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PIZZA... do a PIZZA!!!

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

so, who's video is this? It has 'Epicski home video' written all over it:

 

post #2 of 18

 

* Sniff  * sniff * ...I smell green plaid

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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

This is the original:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba-XwY-fUXk



Aw, that's sad!

post #5 of 18
The little guy is fine. This was taken last year. His pop is a great skier. I'm sure the wee guy's going to be ripping it up in the very near future if he isn't already doing so.
post #6 of 18

On the other hand, I was with my mentor, when I saw his youngest pizza the steepest run on our hill, to both of our dismay. It's hard to pizza steep slope! She could albeit at an alarming speed. The guy in your video hasn't a chance of changing his carving skis into skidding skis, going from french fries to pizza at that speed isn't going to happen, no matter how loud you yell. Which is why the poor little guy should have been taught to turn before he was let loose (check out the release! Haha). Dumb. Hire an instructor or learn how to teach your little one. Don't play it by ear.

post #7 of 18

I see stuff like this and want to string up the parents that do that to their kids.  I've had to "fix" the problems that have been caused by taking kids on terrain that they are not ready to do.  Last year I had a 5 year old student that had been tethered down black diamonds by his father the year before when he was 4.  At 4 the kid fell and broke his collar bone.  His parents were wondering why he was so far in the back seat..... Arrrrrghhhhhhhhh!!!!!  Could it just be that the kid might just be a wee bit fearful???  I think I bit through my tongue a couple of times holding back what I really wanted to say.

 

At that age just being on the hill is all the kid wants to do.  It's the parent's egos that get in the way of their kids learning and having fun.

 

I want kids to become lifetime skiers.  Not to have the crap scared out of them.

post #8 of 18

so much holier than thou armchair parenting.  

 

Sure, maybe not the greatest result, but hey the intentions are in the right place and they did take him skiing.

 

Shall we review the thread "Lift ticket prices are killing the ski industry".  or even taking cost out of the picture, there's levels of neglect the first level where there's zero consideration for the kid in terms of vacation planning and discretionary spending.

 

When I learned to ski, first day on the slopes, I got dropped off for 2hour beginners lesson with my brother, and left to fend for ourselves in the afternoon until 4pm, while parents went to reno for  check out the casinos.   Looking back, I am grateful that they went out of their way to take a Tahoe trip even though they had no interest in the snow.

 

Funny video-yes, "douchebag parent"-a bit of an overdramatic judgement, no?

post #9 of 18

nonono2.gif  Guys, the one yelling is the older brother, not the dad. I'm guessing those that have their undies tight up in a bunch didn't learn to ski as little kids. The lad got out of control and did the 'flying star'. Did the same thing myself at about 4 years old and more than once. And imagine, no helmet either. Yeah, my parents were ego maniac imbeciles. Right. It was 1966.  So do you know the parents of the little guy in the vid? No. Do you know their ski history. motivations, or even the grand parents ski history, or that he has or hasn't had ski lessons? No. You don't.  Knock it off. The little guy is in very very good and capable hands. I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to send my own little guy out with them. S)(*^t happens. Deal with it or sit on the couch with your kids, play video games, and 'watch' life pass you by. 

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

nonono2.gif  Guys, the one yelling is the older brother, not the dad.

 

Deal with it or sit on the couch with your kids, play video games, and 'watch' life pass you by. 

 

Oh, so the brother was the responsible party. Now it all makes sense.

 

As to your bottom line there, I categorically reject that. It's not binary - there are a lot of ways to introduce a child to things that are scary and potentially harmful. I'll stand by my earlier comment about how this parent went about that.
 

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Sure, maybe not the greatest result, but hey the intentions are in the right place and they did take him skiing.


Can't wait to see the video when they teach him to roller skate down the streets of San Francisco!

post #11 of 18
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Oh, so the brother was the responsible party. Now it all makes sense.

