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Old 12-16-2012, 08:23 PM   #31 (permalink)
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always err on the side of lowering your shoulder/self-preservation.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:58 AM   #32 (permalink)
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If someone from behind gives me a warning yell, I tend to freeze up and might end up in a bad crash myself. Cause during that moment I might wonder if I should look back, slow down, stop ...... or ease my turn or whatever. Maybe it's just me. Idk.
Please don't look back. I know people don't realize they do it but when you look you turn. Just keep making the same turns, and let the person behind do the passing.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:16 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Please don't look back. I know people don't realize they do it but when you look you turn. Just keep making the same turns, and let the person behind do the passing.
Ok. I will do what I am in the midst of doing.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #34 (permalink)
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One thing that I have found that works pretty well when I want to take a different path and there are people riding and skiing near me is to point where I am headed like using a turn signal. I might be cruising down the run and want to take a side track but there is traffic to that side, a point in the direction I want to go almost always sends the message and seems to help a lot..
I ALWAYS use hand signals when going down Manning run hitting side hits, because I'm going from one side of the run to the other constantly.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I hate the people who get within an arms lenth of other skiers and snowboards. That is so stupid and dangerous. This is how people collide. There's a good chance the person who is getting buzzed has no clue the arms lenth buzzer is there. What if they do a butter trick or turn abruptly? It's usually faster people who do this. There's no reason to do this. Slow the fuck down if you can't get around someone right away. I stay away from everyone on the mountain.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:48 PM   #36 (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?
So true.
What gets my goat is skiiers on a cat track, when they carve they take up the whole track. It's like their body stays near the middle but their skis go to the limits of each side making it damn near impossible to pass without being overly aggressive. Snowboarders on the other hand seem to have their bodies move along with their boards when they carve so you can find a good time to pass. But on the other hand boarders and more erratic with their carves compared to the skiers predictable turns.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #37 (permalink)
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So true.
What gets my goat is skiiers on a cat track, when they carve they take up the whole track. It's like their body stays near the middle but their skis go to the limits of each side making it damn near impossible to pass without being overly aggressive. Snowboarders on the other hand seem to have their bodies move along with their boards when they carve so you can find a good time to pass. But on the other hand boarders and more erratic with their carves compared to the skiers predictable turns.
the worst is racers who think the entire run is their practice ground and they have priority so they cut EVERYONE off doing those quick turn drills
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:13 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Then we have the "mystery date" rider with his back hand sticking straight out in front of the toe edge as if wrapped around his invisible girlfriend. You can spot this cat from a chairlift a mile away and you know instantly that this dude doesn't have a snowball`s chance in hell of being able to slow down or stop if anything or anyone gets in his path.
I think we need to officially change the name of this to "the T'eo"
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I think we need to officially change the name of this to "the T'eo"
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:44 AM   #40 (permalink)
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So true.
What gets my goat is skiiers on a cat track, when they carve they take up the whole track. It's like their body stays near the middle but their skis go to the limits of each side making it damn near impossible to pass without being overly aggressive. Snowboarders on the other hand seem to have their bodies move along with their boards when they carve so you can find a good time to pass. But on the other hand boarders and more erratic with their carves compared to the skiers predictable turns.
True that! the bad skier on the cat track is a pain in the ass, you did everything you could to keep your speed on that warm sticky day and when you decide to pass they get you to brake and become that dude one footed pushing along.

Honorable mention to the skier on the cat track with wannabee full race downhill stance, poles sticking out to the sides as high as they can go ready to poke anybody. (as if aerodynamism mattered at 4mph)
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