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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
This game is not widespread, but it is out there. The reality is, most of us will never encounter this type of crap.
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
What do you base this statement on?
Maybe my glass is half full
post #62 of 78
Trek, you live out in the mid-west portion of the country. One thing that struck me some years ago and during my limited travel was that once I was past mid state NY or PA ..... there was a transformation.

It was tough getting used to polite people, nice people.

I live in a semi-rural "better" community and even had a few of these little spoiled brats try to trip me in the Quick-Check (mini mart), across from our high school. Three guys and two girls and one of the guys suddenly sticks out his leg to trip me ... so I jump and stumble .... and they start laughing like monkeys. They stopped laughing when I got real up close and personal.

I said I was sorry to the middle aged woman behind the counter for causing a little scene and she said ..... that's nothing, you should see what they do to us (workers) and then she gestured and said that's why we have that. She pointed to a glass booth in the store "Township Police" that usually has a cop to keep the kids in line.

I may be wrong, but I don't think that kind of stuff would last long where you live and that "tude" follows our brats onto the hill, they don't leave it on the bus or in the trunk.

In Newark if I came on strong, the fight would go to the floor, it would happen. These wannabees ... hell ... I have more respect for the Newark kid ... at least it's the real deal .. these wimps just turn and run like roaches when you turn the lights on them.
post #63 of 78
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Originally Posted by chrisosyd View Post

Some might beg to differ as to who is clueless. Everyone is allowed an opinion
True enough.

Sometimes those who think they are the most "clued in and cool" are the most clueless of all. Naturally, their egos prevent them from ever knowing how self absorbed they really are.

SJ
post #64 of 78
Well said Bob!
CW
post #65 of 78
Normally, I would have doubted anyone would be that stupid or immature to do something like making a game out of knocking people down on a ski slope...then I saw these (unrelated) videos on youtube...



Apparently, thats also been "the new craze" among misguided, spoiled teens.

Boredom + Teenage Hormones + Being Spoiled Rotten = Unparalleled Stupidity
post #66 of 78
Cripes. I know we pulled some stupid pranks, but never anything that directly assaulted an innocent bystander or worker. My own kids are getting a warning lecture tonight! You may take a little satisfaction from the vid that popped up next: news report of four teens arrested for "fire in the hole."

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Originally Posted by CincyJohn View Post
...then I saw these (unrelated) videos on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT4GX9fm02U

Apparently, thats also been "the new craze" among misguided, spoiled teens.

Boredom + Teenage Hormones + Being Spoiled Rotten = Unparalleled Stupidity
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
Trek, you live out in the mid-west portion of the country. One thing that struck me some years ago and during my limited travel was that once I was past mid state NY or PA ..... there was a transformation.

It was tough getting used to polite people, nice people.
I've lived in the Midwest my whole life. Where are the polite, nice people you speak of? Come to a ski "resort" here some time. The kids are UNBELIEVABLE!!! I've never seen a group of self-righteous, snotty little bastards as I've seen in midwest ski areas... :
post #68 of 78
Ouch ..... we had an exchange going back and forth with staff from the mid-county .... like Ohio and Indiana ...

Social .. "come on over" ... types and that .... one more bubble popped ..
post #69 of 78
I was run into from behind by a snowboarder skiing down to the Mountain House area at Keystone. I had passed him; apparently he didn't like that, so he accelerated either to pass me or to hit me; I'm not sure which. It sure seemed like it was on purpose though he apologized. No real problem except my shoulder has been sore for 2 weeks.

My husband was pushed down by a skier at the mid-mountain area where the Mid-Vail chair meets Northwoods (?). We were standing off to the side as I tightened my boots for the first real run of the day. This guy skied up and put his skis in between my husbands skis. When my husband protested, the guy pulled him down. There ensued a shouting match with 3 of his "friends" threatening me and my husband. No Ski Patrol or hosts in sight. Finally enough people gathered to convince the 4 bullies to be on their way. It was such a gorgeous day at Vail, the snow was so good, how can anyone be disgruntled or angry on a day with sun and fresh snow at Vail???
post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post
Ouch ..... we had an exchange going back and forth with staff from the mid-county .... like Ohio and Indiana ...

