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Old 02-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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kind of curious what others think of this...

i have a kind of friend that lives 3 doors down. he wakeboards with us maybe 2 or 3 times a season. (we go a lot more often).

while last couple months he has been saying he wants to go jibbing with me, and he brags about all the top shelf ski areas he has been to and the huge jumps, etc.

so he finally goes with me yesterday. turns out he is scared to hit any boxes, rails or jumps. not that i am great. i am just a middle aged guy, but do at least hit a little bit of all 3. he gets totally embarrassed saying he does not want to get hurt, and he is not trying to be park hero. is it even possible he would not know what "jibbing means"?

i just don't understand why a person would totally say he can do stuff if they can't. wouldn't you kind of underplay rather than overplay your ability?

i don't get it. i did not even know what to say. we just carved around and he could not even carve switch.

i guess he probably will never ask to go with me again. but don't even know how to deal with him.

how about sharing your weird stories like this with your advice? thanks.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Life is full of talking bullshit artists. I don't get it either.

I prefer to undersell and deliver higher.

I know a guy who hasn't skied in like 10 years and last time I talked to him about it he was like "yea I do 720 helixes on my skis, no big deal..." What drives people to say such retarded shit?

Here's an example of what you may hear me say,

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by scottb7 View Post
advise? thanks.
just do park all day/ ride where you want. then 1 of 2 scenarios will play out

1. he gets bored and goes back to the green runs and you can meet up with him later in the carpark for the ride home.

2. he will eventually start to try some of the easier boxes and have a better time than he otherwise would riding the same boring green runs.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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one of the scenarios where it's better to ride alone, life is too short for windbags
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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is it possible this is his way into your world. He may be a shy guy that enjoys your time as neighbors and is trying to develop a Bro-Friendship ( nothing weird) hang out, drink beer, occasional BBW's for beer and watch football, work on cars. You see my point.
I don't know enough about either of you to offer more, but could this be the case.

Also you see this "one up" type personality all the time. Work, friends, acquaintances. This could just be the type of person he is.

I like other guys points especially me meeting other younger park riding guys from the forum or just seeing them around the hill all the time and getting to know them. I try to be exact with my skill. So if we take some laps together he steers towards features I can ride or I take him on features he knows I can ride and not be bored as they know my limitations.

Might be time to just steer away from this guy?
How is he on a wakeboard? that should have given some insight to his snowboarding ability. Never wake boarded but I've always been told they are very similar.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Who cares!!!

What is this doing in the board section?

What is with the title?

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Old 02-09-2014, 01:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Careful with the comment about not able to carve switch.
There are ALOT of members on here who are experienced riders and can't ride switch.

(For the record, I'm not one of them.)
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Cool people underplay their skills, douchebags oveplay their skills, dont be a douchebag
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GreyDragon View Post
Careful with the comment about not able to carve switch.
There are ALOT of members on here who are experienced riders and can't ride switch.

(For the record, I'm not one of them.)
guilty! i can land switch, and can comfortably do a 180. but i absolutely suck at actually carving switch. dont know why, just something that is coming to me slower than other things. generally when i land switch, i flip right back to regular. with that being said i dont come into boxes or jumps switch either...

as for the bullshitting the skills, how are you gonna know unless you go with them? Can't trust anyones word anymore,
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