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Old 02-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #121 (permalink)
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i dont care if someones on the deck watching as long as they arent in the way.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #122 (permalink)
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Not sure if this got brought up before but what's going on with park passes. Say they're earned by a 20 minute safety class thing. Most of us know the rules already but it helps those that didn't. It also keeps the annoying roamer out of the way
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how is that even possible?
Well, look at it this way. If you just freeride, it will take time to become good at it. That means that skills must be learned, otherwise you'd be good right away. If you just do park, it will also take time to become good for the same reason. If they were the same skills for both, then having learned freeride for years I should be able to just step into the park and kill it. I've already proven that this isn't the case, believe me . There's no logical reason to believe that it would be any easier in the other direction. Different skills, different reflexes.

Now mind you, if a park rat decided to take up freeriding, they'd catch on a lot faster than an all-around newb, but there'd still be a learning curve. Park snow tends to be sculpted and predictable (otherwise the park crew aren't doing their job) and in most parks you have very controlled and short approaches to things. If you stick to groomers when freeriding you probably won't feel too different, but you'd be missing most of the fun. But it's the rough and 'natural' parts of the run that are the most fun. Those are also the parts that freeriders take longest to become good with, because they're rough and natural, and the tossing about that you get takes some getting used to.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:51 PM   #124 (permalink)
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Well, look at it this way. If you just freeride, it will take time to become good at it. That means that skills must be learned, otherwise you'd be good right away. If you just do park, it will also take time to become good for the same reason. If they were the same skills for both, then having learned freeride for years I should be able to just step into the park and kill it. I've already proven that this isn't the case, believe me . There's no logical reason to believe that it would be any easier in the other direction. Different skills, different reflexes.

Now mind you, if a park rat decided to take up freeriding, they'd catch on a lot faster than an all-around newb, but there'd still be a learning curve. Park snow tends to be sculpted and predictable (otherwise the park crew aren't doing their job) and in most parks you have very controlled and short approaches to things. If you stick to groomers when freeriding you probably won't feel too different, but you'd be missing most of the fun. But it's the rough and 'natural' parts of the run that are the most fun. Those are also the parts that freeriders take longest to become good with, because they're rough and natural, and the tossing about that you get takes some getting used to.
understood, you didn't specify... you just said "can't carve down a blue run :P"

where i'm from there are no rough natural features so i'd say park riding is a pretty good indication of ability.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #125 (permalink)
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Not sure if this got brought up before but what's going on with park passes. Say they're earned by a 20 minute safety class thing. Most of us know the rules already but it helps those that didn't. It also keeps the annoying roamer out of the way
They do this at my mountain. You have to watch a safety video and pay $10 and that gives you a park pass good for the whole season.
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the 10 bucks is dumb, 10 bucks in itself isnt a big deal, just the principle of using part of the mountain after you have already bought a pass is stupid. but last year bogus made you watch a video, but they never checked passes, now i havent seen them check once this year
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #127 (permalink)
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I think if park passes can be utilized and enforced it could save all parties including the mountain a lot of hassle and money..
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #128 (permalink)
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I think a park pass should only be necessary if you shit is bigger than Park Lane at Breck... so basically nowhere...
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #129 (permalink)
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I think a park pass should only be necessary if you shit is bigger than Park Lane at Breck... so basically nowhere...
True but you teach a kid murder is bad when he can't murder in the first place. If somebody learns respect in the park when hes doing the small jumps he won't turn it around when he's at the big jumps.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:08 PM   #130 (permalink)
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I hate how people who see and know someone is down but do nothing to warn the next person coming down the feature.

I was down at the bottom of a box line at Seven Springs when this skier ate shit and had to collect himself and his stuff, I was too far down to warn anybody. His friends come right up to him and keep going not bothering to warn anybody. So what happens... a snowboarder plows into him.

It would have taken 2 seconds for one of his friends to signal not to go but they didn't bother. That just pissed me off.

Earlier in the day I went off of this little snow pile jump and ate shit. So what does the first passerby do? Ask if I am okay? Nope, he made a smart ass remark.

How hard is it to not be a dick and actually be concerned for other people?
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