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post #61 of 64
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poseurish? no. Smug with a holier than thou inflated sense of ability and importance? possibly.

 

It seems almost every person I have seen with these type jackets are more concerned with yelling at kids for jumping off things and explaining to others how bad their technique is than actually having fun. I rode of up the chair lift with one guy who, when his wife pointed out a good skier ripping down the challenging liftline and threw a 360 off a small cliff, spent 5 minutes explaining to her that that was not traditional skiing and he was not a good skier. You love skiing groomers at Okemo, Bretton Woods, and Deer Valley? Good for you, just don't look down at others for enjoy different more extreme versions of the sport. 

 

I'm not saying that all of you who wear those jackets are like that, it just seems like there may be people in your midst who could lighten up a little and appreciate the other skillsets in the sport.

Wow... completely out of nowhere mountain staff bashing? You're too cool. If you have such an issue with mountain staff, please go skin up a vacant hill and earn your turns. Then you won't have to deal with any mountain employees.

I'm with you. Around here it's the team coaches getting the little kids to jump off stuff and I've never seen one yell at a kid, even when the kid needed yelling at. 

post #62 of 64
How did Team Jackets become Mountain Employee Jackets? I didn't get that.
I love how it became " you" though.

Meanwhile, has anyone seen a baseball jersey worn?
post #63 of 64

Yeah.  When did I mention mountain staff?  My comments were regarding the knock off, patch and advertising bearing, euro/japan descente  jackets that this thread is talking about.  

 

And maybe I should clarify, it is not directed at obvious racers, coaches, etc.  I was more referring to the people wearing the knock off jackets and skiing slalom skis, when everyone on the hill who sees them take a single turn knows they don't belong on them. 

 

And I change my mind; they are poseurs (at least the people I am thinking of), just one of many flavors. They just also use "traditional skiing" and talking down on people as a crutch and to rationalize why they can't ski as well as others.  My experiences may certainly differ from the norm though.

post #64 of 64
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Originally Posted by drstuess View Post
 

Yeah.  When did I mention mountain staff?  My comments were regarding the knock off, patch and advertising bearing, euro/japan descente  jackets that this thread is talking about.  

 

And maybe I should clarify, it is not directed at obvious racers, coaches, etc.  I was more referring to the people wearing the knock off jackets and skiing slalom skis, when everyone on the hill who sees them take a single turn knows they don't belong on them. 

 

And I change my mind; they are poseurs (at least the people I am thinking of), just one of many flavors. They just also use "traditional skiing" and talking down on people as a crutch and to rationalize why they can't ski as well as others.  My experiences may certainly differ from the norm though.

my apologies. Your post followed a thread referring to employees. 

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