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post #31 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 05:54 PM
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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
Haha, I can sorta agree, but if you think about it a lot of skiers are probably just as confused about snowboarders.
To be honest though... I see a lot more skiers bomb busy runs then snowboarders. Maybe it's since we're used to trying to combat stereotypes?
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had it happen a number of times. i tend to ride fast and on the east coast, so its pretty common.

i always ride in control... but to me, that means enough control that worst case scenarios are me hurting myself... even if it "might" be someone elses fault, i still know that downhill has the right of way... just like someone else posted.. similar to driving. a rear end accident is always the fault of the person behind, even if it was totally avoidable if the front person wasn't being inconsiderate.

i guess worst one was last run of last year. going from peak to my condo at blackcomb in april. so a little tired by the bottom, pretty slushy, so my legs were getting a bit jellyish... i'm sticking to the sides as they weren't as busy and i could keep my speed... skier a ways down starts making erratic turns and cuts off a boarder bombing past me. the boarder has to make a big sharp turn to avoid him and therefore cuts me off huge. i had to ride off the snow to avoid a collision. basically, board hits dirt and rocks, and comes to an abrupt stop, i fly over forwards... result was a broken wrist and two solid core shots to my board... not to mention almost tearing my lovely onepiece!

i'm sure if i hung around, someone would have helped, but i attempted to pop right back up and ride the last few hundred feet before turning off to my condo. but... i don't know.. i think i was embarrassed. no one likes to fall.

as for helping those hurt, my wife is a patroller, so its now instilled in me to look for injuries, clean litter, make sure people hitting jumps have helmets.. all that fun stuff.

sarcasm... yeah... like THAT will ever catch on...
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Nobody does the "on your right" or "on your left" anymore. I am always paranoid and look back before cutting across a trail or before hitting a jump in the park. I also try to only go straight if I hear someone coming from behind. It is like playing golf on a public course, some people are unpredictable and have to be ready because you may get hit by a golfball at any moment.
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I stopped saying anything because it made people do even more stupid shit, like coming to a dead stop. Sometimes when i said "ON YOUR LEFT", they would turn left and slow down in response...so i just stopped trying...

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i take to singing while on cat tracks or anything narrow and flat such as that... nothing worse than getting cut off there and not being able to make it through the flats. found that a little bobby darrin or maybe you've lost that loving feeling works wonders... plus, people seem to find it funny.

sarcasm... yeah... like THAT will ever catch on...
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The first time I went snowboarding about four years ago, I got my first concussion from a reckless skiier. I was casually riding down the hill when this jackass came out of no where and cut me off. My board hit the edge of his back skiis and I went face first into a patch of ice. I was wearing a helmet but it still concussed me. I actually passed out and the douchebag didn't even come back or stop. Thankfully a ski patrol found me passed out on the ground face first and rushed me to the ER. People need to get their shit together.
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makes you feel better, i took a nasty spill on Saturday at Windham in the Catskills. tried to do my first rail slide and...didn't, obviously. totally misjudged the ramp leading up to the rail, overshot most of the rail, mis-aimed the trajectory of the rail, so my board hit only a part of it, fell from about 8 feet up in the air directly onto my right shoulder.

i've got a Grade III AC joint separation and my season is over.

bottom line, it's a dangerous sport for many different reasons. be safe out there.

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makes you feel better, i took a nasty spill on Saturday at Windham in the Catskills. tried to do my first rail slide and...didn't, obviously. totally misjudged the ramp leading up to the rail, overshot most of the rail, mis-aimed the trajectory of the rail, so my board hit only a part of it, fell from about 8 feet up in the air directly onto my right shoulder.

i've got a Grade III AC joint separation and my season is over.

bottom line, it's a dangerous sport for many different reasons. be safe out there.
Ouch. Heal quickly. I was in Jack Frost in PA this weekend and thinking of trying rails but chickened out. It was crowded. Was Windham crowded last weekend too? It seems like the Olympics has given everyone the idea to head to the ski resorts.
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very crowded

but the crowd had nothing to do with my injury. it was just me being an idiot, and trying to rush through the learning curve. i was doing so well, too...

sigh.

there's always next year.

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but the crowd had nothing to do with my injury. it was just me being an idiot, and trying to rush through the learning curve. i was doing so well, too...

sigh.

there's always next year.
Yep, there is always next season. My season last year also ended with injury, a wrist fracture. Injuries suck. Good luck.
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