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Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by zac150, Feb 15, 2020.
husband and wife.
have a place out at Moonbah ?
also Mick M.
Are we all done with the annual skier v speedbump debate ? Good , its boring year after year same chat.
Its a simple thing really ,both have their use and place - 1) USE - if you dont have the brains ,talent ,coordination and perseverance to ski then you board. 2) PLACE - skiing belongs on a hill with snow on it and boarding belongs on a lake getting towed by a boat.
Like I said ,simple really
F..me, what country do you live in?
We could just trump them all @Kelpieboy and say (or ask) "why are you posting on a SKI Forum?"
Majority of Strayan board riding isn't done on a lake
Grenade - pin - pull - toss !
Confirmed - @Kelpieboy is a tosser!
Okay I’ve stayed out of skier /boarder debate till now and I’ll just say this. With skiers I can tell when one of them is out of control and out of their depth and can give them a wide berth. With boarders I have no effen idea, they all look like they’re out of control and that’s what concerns me I can’t judge the risk.
Oh so when are you going skiing next
The following story may or may not be true.
Was skiing down Front Valley after a great day on the slopes.
Snowboarder #1 was coming in from skiers left, blindside.
Snowboarder #2 was coming in from skiers right, blindside.
OK, they should turn away from each other and I can go down the middle. All good.
Oh crap, they haven't turned...
There is no gap...
So I did what any skier would do.
Put my shoulder into Snowboarder #1 ricocheted into Snowboarder #2 who knocked me fully upright.
Skied back around the V8, unclipped, walked across to the car and drove home.
Next time, a story where @Normo tried to pick a fight in the V8 queue. He kept claiming he wasn't at fault.
I just refer to it as a snow forum, same way as I refer to snow resorts
You can ski or snowboard at Perisher or Thredbo with or without a helmet and all will be fun, end of story.
Shame you have to type the swear 'ski' to acces it.
(FWIW I'm bi...)
Just as soon as I can snowboard again!
But I don't!
I'm on here so much as soon as I hit the "s" in my browser this site pops straight up
It is on my side of the hills ,lake or river - same dog different leg action.
Really though ,humour is lost on you isnt it ?
Its a decent way to fish isnt it ,I am doing all right out of it so far.
Best bait to use I reckon is Perisher v Thredbo or this one ski v board ,gets results every time. Country v City and locals v outsiders are also good alternatives
You been watching have ya ? Would have learnt something I would have thought.
Nothing against boarders (my son and grandson board - despite my best efforts to start them on teles and even downhill skis... I agree, its people going faster than they can safely manage and not really having enough experience to anticipate what people below them may do next.
I seem to spend half my time giving lots of space to those below me as I catch up to them, to the extent that for some groups, I will stop until they get clear. But then I am only a crusty old guy!
You use those ones to mark out the course.
My fav is the line in a lesson, across the full width of the slope, just below the crest where you cannot see them, on a slope that if you slow down at that point you don't make it to the gondola without skating. Ironically more of a problem for other snowboarders.
Skis over the shoulders in a crowded place, like walking across the bridge at Perisher, turn round to talk to your mate and see how many people you can wipe out. Really good reason for wearing a helmet.
One of my pet hates. And even worse when it is a class with an instructor.
Yeah, nuh. From what I am told these are the exceptions these days. I hear about groups that don't even get on the carpet within a day or 2.
In every lesson I took at Perisher last year we stopped on the sides and the instructor had us stacked 2 or three deep so that we were no more than 3 across.
This was for the upper-intermediate group, having lessons on Zalis etc.
Humor being lost on me?
I'm sorry my friend but there wasn't anything humorous or clever about your post.
It was very one sided towards skiing (nothing to suggest the anti-boarding slant was in jest) and the totally weird part about boarding being done on a lake ( Straya, we surf, skate, snow) just made the whole thing as being from someone who doesn't have clue.
