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Old 12-25-2010, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Two killed today in a collision -- boooooo!

2 killed in Wyoming ski collision - The Denver Post

Edit: Yesterday, not today

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Old 12-25-2010, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WTF...

I'd like to hear some more details about this. How in the hell do you wipe out so hard that it kills two people and puts another in the hospital? Jesus!
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow!

with the right skills you can get over 50mph on a snowboard. does anyone else think that the mom was quite careless bringing her young child to a high speed trail?
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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with the right skills you can get over 50mph on a snowboard. does anyone else think that the mom was quite careless bringing her young child to a high speed trail?
I don't think one can jump to that conclusion based only on the information in the article. Around here there are numerous little kids who can ski as well as many adults. Ski camps start at age 3 and DH racing camp starts at age 5. My own 6 year-old has been skiing since she was 3 and can cover most of the mountain, at a pretty decent speed too. Regardless of age, everyone is supposed to ski/ride under control at all times, which includes being able to stop or avoid collisions. I know it doesn't happen though.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Snowboarder, 5-Year-Old Dead After Collision at Boardistan There's a bit more detail here. But I'll say this from years of living in resort towns parents are completely stupid with their kids on the snow like all sense of parental duty and preservation goes out the window. Almost crushed a kid today in Parklane at Breck when hitting a 30 foot jump.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Snowboarder, 5-Year-Old Dead After Collision at Boardistan There's a bit more detail here. But I'll say this from years of living in resort towns parents are completely stupid with their kids on the snow like all sense of parental duty and preservation goes out the window. Almost crushed a kid today in Parklane at Breck when hitting a 30 foot jump.
None of the articles I've read so far say much about the circumstances other than the run has a "difficult" rating, which doesn't necessarily mean anything.

I don't know how much the kid's age or her mother's parenting skills should factor into this accident, as the mother in this story is an adult and she got clobbered too.
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it seems obvious that the mom and kid were hidden by the hill's terrain, if the boarder saw them miles away he would've easily dodged them. who would purposefully run into people at high speeds? as for the going to fast for your skill level. when it comes to stopping, it's purely physics. you can be the best boarder in the world but you can't stop from, for example, 30mph to 0 in 5 ft.
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This seems very strange... I realize you can reach some pretty high speeds, but I'm surprised that three people were injured so badly that two are dead and one is still in the hospital.
I'm wondering where on the black diamond they were stopped. That could shed a lot of light on what happened.

Just a reminder for everyone to play it safe out there. No matter how cool you think you look, it's not worth anyone's life (even if they technically were at fault).
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Horrible... pretty obvious the boarder was out of control if he hit the little girl.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Everyone is pointing fingers at the mom and kid. Could just have easily been one of those dudes that doesn't know how to snowboard except to just go fast, saw them coming, didn't have the skill to stop or turn and just crashed into them.
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