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post #91 of 114
Back on topic---

BIG Blue arrow (painted on the snow) Boarding Forward Area
BIG Red arrow------------Boarding Backward Area
BIG Grey arrow----------Skid Sideways Area
Big Black arrow---------STOP (always ignored)
Yellow line (with arrows) The way back to your car

And a shop at the bottom with really grungy clothing.
post #92 of 114
To quote the Onion, "I like stereotypes, they save time..."
post #93 of 114
There would also have to be cheesey mall-rock/ faux-punk playing at all times.
post #94 of 114
93 responses on 394 views, this has to be the hottest thread I've ever seen here. Talk about striking a chord!!
post #95 of 114
I'm new to this Forum, And have read some pretty insightful posts on skiing here. To see this post downright dissapoints me. I am a Skier. And a Snowboarder. Not to mention Telemarker. I also Teleboard. I believe that any way someone slides down down a hill is far more healthy than sitting at home in front of the TV playing X Box. Sledding is good. Wearing a tyvek suit and throwing yourself down a hill works too.

There are good snowboarders and Bad snowboarders. Good skiers and bad skiers. Many a skier has looked at someone on alpine snowboard, Laid out in a Carve, and "Damn, I whish I could do that" There is no comparisoin for the way a snowboard floats in Powder. The lines that A Freeskier makes while doing an Iron Cross Tail Grab are incomparable to the hunched up style of a snowboarder in air....the skier looks much better. The speed that Ski racer can carry out of the gate, and the independent suspension that allows a skier to lose one edge and hold the other where the snowboarder would have no choice but to wipe out. These things can only be appreciated by giving the other side a chance.

By the same token. There are bad snowboarders and bad skiers. Teenagers have attitude, Regardless of how they get down the hill. The numbers of skiers who are in the bar drinking, then heading out on the slopes scares me. How many times have I been offerd dope on a lift from a clearly inexperienced skier. How many skiers have I seen chew up the landing of a jump, and screw up the lip as a result of their inexperience on jumps, a desire for the jump to not have as much kick.

Lets take a minute to remember what snowboarding has done for skiing. Sidecut. Terrain parks. Style. Returned youth to the sport. In the past 10 years lift ticket sales are up, because skiing has become fun again. Remeber back to the days of windshield wiper turns, and ski Patrol clipping your ticket for getting airborn off a knoll. Now we Carve. The trees are opening up. Terrain can now be played with. There is nothing like getting a bit of air during your edge transition.

I'm also all for HUmor, and there are many funny posts here about the sterotypes. let me add:

Q: how do you get a snowboarder off the front Porch?
A: Pay for the Pizza

Q How many PSIA examiners does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 5. one to screw it in, the other four to clap and say "Nice Turns...Nice Turns"

Q: What do you call snowboarder without a Girlfriend?
A: Homeless

Q: How PSIA Examiners does it take to screw in a light bulb (Take II)
A: 1. He holds the Bulb and the world revolves around him.

Q: How many snowboarders (Or Freeskiers) does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: 5. One for the bulb, one to video tape, and the other 3 to stand around, watch and say "DUDE! That was Sick..."

Lets put this post where it belongs...in the Random Humor section. This argument should be dead!

-Noah

P.S. I've been hit by both skiers and snowboarders...always the downhill rider. we all make mistakes...)
post #96 of 114
How do these 2 pictures represent behavior. You decide.

post #97 of 114
You know, I've never seen a group of skiers sitting in the glades smoking joints or passing around a 40.

I have nothing against snowboarders, I enjoy boarding myself. I think it's a respectable sport.

BUT I get angry at people sitting in the middle of my line filling the woods with stinky ass smoke. Just so happens all of those idiots so far have been boarders.
post #98 of 114
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Originally Posted by Ghost
I think we need to distinguish between the mono-skier, and the snowboarder.
The monoskier carves turns on his wide ski down the mountain, and follows the skiers responsibility code. Mono-skiing is done for the fun of it.

The boarder scrapes snow off the mountain 10 percent of the time and spends the other 90 percent of the time sitting in the middle of the run with other boarders, and has disdain for the skiers responsibility code if he has heard of it at all. Boarding is done to look cool and acquire social standing in ones peer group.

Stereotypes arise because of the behaviour of a large number of the group members.
That sounds all too familiar . . . . the boarders bit, I mean.

Every time I come over a blind rise to find someone sitting in the middle of the piste, it's been snowboarders. Last time it happened, my only option was to wipe out through a piste marker.

I must point out that there are good snowboarders - but damn, I wish they'd stop sitting down under those blind rises. Basic safety rule.


My brother snowboards, and while technically pretty good at it . . . . . refuses to go and do anything interesting, just on principle. It's all about sliding between chilling sessions and snowball-fights . . . . :


I've seen monoskiers fumbling about on the hill getting in my way as well - I know I should be patient and give them right of way, but somehow they manage to take up enough of a trail to make it impossible to overtake. And I have no idea how.



