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Old 02-25-2010, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a few questions for you guys that have been around a while on the slopes, why do people look at me so funny when I am tearing down the mountain? I am 6' and 290 lbs, big for a boarder I guess but people look at me with fear in their eyes as I come barreling down at them and about shit their pants when I come to a powderflying hault spraying my family down with pow....
Why all the fear and funny looks that im a boarder? Fat guys cant board too?

Second question, my son is 10 and is able to ride double black with ease, I usually get him the juniors group instruction and he ends up with a private all day long cause he is so advanced above the rest of the crowd, if it was your kid would you try to let him do what he could? He of course has aspirations of being the next shaun white, lol.... I am planning to send him to a boarding camp this summer either in OR or BC(cananda), do any of you have any insight into any of this? What would you do?
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the fear is probably stems from the chance of you hitting them.

dont hold your son back.
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah for real... dont hold him back at all!!! when i was 8 i started riding steers in rodeo's. my first ride i actually rode the whole 8 seconds. it was a natural thing and came so easy for me!!! thank god my parents didnt hold me back! when i was 15 i rode my first bull... and now at the age of 19 im sponsored by multiple companies... whatever you do help him excel in what he does! he will always remember it and when ever he is standing on a podium with a trophy or medal... he will know its all because of you!
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I guess I have to ask, are you flying down the slopes in control, or flailing around like a lunitic? If your in control, are you bombing right at them and cutting away at the last second? When I'm rolling fast I steer as clear of others as possible because I don't trust others.

As for your kid, hell yeah do all you can to encourage him to excel, just don't become one of those "football dads" that are obssesive about him being a pro. My son is 21 and rising through the ranks of the local MMA clubs, I train with him, help with his gym dues ect. do what you can to help him along just don't be pushy about it, turning pro in any sport takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

I showed some natural talant in football at a young age, my dad was totally obsessed with me being the next Joe Montana. He pushed so hard on me it made me hate football, it wasn't fun any more, I quit and became a skate punk just to spite him lol.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm definately not out of control. I also usually unstrap before I reachany big crowds. On the slopes I usually stay on less traveled paths. I guess I look like a grizzly bear coming at them. I thought about wearing a bear head down the slopes. I also don't bomb random strangers. Just my kids when we are fooling around

I'm gonna send my son to high sierra camp this summer. He will also be with instructors for 9 days next week up in wolf creek. We can't wait.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I am bothered by people that bomb straight down the hill. They tuck and go - no turns, no speed check - just straight down.

It bothers me because I don't know if you are in control or not. There are a lot of 14yr old kids that go up there with their ski clubs and first one to the bottom wins. These are the kids that collide with people and cause serious injuries. They are also that ones that create fantastic specticals of carnage (ie: yard sales). Maybe you are an experienced boarder and do keep safe distances from others but thats hard to determine with a birdseye view.

Do some speed checks, show that you actually can carve a bit... Going fast is great - but be sure others know you are in control. Especially if you look like a grizzly bear!!!


And never bomb a green or blue.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's because you're the only person who knows your ability aside from people you ride with. When they see you coming at them they have no clue if your in control of the board or the board is in control of you. I often make the mistake when I see someone hitting a kicker all decked out in expensive riding gear (makes me think they know what they are doing) only for me to hit the kicker after them and almost land on them because they ate shit.
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Yeah. I'm not a straight down kinda Guy. I carve edge to edge depending on the conditions I will go with much tighter turn in powder to keep the speed up. I can't wait till next week though. I'm ready for the dirty looks.
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Probably because your form looks like shit and you're so big so it makes it even more awkward. I know I constantly live in fear of someone bigger than me killing me on the hill. True story a fat woman almost fell on me once.
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