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Old 01-30-2013, 10:02 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Anyone ever have a skier plant a pole across your board when exiting the chair? The kind of plant that sticks in the snow and catches you at the knee... then they whine because you just bent their pole... what is that about?
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:46 AM   #42 (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.
Skiiers on cat tracks going slow annoy me to no end. Another phenomenon I have been noticing recently is skiier congregations at the top of hills just before the runs. The skiers just stand in the middle of the trail so you have to go all the way around them to get past. Any half decent snowboarder has the common courtesy to move off to the side to strap in, and then they get going. But these skiiers just stand there talking about what run to do next without giving a damn about anyone else trying to get past them to get down the hill.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Shred tip #422:

If you see a skier who is not looking around and just looking straight ahead as if they are alone on the mountain, ride next to them, close, and pass within inches.

*this tip only works if you are riding within your ability to dodge the idiot. All points are subtracted for a collision. Double points for obviously startling the fuckturd.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:22 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I hate skiers for this reason, they are stuck up assholes who don't realize that snowboarders have way less maneuverability and have blind spots.

I ate shit last time I was up and some bitch skiers woman went by laughing

They piss me off more than I could possibly explain!
i am right there with you man, skiers pissed me off too last week at hunter. it was incredibly crowded and skiers go VERY wide left and VERY right turns (especially when there are 10 in front of you), sometimes you are not sure which way you supposed to go coz they might get in front of you, now I know coming from behind I am supposed to watch this but it's irritating to slow down a lot and to be patient.

By the end of the day, I end up hitting up a guy then he hit his kid him and I didn't but kid fell, I felt terrible, stopped, strapped out from my bindings and helped to kid to get up, he was fine.

how can skiers be douche bags lol, skiing is much easier than boarding, they don't really have anything to be brag about , i was able to do black diamonds in my first week on a ski but never liked it haven't done it in years now
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Interestingly, I don't think the ones that are douches are particularly picking on snowboarders. Last weekend I saw two separate incidents where a skier buzzed another skier (one of them was preadolescent and a beginner, which made the other guy a MAJOR douche). I think that might just be their version of park.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I'm going to assume you meant to say SOME skiers. There are plenty of rad, chill, cool skiers ( excluding of course my Tele skier friends who are all a bunch of kooks.....)and many skiers are also good snowboarders. There are also plenty of douchebag snowboarders. Now having said that, there is often some kernel of truth to stereotypes. I do think there still exists an element of elitism among older skiers but as these fuckers die off, that is slowly evaporating.
Yah, the symmetry in the kernel of truth about old elite skiers and I hate to admit it is that we seem to have a higher percentage of reckless riders on snowboards. I'm a diehard snowboarder but our rep is stained a bit by those semi-out of control riders bombing down blues.
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I'm going to assume you meant to say SOME skiers. There are plenty of rad, chill, cool skiers ( excluding of course my Tele skier friends who are all a bunch of kooks.....)and many skiers are also good snowboarders. There are also plenty of douchebag snowboarders. Now having said that, there is often some kernel of truth to stereotypes. I do think there still exists an element of elitism among older skiers but as these fuckers die off, that is slowly evaporating.

As for maneuverability and control, I don't see much of a difference. It really comes down to the skill of the skier or the rider. I really don't see one being better than the other, just different.
I wonder what these oldies are staying about the newschool freestyle groms that seem to think they can jump the lines and are crazy on the cat tracks riding out at the end of the day
" Bloody snowbo- oooh I mean skier? argh"

But yes I think skiers forget that we have a pretty big blind side.
Actually I get pretty mad with instructors...as a snowboarder with a stereotype AND a blindside I feel we are taught to look around us all the time and be aware of other riders.
Yet I see ski instructors take off with a snake of their class without looking, and taking up the whole run, blocking everyone else making irregular turns.
It really pisses me off that they are teaching bad habits regarding mountain safety to kids at a young age.

In addition...I see skiers look AFTER they change direction/cut across piste...not before all the time. What good will that do? Dumbass.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #48 (permalink)
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yea, i really ride only in the park mostly no inexpirienced riders out to kill ya there! just a couple days a go, a 10 year old came flying straight at me and last second i jump out the way. unluckily, the kid decided to go the same way:/. he then goes on to blame me and i walk away and he trying to hike after me and punch me. he didnt unbind though so it was pretty comical.
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oh btw i was hiking because i was working on a rail. had to get more snow because they blew snow for us but it was ice :/
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I'm going to assume you meant to say SOME skiers. There are plenty of rad, chill, cool skiers ( excluding of course my Tele skier friends who are all a bunch of kooks.....)and many skiers are also good snowboarders. There are also plenty of douchebag snowboarders. Now having said that, there is often some kernel of truth to stereotypes. I do think there still exists an element of elitism among older skiers but as these fuckers die off, that is slowly evaporating.

As for maneuverability and control, I don't see much of a difference. It really comes down to the skill of the skier or the rider. I really don't see one being better than the other, just different.
Same, I've got two of the craziest mofo's on skis for friends, one thought snowboarding was easy. No long though, since he tried and ran into one of the lift pylons. There are some of the worst people on skis though, I remember this older fellow cut me off as I was starting down a black diamond one time, completely threw me off, resulting in a little quaking and/or surprise from me, and as a result, my edge caught, sending me flying. What's worse, I swear there was the red jacket of the Ski Patrol on his back. Yeah, the Ski Patrol has no respect for a little feller like I was at the time. Though I've met some friendly skiers as well, its the snowboarders who are really open and friendly. And trust me, you meet some real characters on snowboards
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