Anyway, back to jokes :
post #99 of 114
we can all find pictures to support our cases



here is soul of snowboarding...



And the new generation of skiers...(Peter Olenic and friend...)
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post #101 of 114
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Originally Posted by skier_j
That's an incredible picture.
post #102 of 114
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Originally Posted by craigmont
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Originally Posted by rightcoastfreeskier:
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What if i came on here and said "How about a telemarkers only resort. We could have free granola in the base lodge, patchouli oil dispensers in the bathrooms, and Widespread Panic playing from the lift towers"
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That would be funny.
I present to you: Ski Whitegrass, with cafe
post #103 of 114
sweet pic SkierJ...look at the flex in that board...

for more sweet carving pics, check outthe galleries at Bomberonline.com....
post #104 of 114
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Originally Posted by SirMack
sweet pic SkierJ...look at the flex in that board...

for more sweet carving pics, check outthe galleries at Bomberonline.com....
I still haven't seen that tele-board in action---when might you have that at the hill?

I'm almost always there on Monday nights---hey with new snow, I'll be there tonight for an hour or so---then off to visit my dad.
post #105 of 114
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Originally Posted by slider
How do these 2 pictures represent behavior. You decide.

In the top pic, a glassy-eyed young person, clearly tripping on LSD or X, stares at a hallucination in which a giant rabbit, dressed in a pink tutu, explains religion to him. The old geezer looking out the window is clearly "damaged" material. Too many trips, too many face-plants altogether. All he can do is ride trams ups and down all winter. The lower pic, well, there's a fine, upstanding young colt, sipping a can of cold Yoohoo from his cooler, which he generously shares from when asked.
post #106 of 114
Hey man, why is it that everytime we get a good ol' fashioned anti-snowboard screed going, some patchoile wearing trusti-farian freeheeler on hippie sticks has to come in and ruin it with all of this "there are good snowboarders and bad snowboarders, good skiers and bad skiers, can't we all get along" stuff?
post #107 of 114
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Originally Posted by jonnythan
That's an incredible picture.

I saw a guy last year at Whistler doing something similar. Only difference was he used one hand. ( His uphill hand) He never touched any other part of his body to the snow. It was amazing to watch a boarder carve like that.
post #108 of 114
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Originally Posted by Lodro
Hey man, why is it that everytime we get a good ol' fashioned anti-snowboard screed going, some patchoile wearing trusti-farian freeheeler on hippie sticks has to come in and ruin it with all of this "there are good snowboarders and bad snowboarders, good skiers and bad skiers, can't we all get along" stuff?
I resemble that remark...:
post #109 of 114
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Originally Posted by Toadman
I saw a guy last year at Whistler doing something similar. Only difference was he used one hand. ( His uphill hand) He never touched any other part of his body to the snow. It was amazing to watch a boarder carve like that.
Thats both Style and technique...to get the weight forward and to the toe side edge, that hand comes down and snoward. It's not being used for support. Personally, I strive for quicker racerlike turns...more upright and angulated, like Jasey Jay at last week's world championships...


post #110 of 114
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Originally Posted by SirMack
Thats both Style and technique...to get the weight forward and to the toe side edge, that hand comes down and snoward. It's not being used for support. Personally, I strive for quicker racerlike turns...more upright and angulated, like Jasey Jay at last week's world championships...
Oh, but that is some serious style, and every turn you make doesn't have to be as if you were bashing gates. I've been able to come somewhat close to that (inside hand at head level about 3" from head and knees all touching the snow), and it just feels so cool to be that far inside. What's also cool about it, it that because you are so well stacked, it takes very little muscular effort and feels so clean. The only problem you run into is when the snow surface changes or the board pops out of the ground. There is no chance of recovery. In all my attempts to do that, I'm successful probably 10% of the time, just mildly successful about 50% of the time, and end up doing extended hip slides about 40% of the time.

Then again, I haven't been on my board in 3-4 years, so it's only a memory to me now.
post #111 of 114
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Originally Posted by JohnH
The only problem you run into is when the snow surface changes or the board pops out of the ground. There is no chance of recovery. In all my attempts to do that, I'm successful probably 10% of the time, just mildly successful about 50% of the time, and end up doing extended hip slides about 40% of the time.
Same thing happens with hyper-carving on skis. You are so committed that if anything goes wrong, c-ya!
post #112 of 114
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Originally Posted by Lodro
Same thing happens with hyper-carving on skis. You are so committed that if anything goes wrong, c-ya!
No kidding. I have the Dr bills from the blown acl to vouch for that.
post #113 of 114
One of the down sides of The net. Old threads that should have been put in the trash heap back in 2000 when it was first started can rear thier ugly head again.
post #114 of 114
New thread for punk boarders: "Why skiers need Calm, Geritol, Depends, can't make love standing on a board and are big Wooseys, dude!
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