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Old 03-09-2009, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was headed down the park for the last run of the day yesterday and hit two medium big-kickers in a row (15-20 footers). I didn't think I had enough speed for the third so I scooted around it...Only to see a little girl on mini skis, about 3 feet tall and maybe 8 years old, slowly skiing her way out of sight behind the kicker on the flat part of the landing. Her mom was right in the middle of the landing, standing there, coaxing her little girl on. You couldn't see either one of them at all unless you were already in the air.

WTF retards? There were easily another thirty or forty people behind me in the park, making their way down. If you undershoot the jump, you land on the little girl. If you land it correctly, you take the mom out. The guy right in front of me was already yelling at them so I sort of waved people behind me off and went on my way. Some parents have absolutely no sense whatsoever.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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God I hate that. I swear people just don't think about the danger they are putting themselves, their kids, and others in by doing this shit. That stuff should mean getting your pass pulled or flagged at the very least. Plus a stiff lecture from Ski Patrol.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sometimes people like that just need to be landed on and have bones broken, theres not much you can do to cure stupidity like that. I see it all the time and wonder when they will be nominated for a darwin award.
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya i have seem stuff like that sometime
one time i was waiting for my friends and there was a group of kids obviously waiting to hit this rail and some lady is slowly skating her way on skis through the park blocking just about everything

the kids were bitching at her (they could have been nicer) but the ski patrol shows up and politely tells her what she did wrong and she starts arguing with him
i guess she thought she has a right to stand in front of a rail when kids want to hit it or something

i dont really know how it all ended cuz by then my friends caught up to me and we went down the hill.


it just doesnt make sense to me why people think like that
like random hero said i dont think these people will get it untill they get hit
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah this shit sucks. That happens all the time at Okemo. There will be 30 riders waiting to drop into the pipe and a parent will just cut off everyone and take their 3 year old through the middle of the pipe.
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A little bit off topic but have any of you ever witnessed skiier lessons going through the pipe? This one local hill for some reason takes little 5-8 year olds inside the pipe just to pretty much straightline it all the way.

Another time I remember coming down a black and a group of adult skiiers apart of what I think was a ski club decided it would be smart to make a congo line across the whole hill right underneath a roller. Problem was is that they did this right infront of me and if I were not so worried about self preservation I probably would have just flew into a couple of them as hard as I could. I am just so sick of the mentality that if you're in front you automatically got the right of way, people don't realize that right of way don't mean shit when you cut someone off, they can't stop in time, and next thing you know you're eating out of a tube for the rest of your life.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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this happened to me on sunday up in the park, i hit a 15 foot kicker and on the landing as soon as i was in the air I could see a parent and her kid cutting across the landing. They must've been sitting on the landing ramp because I was talking with my buddy at the drop in for a couple minutes before i hit it and they weren't in sight the entire time. So i hard to bail and slid out just to avoid hitting this idiot and her kid. and then the mother starting yelling at me about watching out for kids skiing and stuff... I was not amused
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this happened to me on sunday up in the park, i hit a 15 foot kicker and on the landing as soon as i was in the air I could see a parent and her kid cutting across the landing. They must've been sitting on the landing ramp because I was talking with my buddy at the drop in for a couple minutes before i hit it and they weren't in sight the entire time. So i hard to bail and slid out just to avoid hitting this idiot and her kid. and then the mother starting yelling at me about watching out for kids skiing and stuff... I was not amused

Grrrrr, i hate it when they then tell you off! Happened to me last season, guy got told off by ski patrol right afterwards though so i guess he would of learnt something.
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Someone should have warned them or where they were. I agree they had no business being there but to call them names and wish they had gotten hurt to teach them a lesson is not the best solution. The lift operator or someone at the top should have helped avoid a bad situation, The resort needs to a better job monitoring who is in the park. IMO of course.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Like I said earlier. Doing this is just as dangerous as riding fast in a slow zone. This should be a pass pulling offense. People will get the drift awfully quick if their ski day gets ruined by it. Of course ski patrol isn't as likely to do this because it's a parent and child, but the point needs to get across.
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