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Old 12-16-2012, 04:24 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Skiier wipe outs are never graceful. They just look like flailing retards with gear and limbs going all over the place, at least borders tend to eat shit with a little bit more steeze.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Skier yard sales are way more funny if their ok
Best ones I've seen is when the skies start down the hill without the skier and they start chasing the ski, it seems to always be one ski...
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Skiier wipe outs are never graceful. They just look like flailing retards with gear and limbs going all over the place, at least borders tend to eat shit with a little bit more steeze.
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Skier yard sales are way more funny if their ok
Best ones I've seen is when the skies start down the hill without the skier and they start chasing the ski, it seems to always be one ski...
Hahaha,.. Yup, always seems to be! (...but I can't help admiring that skier you see gettin' up on that remaining plank & finishing the run on it to go get that errant ski!!)

BTW, hopefully you can excuse yet another dumb ass NooB (& Old Fart) question but, "Steeze?" Is that boardspeak for "Style & Ease?"
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:31 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The "Vet's" will correct me if I'm mistaken, but one thought about the skier/boarder conflict's seen from a NooB's perspective,..

I've noticed that it seems the experienced, "adept" skiers I see are heading down the blue & black runs with a lot of speed, but unlike the "once a season" skiers, they are flyin' & maneuvering down these runs within a fairly narrow corridor!

The "Tourist Skiers" seem to tend to use ALL of any run they're on. Going slow to moderate, "Across" the fall line, from one side to the other & back!

Even going fairly slow as an inexperienced NooB on a snowboard, I can still manage to stick to a 15-20 ft lane of maneuvering. I know this difference in how we "Use" the runs, has resulted in plenty of close calls for me with skiers!

Whattaya think,.. any validity to this observation?
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The "Vet's" will correct me if I'm mistaken, but one thought about the skier/boarder conflict's seen from a NooB's perspective,..

I've noticed that it seems the experienced, "adept" skiers I see are heading down the blue & black runs with a lot of speed, but unlike the "once a season" skiers, they are flyin' & maneuvering down these runs within a fairly narrow corridor! ......
I agree. The adept skiers are very fast, make very little friction noise on the snow too (way less than riders), and use very narrow S's to literally stream down groomed black diamonds. These skiers tend to use longer skis for the purpose of skiing very fast as well.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:02 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I think part of the problem of running into "gaper" skiers is anyone can go down the hill the first day using the trusty pizza wedge. They then take this trusty technique across any and all runs they come across. Many of which a beginner boarder wouldn't dare look at cause they're falling on their ass every other falling leaf.

So you end up with a bunch of "tourist" skiers on trails they shouldn't be on who have no idea about basic etiquette and ruin everyone's day.

And ugh, I hate the boarders Snowolf pointed out who just point their nose downhill yet don't look like they're in control. So many times I've thought, "If there was anyone sitting just below that crest, out of their sight. They'd be dead right now...".
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I ride with a fairly large group that's about 50/50 skiers and boarders. There's always some change in the group's composition trip to trip so I do get to ride with skiers who have never ridden with boarders. And we all know each other from other groups/sports so there isn't much of an elitist attitude (if there is then your name quietly disappears from the email list)

What I've noticed is that skiers have to be "taught" about boarders. Once things are explained, they all get it and relax. Simple things like how/why we choose where to strap in, where to stop/pause on a trail, that we have a blind spot. why some want an outside seat on the lift, why we don't "wait up", etc.

I've also found that quite a few skiers just have never thought about how a boarder has to think their way around the mountain. I'm not talking about picking a line, I'm talking about having to carry speed for upcoming flats, etc.
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Thanks Snowolf!

I didn't purposely leave out the "Falling Leaf" snowboarder, it's just that I don't see Too many of them doing it where I'm riding and even when I do, I can't recall seeing many of them using the entire run from rope to rope, like a lot of the Skier's do! Plus, boarders doing that seem to be mostly on the "really" easy green runs. Again, the tourist skiers I see are doing this on greens, blues & even the blacks! And it isn't just the "pizza wedge's" either!

Of course I'm not claiming that I don't have my own issues with occasional control or maneuvering & once in a while I've inadvertently gotten in the way of others,.. oddly enough, aside from the one "little pink toddler missile"!
The only collisions I've experienced have been with other boarders.

...and now that you mention it, I believe those few have been with those of the "Bombing Knuckle dragger" variety!
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I've had some of these older dickhead type skiers purposely ski up my blindside and try to turn right in front of me to force an accident that would then be my fault.

Luckily I have the skill to deal with it(if barely), however as I get older and meaner, I just dont give a fuck.

Since becoming aware of it, it has not happened again, and I have made a decision to seriously hurt the next guy who tries it, regardless of perceived "fault".

*I do have plenty of planker wanker friends who ski with style and ability and no BS attitude.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #20 (permalink)
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So speaking about funny shit we have seen skiers do, the very best and most comical yard sale I have ever witnessed occurred at Mt. Hood Meadows where I ride last year.
Best skier-based yard sale I ever saw was on a down-box. The skier was doing a 50-50 down the box, and his skis slipped off both sides, so he was straddling the box. Then one tip jammed somehow and he fell forward onto the box, losing both skis. Ended up doing a perfect skeleton down the rest of the box. He wasn't hurt, but I think I pulled a muscle from laughing!
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