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11-17-2008, 02:15 AM #326
11-17-2008, 02:20 AM #327
11-17-2008, 02:30 AM #328
I misunderstood you about the parenting thing: I thought what you meant regarding keeping your kid out of the park was a matter of your not approving of that aspect of skiing, wanting your kid to get out of the sport the same things you do and controlling how he enjoys a sport, rather than a safety issue. I'll stand by what I said about the relative danger in a terrain park as compared to other areas of the mountain, though... this is a dangerous sport, and no matter how you do it, if you do it seriously there's an ascending risk of injury of proportional seriousness. All one can do is try to help kids grasp the dangers and encourage them to be mindful of them at all times... I actually think we've done a pretty good job of that industry-wide, I see a lot more people riding with helmets than not in parks, and everyone looks down on the people who aren't safe, be it by snaking people, failing to clear landings, what have you... it's a pretty cooperative atmosphere when it comes to safety in my experience, though that experience is admittedly limited to spring / summer riding and comps I've helped out with. People work together to make sure the jumps are groomed right, landings aren't rutted, rail ons are properly built, people drop only when it's safe, etc. That's around here, the EC is even more organized because for a lot of kids it's all they do out there. Anyway, that was a ramble. In short, I see where you're coming from, but I think the danger and the solution are pretty uniform whether kids are in the park or not.
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11-17-2008, 02:33 AM #329Registered User
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- Moscow/Krasnaya Polyana
As for my location, well, I am eleven time zones away from you, so I think I will have to wait for your regular production run...
11-17-2008, 02:39 AM #330
Give em time. They are not going to be park skiers their whole lives. Your body just can't handle it. As it becomes more and more apparent to them that there is a life outside the park, you will see them begin to venture into the amazing areas that you have already found. Haha lets just hope they take some time doing it!
One thing I like about the park is it keeps a lot of skiers out of the good shit....
and maybe things will work out amazingly and I will get the chance to do some demoing outside the US. That would be sickness!
11-17-2008, 03:48 AM #331
1 key thing I've been noticing while skimming through this thread:
NO ONE ON NS GETS SARCASM!
I mean seriously, these guys seem to take EVERY response seriously, they'll never get TGR with that attitude.
11-17-2008, 04:13 AM #332Registered User
Sag Straps are dope man - Tom Wallisch
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11-17-2008, 07:54 AM #333
So people on NS who are still reading this thread, take a deep breath and realise that its all in good fun. STop the rediculous flaming and insults... whats the point?
To the TGR people, thanks for the tip... I'm totally going to bust my Newschoolers 5XL tall T this winter, and I'm going to stretch that motherfucker until shit is like 10XL. It'll be like wearing priest robes...
Maybe I'll even be able to trick people into thinking I'm not turning 30?
11-17-2008, 08:07 AM #334"When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace
11-17-2008, 08:12 AM #335
11-17-2008, 08:46 AM #336"Shit, I'll choke her while she's cleaning, and I'll do it wearing a helmet cam mounted on a full-face helmet.
I'll have meatdrink9 do the lighting for the shot. He'll make it artsy as fuck." - Phunk
11-17-2008, 10:04 AM #337
If this was already posted, I apologize...but I now know who LJ is
11-17-2008, 10:11 AM #338advres Guest
I'm sure advertisers are excited about this new development. watching site hits increase. MCPoser should get a cut of ad revenue
11-17-2008, 10:56 AM #339
11-17-2008, 11:42 AM #340
^^ that one was rad.
Oh and yeah, I'll take some money for sure.
11-17-2008, 11:53 AM #341NS Parent
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- In the dog house, most of the time.
Wow.. so much I want to say. Iggy and JD hit most of the points of why I am involved. I did make some posts in this thread and I think the points were buried amongst all the chatter. I like to repeat that I am disappointed that LJ and Tom did not stretch their shirts between the washer and dryer.. Funny cause I think Tom taught my son that trick. What an amateur mistake. On the other hand those guys have hook-ups galore, so they probably are always wearing new...
The biggest point I want to make, is the time about 2 years ago when I was giving my son a bunch of crap for ill fitting ski wear. It was a comment my mother made to me on the slopes.
Rob, leave him alone, you remember all that stuff you wore in when you were a kid?
Now with that.. I recently bought 6 hoodies all xxxxl and larger at Marshalls for less than $20. The gleam and stokedness that came from that kid was something that made me feel like a hero. I don't know how many of you have kids. It's the little things, he doesn't seem to appreciate that he skies in epic places, but damn he loves those hoodies the same way I loved my embroidered bell bottoms.
Oh! This thursday night, in front of the Austrian Embassy in Washington DC, he has been invited to "preform" as one of six invited snow enthusiasts to throw down on an elevated, scaffolded Red-Bull set up filled with Ice rink snow. I would like to add that he is the only skier. Yep I said Skier, he is a skier and it is skiing and apparently the dignitaries of a skiing Mecca like Austria, think it is significant enough to put this on or make fun of him. who knows. All I know is that I am proud of how he keeps the fun in all types of skiing.
BTW - If you see him around your resort, shred some pow with him or challenge him to a dual Nastar, I think you will be surprised. He skis park because that's where he has the most fun here in the east.
Peace people! Live and let live.
PS.. excellent humorous first post and kodak moment. I apologize for those that don't get the humor in all of this.
11-17-2008, 11:56 AM #342
GTFO and get back to babysitting the steezy retards
Last edited by skifishbum; 11-17-2008 at 06:35 PM."When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace
11-17-2008, 12:50 PM #343"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning".
11-17-2008, 01:40 PM #344Registered User
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I've been trying to think who the guy on the left reminded me of, and I suddenly realize:
its the Toulouse-Lautrec Steeze. Mad props to the short insane frenchman broh-brahs.
11-17-2008, 02:00 PM #345
good points all around. i post on ns a lot, have been a member for a long time. my screen name is different there because i just have been too lazy to change it (ftr it's markd13) and i like this one better.
i do find myself spending a lot more time on tgr lately though, and a part of that is due to the age of many ns members. a bigger part of that is due to the type of skiing i enjoy now, as opposed to when i was younger living in the midwest.
i know that there are a lot of mature, intelligent posters on ns (and many immature, functionally retarded posters on tgr), but there are also a lot of kids who make serious threads asking if their outerwear setup for the upcoming season is cool enough. i'm not saying that i wasn't concerned about the same things at 14, i'm just not anymore.
both forums are fantastic for their promotion of the ski industry however, and both give their members lots of stoke to get out and send it on the mountain, however they might enjoy doing so.
11-17-2008, 02:07 PM #346advres Guest
jesus, NS deletes their thread about this, so now we have to have the spillover here.
Hey NS Mods/Admins. Do us a favor and undelete the thread so we can continue making fun of these douches without all of this touchy feely love shit.
11-17-2008, 02:11 PM #347
11-17-2008, 02:11 PM #348"Slid into the cave where Rocky was waiting with the bong and the snowlerblades"
11-17-2008, 02:17 PM #349
11-17-2008, 03:15 PM #350
i have seen much much taller tees than that.
and can i just say.....i would rather have a mans clothes be slightly over-sized anyday....
rather than be able to see some mans ball- SAC through his skin tight ski pants and aero dynamic belly jacket as he makes gaping S turns down the 3 beginner runs at keystone.
may the tall tee LIVE ON!!!!
Last edited by beefcake; 11-17-2008 at 03:17 PM.living well is the best revenge.
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