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Old 02-21-2010, 11:29 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree on the karma viewpoint. Had a kid do a terrible scorpion right next to me yesterday, had to stop for sure. (he was fine just embarressed)
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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A huge pet peeve for me. People uphill that do not tell you what side they are coming from.

I always shout "On Your Right" or "On Your Left" when I'm approaching people who many turn into me.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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A huge pet peeve for me. People uphill that do not tell you what side they are coming from.

I always shout "On Your Right" or "On Your Left" when I'm approaching people who many turn into me.
I do the same thing and it's a good habit to get into!
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:42 AM   #24 (permalink)
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So I was out boarding today and I so happen to be riding my park board (O-Matic Todd Richards)and I was making some pretty good speed when I noticed a skier in front of me making long sweeping turns.

Since I was up on the persons left and the skier started making a right turn I figured I would ride right past them on the left side.

As soon as I do that the skier suddenly decides to turn left going much slower than I was so I had to bank left on my toe edge (I ride goofy)really hard to avoid a collision.

As soon as I do that I realize that if I don't stop or turn quickly I'm going to eat it on the side of the mountain. So with that in mind for a split second I try to bank hard right on my heal edge where of course I catch my edge and up in the air I go.

After a second of silence (I assume flying through the air) I land on my lower back, hit the back of my head on the ice ( I wear a helmet) and when I stopped the pain was IMMENSE. I hit with such violence that if I had anything in my bowels at the time I would have shat and sprayed myself all over the place. I have never felt anything like that before.

Anyway, I'm laying there for a few minutes completely stunned and surprised not one person even stopped, I got myself together and finished the run.

I've been boarding for a while and I guess I'm a little pissed at the skier for making a sudden sloooooow turn left but also upset at myself as I feel it was my fault. Although I'm glad no collision occurred and I was trying my best to avoid that at all cost.

I also feel like if I was on my never summer SL the edge would have held better and I may have made the turn rather than feeling like edge the gave out on me but I suppose that's what I get for trying to bomb down the hill on icy hard pack on a much softer board.....

Oh well.. other than that it was a great day on the mountain... All I have to do now is rest my sore back and somewhat of an achy head and get back out there next week...

Has anything like this ever happened to any of you guys before? Does it shake your confidence at all?

While something like this has never happened to me, I have been on a very narrow trail and I could hear this skier behind me gliding back and forth. It was very icy and choppy and I came to a stop and turned around and said "sorry dude for slowin ya down!" and he said it's all good but he never passed me after I stopped. He just stayed a moderate distance behind me. But it still made me feel on edge because a crash would have sucked.

Here's a quick story for ya. This guy I had a chemistry class with told me that one day while chillin on the slopes this little girl on skis was going wayy too fast for her level (on a black diamond) and she was freaking out and her parents were a ways behind her. So she was coming right at him and he grabbed ahold of her so she wouldn't fall and hurt herself. The little girl's mother came up to the guy and beat him repeatedly with her ski pole screaming "don't you touch my daughter". Pretty fucked up.
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Yea, this has happend to me. The best thing to do is to just get beack out there and forget about it. No one is perfect
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:10 AM   #26 (permalink)
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While something like this has never happened to me, I have been on a very narrow trail and I could hear this skier behind me gliding back and forth. It was very icy and choppy and I came to a stop and turned around and said "sorry dude for slowin ya down!" and he said it's all good but he never passed me after I stopped. He just stayed a moderate distance behind me. But it still made me feel on edge because a crash would have sucked.

Here's a quick story for ya. This guy I had a chemistry class with told me that one day while chillin on the slopes this little girl on skis was going wayy too fast for her level (on a black diamond) and she was freaking out and her parents were a ways behind her. So she was coming right at him and he grabbed ahold of her so she wouldn't fall and hurt herself. The little girl's mother came up to the guy and beat him repeatedly with her ski pole screaming "don't you touch my daughter". Pretty fucked up.
That's seriously fucked up. Props to your friend for not beating her ass. I've never touched a woman in an aggressive manner in my life, but then again, I've never had one beating the hell out of me with a ski pole either. I'm not sure how I'd react in that situation, but I'm not 100% confident that I wouldn't snap out.
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That's seriously fucked up. Props to your friend for not beating her ass. I've never touched a woman in an aggressive manner in my life, but then again, I've never had one beating the hell out of me with a ski pole either. I'm not sure how I'd react in that situation, but I'm not 100% confident that I wouldn't snap out.
I had a skier hit me with his pole at Breck because he thought we were cutting the line to a lift. We weren't.... the staff was sending people from the feeder line to the main line in waves and the skier (and his cronies) were actually the people trying to cut because they didn't know wtf was going on.

He hit my shin with the pole. His buddy stuck a pole in my friend's face (my friend was on skis). I was angry, but I let it slide. I don't like to start fights anyway. They were clearly assholes and I doubt beating them in the face and getting arrested would have magically turned them into not-assholes.
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I had a skier hit me with his pole at Breck because he thought we were cutting the line to a lift. We weren't.... the staff was sending people from the feeder line to the main line in waves and the skier (and his cronies) were actually the people trying to cut because they didn't know wtf was going on.

He hit my shin with the pole. His buddy stuck a pole in my friend's face (my friend was on skis). I was angry, but I let it slide. I don't like to start fights anyway. They were clearly assholes and I doubt beating them in the face and getting arrested would have magically turned them into not-assholes.
Yeah, in that situation, I would've just left it at "fuck you". But, what the other guy described is totally different. Straight up getting beaten with a ski pole by a screaming banshee? To me, that's a fight or flight situation and my flight instinct has always been kinda retarded.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:59 AM   #29 (permalink)
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a simple back protector would have saved OP from most of the pain.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:58 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Has anything like this ever happened to any of you guys before? Does it shake your confidence at all?
it used to happen to me at first but i got used to how skiiers are.

thats why i cant stand those snobby fuckdicks. They are so hard to predict. Its best to study how they are skiing from when ur above them...if they are making narrow sweeps throughout the whole run then i know i can pass them.

If i see them going side to side across the entire fucking trail like they own the damn thing, then i just keep my distance.

And screaming or yelling your location in relation to theirs does not seem to work on that species.
They are deaf, ignorant and dont know how to share a trail
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