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post #31 of 46
*shrug* The whole world has an a**hole problem. I DO hope the guy gets busted or that karma pays him back.

I just think the problem is with a**holes not boarders in general. There are way more a**holes on the golf course than there are at ski areas.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by trekchick
I'll try to be more pessimistic in the future
words to live by!:
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by uncle crud
words to live by!:
UC....I've been wondering something you could answer.
I'm seeing the glass half full, some see it half empty. While we are thinking about which half it is.....Are you hunting down the dirty scoundrel that took half your stuff?: Hope you can find him and beat him with your ski pole(insert chuckle here)
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by uncle crud
blah blah blah.

in other news, American and Iraqi citizens are dying daily in a bogus war started on false pretenses.

which do you think is more important?
think about it. (and not meaning to turn this into a political discussion)
Not much difference in terms of respect for others or for the law here between what the snowboarder did and what GeorgeW is doing. So, in a way, it's not blah, blah, blah... it's related.
post #35 of 46
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Why bring Iraq into this? If you want to solve the war problem, go to an Iraq-forum website.
you're so right

anyway you can't expect everyone on the mountain tobe as courtious + kind as urself .....there are real jerks out there in this world

ski resort should atleast put up some camera in the entrance and exit area so people won't be about to get away that easily
post #36 of 46

uncle crud ..

uncle crud is much like uncle sam. he keeps us focused on the larger issues and like, on the small issues, like a little kid spewing blood on the snow, because we live in a crass society devoid of morality or social conscience, we are to hold silent.

it's kinda' like when i took a "current events", soc/sci course where we studied the the nazi killing of the jews and poles. after a week of blather of the on this "so it won't happen again in our time" .... i kinda' pointed out that pol pot and "the killing fields" had been headlines for over a month. not an issue to our folks in contemporary social issues though?

there are lot and lots of issues. world's full of em'.
post #37 of 46
forgetting the excellent safety and relaxation virtues for a amoment, you'd think ski resorts would at least see the bigger $$$$$$$ picture by featuring ski-only lifts/runs on some sections of their resorts.
i am a snowboarder, been one since '87.
been a skier since the 60s, though, when i was but a bairn, and i have seen how the bulk fo 'boarders are destroying the once-refined, quiet escape of the mountains, for all of us.
as a snowboarder, i'll be the first to admit that most of them really suck sh*t, and mountains would all be much better off without them.
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by vlad
i have seen how the bulk fo 'boarders are destroying the once-refined, quiet escape of the mountains, for all of us.
as a snowboarder, i'll be the first to admit that most of them really suck sh*t, and mountains would all be much better off without them.
Dood, you really need to learn to form an opinion!:
post #39 of 46
not an opinion, it's a quantifiable fact in terms of injury increase, theft and decibel level.
again, i am a snowboarder.
i rarely even ski.
those of us who enjoyed these mountains before they became overpopulated with wannabe "urban" white-middle class suburban trustafari
clad in cookie-cutter plaid burton pants and "hollister" t-shirts, heads wired to ipods blasting the safe 'punk without danger' blather of 'green day', mom and dad's plastic rattling in their pockets over the din of cellphone ringtones, cutting off the line of just about every skier they encounter, you might just understand that.
the mountain used to be a quiet, beautiful place
post #40 of 46
Like vlad, Yuki too remembers the days of patching our "stizmarks" after we screwed the pooch after a "gelandesprung".

The only objectionable noise on the mountain was the non stop yodeling record that they piped through speakers at Big Boulder in the Poconos.

It worked too! As teens we avoided the place. Hmmmmmmmm?
post #41 of 46
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Originally Posted by Yuki
Like vlad, Yuki too remembers the days of patching our "stizmarks" after we screwed the pooch after a "gelandesprung".

The only objectionable noise on the mountain was the non stop yodeling record that they piped through speakers at Big Boulder in the Poconos.

It worked too! As teens we avoided the place. Hmmmmmmmm?
LOL. Reminds me of the movie "Mars Attacks". If we start playing yodeling and polkas through the PAs will the boarders explode?

PS. Taxman has no gripe with boarders, skiers, telemarkers etc... only people, no matter the circumstance, that do not consider that their actions may have a negative impact on others.
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by Taxman
LOL. Reminds me of the movie "Mars Attacks". If we start playing yodeling and polkas through the PAs will the boarders explode?

PS. Taxman has no gripe with boarders, skiers, telemarkers etc... only people, no matter the circumstance, that do not consider that their actions may have a negative impact on others.
Naw, they'll just crank up the volume even more on their mp3 players and become an even more dangerous menace on account of they won't be able to hear anything going on around them.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by Taxman
PS. Taxman has no gripe with boarders, skiers, telemarkers etc... only people, no matter the circumstance, that do not consider that their actions may have a negative impact on others.
I'm with you on that. My son boards, and I've been admiring how competent he's become in a few seasons. But I wouldn't mind having a few trails off limits to the effects of snowboards : . With respect to the "attitudes" that a lot of young boarders have, they used to have the same "bratty" kamikaze attitude on skis before snowboarding came around. I think it's the age and mentality, not what they've got strapped on their feet.
post #44 of 46
hey- i had that attitude, too, back in th' day...
all of us on our olin ballets or our black dynamics, our
'wet-look' ('member those? ) jackets and daleboots were the z-boys of winter, but we did NOT inflict even near the casualty rate that the modern boarder does, and we were proud of our on-snow skills....these grommets could care less about their own riding skills, only who has the most current attire and the coolest 'myspace' site....
post #45 of 46
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Originally Posted by vlad
hey- i had that attitude, too, back in th' day...
all of us on our olin ballets or our black dynamics, our
'wet-look' ('member those? ) jackets and daleboots were the z-boys of winter
: You were one of THOSE???!!!

Just kidding, Vlad
post #46 of 46

Make the take a test.

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Originally Posted by JohnHigh
Please let's not "open season" on snowboarders. Having said that, I hope this person is caught and can stand up to their individual actions. If people would just take a bit more responsibility for themselves, regardless of how many planks they ride.....
Look, snowboarders have a lot of issues that skiers don't. It takes a much shorter time to think you have mastered snowboarding and that allows many of them to present society with a dangerous attitude. I think that they need tighter restrictions and resorts that don't monitor their behaviour are guilty of laxity. Kids boarding in groups without Adult supervision should be prevented from lift access. Boarders should have instruction certification in safety.
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