up and apologized for cussing at him after he realized it was just a little kid and that everyone was fortunate not to be seriously hurt!

(…I shouted out WTF myself when I was taken out from behind! That was before I could see that it was a two year old girl on skis, that had just run me over!!!)
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with chomps. While technically, shred is right about the downhill skier, this is morally equivalent to crossing the street at an uncontrolled intersection on Broadway during rush hour in the dark during a rainstorm, without waiting for a gap. You may be technically in the right, but it's still pretty stupid.

The kid did cross right across the landing, you can pretty clearly see that he didn't even look. It looks (although I can't be certain) that whoever he was with just took off and expected him to follow.
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I bet it's the last time the kid crosses under a jump...
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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in the end the only thing that really matters in these situations is how the law sees it... both parties are "stupid"


the parents are stupid for taking kid in the park and letting kid douche around on top of jump

the kid is stupid for doucheing on top of the jump and traversing across the knuckle

skier is stupid for hitting the jump when it is clear that this shit show is unfolding downhill from him and because he is the uphill rider and can see what is happening he is legally responsible.

if the kid got fucked up the parents could very easily win a lawsuit here. legally its a no brainer - i've actually had a friend almost kill someone in an accident similar to this.... the person he hit was life-flighted off the mt. its was his fault, he was uphill.


this video highlights one of the many reasons i prefer the backcountry. gapers die.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure the skier seen him/her/stupid kid.

Not a big deal if you see someone standing there, they were off to the side.

STANDING THERE.
That's the key.
Being stationary, totally fine.

When he hunkers down, that's when that stupid fuckin' kid who shouldn't have been in there in the first place, proceeds to go right into the landing area.

Whoever took that kid in there, should FEEL responsible.

But it was 100% that little fucktards fault.


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Old 12-24-2014, 06:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow that kid was lucky...! Personally think it was entirely the kids fault, but the law is a different kettle of fish, and the law is an ass...!!!

So glad you cannot sue in norway, we have his happen a fair bit here as well...
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