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Old 02-23-2009, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So i went to the mountain with a few friends of mine who were beginners, 2nd time for both of them. And they would fall all the time and just, well... bust there ass everywhere. Many people just point and laugh or just shook there heads. This is not the first time i noticed this, when i was a beginner i had a lot of these jerks do the same things to me. Is it just me or most of snowboarding/skiing community jerks?

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Old 02-23-2009, 01:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow where do you ride. Jerk nation.

Wherever I'm riding I hardly ever see anyone point or laugh, unless it's one of my group of friends doing something epically stupid and getting burned e.g. friend is cruisin on the flats, wipes snow off his ass, then proceeds to catch edge and... scorpion!!! So stupid, so we laugh at each other when stuff like that happens.

But yeah... I don't see many people point and laugh anymore. If I do, it's usually the younger teens who do it. I tend to wince.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Fuck them. Everyone's gotta start somewhere and besides who gives a fuck what they think?
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't see it that much at the hills I go to. If anything the most reactions I see are the typical groans and ooohs when someone just crashes hard. It sounds like those jerks really got to you, though - but it's not like they represent the *entire* snowboarding community...

Biggest thing I'd say to remember is that you are out there with your friends, having fun. That's all that matters - respect others on the mountain as much as you can and don't care about any random jerk that you'll prob never see again or even remember next time out.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like you ride in the midwest.

I get the same thing, Ive been riding for 3 years, today; yeah I shouldnt be boarding because I got a concussion thursday, but I cant give it up with a fresh fall on friday, today I threw a tweaked out stalefish off of the lip of transition of a blue to a black, little cliff, and it went right under a lift. i nailed the landing and rode away down the last bit of the chute under the lift and had hecklers saying "Dont catch an edge" or "thats a perty helmet you got on" or shit like that.

ya its pretty rough when every 13 year old thinks hes a pre-pubescent shaun white but what can ya do about it
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If anything the most reactions I see are the typical groans and ooohs when someone just crashes hard.
That's mostly what it's like where I'm at, but we've still got a decent number of snowpunks mixed in. But they're just that: punks. Call them on it, they'll tuck their tails and back down 100% of the time.

Problems is that it's a lot more widespread in some parts of the country. Midwest and SoCal pop to mind. SoCal just think that they have to be that way because they gotta yo-rep SoCal, bro, dude. I don't know why. Everyone already knows SoCal is like that anyway.

The Midwest lot is another story. They've got something to prove because they want to be known as ANYTHING but ignorant rednecks 4 years behind the trends. So they turn on BET and see how their favorite rap stars are acting in front of the camera. Then they flip to X-Games, and see how their favorite boarders are acting in front of the camera... The rest of the behavior they fill in according to what happens in their fantasy land of coolness. And that's Gospel for how one is cool.

Then you've got the East Coast Italians. They just go out with a big pizza-sized chip on their shoulder. Anyone from the Tri-state area can relate. Italians = Italian. They're a bit more unpredictable b/c they don't tend to dress like hardcore snowpunks, and a few of them don't back down.

And every last one of them thinks they're original, nobody's ever thought of or done the shit they're doing, and that looking like everyone else while acting the way the TV tells you is a unique form of self-expression.

And hence, skiers, the ski patrol, and the resort management never give the well-adjusted boarders the benefit of the doubt.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, the guidos

that's why I stay out of Mtn Creek

But generally speaking, most people are nice. I had a few ooh's and ahh's from some spectacular wipe-outs before, but no pointing or laughing really. Most are generally pretty nice people.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Sounds like you ride in the midwest.
Haha so many jerks here in MN it is crazy. I was riding on sat and did some stupid little thing and fell and of course somebody had to say something from the chair. Everytime i'm on the chair and see someone fall there is always someone else on the chair that has to say something mean. For the most part though people are nice. There are just enough jerks that there is always one around right when you fall. haha
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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not only are there snowboard punks in the midwest, but we also have skiers who are biased against snowboarders because of the punks.

I was at a small 2 lift local hill a few weeks back and both lifts have 2 seaters. it was just a skier and myself at midway and a good number of people coming up from the bottom. I asked skier if I could ride the lift with him and get some snark comment "Sure just done let your board get in my way" and I was like damn, and in the 4 minutes until we got off the chair we talked and he wouldnt let me go up at the top because we were talking about tuning techniques and he would shut up about his roto-brushes.

Also I disagree about the BET and not wanting to be 4 years behind. In minnesota especially there are a good number people who think they are the shit. Its a twin cities thing, it can be observed but not explained. Sure my sister is a little biatch who religiously watches MTV and picks up social q's from Tila Tequila and spends 24/7 on myspace, but thats kind of what the current high school generation is. So some kids think they are the shit and its stupid, I usually confront the kids if I can find them, but Im not saying that I havent watched the snow pile up on someones topsheet and waited for the edge to catch
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
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there are jerks everywhere. I just ride with my iPod going so I'm oblivious to it when it gets busy at the mountain.
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