You're not as funny out load as you think you are in your head, simple really :
Listen mate ,just park the bus for a while. Lets leave it there ,I joked ,you didnt get it so move on. Most of us in here are having a laugh about things ,having fun with things like ski v board so no need to get all serious and nasty with the comments.
Tell you what ,if your on the hill last week of August then make yourself known and I will buy you a beer. Cant say fairer than that.
All good, I'll buy you a beer too, you just honestly didn't come across as funny; joking or not you just sounded like a Seppo (ok now that's nasty )
Hey the dumb stuff gets done by both skiers and boarders. Just cause your instructor did the right thing doesn't mean they all do. And nor I am saying they all do dumb things, well at least not all the time. I do dumb stuff to. I just try not to impact adversely on other people.
Issue is the boarders sit and unfortunately sit in dumb places sometimes.
They wind all of us up.
My 72 year old brother got taken out by a snowboarder on Mt P this year. Result.....2 broken ribs.
I had my leg smashed by a skier. Your point?
My beginner-snowboarding wife was learning on the run under the Easy Starter double at Blue Cow and was frequently intimidated by the skiers that would go past her at speed without much room - they may have been confident and in control, but going that close to beginners presents its own dangers.
Boarders are more of a menace in my experience. You get groups of them that just don't give a f***. They get way too close at speed and it seems to be up to us to avoid them. They'll keep their line no matter what. They also tend to sit down in very awkward places (as in the middle of narrow runs). Even the generally considerate ones do this and it's annoying.
I'm not saying all skiers are angels by any means, but most tend to follow some kind of etiquette. Boarders seem quite a bit more dangerous on the whole.
Haha, I'm relatively new to the snow forums, so I've never participated in these "thredbo vs perisher" or "skiers vs boarders" arguments. I know you must be sick of them, but I still find them kinda fun.
Skiers are more of a menace in my experience. You get groups of them that just don't know f***. They get way too close at slow speeds and it seems to be up to us to avoid them. They'll keep their line no matter what, especially if in groups with an instructor. They also tend to stop sideways across a run in very awkward places (as in the middle of narrow runs or the landing of jumps). Even the generally considerate ones do this and it's annoying.
I'm not saying all boarders are angels by any means (with one exception of my 9yo daughter), but most tend to follow some kind of etiquette and have good style and fashion sense. Skiers seem quite a bit more dangerous on the whole.
Its a lost arguement when you blatantly rip someone elses post.
For the sitting in bad places ,try the rat run between Pretty Valley and Interceptor ,speed bumps galorejust as you come round the corner.
Good snow coming in the next few days but good winds as well ,lots of wind hold and maybe the other place p retty much closes.
There ,got both rivalries into one post
not sure why this got moved
both are about skiers
Really though ,humour is lost on you isnt it ?
Clearly many of us do to. Otherwise, unless you are a masochist, why post about them?
Love baggy stuff. Wonder if any of them realise it is imitating what gets worn in prison.
Best one was the girl with the belt below her bum. Was waiting for her pants to be around her ankles.
But to be fair have seen some pretty ordinary stuff worn by skiers as well. The retro stuff in Japan that they don't realise is retro. And onesies. Apart from as a joke ..... why?
I must admit it was a bit disconcerting how so many "gatekeepers" in the other thread immediately jumped on it and started calling it rubbish. I sort of felt like I needed to justify my post somehow.
Chicski was particularly annoying, since their comment started it and they even liked the pro-board post, but then acted like discussions of this sort are, like, totally beneath them.
I think you’ll find that her point was that out of control people are the problem, not necessarily what type of equipment they choose to ride.
A bit of banter is fun but not when it gets nasty.
Welcome to ski.com.au with all the argie bargie, bullying, flaming etc you encounter in online forums. Usually it doesn't get to personal, well not often anyway.
And with that name.... aren't you asking for trouble? lol!
Have you been looking in my kids wardrobes? Or everyday in Japan?
It wasn't nasty though. I thought it was all in good fun until half the people in the thread started being all high and mighty about it. Must admit that kind of annoyed me.