 

As to your bottom line there, I categorically reject that. It's not binary - there are a lot of ways to introduce a child to things that are scary and potentially harmful. I'll stand by my earlier comment about how this parent went about that.
 


Can't wait to see the video when they teach him to roller skate down the streets of San Francisco!



Then call child services.  nonono2.gif   The kid was on a flat hill with a huge tail wind. He'd skied that same place many times with no difficulty. And I'm sorry that you don't trust your older children to ski with the younger ones. That's just plain old sad and antithetical to almost every experience had in our hometown by multiple families with regards to skiing. Yes, our parents even let us ski  without adult supervision (!!!!!)  on trips out west when we were 8 -12. OH THE NEGLIGENCE!  nonono2.gif  Again, I'm guessing you didn't learn to ski as 3-5 year old. The physics of little bodies is very different. You're going on the ever popular 'interwebz lynching' without having the slightest clue of the greater context. But more power to you. Maybe you've got a future in cable news where grand livings are made spouting off half truths formed by 180 character or less opinions.

post #12 of 18

Dude, the kid was scooting down that hill totally out of control with a good amount of speed. And there were some trees coming up fast. It's a damn good thing he went down when he did.

 

I grew up in the 60's, rode a bike without a helmet, smoked cigs, talked to strangers, etc. I bemoan the tightening of the cultural sphincter, with so many things being reduced to "no". But please, get a clue, there's nothing funny about this video. That kid was terrified, and easily could have died.

 

Just quit defending this nonsense!

post #13 of 18
He fell iN the middle of the hill. He didn't "almost die". The brother screwed up and
no one was hurt. Glad you made it through your youth without any close calls... Or maybe we didn't have a go pro.rolleyes.gif
post #14 of 18

Go back and look at the video you posted a link to. Shortly before he went down (out of intuitive self-preservation)...

 

KID.jpg

 

What are the physics of a "little body" coming into direct contact with a tree at 20 (30?) mph?

 

Of course I had close calls as a kid. Several, if not many. Doesn't everyone? But one reason everything gets reduced to "no" in this modern, litigious society is because people bust these totally stupid moves.

 

 

 

 

post #15 of 18

Glad you're above it all.  nonono2.gif  I'll repeat only once more and for the third and final time, you're seeing an exceptional moment caught on video that lacks a greater context. The little guy loves skiing. It's a multi-generational family activity that thankfully his parents have made part of their lives.

post #16 of 18

 

For cry'in out loud, it's a childhood mishap that ended up with nothing more than a few tears.  Could it have been worse?  Yeah, but it wasn't.

 

I and every kid I grew up with had similar close calls, a few of which left me in the E.R. getting some needlework or a bone set.  Despite it all and quite rightfully so, my parents were never deemed unfit, and they managed somehow to avoid getting sent to the pokey for Child Abuse.  rolleyes.gif  

 

Kids are going to explore, take risks, and push the limits of their capabilities, and I think that's part of being a kid.  At least it used to be before "Helicopter Parents" started dressing kids in body armor and freaking out over the most minor skinned knee.  

 

Of course, we can now post videos of these daily non-events so that perfect strangers who have zero context to credibly judge such things can nonetheless render their ill-informed, yet oh-so-certain, judgement anyway. 

post #17 of 18

 

 

I'd rather go skiing with them than camping with this guy

 

"Well, my daddy took me campin'
Out under the stars
Left me by the fire
While he hit the bars
And I broke my finger
On a trailer hitch
Mamma called daddy
That son of a bitch, alright...."

 

 

post #18 of 18


Tom Petty
 

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Originally Posted by jimmy View Post

 

 

I'd rather go skiing with them than camping with this guy

 

"Well, my daddy took me campin'
Out under the stars
Left me by the fire
While he hit the bars
And I broke my finger
On a trailer hitch
Mamma called daddy
That son of a bitch, alright...."

 

 



 

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