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post #61 of 80

Just thump them out then throw their lifeless carcasses into the bush, no need to give them a second chance to do this to someone else

post #62 of 80

If you can not spell board as in snowboard (snow borders??) you are probably stupid enough to deserve my pity. I will give you the benefit of the doubt.

post #63 of 80

I'm not sure it's so much a skier-snowboarder things as it is an age thing...

 

My observations at the hills around Ontario and Quebec have been that there are a lot more snowboarders in the 12-18 year old range than there are skiers...they also tend to start boarding as a group of teenage friends, as opposed to a lot of the skiers I see, who start out skiing with their parents, who teach them mountain etiquite (ie don't hit people).  I could be wrong...but it also seems boarders are less likely to take lessons(how uncool are those? lol)...and more likely to go with their more experienced friends the first time...take the lift to the top of the mountain, and let the disaster begin.

 

A lot of the teenage boarders seem fairly new to the sport..or even if they do have a few seasons under their belt, they ride either boarderline out of control...or completely out of control.  They don't seem to care if they hit someone, or cause another skier/boarder to fall...if that happens all of their buddies usually just laugh and ride one.  I've even seen some boarders purposely trying to take out beginner skiers and then laughing at them...that's the worst I've seen though.

 

All of that said, I've never had any of that from older  boarders (though there are less of them).  They seem to just be out at the mountain for some fun,  just like everyone else...and show the same respect to skiers as boarders.

post #64 of 80
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Originally Posted by bwana View Post

 I will take pleasure in being a 'snowboarder vigilante'. 

...

  Pay it forward.

 

post #65 of 80

"If you can not spell board as in snowboard (snow borders??) you are probably stupid enough to deserve my pity. I will give you the benefit of the doubt."

 

there's one in every group.  thanks for the spelling lesson prof......

post #66 of 80

ok garrett,

i like the picture you posted but what's the right way to do it? and i dont mean some pretend way that will only cause trouble (like catching the boarder and skiing right over him) but what would you do that might have a beneficial effect for the skiing community? Perhaps, I'll take a pocket digicam with me as well and 'shoot' the victim as well as the offender. Now, I can look forward to being an 'armed snowboarder vigilante'.

post #67 of 80
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Originally Posted by bwana View Post

ok garrett,

i like the picture you posted but what's the right way to do it? and i dont mean some pretend way that will only cause trouble (like catching the boarder and skiing right over him) but what would you do that might have a beneficial effect for the skiing community? Perhaps, I'll take a pocket digicam with me as well and 'shoot' the victim as well as the offender. Now, I can look forward to being an 'armed snowboarder vigilante'.

The root cause is that the snowboarders are participating in a part-time recreation they were introduced to and educated in by their poorly informed, irresponsible peers.  As opposed to skiers introduced to a lifestyle by parents, instructors, and fellow skiers armed with experience, etiquette, and good judgment.

 

You can chase them down one at a time, but you can only do this after the damage is done.  And pretending to be someone else to score personal information is both unnecessary and unwise.  A better way to "pay it forward" would be to introduce some young people to skiing, and teach them to be responsible in their behavior and respectful of the tremendous amount of freedom and autonomy skiers enjoy.

 

Snowboards are the number one gear choice of the 3-7 day per year hooligans that disrespect that freedom and autonomy, and that disrespect will only lead to more stupid threads on the internet about collisions and ultimately less autonomy and freedom for skiers.

post #68 of 80
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Originally Posted by $kitao$ View Post

"If you can not spell board as in snowboard (snow borders??) you are probably stupid enough to deserve my pity. I will give you the benefit of the doubt."

 

there's one in every group.  thanks for the spelling lesson prof......

That clears it for me if I run over by a "border" and I do think the spelling is correct due to the fact its border line if half of these guys should be on the slope at all. I'm just gunna take off my ski wack em in the head with my 20 LBS ski boot and say gee dude you OK?
 

Don't get me started bah "borders" humbug

post #69 of 80

Sorry there guys I din't take my meds today

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post #72 of 80
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Originally Posted by Talyn View Post

 

I honestly do not see to many 30 year old boarders at the hill.

