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Old 02-21-2010, 10:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I glad you are ok,
If I am kinda near or passing someone I always call out "on your right" "on your left" not sure if this helps but can't hurt. NO way do you look uphill every time you make a turn nor should they.

I was practicing my failed 180's in the BEGINNER park, where I should be at my level. I was going down a triple set. I hit the 1st 2 straight on, planning a 180 for the 3rd jump. Well, I easy landed the first 2 and was doing my 180 when I biffed, then WHAM a trick skier nails me directly in the back as I'm lying on the ground.

My fault, no way. I'm sure he wasn't expecting me to wreck after easily doing the 1st 2 jumps, but he also had no idea I was throwing a 180 and he wasn't prepared for that.

I try to respectful of others as I learn, but, I wish the better riders would be more respectful and understanding of us newer riders.

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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this is one of my pet peeves. if you're cutting across the trail you should be VERY aware of what is uphill. i understand its ultimately the person downhill who has the right of way, but the downhill person has the responsibility to look uphill before making erratic moves such as cutting across the entire trail. you wouldn't change change lanes without looking behind you...would you?

Even though I ultimately take the blame for what happened to me today your quote made me think about how I feel the skier was riding, basically taking up a good portion of the hill with sweeping long and slow turns.

isnt it bad form (I guess I want to say rude) for someone to take up the whole run or most of it when the hill is packed with people? If I did that I would think I would be causing a hazard making a whole lot of people to have to avoid me making a dangerous situation.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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being new to SB, all the tutorials and instruction videos say to practice linking long turns. That will take up a lot of real estate.

That being noted you can usually see who is doing this and predict their turns. Sounds like he made an unexpected turn and it happens.

I started doing this again to improve my switch riding. I try to keep the pattern going and not take up someone else's line. But sometimes I catch an edge or something and have to compensate to not crash myself, changing my pattern abruptly without warning.

Just trying to improve and have fun, sticking to the blue runs mostly.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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inst it bad form (I guess I want to say rude) for someone to take up the whole run or most of it when the hill is packed with people? If I did that I would think I would be causing a hazard making a whole lot of people to have to avoid me making a dangerous situation.
I share your frustration, but there's a lot of people out there who are not great on the slopes. I'd much rather see them taking their time and controlling their speed than becoming unguided missiles. In a perfect world, they'd make slow perdictable turns, but if they could do that, they wouldn't be newbies. Newbies are going to be erratic, I'd just rather that they'd be slow and erratic than fast and out of control.

That said, if they aren't newbies...then they should moving according to conditions: not bombing crowded pitches, not taking up the whole run, etc. If an experienced person is out on a jam packed Saturday, well....too bad, you don't get to practice your high speed super G turns.

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Old 02-21-2010, 11:03 PM   #15 (permalink)
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this is one of my pet peeves. if you're cutting across the trail you should be VERY aware of what is uphill. i understand its ultimately the person downhill who has the right of way, but the downhill person has the responsibility to look uphill before making erratic moves such as cutting across the entire trail. you wouldn't change change lanes without looking behind you...would you?
i didnt just cut across. i stopped on the side of teh run. looked across and up then began traversing. nobody was in the immediate vacinity for me to worry about.
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It's disturbing no one stopped to see if you were ok.

2 weekends ago, I helped a very new boarder that got in over his head and crashed very hard. That same day, same jump a girl crashed bad. I had my boy go alert ski patrol and she needed to be stretchered off. I was the only one to go down from the landing of the chair lift to see if she was all right. That angered me, if that was one of my boys, I would hope someone would help them.

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It's disturbing no one stopped to see if you were ok.

2 weekends ago, I helped a very new boarder that got in over his head and crashed very hard. That same day, same jump a girl crashed bad. I had my boy go alert ski patrol and she needed to be stretchered off. I was the only one to go down from the landing of the chair lift to see if she was all right. That angered me, if that was one of my boys, I would hope someone would help them.

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i didnt just cut across. i stopped on the side of teh run. looked across and up then began traversing. nobody was in the immediate vacinity for me to worry about.
well if that's the case and you saw nobody uphill then it must be a blind corner, ergo a bad place to stop.
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well if that's the case and you saw nobody uphill then it must be a blind corner, ergo a bad place to stop.
or a douche that cant control his board...
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This is what we need more of on the slopes

When I got home a told the wife about what happened she asked me "Would you have stopped?" My reply was, YES, I would have stopped and asked if that person was okay and the fact that I have, in the past, stopped to ask people who have crashed and seems hurt if they were okay.

I feel like it's a karma thing. I dunno. It didn't happen today but it would never deter me from just asking someone if they are alright after a bad spill..
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