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Old 02-23-2010, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any strategies for avoiding retards that are uphill on you (but you don't see them as you already looked uphill before starting your run)

I'm carving so it's very important for me to avoid retards who are out of control on their board.

The only solution I have come up with is, I have to play ragdoll with my head and just keep looking uphill on every other turn or something.

I'm beginning to develop a real hatred for straight lining retards that can't turn.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if its happening all the time... might want to either try different runs, or, and i'm sure you wish you could avoid this, but you might have to just tell on em. patrollers are all over mountians making sure people don't hurt themsleves. if its really happening all the time, let the patrollers know and they'll hang out and hopefully people will start putting some turns together.

i rarely hear too many issues with people uphill. since you always have to be watching downhill of yourself, most just ride and trust in everyone elses abilities behind them. that is, as long as your carving isn't crazy and unpredictable.
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Well, Uphill is supposed to yield to you but we all know that doesn't always happen. I usually end up taking a glance up the hill every once in a while just to make sure someone isn't bombing towards me. That doesn't change the fact that some jack off is going to come flying by.
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Well, Uphill is supposed to yield to you but we all know that doesn't always happen.
Just so you know, that isn't the case always. When in the park, the person stopped has to yield to the person coming down from uphill so as not to cut off someones line
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Are there any strategies for avoiding retards that are uphill on you (but you don't see them as you already looked uphill before starting your run)
Yes the strategy is to fly so that they never catch up to you. Then the only riders you gotta worry about are the ones you pass.
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well, a person stopped is considered the same as a person merging from another run. those are the only times that you are required to look uphill. anytime you start a new run, be it from another, or from a standstill...

but i agree to just go really fast... then no one will catch you! after all, a carve shouldn't be slowing you down so much that the jackoffs are flying past you.
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Just so you know, that isn't the case always. When in the park, the person stopped has to yield to the person coming down from uphill so as not to cut off someones line
I would think if you are anywhere on the hill and are stopped you should yield to someone coming down.
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i know how you feel. i got run over on a wide open run and my top sheet got badly damaged. i was making tight carves and out of no where i got destroyed by some idiot who cut right over the nose of my board.
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well, a person stopped is considered the same as a person merging from another run. those are the only times that you are required to look uphill. anytime you start a new run, be it from another, or from a standstill...

but i agree to just go really fast... then no one will catch you! after all, a carve shouldn't be slowing you down so much that the jackoffs are flying past you.
A carve slows you down when you make complete C turns or turn uphill very slightly before switching edges.

I'm carving for speed control/g-force excitement like a freecarver. If I was carving/puming my board using the camber to gain speed, none of the retards would ever catch up to me. :P
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