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Does it matter if you go straight down?  

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

Do people ridicule you for going straight down part of a trail? Bombing or "french frying" it?

post #2 of 23
If you french fry when you should pizza your going to have a bad day.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

That's not funny. Please only give real answers.

post #4 of 23

personally I don't really care other than if I have kids with me .. and ponder why not just go to a steep more fitting your skill? Yeah, sometimes not a great choice but then again .. why? I've seen many a beginner or low intermediate get startled when an expert for that slope bomb on by ...

 

anyhow, personally don't care as I hope and trust the higher skill person ...

post #5 of 23

"French frying" it???????????

That alone indicates a lot.

 

You're asking inane questions and then not liking the responses you get.  Don't expect us to take you seriously when you ask questions like this or the other set of equally inane questions you asked in the ski gear discussion forum.

 

If it quacks like a troll, then it most likely is a troll.

post #6 of 23
I agree, this smacks of troll.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post
 

"French frying" it???????????

That alone indicates a lot.

 

You're asking inane questions and then not liking the responses you get.  Don't expect us to take you seriously when you ask questions like this or the other set of equally inane questions you asked in the ski gear discussion forum.

 

If it quacks like a troll, then it most likely is a troll.


How is this an insane question?

post #8 of 23

Sorry, feeding time is over.

post #9 of 23
Thread Starter 

I'm not a troll.

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Originally Posted by coasterblu View Post

I'm not a troll.

Are you a Josh?
post #11 of 23

Plug Boot Blues or Vitamin Ski?

post #12 of 23
Unfortunately because I flagged the thread once, I can't kill the thread now without a moderator doing it.
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Originally Posted by coasterblu View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

 
"French frying" it???????????
That alone indicates a lot.

You're asking inane questions and then not liking the responses you get.  Don't expect us to take you seriously when you ask questions like this or the other set of equally inane questions you asked in the ski gear discussion forum.

If it quacks like a troll, then it most likely is a troll.


How is this an insane question?
Note spelling, see dictionary, learn word.
post #14 of 23
Moderator notified.
post #15 of 23
Thread Starter 
What did I do wrong? What is a josh?
post #16 of 23

Going straight is ok, so long as you are skiing in control and able to stop or turn to avoid skiers and objects in front of you.

 

Some patrollers will not like it because they can't tell if you are in control or not if you don't make some turns.

 

Once you get used to the speed, you will find it more enjoyable to turn.

post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 

Thank you, that's literally all that I wanted to know.

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Originally Posted by slider View Post

If you french fry when you should pizza your going to have a bad day.

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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
 

Going straight is ok, so long as you are skiing in control and able to stop or turn to avoid skiers and objects in front of you.

 

Some patrollers will not like it because they can't tell if you are in control or not if you don't make some turns.

 

Once you get used to the speed, you will find it more enjoyable to turn.

 

Wow, we actually agree on something. 

 

I've got no problem watching people rip (and I tend to ski on the faster side on groomers), but skiing out of control pisses me off- and it is usually pretty apparent within a few seconds of watching somebody whether they are actually in control or not. 

post #20 of 23

Here's my take, If it is a blue or green run, and especially if there is a slow zone or family zone at the bottom, then have some respect for safety and others and make some turns.  I will think you are a bit of a tool and inconsiderate of the rules and etiquette , but not necessarily ridicule you for going fast on a blue/green run..

 

If a trail is marked as a black diamond, I take that as no speed limit, so go as fast as you want on a black diamon, but still obey the skier's code.  Most resorts literally treat black diamond areas differently . They are less-monitored from the perspective of surface hazards and safety, they don't let guides or hosts go on them in uniform; vail doesn't issue speeding tickets there, so it's more of open wild-wild west area if a run is marked black or higher. It's assumed you've heeded the warnign that it's for adv/expert and you're in your own hands and not being nannied by the resort there.  

 

So do whatever you want on a black diamond as long as you don't hurt anyone else or interfere with other's enjoyment, or cause a huge amount of work for people to cart off your broken body.  

 

However, 

Most advanced skiers enjoy the turns rather than just going straight, so for that you will get a bit of ridicule.  If you just bomb the run you've wasted it and you're back at the lift before you know it.  It's similar to someone just scarfing down an expensive food item or expensive drink and not taking the time to taste it.

post #21 of 23
Yes if you are out of control, we can tell that when we see someone sitting back arms flying about with poor body position. Yes when you are doing so to close to others. A good skier can also turn at very slow speeds, try seeing how slow you can go and still turn, it takes better form to do that. Not that I do not like going fast but I do it safely and when there are other skiers thaat could get in my way I slow down. Almost anyone can bomb the groomers, try it in the back country.
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Originally Posted by coasterblu View Post

Do people ridicule you for going straight down part of a trail? Bombing or "french frying" it?

Several on this thread ski faster carving and in control than some Bombing or "french frying" it and out of control, which is why they don't get ridiculed or have their tickets pulled.

If you don't understand this reply you should be ridiculed to say the least.
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mod note: locking this thread to prevent further troll reaction

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