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post #31 of 57
DangerousBasin: Wow, way to make my point. Take a post on a completely different topic and twist it to serve your needs.

For the record: my dad had a colision with another skier causing such severe head trauma that his personality was alterted by the event. Couldn't smell or taste or see straight the rest of his life. The head trauma eventually eventually killed him. My sister also died on the mountain falling in a donwhill at 60+mph and coliding with a tree.

And wasn't there a case last year of an out-of-control skier that killed a beginner in CO?

So kiss my sorry A** with your pathetic wining about out of control boarders.
Epic Ski has become a loathsome place to visit. I believe I'll pack my toys and go home.

AC - please delete my profile so I won't be tempted to repsond to this crap anymore.
post #32 of 57
I've been hit four times. Three times by skiers. The ONLY one who stopped, apologized, helped me up was the tatted, soul patched, humboldt-aroma'd boarder. Sorry for mere empiricism.

Some ugly is showing itself. The board slides on (or off?)....

This thread's sure to show up on some Boarder forum and will deserve all the derision it gets.


Eom.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 10, 2002 11:48 AM: Message edited 5 times, by ryan ]</font>
post #33 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BillH:

AC - please delete my profile so I won't be tempted to repsond to this crap anymore.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

: : :

ohhh....the drama....! between this and the formal notices... this is becoming quite humorous... surely you don't believe anybody's actually buying that dramatic crap? the topic's dead... this has long since degenerated into a pissing match -- when people start to wax dramatic it's time to go home.
post #34 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Auxcrinier:
when people start to wax dramatic it's time to go home.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

But you didn't. Instead you found humor in somebody who basically said, "I'm going home."

We're all skiers here. We'd like to get along. Personal attacks work against that. There's is no room for personal attacks on this forum. I'll see to that as best I can.
post #35 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sugar Snack:


I believe this constitutes improper service.
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Absolutely! Case dismissed. Bailiff, call the next case!
post #36 of 57
BillH, goodbye. I'm sure the touchy-feelies at Paula's Ski Lovers were missing you anyway. Time for a group hug a la Leo Buscaglia!

buh-bye!

(now, what is that saying about riddance and rubbish?)
post #37 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BillH:
DangerousBasin: Wow, way to make my point. Take a post on a completely different topic and twist it to serve your needs.

For the record: my dad had a colision with another skier causing such severe head trauma that his personality was alterted by the event. Couldn't smell or taste or see straight the rest of his life. The head trauma eventually eventually killed him. My sister also died on the mountain falling in a donwhill at 60+mph and coliding with a tree.

And wasn't there a case last year of an out-of-control skier that killed a beginner in CO?

So kiss my sorry A** with your pathetic wining about out of control boarders.
Epic Ski has become a loathsome place to visit. I believe I'll pack my toys and go home.

AC - please delete my profile so I won't be tempted to repsond to this crap anymore.
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Is this where I retaliate to a personal attack? Na, I'd rather talk about skiing.

By the way anybody know what the snow is like in Meribel and Avoriaz, I got a couple of holidays lined up, both with mixed groups (snowboarders & skiers) later this year?

DB

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 10, 2002 12:24 PM: Message edited 1 time, by DangerousBrian ]</font>
post #38 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ShiftyRider:


But you didn't. Instead you found humor in somebody who basically said, "I'm going home."

We're all skiers here. We'd like to get along. Personal attacks work against that. There's is no room for personal attacks on this forum. I'll see to that as best I can.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

: : :

Weren't you on your way out?

post #39 of 57
you are little bit stupid with you attidude against snowboarders. we have proceeded to the next level in "skiers vs. snowboarders" fight here in finland. here you can ski or ride where ever you want. and after all only thing to fight in finland was that skiers weren't allowed to ski in pipes and parks. only in those boring "airfieldslopes".

who cares if what equipement you have? it is same if you use normal skis, telemarks or snowboard. only aholes are so conservative and say "you can't come on our hill because you use snowboard!" :

what difference does it make if sit or just lean on your poles? i don't know why you americans go skiing, but in finland it isn't sitting or leaning on poles... :
post #40 of 57
uh, could we all just get along.
post #41 of 57
What about showing the member's age in their profile?

This thread as well as Red Sled's re length have soured me on Epicski. It occurred to me that having the post-er's age would at least give me some perspective and thereby some understanding of the person's point of view.

It seems to me that that bit of info may be as important as a person's "Home Ski Area" and definitely more important than the "Favorite Terrain" in trying to understand where a person is coming from.

Of course, anyone can mislead the rest of us Bears about their age but they could do that about their other info too.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 10, 2002 03:58 PM: Message edited 2 times, by worldfishnski ]</font>
post #42 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by worldfishnski:
What about showing the member's age in their profile?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

"They" come in all shapes and sizes (and gender)...............
post #43 of 57
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post #44 of 57
Gonzo, I thought we had an agreement?


Once again I feel I must remind those with pent up aggression that when I, in other posts, requested that you mellow out, it was not a "request" at all but in fact it was a demand. This is the final warning.

I will repeat the policy one last time before I start cracking skulls:

If you are offended or for whatever reason do not like something another member posts, your ONLY recourse is to notify me about it. I will handle it. Vigilantes will no longer be accepted in the forum. Thanks for all your cooperation.

Now go skiing, for crying out loud!!!
post #45 of 57
AC, I will "calm down" on order when you start cracking the skulls of those who are intentionally inciting me with equally personalized attacks.

