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Old 02-06-2012, 01:13 PM   #21 (permalink)
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the one behavior i hate the most is when they insist on making wide S's on flats even after they see that there are people behind them coming towards them. i used to take the "high road" and slow down even if it meant coming to a dead stop and skating over. now i just keep my speed and worse comes to worse i'll push them away. nothing like a stiff forearm to get someone's attention.

another thing i noticed which applies to both groups but i've noticed skiers do it more often (personal experience): i like to keep riding through to the lift line when possible, and it's infuriating when a skier just mosies on over without looking around at all and closes a gap so you have to stop which ends with you knocking into other people's skis and makes you look like the jerk. on the plus side, seeing a pack of skiers goose-stepping one stair at a time while my friends and i run up and down on our toes gives me a lot of satisfaction.
Ugh! This is something I can't stand, either! And it seems I always end up behind one of these skiers, like they're the only one on the hill. Totally oblivious or intentionally ignorant. Grr.
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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That's actually pretty considerate of you. I've just rode right over people's shit before when they do that. Fuck 'em.
i'll have to keep both in mind haha. but yeah, more than anything else that irks me in this sport is lack of awareness from both boarders and skiers, though like in my experience skiers seem to display more of it, possibly because of the different mechanics (getting caught on a flat is not the end of the world for them).

funny story: a young kid (possibly early teens) skied right in front of me as i was riding down. i checked my speed, and i was like, whoa, alright no harm done. he looks behind and i'm like, okay he sees me now i'm okay i'll just keep my distance. then a third of the way down where i was douching around and taking my time, it happens AGAIN, this time causing me to skid on my butt to avoid hitting him. another time later he's once again coming really close to me despite trying my hardest to stay away. at some point the benevolent side of my mind ceded control to my "fuck 'em" side, so the next time he got close again i thought, "k this might hurt you", got my heels to slow down, my base hits his skis (obviously making me land on my butt as a result) and he tumbles over backward. i didn't wanna kill the kid so i put my arms up to catch him. set him upright and put on an oscar-worthy act of, "are you you okay?!?!?" patted him down and rode off.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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That's actually pretty considerate of you. I've just rode right over people's shit before when they do that. Fuck 'em.
Ditto.

Thing is sometimes you end up stopping ON their skis.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Has anybody else had a physical altercation on a mt like this?
During my teenage years back when I still lived in Chicago I witnessed a pretty bad one. It was at the bottom of one of the lifts at Wilmot Mountain and it involved a grown-man skier and a teenage (maybe 14 years old) snowboarder. I didn't see the circumstances that lead up to the altercation but from what I was able to gather it was all started by either a minor collision or a near-miss that caused the skier to fall over. Anyway, I was standing in the lift line with my father when all of the sudden a fight catches my attention. I look over to see what it was and I see the grown man beating the shit out of the teenage boy that still had both of his feet strapped into his board. The guy started off by pushing the kid and then punched him in the face so hard he fell backward. The guy then got down on top of the kid with the board still strapped to his feet and landed another punch or two. The whole time while this kid is getting beat up by the guy he is trying to apologize for whatever he did. The whole thing lasted maybe 30 - 45 seconds. The guy skied off somewhere and the kid got up on his own. No one intervened and ski patrol wasn't called.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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And people wonder why I will never venture east of the Montana state line.....
if it makes you have more faith in us folk from the eastern seaboard, one time there was a newbie skier who fell and couldn't get back up. after watching him struggle for a few seconds i skated over and grabbed his arm and set him upright. on the flip side, there were two snowboarders next to him who were chuckling at his misfortune, so we'll call that a wash. they looked quite sheepish after i helped him up.

i also always stop next to skis on a trail to see who they belong to. more often than not they belong to someone who wiped out and ended up a couple hundred feet down the mountain. not to mention, i'm indebted to those extremely rare skiers who have the compassion to help me along on the flats

oh, and to the OP, shit happens. i wouldn't chalk it up to skiers or any particular group because i've witnessed bad behavior from all walks of life. just be glad that no one got hurt in the end, and the fact that justice was served is just icing on the cake.

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:45 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Im not gong to lie, on my way down, i saw him and I wanted to spray him so badly... But I didnt. He got what was coming to him, just another Elitist Skiier Who thinks he is better than everyone else.

Has anybody else had a physical altercation on a mt like this?
was riding at wisp earlier this year and a chick on skis came up behind and clipped the back of my board throwing me to the ground and wound up sliding into a ditch i was probly going 30 plus it hurt like fuck a little bit of you dumb bitch slipped out as she kept skiing on i climbed out of the ditch and ride to the bottom of the mountain and her skier super douche boyfriend was trying to pick a fight with my friend he gave friend a little bit of a push and i grabbed him by the jacket and he backed off prolly cause he weighed 160 soaking wet and im 6'1 260 that was fun day though i wouldn't have been so mad if she stopped but she didnt if i ever took somebody out like that i would def stop
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was riding at wisp earlier this year and a chick on skis came up behind and clipped the back of my board throwing me to the ground and wound up sliding into a ditch i was probly going 30 plus it hurt like fuck a little bit of you dumb bitch slipped out as she kept skiing on i climbed out of the ditch and ride to the bottom of the mountain and her skier super douche boyfriend was trying to pick a fight with my friend he gave friend a little bit of a push and i grabbed him by the jacket and he backed off prolly cause he weighed 160 soaking wet and im 6'1 260 that was fun day though i wouldn't have been so mad if she stopped but she didnt if i ever took somebody out like that i would def stop
whoa... 147 words and not a single punctuation... split it up a bit man...
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Last week, I was at the top of the small park, waiting for the GF. A good 2-3 minutes and NOBODY went thru the park. So I assumed the jump was clear. Bomb it to the jump and when I get to the kicker, I see a girl picking up ski poles, right in the "sweet spot". I just straight lined it and ollied over the poles just as I landed!

No clue what she was doing there since nobody passed there for 2-3 minutes...
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whoa... 147 words and not a single punctuation... split it up a bit man...
gotta be a record
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I had a skier yell at me the whole way down the mountain because he thought I "almost" hit him. Lol. He was busy gaping on a roller I wanted to hit, I have no problem riding around you as you gape.

On the other hand I ride regularly with a skier who is one of the dopest mellow dudes around, if you can imagine, he ski's like he's on a longboard surfing, just chill man.
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