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How to get your teenager and your toddler to ski together

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Was posted on NS a while back but is so funny it deserves a rerun make sure you have your sound on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxg_H1Ok6pQ



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In case you didnt get it, the thread title is a joke, dont actually have your kids do this. Still F'n hilarious
post #2 of 15
Okay, that is funny!
Gives me a head ache just thinking about it but its funny!
post #3 of 15
I'm sorry, you need some serious help if you think something like that is funny.

If that little girl was hurt, it would be 100% the jumper's fault, and he would be subject to criminal prosecution.

Just ask the 16 year old who was skiing at JH a year ago about that one.

I can tell you that if that were my kid he hit, he would get his skis back when his parents went into the patrol room to collect them.
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Please, remove the stick from your ass and lighten up. Yes, it was dangerous. Yes, it would be horrible if the girl was hurt. But by itself the video is pretty damn funny (IMO), and i dont think that you shoud be telling me and others who thought it was funny that we need "serious help"

as for your rightous anger: Notice the orange fence on the side of the park? That girl had no reason to be on that side of the fence AT ALL. If that was your kid, I should hope that you would only get your child back when Child Services detrimend that you were competent enough to be a parent.
post #5 of 15
Before we get all upitty about this. Why didn't someone let the jumper know the landing wasn't clear? Plus the girl should be aware you don't linger behind a rise where she isn't seen from above. See Responsebility Code and Park Rules . The kid was lucky she wasn't hurt and the same for the jumper.


Now Phil, Trek . Where do we go for our 'help' ? I heard it is dumping in the the Tahoe region.But so is it in Washington. Powder day tommorrow. Have fun y'all
post #6 of 15
SkiDuluth, that child had no business being there. Your attitude is the very reason why western civilization is the way it is. Take responsibility for once as we could use that same logic for the child. He/she jeopardized the safety of the jumper... and don't give me that they don't know better. In that case, the parents didn't teach them enough to survive in the dog eat dog world.

As for nobody spotting the girl... it seems that she was in motion at some point and skied into that situation.
post #7 of 15
The spotter was basicly the cameraman. The girl should NOT have been there but cameraman should should have had him abort the jump. There was more than one wrong person here. Good thing no one was hurt.
post #8 of 15
Funny but close to tragedy. Plenty of blame to go around, including the parents of said feature.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
Funny but close to tragedy. Plenty of blame to go around, including the parents of said feature.
No blame for the park designers or resort (i.e., "parents" of the feature) at all. Blind jumps are a reality of parks. Park rules are designed to allow people to safely deal with this among other issues.

The kid should not have been where she was, period. In all likelihood she'd just skied there from left to right and stopped during the 10 seconds or so before the skier was in the air, in which case the cameraman reasonably would not have seen her. Given normal park flow, it's doubtful she was just parked out there longer, though you can't tell from the video.

For parents of young kids (I am one): make certain they know park safety and etiquette before allowing them into the park. If YOU don't know park safety and etiquette (SkiDuluth, are you listening?), then have the kid take a park lesson before allowing them into the park. Consider taking one yourself, even if you have no intentions of going into the park regularly, so you understand if the kid is being responsible and so you don't yourself become part of the problem and go all Rambo if your kid does something stupid and ends up getting hurt. One of the pleasures of the park is that it tends to be one of the more polite areas of the hill, we don't need middle aged males with exaggerated senses of self trying to change that.

There is a related problem of parents of young kids where the kids are responsible and the parents, because they're not used to the park and not hitting any features, just ski through aimlessly without showing any etiquette or safety awareness themselves. Parents, don't do this. If you're really not going to hit any features, also consider just skiing around the park and meeting your kid down below.
post #10 of 15
I think that when he said 'feature' he was talking about the kid... the video is titled "540 Switch Little Kid Jib 180"...

Every park i've been to has plenty of room on side to snowplow down... maybe not enough room to turn without getting into a 'Landing Zone', I've gone down the sides numerous times when I was newer and my friends were hitting jumps... I just did skidded parallel down the sides.... no big deal.

I agree, the kid should NOT have been there... the cameraman should have had him abort the jump, etc... It'd have been nice if the video started sooner and ended later so we could see more of what happened.

Look at it this way, though... the girl is safer now, because I'd bet every dollar I have that she won't be in those landing zones anymore unless she is actually hitting the jump. She learned a very valuable lesson, and while she may have gotten a slight headache, she was not hurt.

Seems like everytime I learn a valuable lesson, the results aren't so pleasant.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
The spotter was basicly the cameraman. The girl should NOT have been there but cameraman should should have had him abort the jump. There was more than one wrong person here. Good thing no one was hurt.
That was what I was thinking as I watched it. The guy filming had little regard for either skier and just wanted some cool footage. He was the spotter and he let them both down.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post
That was what I was thinking as I watched it. The guy filming had little regard for either skier and just wanted some cool footage. He was the spotter and he let them both down.
looks to me like the girl skied in from skiers left. It is likely that the girl was not visible until the cameraman looked uphill to film the skier.
post #13 of 15
Depending on how the cameraman was shooting, he may never have seen her until it was far too late.

If he was looking through the viewfinder, he probably never saw her.

Like others said, the blame in this case is shared...a conclusion I'm willing to bet a civil court would come to as well.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by hydrogen_wv View Post
I think that when he said 'feature' he was talking about the kid... the video is titled "540 Switch Little Kid Jib 180"...
Yep, thats what I meant.
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by tief schnee View Post
Yep, thats what I meant.
My humor detector was working below it's already low normal capacity yesterday, sorry!
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