Originally Posted by Garrett
Originally Posted by Talyn
Usually its a hot girl though, but she's there boarding with her boyfriend, not there to check me out.
No reason you can't slow down and check her out. Beats wiping out because someone nearby made you nervous. Some woman did that near me once and then tried to get her husband-dude to kick my butt. I LOL'd.
Well, usually what happens to me, is they end up next to me on a tight spot. And they start crowding me over to the side where I can't turn and stop. Snow plowing is out of the question at this point, specially considering I cannot snow plow at all. Screw the wedge, that crap is dumb. haha.
So it's either try and go faster or crash into them.
I haven't had it happen for a while, so I might be much better at the situation now being a better skier. It was during my first 2 times that stuff happened. Usually a novice boarder on the wrong hill. They should be on the more open hill till they learn to control their movement. Most of the boarders don't sweet side to side, they just dork around trying to jump stuff. Not many decent boarders at the hill, if they are there, they are not on the trail I was on at the time, they are over playing on the blue's, not a green. But most of the boarders, cause they suck, are on the greens.
[quote]Had an (uphill) snowboarder run over the (downhill) tails of my skis. We were under a chairlift at the time. Just before we collided, I heard the peanut gallery above say, "Ooooh!" And then "Oooh!" again when the snowboarder went down. [/quote]
I LOVE to yell at the people off the lift. It's so fun. Answer their conversations. "dude, did you see josh?" and I'll say "no, I havn't seen josh."
The ooo's and aaaah are pretty funny though.
Whipper, that sucks man.
It is hard for kids to learn, and they are not as aware as us adults. They are busy trying to focus. Younger kids cut out in front of me constantly, they dont know any better. I almost took out a 4-6 year old, he didn't look, he just started going down without paying attention to me. Luckily I was just trying to start down the hill as well and planted the poles and about did the splits to stop myself.
He's got a long ways to go, me knocking him over isnt going to help him ski better.
I do get annoyed by younger ones a lot of times, they never seem to know where they are going, girls around the age of your daughter going down the hill, and they only know the wedge, and they seem a bit ... They can't really pick a direction. Being as I am no expert skier, I have a hard time getting around these people. I just slow down and wait and tell them where I'm comming.
Well, that's what I was told to do, if your going to pass somebody going slow, announce your comming.
I've only seen 1 or 2 boarders do this, and they were good boarders.
Old Boot, Skiing during the week is the only way to go. Weekends is when all the 1 time a winter skiers are there. They can't ski worth a damn. Atleast they go have fun and try, but holy crap!
Week days are the best, no college kids, well... not as many, and not a long wait.
We have a lot of hills here in michigan, so there are lots of weekday skiers as well.
Originally Posted by lady_Salina
I take a really strong atheletic stance when I see them coming, (kind of a foot ball stance), drop that shoulder, clasp those wrists and make sure you're low. They usually have no problem bouncing off me this way and so far, I've never been the one to get hurt.
I just figured out how to multi quote.
Just move the box to the side and click quote. I duno if it whipes out your previous.... hmm should try.
Yes it does. Make sure you copy the rest of your message first and paste it in.
This is pretty much what I was told to do Salina. Put up the poles and take an aggressive stance and take them out.
I Kinda think of the boarders as the kids we picked on in high school that rode around on skate boards all the time. They think they are pretty badass, but they really are not.
The kids you knocked your buddy into in the hall way when he was riding around on his skate board.