or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Can you identify this hit-and-run skier?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Can you identify this hit-and-run skier? - Page 4

post #91 of 142

I think the bottom line is that right and wrong are secondary to defensive and careful behavior.

 

Both skiers might have some fault, but the accident could (possibly) have been avoided by more careful skiing by either of the parties involved.

 

When I'm driving I don't change lanes without making sure some moron isn't flying up to pass me on my right.   No reason I shouldn't ski with the same care.

 

Like the old saying goes (originally about fights in relationships)  "Would you rather be right, or happy?"  (or in this case ... or uninjured?")

post #92 of 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by catskills View Post

Quote:


I think we found the crux of the problem.  CAM man changed more than two lanes which is illegal in most states. 

 

 

 


I think he had also inadvertantly left his left turn signal blinking the entire run
 

post #93 of 142

I know driving a car is the way most of us usually move through space and it makes sense that we try to compare other things to the activity that are most familiar with, but... Cars are normally driven forward, in lanes parallel to the direction of the road, while skiers typically swerve back and forth. Because of this essential difference, I believe comparing skiing and driving is a meaningless exercise.

post #94 of 142

I think this guy is a bit of a tool thinking that this video shows anything (and with this thread we have clearly demonstrated it shows nothing conclusive) and we are somehow going to go on a vigilante search for our mystery guy/gal/dog/marmot/alien/whatever.  All I know is we just passed through the longest day of the year (as far as daylight goes), and we are that much closer to next season.  Can anyone say "Hijack"?

post #95 of 142

it is amazing how this one made it to the 4th page with the theme... Especially loved the shadow analysis. beats conspiracy theory around the Moon landing shots (see the Mythbusters on Discovery channel, they just nailed it :) )

 

even the AngryGuy/TreeDude thread made it to mere 3 and ended with the discussion of the chances of the head kick in the ski boot...

 

the only useful piece of this video is in the last few seconds when the HC is going off the head and thumbling in the snow - the swirl pattern looks like an album cover of the psychedelic rock group from the late 60's. cool!

 

How's that for the 

post #96 of 142

Yey it's June 22nd... what else do you want to discuss? Helmets? Whether fat ski's suck? Are metal edges just a fad?

post #97 of 142

I would rather talk about this. Not me skiing, but our own Mt Hood (Meadows ski resort)

 

post #98 of 142

Just got back from a BC tour great weather anyway you look at it.

skibee.jpg

post #99 of 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by slider View Post

Just got back from a BC tour great weather anyway you look at it.

skibee.jpg



^^^ Hey, that's the dude that poached my wave.  Let's discuss surf rage

post #100 of 142


 

Quote:
Originally Posted by crgildart View Post





^^^ Hey, that's the dude that poached my wave.  Let's discuss surf rage


It may be that there are just a lot more skiers, and therefore more outliers in the form of skiers doing things like suing, posting videos that may not support them on the web, etc...but with all the conflicts over the use of the surf zone, there just seems to be less of this type of thing, than for skiing and riding.  There are some hyper-legalistic types in CA that seem to being trying to change this as we speak, of course, so one can only hope that they move on to other yuppie pursuits, and drop surfing, asap. 

 

What HC guy did was very similar to a longboarder shoulder hopping, stuffing someone on the inside...and then complaining that the other surfer was on the wave. 

post #101 of 142

 

 

 

 

Feel the drama......point break

post #102 of 142

Nazis and Hitler. Someone had to say it.

 

post #103 of 142

It was me. Sorry to the old dude however you actually crashed into me. My new skis were damaged and you owe me 600 bucks + hairdresser costs for messing up my ponytail. 

Not really but I have seen many crashes live and find it hard to distinguish who was at fault let alone from a helmet cam.

Move on.

post #104 of 142

Finally! Someone took it for the team! The mystery solved! But you forgot to stick the guy with the bill for the violation of privacy for posting your picture on the web without the permission, say $10k for good measure :D And don't forget to start the thread named "do you recognize the OF's voice"
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hakuba View Post

It was me. Sorry to the old dude however you actually crashed into me. My new skis were damaged and you owe me 600 bucks + hairdresser costs for messing up my ponytail. 

