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Old 12-06-2009, 10:18 PM   #81 (permalink)
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LOL i saw this at a local wendys and i laughed too.

I think that some snowboarders/skiiers are rushing and want to be "in the moment" I know that I occasionally do it too, but I make sure to not annoy anyone or get in peoples ways
I almost want to get this sticker myself even though I snowboard haha. But like you, I try to enjoy the ride without annoying or getting in anyone's way.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Another tale for the records here. Yesterday at Kirkwood, end of the day I came up with my wife, relaxing groomers day, testing angles and boot plates, new board, bindings, I am safe and listening to my tunes trying to snatch a single ride on the chair to smoke in peace...but this multi-colored skier slides besides me in the last feet of the line. We start to ride the chair, adjust to accomodate the different pieces of gear hanging off out feet and the cirumstantial "good day uh"? I look at him and think " You're so a cop....you're a cop for sure...I know it. I must have thought it out loud...lol...he looks like he heard my thoughts, I crank the music higher meaning " No mood for small talk man" and think about my business...Once ready to leave the chair, I look at him with a "have a good time man" (while I still think COP...COP you're a COP) He looks at me, grabs the chair and literally swinging back and forth before the landing he ejects himself from the chair ahead of time, almost swinging me off my spot, and lands and immediately cuts in front of me, whikle I veer to my right avoiding him and his tails....he tried ti knock me down, and in a pretty obvious way. He even turns around to check if I fell...ending up crossing me looking back as I wave my hand at him.

I Do my smoke, my run, and decide to get a last one a the shorter chair...the 5 before calling it a day. I get in line as single, and get paired up by the lift fuy to a couple...lol the same guy and his GF or wife... "But hello" I say smiling as we line up for the chair...he looks at me worried, then at his female partner..then back at me.....and starts to slow dow to et me ride the chair alone. " Better if you go alone this time" He says,
Yeah, better, I agree too.

Bottom line yest, it's not the tool, it's the person....but most of the time tool and person are of the 2 boarded kind...

Another example...the super stuck up mono-ski rider that still looks at skiers as "family" and then turns around talking about carving and sidecut edge....but if you tell him he is riding a board he says that no, they are 2 skis...lol...Then he started explaining me how cool hard board riding looks... and how he could do such a tight turn....just like a carve board...:P
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I usually ride with 4 to 10 people we usually get left alone.

But actually, I have never gotten into a fight with any skiers.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:53 PM   #84 (permalink)
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wasn't a fight... WHo cares, I'm there to ride, buit I mostly ride alone, and that happened quite a few times. Besides is rest day today....I have time to type!
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:09 AM   #85 (permalink)
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Seriously, I think this whole issue is about played out. There are some old codgers out there who will never adapts, but hey those kinds are everywhere in life.

To be completely honest, I've never had a problem with the older generations. Most of the people who bring up the skier vs. snowboarder thing are in their twenties...

must be trying to prove they can play the part?

(Most of the old ski bums I've talked to admit they'd love to try snowboarding if they didn't have to fall so much to learn it)
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That is actually a pretty valid point. There is of course the segment of brand new boarders who bag on skiers because they think that makes them look "core".....
Not my case at 45 man...
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The biggest animosity I see nowadays between skiers/boarders is that most of the time, if skiers can help it they don't want to ride the chairlift with you. Of course this isn't everyone, but it's something I've noticed that happens alott. If I end up on a chair with someone who tried to do this, I make an effort to be nice and make them change their minds.

Just like when I rode on a chair with these two ancient crony skiers who decided it would be funny to crack snide snowboarder jokes on me. Instead of being a dick, I killed them with kindness and made them feel bad.
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From what I've noticed, the real core guys respect each other no matter the equipment. It's the gaper that thinks they're core that hate on the someone because they ride different equipment. These are the same guys that ride carving skis and laugh at guys on fat skis... yes there is animosity between skiers on fatties and skiers on carving skis (apparently you can tell how core someone is by how fat their skis are).
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From what I've noticed, the real core guys respect each other no matter the equipment. It's the gaper that thinks they're core that hate on the someone because they ride different equipment. These are the same guys that ride carving skis and laugh at guys on fat skis... yes there is animosity between skiers on fatties and skiers on carving skis (apparently you can tell how core someone is by how fat their skis are).
Some people need to make themselves feel bigger by making others look smaller. The details don't matter as long as they can find something to point to and laugh at.
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From what I've noticed, the real core guys respect each other no matter the equipment. It's the gaper that thinks they're core that hate on the someone because they ride different equipment.
I don't really agree with that -- or at least I don't think it's true consistently enough to be accepted as a generalization. Whatever exactly "core" means in this context, I believe that often it's the newer skiers and riders who are more accepting of diversity on the slopes, simply because they took up their respective sports in a world in which both disciplines were already well-established. Often it's the grizzled veterans who are more reluctant to accept change. (Who are the people keeping Deer Valley and Alta snowboard-free after all these years?) Sometimes I read the alpine skiing forum on Usenet; like most Usenet forums, it's apparently dying (the snowboard forum died a few years ago), but it's still illuminating. Most of the remaining participants appear to be devoted skiers with many decades of experience. Almost to a man (there's perhaps one exception), they seem to despise snowboarders as both mountain companions/competitors and even as people.
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