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Old 10-29-2010, 01:39 PM   #91 (permalink)
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I devastated a skier once that didn’t look at all like he was going for the same feature I was then he cut right in front of me leaving me no time to react, I was about twice his speed and twice his size. It kicked my ass but that pore kid got laid out hard. I felt bad for him even helped gather the poles, skis, and other random bits of gear that was accelerated to shrapnel speeds. So don't be that guy and be aware of your surroundings. Granted he wasn’t completely in the wrong because this was a feature that 2 different sections of the park fed into. Anyhow I got a nice new cut in the base of my board over that experience.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:09 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I hate when multiple weight challenged people walk side by side on a sidewalk or walkway and you can't pass them.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:25 PM   #93 (permalink)
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I hate when multiple weight challenged people walk side by side on a sidewalk or walkway and you can't pass them.
The word "Excuse me" works wonders. maybe they dont realize theyre blocking your way.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:37 PM   #94 (permalink)
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I hate it when skiers stand sideways at the entry gate into the park, looking on at what's happening inside and completely oblivious that there are people trying to get in.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:54 PM   #95 (permalink)
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I hate it when skiers stand sideways at the entry gate into the park, looking on at what's happening inside and completely oblivious that there are people trying to get in.
Snowboarders do something very similar. Ride up, stop right in the entry, and proceed to unbuckle their bindings right there. Fortunately, god made the line ropes stretchy. Now THAT'S intelligent design!
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:58 PM   #96 (permalink)
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Coming down Manning run on Seymour, you can go left into Velvet Gully at one point. Trouble is, you have to cross the fall line used by people doing side hits up to that point. I ride regular, so of course that's my blind side, so I've gotten in the habit of using a hand signal when I'm about to turn into the Gully. Served me well a couple of times.

No, not THAT hand signal. I use the INDEX finger.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:11 PM   #97 (permalink)
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correct me if im at the wrong...

but the other day i was lapping the park during my lunch break. I was hitting this long jump line of about 4 jumps built entirely on flow (each jump gets bigger and the following jump cant be cleared unless previous jump is landed or boosted).

[story 1]
I was coming up to the last ~50ft kicker of the line and there was a skier wedging towards the jump, about 30 yards away and in the direct line of traffic. I didnt feel like wasting the run so i yelled "drop" "dropping" "look out" a couple times and cut him off.
End of story.

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Fast forward a couple runs and practically the same thing happens! Only this time it was a skier looking for corduroy.
I was coming in toward the last jump and the skier in front was going moderately fast (but his intentions were clearly the "im going to ski over the roller and do 'S' turns where people land", i could tell this because he didnt nearly have enough speed for the jump itself and he wasnt slowing down to stop on the side of the knuckle)
Again i didnt want to waste a run so i hit the jump with my original plan to cork-spin. At the time however the skier was just a few feet ahead of me 'S'-turning on the landing. And as you can imagine, once i land we nearly collide. The guy gets all mad and i continue to ride away.



i think good etiquette is giving the traffic behind you 100% right of way. to disrupt someones flowing line is just disrespectful and you leave yourself open to getting snaked.

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Old 02-03-2011, 03:07 PM   #98 (permalink)
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Many of you are living in dream worlds =/ At my local hill you have to start dropping before the previous guy hits the first feature, otherwise you'll be staying put the whole day. In addition, you can't yell at anyone, 'cause the only ones that listen to your yelling are the small kids that aren't a problem anyway.

The funniest/most maddening thing was when I was dropping on this kicker and a guy comes in from the side skating like mad to build speed (damn skiers). I yell at him a few times like "hey" "dropping" and when he was about to cut me off I screamed "HEEEY" as loud as I could with no response what so ever. He cut me off right in front of the kicker then swung around and stopped on the knuckle and waited to drop on the second kicker. I was furious, not only because it was my last run, but he didn't even need to cut me off 'cause he stopped right afterwards anyway. Not to talk about all the skiers that gather ten metres lower down and drop from there, not even taking a single glance if there were others waiting before them. And that's how park life in Norway is.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:46 PM   #99 (permalink)
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I believe that when the park is crowded, like on the weekends, park etiquette kind of goes out the window. It's an eat or be eaten kind of mentality. Sometimes it just easier to join them in their ways instead of fighting it. However, when the park is less crowded, like during school hours on the weekdays, park etiquette can make for a very relaxed and carefree vibe among riders.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:55 AM   #100 (permalink)
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I'd say, see who's going where and if they got to a feature FIRST, let them get through unless you know you won't get in the way. I was trying to learn the half pipe and these tiny kids on skiis pop outta nowhere from behind be when I already went in. Needless to say that killed my run 'cuz I wasn't about to clean children off my board.

Another funny story was- if a midstation of a lift has a very low clearance, don't loiter in there. Me and my buddy were going to the top of the mountain and this dumb blonde was chilling right under the lift path. My friend didn't notice her and his hanging board taught her head a nice lesson lol.
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