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Old 01-05-2012, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Saw a shining example today. At mylocal hill the geniuses decided that they had to have a park...problem is, the only free area they had to set it up with the low snowfall is along the side of one of the main runs. Trouble with that is, the easy way down green circle run cuts right through the middle of the jump line. Blind at that since the easy run comes out of a grove of trees and blind to the riders in the park as you will only seem them coming out when hitting your landing. Spent my time on the lift watching near miss after near miss. Hopefully now that we have some snow they'llmove the park before someone dies. Anyone else witness clusterfucks like this where you ride?
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Not quite the same but some people threw together a fake park setup down the moutain. Same problem though we had very little snow and they created a ramp onto a picnic table. Right after the picnic table was a full on mudpit. As if that werent enough to ruin a rider or a board they built to rails on a platform and a ramp that aimed at these rails at platform right next to it. By doing this people would hit the ramp and the rails at the same time and there would be triple collisions or broken lands for those who couldn't ramp far enough and landed on the angled side of the rail platform.
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Our park setups are really good usually...
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Breck and keystone set up their parks to avoid that stuff but i was sliding a barrel on top of a quarter last weekend and there are 3 kids sitting on the landing. I guess they figured it was a convenient feature to sit on. Clipped 2 of them and they got pissed.
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we have one peak thats just a terrain park. solves the problem quite nicely i think.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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we have one peak thats just a terrain park. solves the problem quite nicely i think.
We have two runs that are terrain only. They are the only runs that aren't ready.
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I ride Snoqualmie primarily, and the park there is pretty good. They are always changing it up and it's definitely out of the way. Even with the low snow levels, they still build it up pretty good. It's always fun and creative IMO. And this assessment is from a non-park guy, so take it for what it's worth.
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We have two runs that are terrain only. They are the only runs that aren't ready.
This is the problem with where I am. Usually that is how it is done but their temporary set up is a serious accident about to happen.
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Breck and keystone set up their parks to avoid that stuff but i was sliding a barrel on top of a quarter last weekend and there are 3 kids sitting on the landing. I guess they figured it was a convenient feature to sit on. Clipped 2 of them and they got pissed.
lol serves them right. you wanna sit on the feature...ill be sure to hit you on the way down
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lol serves them right. you wanna sit on the feature...ill be sure to hit you on the way down
Exactly my mentality! But on topic. Have you talked to customer service at the mountain?
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