People all across the Internet,and even in person have been aware of the bad name that park skiers have. "They're hoodlums! Inconsiderate and unsafe! They also seem to get angry at us 'normal' skiers with no reasoning at all!" Said one mom at my home mountain after she was confronted for snaking a 34 person line, cutting a skier off, and going off the side of a jump at a very slow speed.
Look no further inconsiderate and ignorant mom! I have figured out the source of the problem!
Unless you have some sort of unnatural disability when you show up and park at the mountain you're in a good mood! The average park skier dresses in the tallest of their T, and locks in his boots. Snapping on his/her signature twin tip skis they find the line to the lift to the nearest park.
Now this is where it starts, you're in the mood... About to do some laps to warm up, and get your head in the game... You may even go as far as to put in some headphones!
When you suddenly feel this sense that something is pushing your skis... Almost like there is a slope forming in front of you and you're moving forward slowly gaining speed. Then it stops, starts again, and stops. Like in jolts. Curiosity spikes, what could it be?
Only to be that mom, standing behind you, unknowing of the struggles of twin tip skis.
picture of mom^
THIS IS WHY. Gapers push their tips against the back tips of twin tip skiers. This pisses me off so much, and everyone I know feels the same. I want to go ape shit on whoever does this to me but I know with all the kids around, it wouldn't make anything better. Especially to the falling reputation of those "Tall T wearing hooligans! who really don't deserve the privilege to ski on our 'otherwise perfect' mountain."
So let's skip ahead, the same mom hits that side of the jump after snaking everyone. Who took the first shot? T'was her Newschoolers, T'was her. There is justification for freaking out on her right??
Anyway here is the solution.
It's pretty good right? Simple.. Gets the point across... I'm going to put this to use next weekend and I'll get back to you Newschoolers.