and skiers who stop in the middle of the trail irritate the sheet out of me too. its just that alot of boarders do it constantly.
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4/7/03 at 12:31pm
|if i come over a knoll and take one out, then its my fault, right?|
|other than after a crash, when do you see skiers parked in the middle of the trail?|
|just had a weekend full of this crap.|
|Originally posted by ShiftyRider:
[Yes, people sitting rather than standing annoys the heck out of me, too. I've found replying to idiots on the internet is very good therapy, though.[/QB]
|BTW, its Monday and it is suppose to be our "grumpy day" since its back to work....hehe.|
|Originally posted by AltaSkier:
Linda, no need to apologize to me, I was actually poking fun at Hyak, becase I am superior to him, because I ski!
|sitting is not the point. its the sitting in the way|
|Originally posted by KevinH:
Maybe it's just me but I have noticed that snowboarders at the areas I ski are much more likely to venture onto terrain that's too hard for them than skiers and then scraping down the run. Note that I am NOT trying to start yet another snowboard vs. ski discussion, I'm simply wondering if anyone has an explaination.
I rarely see a skier sideslipping down a bump run. I see plenty of skiers on bump runs that are having problems but each of them looks like they're TRYING to ski the run. If they determine it's simply too hard, they bale out and traverse off the run. I see this dozens of times a day.
However, I'm absolutely amazed at the number of snowboards I see standing sideways, board perfectly perpendicular to the fall line, scraping their way down a bump without attempting to make a single turn. Yes, I know they have every right to do this but I can't figure out WHY they would want to do this...and why skiers don't.
I can only think of two reasons...
1. Is it easier to stand sideways on a snowboard and scrape your way down a run than it is to traverse off one? I know sideslipping on skis is easy but certainly not as easy as just bailing out.
2. Is sideslipping on a snowboard fun? Snowboarders do a lot of things that I look at and think "That doesn't look very fun" so maybe this is another of them?
|Originally posted by MittersillManiac:
Though this deceased Equine mammal has no been pulverized many a time... Snowboarding is gay. It has no excuse. It has no logic, no rationale. Snowboarders are dirty, unwashed UVM hippies, or, they are dirty, unwashed street punk skateboarder kids who got sick of being booted from their favorite curb. All I can say is... "thank God they aren't skiers." At least with only one plank instead of two, we can always differentiate between us and the riff-raff.
|Originally posted by CAPBOY:
As for me, I am more likely to HIT a skier than a snowboarder, since snowboarders tend to stay out of the bumps and I have come close to hitting a number of inexperienced skiers that have jumped in my line from outside of the course, usually, I end up scuttling. Twice, I was very glad I was wearing a helmet. Each time though, I do catch up to the inexperienced person and lecture them on course etiquete, ie, looking up hill, and making them aware that when someone yells COURSE! its like someone on the golf course yelling FOUR!, and telling them that people tend to have a line on these things and it is wrong to jump into one. And when I have inadvertantly jumped someones line, I DO APOLOGIZE MYSELF!
|Snowboarders are dirty, unwashed UVM hippies,|
|It has no logic, no rationale.|
|"thank God they aren't skiers."|
|Originally posted by ShiftyRider:
Llama, I agree it reads like a joke, but then so does her profile. </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />It has no logic, no rationale.