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Old 04-19-2011, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Problem: Riders in Landing Area

How much is this a problem for you? Riders in the landing area is probably my biggest pet peeve on the mountain. I'm a little older (37), and so it takes longer for me to heal from an injury.

I'm so freaked out by somebody being in the landing area or just on the other side of a kicker that I lately have had a hard time trying bigger stuff in the park. On the lift, I often look down to see people carve their way to a rest right after a kicker, where you can't see them from above. Another example is when a newbie crashes and they sit there in the landing area, resting for five minutes, even if they're not that hurt and even if people are still coming down flying past them (or on them!).

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Old 04-19-2011, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bring a gun... wave that fucker around and they'll clear out.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Say something to them about it. Don't be a dick about it, they probably just don't know any better. Or, they do know better and are too damn dumb or douchey not to do it.

Park douches are why I rarely ever dip into the park and I stay well the fuck away on the weekends.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Like mentioned earlier...Say something to them about it. I hve seen it approached in a couple different ways.

Once I saw a young teenager scold the shit out of a full grown man with his son. The kid rode by and told him he needed to get the fuck out of the way, and as he rode off, called him a stupid fucker.

Probably not the best way to handle the situation, being as the guys young child was with him, but i assume it worked. I didnt see him again.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Feel out the situation. You will be able to tell if the group or person doesn't know any better, newer rider, a guy just being a tool.
Then the appropriate comments from you at that point.

I have run across several instances. Had a group hiking a box, cool and all but they were all standing in the approach so riders coming off the lift and hitting the features had a hard time or couldn't even hit the box.
I asked them nicely to move, I missed the box 2 more times as they didn't. 3rd time I blasted right into the middle of them rode the box and rode away. On my way up the lift again, I looked over and they all left and didn't return.
Might not have been totally right on my part but I did ask nicely the first time and voiced my frustration when I missed the box when they were still there with a loud sigh no words.

I always try to move quickly to the side after a crash even if it hurt bad to make room for the other riders. I can recoup my senses on my time this way.

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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happens all the time at snow summit in socal, i think it is cause the park run is right next to the "family fun zone" and so newbies and parents with their kids end up riding and sitting in the jump line.

Pretty scary stuff, this season, i have gone off a jump only to realized there is person just sitting/standing on the landing at least 3-4 times. One time i was soo close to bonking this kids head.

If i almost hit them, i usually am pretty mad, and they will hear me in the air when i realize they are there yelling "OOOO sH*****TTT MOOOOVE!"

but if i just see them there i will tell them nicely that they don't wana stand there, some one is gona get their head lopped off by a snowboard edge.
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Like mentioned earlier...Say something to them about it. I hve seen it approached in a couple different ways.

Once I saw a young teenager scold the shit out of a full grown man with his son. The kid rode by and told him he needed to get the fuck out of the way, and as he rode off, called him a stupid fucker.

Probably not the best way to handle the situation, being as the guys young child was with him, but i assume it worked. I didnt see him again.
that was probably me... works every time
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Land on them you're the hugest rider ever you'll crush them into the ground and then you'll never have to deal with them.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yea i mean i just started park but people sitting at the top of a knuckle of in the landing area makes me really nervous..not to fall, but i dont want to be the cause of someone else's awful injury.

i actually flipped out on a dude a few weeks ago because my boy landed hard on the knuckle of a jump and this skiier clearly saw him and decided to try to jump over his head..and he cleared it and landed it fine..but what if he didnt, what if the tip of his ski hit my boy in the back of the head?

I think this is the responsibility of everyone on the mountain, not just the newbs who don't know the rules of the park. If you're a sick rider, congrats, but have a little fucking common courtesy and just be patient and let the people get out of the way. That 3 extra minutes isnt going to ruin your life..and after, explain to them that its a dangerous spot to sit at. Explain that even though YOU saw them, not everyone might, and it could cause a bad situation. Then just tell them if they need a breather, so at least try and clear the landing area and scoot to the side of the run.

It's not the hard, and you don't need to be a dick about it.
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Land on them you're the hugest rider ever you'll crush them into the ground and then you'll never have to deal with them.
I tried that.
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