 

post #105 of 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post

I know driving a car is the way most of us usually move through space and it makes sense that we try to compare other things to the activity that are most familiar with, but... Cars are normally driven forward, in lanes parallel to the direction of the road, while skiers typically swerve back and forth. Because of this essential difference, I believe comparing skiing and driving is a meaningless exercise.


You obviously have never driven in NJ.

post #106 of 142

Yeah because PA drivers are such examples of courtesy and skill.... 

 

Better example would be Boston or anyone on the Springfield interchange outside of DC.... 

post #107 of 142

Nobody drives like a Teamster.

post #108 of 142

You should how a Teamster flies a jet...

 

Driving in PA/NJ is much easier than the Midwest.  Here everyone drives as fast and aggressively as possible and you can count on them cutting you off.  When I was in St Louis, drivers either drove far too fast or far too slow.  No one was on the same page hence lots of "collocation."

post #109 of 142

Even NYC and SoCal drivers are nice and polite compared to what I've experienced while driving in Rome, Paris, Moscow and Tel Aviv. And even after that people who've been to India told me that I've seen nothing yet...

post #110 of 142

Wow! I'm glad I drive off-road. Come and get me buggers.

post #111 of 142

Mission accomplished!

post #112 of 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by VladL View Post

Mission accomplished!


Yeah great. Another thread about driving. Congratulations!

post #113 of 142

Yeah, my bad... the original with all the finger pointing and shadow analysis was so entertaining, couldn't resist...
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post




Yeah great. Another thread about driving. Congratulations!

post #114 of 142

(No, my bad...)

 

Oops I just reopened my browser to delete that post. I'm always harping about our oil addiction and everyone is really sick of it. I'm sick about the BP thing, trying to wash the oil off my hands, but it won't come off.

 

Your post about driving in Europe and Asia was pretty interesting. Carry on.

 

(The surf hijack had turned nasty already anyway... :)

post #115 of 142

Minnesotans


Edited by telerod15 - 6/25/10 at 1:56pm
post #116 of 142

regardless of who is to blame, $1385 for whiplash and a sprained thumb.... you guys really need to sort your medical charges!!!!!!

post #117 of 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by CEM View Post

regardless of who is to blame, $1385 for whiplash and a sprained thumb.... you guys really need to sort your medical charges!!!!!!



You're right. $1385 probably would not even suffice for his attorney's retainer, never mind the ER costs.  My bet is that this is just the bait to get the other party on the hook and acknowledge liability. Then after getting that, and a bit of cash to front to the puirported victim's lawyer, the other skier is going to get socked with a lawsuit for significant money.

post #118 of 142

I put the blame on the skier who overtook the guy recording.

 

Wide open slope like that with no one on it?   There's no reason to cut in front of someone like that.  Its risky precisely because they cant see you and might turn into you.

post #119 of 142

You guys are not serious right? For me it's (almost) always fault of person who hits you from behind. I don't have my eyes on back, and I'm not looking over my shoulder everytime I turn. Do you? Ok in this case, I'm lucky that I'm normally one of fastest ones on course, so I don't need to worry someone will hit me from behind, but I do take care for people infront of me. I see them, while they don't see me (except for freak or two, who has 4 eyes, 2 of them on back of their head). So it's my responsibility to avoid slower skiers infront of me. I agree you should look when you stop or when you start moving again, but this guy didn't stop, nor did he start moving either. So in this case it's clearly other skier's faul... at least in my opinion. Take some more space when overtaking and don't count you will make it with 1 or 2m difference. Afterall it looked like it was wide enough course that there shouldn't be problems moving other way when overtaking.

post #120 of 142
Quote:
Originally Posted by primoz View Post

You guys are not serious right? For me it's (almost) always fault of person who hits you from behind. ..


This is why HC guy, who hit the other skier from behind, i.e. ran across the tails of the other skier's skis, should not be too quick in fingerpointing.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Can you identify this hit-and-run skier?