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just protecting themselves, liability is never transfered really, contracts and waivers don't mean shit till they are tested in court... in the same way, If you order hot coffee and burn yourself.. People who sue have ruined it for the rest of us...
for example, i sign a waiver with heeps of writing when i get my park pass, (which allows inverted tricks), is it neglegent that the ski resort gave passes away to people to do inverted tricks? was the park properly maintained to cater for accidents involving inverted tricks? Did i properly understand what i was stating or doing? was it made fully aware to me the injuries I could incur? Was the waiver in any way negotiable? etc etc etc.. the list goes on...
I hate it, but I don't blame them... I blame the people who slip over, trip on gutters and sue for what is clearly there lack of intellegence. People who walk of cliffs and say there wasn't proper fencing, people who get drunk and stumble onto the road. Theives that get injured on someones property, the same place they are trying to rob!!!! the list goes on
What i don't understand is why no laws or courts address and dismiss cases for "common sense". Like you must be pretty "simple" not to draw a conclusion that an inverted trick would increase the chance of you injuring your neck or head.
imagine if they had knowledge of who was working, took no action then some gronk injured themselves doing a laid out backie..
they'd literally get torn a new asshole in court... It fucking sucks, but that's the way it is.... It's fucked up.
At my mum's school (she is a teacher), kids aren't allowed to run in the playground, or do cartwheels.
I literally bought some wine glasses for my mum.. on the box it read. "WARNING: glass can be very sharp when broken"
nah i actually did 4 years of it.. and after i know how screwed it all is I have given it all up.
not sure about your juristiction, but essentially waiver//contracts aren't actually valid unless they follow a certain criteria and are proven to be... just because you sign something, it doesn't make it binding.
signs don't mean anything, you could argue they aren't sufficient,were they displayed correctly? was there enough? did they accurately display the risks and the assumption of risk? do they cator for colour blind, blind, dyslexic, children those with limited mental capacity?
really all you're saying is what mountains already do to try and protect themselves, so why would they cut your pass, BECAUSE THEY AREN"T PROTECTED... if those things worked so well they wouldn't give 2 fucks about your pass.
There are signs everywhere, contracts on everything, look on the tickets you buy for anything, there will usually be a contract on the back... like at a water park, it'll usually say you are entering at your own risk and certain things like puddles are unnavoidable and adopt the risk. But when comes to the crunch it means jack shit.