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post #61 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cgrandy
Never take "one last run"

People get hurt on the last run of the day.
I never take a "last" run, it's always the "second-last"
post #62 of 85
Check out the post on "How not to exit a chair" ..... regarding loose clothing.
post #63 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
Check out the post on "How not to exit a chair" ..... regarding loose clothing.
this one's a big one with me, Yuke.
i see so many snowboard groms wearing these bandanas hanging way down low from their beltloops...
snowboard instructors, etc.
it's really pretty dangerous on chairs...
post #64 of 85
I had a couple of biker guys in a class ... complete with the dangling key/wallet chain. When I told them it had to go in the pocket they thought I was the "fashion police" .... then I told them why and they were OK with it.
post #65 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
I had a couple of biker guys in a class ... complete with the dangling key/wallet chain. When I told them it had to go in the pocket they thought I was the "fashion police" .... then I told them why and they were OK with it.

they wear helmets?
post #66 of 85
Seven told me this earlier in the year and it made me laugh:

If you're heading into the backcountry and your buddy forgot his shovel, give him yours.
post #67 of 85

sharp items

I never keep anything in my pockets that can cause a puncture or do impactive damage during a fall.

Since we had to keep a pen for incident reports, I found a few rubber flexible pens in Staples ... but a pencil or hard pen .... Never!

Mini Leather-man, cell phones etc ... all that suff is in the pack .. only a few minutes away.
post #68 of 85
be aware that the knock at the door, on a saturday morning, could be the local police, esp. when a high school photography club from jersey is doing a field-trip to the 'quaint craft village' in which you live, and some of the students decided to ignore your 'no trespassing' signs, and proceeeded to climb over the gate to get a better photo of your choppers, and were deemed, by your rather large and rather playful cat, to be 'stalk and charge' worthy.
kids today.
no senses of humour concerning their petty crimes. worst he'd a done woulda been to lick their faces after swatting them to the ground....
post #69 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjjohnston
Statistics show that the vast majority of season-ending injuries occur on the last run of the day.
Probably because after they blow a knee or bust a leg, they don't make anymore runs that day.
post #70 of 85
I use my poles as a horn. I click them together in front of me loudly as I'm passing people if I think they need to be warned (ie. on the blind side of a snowboarder.)

Other safety tip is to NOT pass snowboarders on their blind side if you can avoid it.
post #71 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Joness
It's ok to stop at the edge just leave enough room for the 'edge skiers' to get through. You don't have to be a "Young gun" to seek the soft. I'm 'Old and in the way" but that's my line!
I bet you're not in the way! Also, don't be old on me now I'm right behind you ( I looked at your personal profile), yet consider myself young!!!
post #72 of 85
show restraint when disagreeing with vlad on the slopes
post #73 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by vinn
Seven told me this earlier in the year and it made me laugh:

If you're heading into the backcountry and your buddy forgot his shovel, give him yours.
Haha!
post #74 of 85
Wear red or orange because it contrasts well with green trees, brown/gray rocks, or white snow.
post #75 of 85
around here we do that so we don't get shot by drunken hunters
post #76 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
I use my poles as a horn. I click them together in front of me loudly as I'm passing people if I think they need to be warned (ie. on the blind side of a snowboarder.)
I'm not so sure this is a good thing to do. If they should fall in front of you, or move in front of you, or you catch an edge, or any other number of unseens that could cause you to fall, you could be Impaled by your ski pole.:
post #77 of 85

skimango .. ?? ..

Why not just tape one of those canned air horns (for boats) on your right pole?

A can of pepper spray/mace, on yer' left pole?

What was that old song .... "If the right hand don't get ya' then the left one will".
post #78 of 85
Thread Starter 
That would be 16 tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

How's that for nastalgia?
post #79 of 85
I think it is more important to avoid collisions than to avoid falls, therefor:

Watch where you're going and always check uphill.
Avoid teenagers, particularly male teenagers. It matters not if they are on one piece of wood or two. Neither variety can be trusted.
If you were responsible for bringing said teenager to the slopes stay out of their way but try your best to get them to slow down.
Avoid crowds of all kinds either moving or stationary. Those that are moving can run over you and those that are stationary are subject to starting to move at the most unexpected times.
Avoid slopes frequented by high speed bombers.

My own personal opinion is it's safer to ski a double black bump run at a moderate speed than to expose yourself to being run over by a high speed cruiser or tripped up by an out of control beginner.
post #80 of 85
Don't ski fast along the edges of groomed runs.
post #81 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrbd
Don't ski fast along the edges of groomed runs.
yeah, ski fast down the center
post #82 of 85
Learn how to self arrest. If you're skiing steep/icy terrain, keep your hands out of your pole straps so that you can use your poles to arrest if need be.
post #83 of 85
Don't break your neck. I say this from experience. I don't want to have to visit you in the hospital too.
post #84 of 85
Wear a mouth guard when jumping with the big boys!
post #85 of 85
Wear a cup when riding the rails.
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