When you start balancing the scales, I will start accepting "orders" -- no sooner. Of course, it's your forum, so do as you wish. I know that you have the right to be preferential in your treatment of people, both positively and negatively. Do as you will.

By the way - how is it that my sarcasm is a "personal attack," but someone else's personal attack is mere sarcasm?

awaiting the puzzler's reply

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 10, 2002 04:26 PM: Message edited 1 time, by gonzostrike ]</font>
post #46 of 57
Gonzo, see my latest PM.
post #47 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by powderhound:
What happened to Epic Ski?

There has been a less then subtle change in attitude around this forum over the last 2 years. There used to be a live let live feeling here, now hostility, testosterone and bad sportsmenship seem to be running wild. Is this forum going the way of Powder?

Are you all not skiing enough? Before you can like others you have to like yourself. Mountains are big places, get away from the blues and greens and find true peace and freedom.
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No, this place is already far worse than Powder. They can have a thread on favourite resorts and it hasn't disintegrated into argument, even after more than 110 posts. This place can't go 5 posts without someone taking a shot at someone else, no matter what the topic.

I personally think it is down to early season, lack of skiing frustration.

L8R
post #48 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lucky:
uh, could we all just get along.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The evidence of the last several thousand years would seem to indicate no...

Anyway, I wanted to address something shifty said, because I want to see if it's possible for him to understand this...
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>I could change my religion, but that doesn't make religious intolerance okay. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Shifty...
Nobody fed snowboarders to the lions
Nobody burned them at the stake
Nobody gassed them in death camps

Am I getting through here?
post #49 of 57
nakona, thanks. I understood your point before, but today you make a beautifully concise statement of it.

Recreational intolerance is bad or counterproductive or just gets old or, shoot, kinda works out as another tool to help decide which country club to join or which vacation to choose.

Religious intolerance is evil.

Have you ever used examples or turnabout when you tried to explain to your children that intolerance is generally mean-spirited or impolite? I think it's pretty cool that we're all different, and I'm sure you'd agree.
post #50 of 57
Well I'm glad you got it shifty, but that's only part of my point.

The other part is that by comparing discrimination against boarders to discrimination against blacks, jews, women, asians, christians, moslems, mexicans, etc, etc, ad nauseaum...

When you make that comparison you cheapen the struggle that those people have had to go through.

You see, when a mountains discriminates against boards, they are discriminating against an inanimate object.

Try showing up at Alta or MRG with skis and you will be able to just walk on up to the lift line.

In fact, if you show up at MRG with your boards, having just come from sugarbush, and you chain them up and walk up to the ski rental counter, you STILL wont have any problem.

Why?
Because it's not boardERS that are banned at those last few mountains, it's BOARDS.

That's not discrimination against people, it's discrimination against a mode of transportation.

That's no more a matter of intolerance than motorcycles not being allowed on bike paths, or bicyclists not being allowed on highways.
post #51 of 57
(1) This thread is ONLY for comments related to "Ban the boarders".

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post #52 of 57
From here on, off topic posts will deleted. You may start them in another thread ONLY if they are NOT personal attack. Even if they are responses to a previous attack, just drop it and move on to a new subject.

And any new threads that are not skiing related, but about the community itself, should be in the Community Announcement forum, NOT General Skiing Discussion.
post #53 of 57
From here on, off topic posts will deleted. You may start them in another thread ONLY if they are NOT personal attacks. Even if they are responses to a previous attack, just drop it and move on to a new subject.

And any new threads that are not skiing related, but about the community itself, should be in the Community Announcement forum, NOT General Skiing Discussion.
post #54 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by AC:
And any new threads that are not skiing related, but about the community itself, should be in the Community Announcement forum, NOT General Skiing Discussion.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Uhhh...
I'm a little dense sometimes...

Seriously.

What do you mean by posts that are not about skiing but about the community itself?
post #55 of 57
This post, for example. If it is not about skiing, it does not belong in this forum. If it is about other members, but not about skiing, it belongs in the Community/Admin forum. If it is about this or other websites, it belongs inthe Community/Admin forum. Look at the posts in the Community/Admin forum for examples.
post #56 of 57
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DangerousBrian:
[QB]In my experience :-

1) boarders tend to have less respect for others on the slopes.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

5 years ago I would have agreed with that statement. However skiings "new revolution" has brought along with it a lot of pre-pubescent idiots who think it's cool to go spend half an hour sitting at the top of a halfpipe smoking dope, then come shooting out the other end backward at breakneck speeds (which, BTW, their 140cm skis cannot safely handle) and plow into some unfortunate soul, yelling only a drug-induced "f%!& dude, I rock." as an apology.

Seeing the lack of class exhibited by a lot of my fellow skiers makes me want to take up nordic.

Sam
post #57 of 57
Schmeul,

I take your point. Maybe me and my girl have just been unlucky.

When I first saw the boarders v skiers argument I thought it's just the old skiers having a go at the young boarders. I also take Ryan's point but my little lady has been skiing since she could walk (over 20 years) and has never been put in hospital by a skier.

I just want to ski and have fun but when boarders have :-

a) Thrown fireworks at you from a chair lift.

b) Put your girlfriend in hospital.

c) Hit you by jumping onto a cat-track just after a blind bend.

d) Started smoking on a ski lift and couldn't understand why you refused to let him pull down the weather cover.

We ski a lot and just don't get the same problems with skiers (whatever their age).

DB
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