I have about a dozen friends who snowboard. All are over 35. about half of them learned in the last 5 years or so, and the other half skied before or have been boarding for 10+ years. Two took it up for the first time this year. I learned how to snowboard and to keep myself in reasonably good control in about 2 days last year. I'm 37. I prefer skiing, though - always have.

 

I think the reason you don't see as many snowboarders over 30 is because the sport hasn't been around as long. give it another 10 years and you'll see many more.

 

Honestly, I've had crackups with 10x as many bad skiers than snowboarders. I love how the generalizations fly when it comes to this argument. It doesn't really matter what you're riding. if you can't control it, you're a potential danger. Everyone needs to keep an eye out for everyone. Assume nothing.

post #73 of 80
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Originally Posted by nlee View Post

www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx

 

I think that's this story: http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=150352

 

That was posted by the kid's father. it's pretty gut wrenching, but is worth reading and noting that the boarder stayed with the kid until they got to the ER.

 

I think arresting him was pretty harsh. I think the guy clearly knows better now.

post #74 of 80
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post

In high school, I had a budy with a Dodge Super Bee equipped with a 383 Magnum engine.  He took it into Canadian tire and they tried to rip him off on a brake repair.  He ended up with the rear brakes in the trunk.  We still drove the car, despite the fact that we had no lisence plate or insurance and he had no driver's license.  The last time we drove it on the highway it took three tries to get it going slow enough to make the turn into his driveway.  I think we hit about 145 mph on Kinch Street ( a local back road) with those brakes and bald tires.

 

Anyway my soloution to not being hit by boarders, is be the fastest person on the slope.  It won't work too well with students though.


Edited by Ghost - Mon, 02 Feb 09 01:59:01 GMT

Ok, does he still have the vehicle? It might pay for a lot of skiing vacations!

 

2) This is why they raised the driving age.  Though I don't think it could be high enough for society to still function.

 

3) Everyone knows boarders ride with bald tires...Sheesh, where ya been?

 

4) It's a bizarre phenomenon, but whether skiers or boarders, they all seem to want to travel in the same spot.  I've seen a trail absolutely empty and then they all come.  Or everyone starts at the same time.  Even skiing in a small group at Snowmass - we had an empty freaking huge trail.  Probably 50 yards wide.  Somehow two of the group managed to meet while moving at the same place at the same time.  More than once!

post #75 of 80

So maybe Snomiser, you're just not "Dodge Material"

Decide for yourself with this commercial:

 

 

And this is Ghost in the SuperBee?

It's unclear if he hits a tree there.

 

post #76 of 80

Dodge Super Bee equipped with a 383 Magnum engine. Pfffff that's the economy model. The 440 Magnum 6 pack stuffed in a 69 Cuda.:-O Snowboaders-Skiers doesn't matter to me if ya get to close, I just show them my edges.

post #77 of 80

I took out a snowboarder pretty good last year. Oh the shame.

post #78 of 80

First degree assault, thats great.

 

30+ years of skiing, one collision with another skier in the last 6 years hit 5 times by knuckledraggers.

post #79 of 80
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Originally Posted by slider View Post

Dodge Super Bee equipped with a 383 Magnum engine. Pfffff that's the economy model. The 440 Magnum 6 pack stuffed in a 69 Cuda.:-O Snowboaders-Skiers doesn't matter to me if ya get to close, I just show them my edges.

Agree.  A friend of my brother's had that set up (440 six pack) in a Roadrunner. 

Mind you neither of them could hold a candle to the bikes they built, about 160 RR HP and 500 lbs, and that's nothing compared to bikes these days.  Still, we had fun.

 

/hijack

What do you think you would do if you were there and your daughter got taken out lie that guy's?  I pray that I will be able to keep my cool.

post #80 of 80
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Originally Posted by nlee View Post

 

www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx

 

There we go. If that starts happening I think we'd have a lot more careful people on the hill.

 

My wife had a snowboarder run over the back of her skis last week at Whiteface causing her to wipe out. It left her with a nasty bruise on her elbow. I had to basically climb 15 feet down a cliff to get one of her skis back. Not so much as a "sorry" from the border. It was nice that about six skiers all stopped to help and make sure everything was cool. If any of you are here - thanks!


Edited by RossiGuy - 2/23/2009 at 05:21 am
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