Can we spell paranoid?
Yeah, it is a smart move to listen and look, especially during those long sweeping turns.
Habit I picked up from my coach, he would click his poles behind him when he wanted us to follow. And when he was getting ready to stop, he would click two-three turns before stopping.
I do a lot of "tip to tail" skiing with students, either leading or following. I tell them about the poles. It works well.
Even if the person following you doesn't know this "code" doing something weird like that will hopefully slow them down to look.
Started to board, and I know when I switch or stop it might seem sudden, so I do hand signals! Probably looks weird, but haven't gotten hit yet. When I get ready to stop, I wave my hands across each other above my head. I'm sure if someone is following, it would look weird, but it is enough to atch their attention.
Good luck with what you do.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 03, 2001 04:11 PM: Message edited 1 time, by KeeTov ]</font>