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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

The mountain I ski may have trippled the number of skiers on the hill this year.

 

Already I'm getting a stiff neck looking around so much.

 

I was thinking of putting one of these on one of my helmets to use when crowds are heavy.

 

Is this a dumb idea? Will I be able to pick out skiers and riders merging with me, or slamming into me if I slow for traffic?

 

AND I already know you're going to  say that if I care who is behind me I am going too slow. Gotcha!!!

 

EVEN if you're maching, there are skiers and riders who are going even faster. Trust me on that.

post #2 of 17
Agreed, and if the snow guns are blasting you can't hear someone coming up on you.  And, anybody that comes up on me is usually flying.so it won't be pretty should we get tangled up somehow.
post #3 of 17
You cannot be serious!
post #4 of 17
Sounds like a bad idea.  You will be distracted by it.  It will block a portion of your forward vision.  Just ski aware.
post #5 of 17
I would advise caution as well. Paying atttention to whats in the mirror means you are not paying attention to what's in front of you. Using a helmet mirror while riding a bike is different -- you are not standing and your head is already positioned correctly to use the mirror. Also, the road is two dimensional, and you are simply gliding in a straight line. 
post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
It crossed my mind for rare days, put it on an old helmet and ski the traffic, but it would be a major distraction.

that's why I never got the two sided tape peeled to use it on the commute bike.

I'm skiing aware as a rule, but just saying with tripple the skiers, there is no knowing where the bogies are coming in from.



Mojo:  all good points, already farther along than I have thouht it through. And clearly overkill on any but very crowded days.
but if I could literally only check it merging and ignore it otherwise it could work.
we are gonna' have s@ #$ loads of traffic. 200lb boarder maching the road at 30 is serious momentum.
post #7 of 17
Swinging ne of these babies around might clear out some traffic..

post #8 of 17
I've got some Whippets I'll sell ya. That should keep the gaperhoards at bay.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
I keep seeing this peloton of white whippets streaking through the snow ahead of me, clearing a path through dangerous hoards. thank you for the image.

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I've got some Whippets I'll sell ya. That should keep the gaperhoards at bay.



what on earth did you google to come up with those so fast?  They could attach to the grip on the ski pole.
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Swinging ne of these babies around might clear out some traffic..


 
post #10 of 17
Thought the horns on the helmet would work, but hanging a morning star on both poles; that is sure fired for clearing a path. 
post #11 of 17
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what on earth did you google to come up with those so fast?  They could attach to the grip on the ski pole.

Jer's just been around for a bit.   Whippets and Flicklocks were hawt, hawt, hawt 10 years ago.

Or did you mean the morning star?    

Dood.   Every mediaeval flick, from Ivanhoe to Return of the King, has to have at least one.   

It means it's the bad guy's last combat scene, the good guy is about to take him out with a dagger.
post #12 of 17
WOW - YOU've got to be kidding.   How about a HORN mounted on your poles, a stun gun c onnected to your poles, learn the anti-jong pole position when skiing, rotating blades on your skis.  OR you could just ski Expert runs at Tahoe and not have to worry about the masses.  Sky Scotts chute at Alpine, Headwall or KT at Squaw etc., no crowds there.  Or if Tahoe is that crowded only ski weekdays and/or move to Libby Montana and ski Turner Mt. , skip Idaho we are really crowded up here, thats why I knew the above answers.
post #13 of 17
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WOW - YOU've got to be kidding.   How about a HORN mounted on your poles, a stun gun c onnected to your poles, learn the anti-jong pole position when skiing, rotating blades on your skis.  OR you could just ski Expert runs at Tahoe and not have to worry about the masses.  Sky Scotts chute at Alpine, Headwall or KT at Squaw etc., no crowds there.  Or if Tahoe is that crowded only ski weekdays and/or move to Libby Montana and ski Turner Mt. , skip Idaho we are really crowded up here, thats why I knew the above answers.

No, that stuff would be too dangerous.  I could get hurt.
post #14 of 17
You could be a real fart smeller and load up on beans and cabbage the night before...that might keep people away..............
post #15 of 17
Haha. :D
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Swinging ne of these babies around might clear out some traffic..

These should be available in the rental shops at the Mid-Atlantic ski areas.
post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
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Jer's just been around for a bit.   Whippets and Flicklocks were hawt, hawt, hawt 10 years ago.

Or did you mean the morning star?    

Dood.   Every mediaeval flick, from Ivanhoe to Return of the King, has to have at least one.   

It means it's the bad guy's last combat scene, the good guy is about to take him out with a dagger.


 
ah, yes, the morning star, the spiked nun-chuk thing. image was right there before the thought had even gelled.

and no, I don't try to follow in Jer's mind-steps.....





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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

........OR you could just ski Expert runs at Tahoe and not have to worry about the masses.  Sky Scotts chute at Alpine, Headwall or KT at Squaw etc., no crowds there.  Or if Tahoe is that crowded only ski weekdays and/or move to Libby Montana and ski Turner Mt. , skip Idaho we are really crowded up here, thats why I knew the above answers.
now that's a tad condescending.
 
Do you have any idea how good you'd have to be to ski lines that few other skiers can handle.


edit: add emoticon to keep it light
Edited by davluri - 12/12/09 at 4:21pm
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