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Peer pressure in skiing

post #1 of 18
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"This is a sick line, lemme get the camera out and get some sweet shots of you guys rippin' this line."  **thinking to yourself 'uh, I don't know, this is sort of sketchy but everyone is watching and I don't want them to think I can't hang'**  So you ski the sick line and crash and burn and break your neck or die.  All because of peer pressure.  It ain't worth it, dudes.  

post #2 of 18
Uh...

But think of the glory if you survive and slay the line. Totally worth it. (Says the guy who flipped a bike and got three vertebrae w compression fractures.)

Isn't this thread a bit obvious? I mean a little peer pressure is OK. This sport can be dangerous. And you can break your neck slipping on ice in the parking lot.

It's one thing to huck a fifty footer when you know you can't... another to pop off a little pillow at the urging of your buddy.
post #3 of 18

If they don't get a good shot you're going to be real pissed.

post #4 of 18

1000

post #5 of 18

Not something you have to worry about of course, because you haven't met a line, no matter how GNAR, that you can's slay skiing switch.

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post #7 of 18

Who cares about glory when you skipping an entire season because of your trauma? I guess you only think about this when you start paying your own bills and there are others who depend on you. If you are 16th and just don't give a shit, then "the sick line" is for you! 

post #8 of 18

^^^^ Attitude has a lot to do with how quickly you can progress.  My buddy that is 20 years younger than I and a nut, started skiing at about the same time as me. His fearlessness had him skiing all of Mammoth within 3-4 seasons.  I have no desire to kill or injure myself and likely will never ski stuff like Hangmans.  Starting any sport young, really helps if you want to be really good, for a variety of reasons.

post #9 of 18

Kodak courage!! if I'm going to do something gnarly, I'm going to want a shot of it. Yeah I might get hurt, that's what makes it cool. 

post #10 of 18
[quote name="Chaos"

It ain't worth it, dudes.  
[/quote]

Even if it gets you laid?
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

[quote name="Chaos"
It ain't worth it, dudes.  
[/quote]
Even if it gets you laid?

^Haha worth it!

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

[quote name="Chaos"
It ain't worth it, dudes.  
[/quote]
Even if it gets you laid?

 

 

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post #13 of 18
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[quote name="Chaos"
It ain't worth it, dudes.  
[/quote]
Even if it gets you laid?


Only if she lets you get shots of that too!

post #14 of 18

At my ski resort, it is very common to see at least one ambulance getting ready to take someone home. On a bad day, there might be three ambulances waiting.


Some skiers have fallen in a tree well and aren't found until the snow melts in the spring.


There is a very good reason that my motto is any day that I don't go home in a body bag or amulance is a great day of skiing. I'm conservative, no doubt, but want to live to enjoy another day of skiing rather than skiing too fast or too hard and do damage.

post #15 of 18

I can only say -  FOLLOW ME !!!!!!!.............................................................. fool.   Not you Chaos, you are obviously beyond reproach.

post #16 of 18

I saw a guy land on his face off a 30 ft kicker last week after he let his buddies talk him into trying a 3. If you know your limits, it should be a non issue

post #17 of 18
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I saw a guy land on his face off a 30 ft kicker last week after he let his buddies talk him into trying a 3. If you know your limits, it should be a non issue

Hey to be fair you have to try at some point although a 30 footer is little excessive to start trying on...

 

To be honest I usually talk myself into doing stupid stuff. i just use my friends to help convince myself, I think a lot of people do this without realizing it

post #18 of 18
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There is a very good reason that my motto is any day that I don't go home in a body bag or amulance is a great day of skiing. 

 

Wow.  Is it skiing or a tour in the 'Nam?

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