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Bit sick of the anti snowboard news

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by zac150, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah ha, you've progressed from walking backwards down the hill to endless garlands!
     
  2. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    luckily we hippy telemarkers self medicate
     
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  3. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    @Untele-whippet see this is what happens to people who lock-in, jam a whippet up there, well you know!

    so uptight, no freedom

     
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  4. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Downright mandatory on some group ski trips I recall!
     
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  5. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Two telemarkers and a whippet!
    Sometimes the brutal truth hurts...
     
  6. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    No 4 states if you are downhill then look uphill before you start.

    To me, common sense says exactly the same thing.

    No. two states the uphill skier has to avoid the slower one you are approaching.

    that’s common sense too as the slower one cant necessarily see what’s behind them.

    Rules and common sense need to work together to be effective.
    In your eamole re the pedestrian, I’d suggest those who get run over may have not used enough common sense
     
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  7. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    what did that poor telemarketing do to you to threaten him with your whippet!
     
  8. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Wear a RoundUp cap? Causes cancer according to some social media commentary (completely unjustified according to others!)
     
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  9. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL

    This reminds me of someone!
     
  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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  11. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, NZ, different places, different codes!!!
     
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  12. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nawww
    He’s taking his wife for a ski :p
     
  13. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    He ain't shearing that ewe.
     
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  14. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    I'm still struggling with how you could "bludgeon" someone with an alloy ski pole, let along a carbon pole.

    Sure it'd hurt a bit but ffs nothing you couldn't defend. Particularly in ski gear. Sure we don't know the complete facts, apart from the snowboarder doing what comes naturally but it does beg the question, what kind of powder puff was the skier.

    Much ado about nothing.
     
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  15. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Further questions need to be ask, there is no suggestion the man was with family so the obvious question is what were his mates doing whilst he is being bludgeoned.
     
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  16. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    i thought the same, but if the cage happened to hit your temple it could do some serios damage. Similar if the tip was pushed in
     
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  17. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    What? Teaching the poncey skier to harden up and stop being a little biatch?


    :out:
     
  18. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    Nope not biting. Have a nice day.
     
  19. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Possibly encouraging the most likely drugged out snowboarder onto greater and greater feats of bludgeoning!
     
  20. Sadie

    Sadie Chk Chk Boom Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL

    Seriously, I thought the same... “bludgeon with a ski pole”. Sometimes I feel like bludgeoning clients with my plastic ruler.
     
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  21. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    I reckon if you held a ski pole at the basket end and used the handle end as the bludgeoning lump, you could inflict serious injury to a non-helmeted annoying entity, particularly if you deliver multiple, well targeted blows.
    Save the pointed end for the coup de grace.........

    :out:
     
  22. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    then the headline would read

    SNOWBOARDER BLUDGEONS CUSTOMER WITH PLASTIC RULER
     
  23. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    FIFY
     
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  24. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wrong thread, but I like it!
     
  25. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    nah that headline would read US bludgeon the world with Donald Trump!


    Interesting a lot of people are assuming the snowboarder was drugged, but I see a self entitled middle age man trying to prove his macho youth by getting in the face of the snowboarder who probably got a touch close, maybe bumper shoulders as he passed. Picked the wrong bloke to threaten with a stock and the snow boarder took the stock and tried to perform the knighthood ceremony (clearly the skier felt they should be knighted) but unfortunately performed it with a little too much gusto.
     
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  26. aazz

    aazz One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You seem to know too much about this. Any bodies buried out near Eyre???
     
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  27. Normo

    Normo Mostly Harmless Ski Pass: Gold

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    :D
     
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  28. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I blame the pros.
     
  29. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Given the outcome, methinks that’s a very generous assessmemt.
    He is on drugs or has serious mental issues if he manages to bludgeon anyone to within an inch of their life, and even more so if it was with a ski pole
     
  30. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    that assumes the reporting isn’t sensationalistic!
     
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  31. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    now why would you go and assume something like that? :eek:
     
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  32. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe the great spaghetti monster made him do it!?
     
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  33. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    maybe because other reports suggest he was only hit two or three times ;) and is already released from hospital and back in England....

    sounds like a bit of blood, maybe a decent cut end of story.
     
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  34. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver A Local

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    I think it was patently obvious the story was over sensationalised when the term Bludgeon was associated with a ski pole.
     
  35. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    something about truth getting in the way of a good story?
     
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  36. zac150

    zac150 A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So true
     
  37. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crazy figglers on ice!

    makes a pot headed snowboarder look conservative!
     
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  38. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’d wanna be a whippet pole to deserve that term. But really, any violence, with a weapon or without, is totally unnecessary.
    People need to chill.

    There is very little information about the actual incident except from the injured skiers pov, but I’d suggest if he himself hadn’t decided it was a good idea to confront the snowboarder that the whole thing may have been a non event.
    Domino effects.
    Calm your own farm and less nasty stuff is likely to happen. Not that I’m excusing the reaction of the snowboarder, mind you.
     
  39. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    I didn't think @TC or @DbSki were involved?
     
  40. TC

    TC Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    what shit is this
     
  41. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ski Poles?
     
  42. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think the reporter misquoted, the snowboader was bludging
     
  43. DidSurfNowSki

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    For the Austrians, that's just a bit of sluff.
     
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  44. Kletterer

    Kletterer Thredbo Doughnut Tragic Moderator

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    Ski Sloff . Do not antagonise .
     
  45. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    The should have "Snowboard free" zones, even whole mountains. I have noticed how much "damage" new boarders do to steep slopes with their side slipping. They are like a traditional wood gouge.
     
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  46. nezumi

    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You can always go to Alta if you want to have a sook - snowboarders aren't the ones with a stance/position called "snowplough"
     
  47. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Or we could just ask people to ski or snowboard within their ability. Have had just as many problems with skiers out of control.
     
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  48. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    No, they have sitting position in the middle of any run.:whistle:
     
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    love a breach of the alpine code #6 !
     
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