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Old 01-09-2011, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ever seen a group of falling leaf riders on wrong run?

I have, last night. Went to pass on in a cluster of about 7... apparently when they get scared its okay for them to reach out and latch onto me in efforts to not fall... yeah, thats always a good idea...grabbing someone else on another stick going much faster passing you. physics just doesnt work. "sorry man only my third time out it was a reaction, tried to not fall"

I have contemplated many devious plots to get them to hang it up for the night, however decided against it.

probably should have considering im fairly sure the edge of the kids board banged up my ribs pretty hard as he tried to spoon with me.

any thoughts ? -_-

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Old 01-09-2011, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry dude, but i totally lol-ed. i must say they have good reactions if they managed to grab you...
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Yup, what were you doing that you were so close that they could reach out and grab you. And, stay clear of them.
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forgot to mention that section of the trail was about 13 feet wide... its cataloochee in north carolina... being from nz id doubt youd go there. not exactly the widest or best runs. however its the best one local to me... about a 1 hr 15 min drive. they werent about to split up, so passing was needed. woulda been fine had he not leaned over and found me... fairly sure he lost balance.

and nah reactions werent really a factor... i slowed down quite a bit before passing... they were barely moving.
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forgot to mention that section of the trail was about 13 feet wide... its cataloochee in north carolina... being from nz id doubt youd go there. not exactly the widest or best runs. however its the best one local to me... about a 1 hr 15 min drive. they werent about to split up, so passing was needed. woulda been fine had he not leaned over and found me... fairly sure he lost balance.

and nah reactions werent really a factor... i slowed down quite a bit before passing... they were barely moving.
No, cant say that ive been there, but i know the kind of track your talking about (ours is called Clarry's, and its just wide enough to get a cat down, but the only run at the bottom, so is heavily congested and will make the most seasoned boarder/skier fall through its design). I find its either best to stop short and let them go for it, follow them down until there is room, or try and zip passed as quick as possible, sounds like they were already falling as you went passed anyways.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah pretty sure they were. i mean im not nearly the best, and not nearly the worst or trying to talk down on someone learning.. i just found it kinda humorous how it all went down! haha wish i had it on video!

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yeah pretty sure they were. i mean im not nearly the best, and not nearly the worst or trying to talk down on someone learning.. i just found it kinda humorous how it all went down! haha wish i had it on video!

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He's at the Auckland Museum so would be a bit of a mission to get over there. Paper Mache is your friend...
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Ahahah that made me laugh so hard..Nobody has ever reached out to grab me.
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haha me either... thats why i had to post it.. my only regret is not catching it on camera.
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too bad it wasn't a cute girl who grabbed you is all i can say.
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