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Old 04-09-2008, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fair warning, this is a big rant haha. Anyway, this is probably one of my biggest pet peeves when on the mountain. I'm going over a small jump/rail/box/whatever, and some kid (usually a skiier) cuts right behind me and basically, for lack of a better term, tailgates me over the feature. I see little skiier kids do this all the time to each other. There will be a chain of 3 or 4 of them all trailing right behind each other over a small roller, and it's safe for them to do it because they just ride over the roller without jumping or anything, so none of them bail.

Well, this was especially annoying when I was trying to get my 360s down. There was this one small roller, the only one in the entire park, that was perfect for me to practice on. I basically fell 50% of the time, the other 50% I'd either land the 360 or land in such a way that I stayed standing, but was unable to ride away very clean. Anyway, the first time it happened, I had no idea the skiier kid was behind me. I tried the 3, bailed, and within a couple seconds I heard a loud "whoooaaa" and all of a sudden a skiier with one ski flew right by me as I was on the ground. He fell about 15 feet passed me while one of his skis was laying on the ground near me. I wanted to chuck his stupid ski in the woods, which is what I should have done, because while I glided down the slope with his ski in my hand to give it to him, I was awfully close to beating him over the head with it. Instead I just handed it to him without saying a word and went on my way.

Second time it happened, I saw the skiier cut right behind me, it psyched me out a little bit and I thought about cutting away from the roller and just hiking back up and going again. Instead, I figured, screw this kid behind me, I'm going for it, hopefully I land it, if I don't, sucks for him. This psychout was enough to cause me to bail, and just like last time, he bailed right after me. I fell in such a way that I tumbled a bit and my legs were up in the air. My friends who were watching said "dude you almost took that kids head off with your board." Maybe if my board hit him in the head it would have knocked some sense into him.

Anyway, this pissed me off to no end. Anyone else feel this way.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah I normally try to keep a safe distance between me and the person in front of me on rail and with jumps I wait till I know they are off the landing enough that I won't land on them.

The only time I ride close to people is if its a group of friends and we are all riding together through the park.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a similar pet peeve; when people cut me off when I've been waiting to hit a jump. When I'm practicing a new trick, I start out doing them slower, so I wait closer to the jump and wait for the coast to clear. When there is nobody else coming, I go. The problem is that it takes a little time to build up speed, and sometimes people still catch up in time to cut right in front of me, even though I'm obviously heading directly toward the jump! I almost beat the shit out of some kid who got right next to me, (wasn't going fast enough to actually get infront of me), and proceeded to budge me out of the way so he could hit the jump. (He sucked, too)! Anyway, I cussed that kid out somethin' fierce at the lift!
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My frustration is usually somewhere in the lift line. U know the banging of the equipment.
Its usually children doing this, I notice it happens much more in the east coast than the west.
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i have a friend that always seems to tailgate me, we almost always ends up in a tangle on the ground.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My frustration is usually somewhere in the lift line. U know the banging of the equipment.
not tryin to be a dick but get over it......it happens
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not tryin to be a dick but get over it......it happens
Yeah, it happens, but because people are idiots. People banging into my board pisses me off too. If someone does it once, I turn my cheek and let it slide. But the people who, every time I move forward in the line, I know are going to hit my board with their skis deserve to get punched in the face. Some people really think it's ok to just move up without paying any attention to what's in front of them, and that their cue to stop moving is when they feel their skis hit my board.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Someone bumping my board in line pisses me off...but If they appologise I dont care and I accept.But my peeve is "Johnny Speed Master" comming down that narrow trail at full speed. Example we went to Killington this year took a run from the very top, we wanted to enjoy the run since it was snow covered and a nice sight. But of course we had the speed demons comming around the corner fucking everything up...Whats up with that I sometimes like to pick up speed and bomb, but only if the coast is clear. So we just pulled over on the side chilled for about 10 minutes and proceeded after the coast was clear.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
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But the people who, every time I move forward in the line, I know are going to hit my board with their skis deserve to get punched in the face. Some people really think it's ok to just move up without paying any attention to what's in front of them, and that their cue to stop moving is when they feel their skis hit my board.
i get so mad when people do that. it always seems to be a skier thats pretty young. i always watch them to see if they notice what they're doing, and it seems like they might notice but then make an attempt to not look at you so you won't say anything, and then they just keep on doin it.

ok, im about to bash on skiers, even though i have nothing against skiers in general. when i was in tahoe, there were a bunch of pretty flat and narrow connecting trails, and for some reason it seemed like about half of the skiers on these trails thought the best way to go on em would be zig-zagging across the entire run at 1 mile an hour, making it as difficult as possible to pass, completely oblivious to anyone else around. ugh, dumb people piss me off
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i just hate newbies. if you are a nooby.

shun.

go to the newbie park. it is there for a reason.
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