Social .. "come on over" ... types and that .... one more bubble popped ..
Well...there's a FEW adults that are okay. If you ever find yourself in MN, look me up.
post #71 of 78
There are quite a few fights that start at smaller beaches (and some larger public ones) from the "locals only" territorial surfer attitudes. Some kids adn young adults don't take kindly to "tourists" invading "their" domain. Could be that this is a variant of that. All I know is that I will lower a shoulder if I see some punk headed my way.
post #72 of 78
I've never seen intentional collisions at my local mtn (Greek Peak in upstate NY) or on road trips. If someone intentionally collided with me, they'd probably lose unless I was really caught off guard which isn't likely. If someone collided with one of my kids or my wife intentionally, they would most definitely lose. When I ski with my kids I sort of ski like a guard dog with my head on a swivel.

As for general rudeness...I can't see that trend changing for the better anytime soon.
post #73 of 78
Honestly I think that people might be blowing it out of proportion.

Last year on the entry to a catwalk some idiot pulled directly infront of my boarder friend. They both collided and a ski patrol person came over and started screaming at my friend for intentionally colliding with the skier.
Things like: "You little brat!! You are an irresponsible brat!! I know this may seem like just some sick game to you but it is extremely irresponsible!!"
finally we just took off as it was our last run of the day and we didn't want to listen to any more.
post #74 of 78
"Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable."
Goethe
post #75 of 78
I was just watching the poaching video on the Burton website and I noticed some aggressive behavior among the poaching boarders toward the skiers in one segment of the film. They were coming up and sideswiping the skiers. That'll go a long way toward changing the area's policies.:
post #76 of 78
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Originally Posted by Morrison Claystone View Post
I was just watching the poaching video on the Burton website and I noticed some aggressive behavior among the poaching boarders toward the skiers in one segment of the film. They were coming up and sideswiping the skiers. That'll go a long way toward changing the area's policies.:
the irony that most repectful boarders..the ones at Taos...were the only ones that got tackled. If someone hit my skis or hit me on purpose they would wish they choose a more mundane way down the hill than slapping peoples asses.
post #77 of 78
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Originally Posted by DKN View Post
Cripes. I know we pulled some stupid pranks, but never anything that directly assaulted an innocent bystander or worker. My own kids are getting a warning lecture tonight! You may take a little satisfaction from the vid that popped up next: news report of four teens arrested for "fire in the hole."
thats a real yinzer video you have there
post #78 of 78
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Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
I've never seen intentional collisions at my local mtn (Greek Peak in upstate NY) or on road trips. If someone intentionally collided with me, they'd probably lose unless I was really caught off guard which isn't likely. If someone collided with one of my kids or my wife intentionally, they would most definitely lose. When I ski with my kids I sort of ski like a guard dog with my head on a swivel.

As for general rudeness...I can't see that trend changing for the better anytime soon.

Well, just last night at GP, skiing with my wife and daughters (age 9 and 7), we had a minor incident that ended up with me chasing down and getting up in the face of a boarder. My 9 yr old is feeling a bit timid this year, and had a near collision early in the evening where she ended up falling...she told me a snowboarder hit her with his arm. I didn't see it becuase I was ahead with my 7 yr old.

Then, toward the end of the evenign, another incident where a boarder came really close to her going really fast (on a green run) with his buddies who were not as close. She got scared and fell. I was a bit below them with my wife and 7 yr old watching. Then the kid is aiming to fly by us within a couple feet...so I yell and stick my pole out to fend him off.

Once my 9 yr old was back on her feet I chased the kid down, skidded to a stop in front of him forcing him to skid to an abrubt stop as well (he wasn't going fast at this point, almost on flats). Got real close an poked my finger in his face and gently reminded him that he was on a green run and that there are learners on it and he and his buds need to watch their speed adn give people a bit more room. Almost felt sorry for him...he must have been 16 or 17, and looked kinda frightened since I outweighed him by 60 pounds and was obviously angry.

The thing is...the place was desserted...plenty of room to go fast on any run and still avoid.

I hate to demonize boarders...I'm a P/T boarder myself. But the level of stupidity seems higher than ever at GP. Even the instructors seemt o have their classes lay down in the trail at the most ridiculous places.

Oh well...I guess I'll hve to stick a bit closer to my progeny until they have the confidence and skills tey need to ski defensively.
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