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Old 12-07-2007, 10:07 PM   #41 (permalink)
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problem i have with skiers(mostly the less talented ones) is that they jump on a slope alittle to hard for them and then carve from one side to the other...almost impossible to pass them cause as soon as you make a move bam! the turn into your path lol..like they are trying to slow you down...there so unpredictable...i hate bein behind skiers like that
One of the things I hate about boarders (that is similar) to your skier complaint, is when they hit jumps/jibs/etc that are *off* a trail, yet the landing area is *on* the trail. They end up launching perpendicular to the trail, and then ride *across* it for awhile before going down the hill. This is way worse than the skier example above, because your usually not looking for people coming out the woods. It's 'noxious and dangerous. Keep that shit totally *on* the trail, or take it to the park.

And, I also hate it when a pack of riders decided to turn part of a trail into a parking lot.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:08 PM   #42 (permalink)
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And, I also hate it when a pack of riders decided to turn part of a trail into a parking lot.
Thats the worst. Do that at the bottom...or at least get off to the damn side. i understand its sometimes necessary to stop and laugh at your buddy who just face-planted...or even stop and wait for him to recover, but move it to the side of the run.
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:38 PM   #43 (permalink)
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a few genuine issues here, which i can agree with.

i feel shame when i see a bunch of lazy arsed sliders camped in the middle of a piste, usually just over on the blind side of a roller or hump. i usually roost em and swear something sub-complimentary. i figure if they are acting like idiots, it is our duty to let them know.

as for over taking the swerving and slow.... just communicate to them your intended side of over taking.... just yell to them "on yer left / right" and then bomb past them. truth of the matter is, when you are on your board, they can hear you and that makes them more precautious. take away their doubt but defining your intent. job done.

same too if you are on a piste which crosses another or similar.... just look at those who you risk a collision with, right in the eye and just point with extended finger exactly where you intend to go.

y'all just need to indicate and communicate.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:13 AM   #44 (permalink)
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One of the things I hate about boarders (that is similar) to your skier complaint, is when they hit jumps/jibs/etc that are *off* a trail, yet the landing area is *on* the trail. They end up launching perpendicular to the trail, and then ride *across* it for awhile before going down the hill. This is way worse than the skier example above, because your usually not looking for people coming out the woods. It's 'noxious and dangerous. Keep that shit totally *on* the trail, or take it to the park.

And, I also hate it when a pack of riders decided to turn part of a trail into a parking lot.
i agree with you on that one...ive never done that cause i havent tried tricking yet but that def is no good

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:17 AM   #45 (permalink)
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as for over taking the swerving and slow.... just communicate to them your intended side of over taking.... just yell to them "on yer left / right" and then bomb past them. truth of the matter is, when you are on your board, they can hear you and that makes them more precautious. take away their doubt but defining your intent. job done.
i do if im close enough to shout to them but the problem i have is ill be moving at a decent speed quicker then them and intend to pass...ill have a clear cut path and as im commin up on them they turn right into my path and scare the hell outta me...i put enough distance between me and them on the intended path but the can change direction so fast...they move more sidways somtimes then forward...guess i jsut need to put more "buffer" room between me and those kind of skiers
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well if you are too far or too shy to yell at them, you need to just hold back and watch their 'style'; they usually try to slalom at a rhythm and so as they are about to turn you make your move.

basically, if they are constantly swerving, you can aim at them when they are positioned at one of their 'extremes', coz by the time you reach them, they will be out of the way. (bonus points tho for running over the tail of their skis! )
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(bonus points tho for running over the tail of their skis! )
Thats always funny. But only done if said skier was being a prick.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:34 AM   #48 (permalink)
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(bonus points tho for running over the tail of their skis! )
Thats always funny. But only done if said skier was being a prick.

And as far as features on the sides of trails as long as you clear landings it perfectly fine, fun and safe. I'll be honest I love playing on whatever jumps, walls, etc that are on the sides of trails it makes the run so much more fun that is the only reason to ride green trails.
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some little butter ball of a kid skier ran over my tail the first time i took it out...man i was pissed the rest of the day...i hate when people do that...complete ignorance
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as long as you clear landings it perfectly fine, fun and safe.
The oprative words being "as long as..." The problem is when people don't. Fun, yes. Safe, no.
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