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LonelyFlags are good for when there's more than a half inch of snow
marrowsSo flags are good when park is bad
CyanicenineOn jumps which do you prefer? Paint on the corners of the launch and across the knuckle? Or flags on the launch, nothing to mark the landing?
My mountain believes that flags are superior and that "everyone prefers the flags" having just recently switched over from paint which they have stopped using. Yet everyone I've talked with on mountain has said they prefer the paint as it makes spotting your landing so much easier.
Obviously park crew likes having less work to do, but aside from that I don't see any real benefits to park skiers. In fact without someone out there painting full time I imagine they'll be laying off some of the park crew members, while some bigwig upstairs is congratulating themselves on their cost saving measures. If the change is solely because they're cheap, then I wish they would just own up to it, instead of lying to my face.
Which do you prefer?
Gherbsfags r cool
CyanicenineSorry if it sounded like I was attacking park crew, everyone likes things that make their jobs easier, is all that I meant.
This really doesn't have anything to do with park crew, who I think does an excellent job. They only take the orders from higher up. It's the higher ups that I have a problem with, because they're making this decision under the false notion that everyone widely regards no paint as a good move. When this is contrary to my conversations with other park riders, including park crew.
I think they are grossly out of touch with their patrons if they think that no one cared about the change. Everyone I've talked with that actually rides the park agrees with the jumps are worse off without paint.
BortyUnless you're in a place with crazy fog/cloud problems most people generally don't care as long as the jumps are well built and maintained.
HenriksDreadswhy not both and get the best of both worlds? paint so that on overcast days where its not snowing crazy you can still tell where the lip isand the landing is, and flags for when there's soem fresh mid day. that said i don't like 'flags,' i personally prefer the tiny little marker things.
but if your lip for a rail is a foot wide don't fucking put flags...
Earl_GlobzWOAH WOAH WOAH, UN-HOLLLLD THA PHONE. LOOSEN YOUR BOOTSTRAPS, LET GO OF YOUR PANTS.
I work park crew for one of the best establishments in North America. If anyone knows SPT, they know they are the shit, and if there was a better system, id imagine somebody else would design and build the parks for Some of the biggest parks on the planet, world renowned shoots, and the X Games. So yeah, when i say i know what I'm talking about pertaining to terrain parks, y'all come step. CUZ I KNOW WHAT THE FUCK IM TALKING ABOUT.
If you have ever been to Seven Springs, You would know that our fabled 'spot' terrain park has some STEEP, motherfucking landings, (That we use jump flags for) and every year, USSA comes out with their dumb comps and there dumb rules, and makes us paint the landings. And its beat might i add, and impossible in ski boots without crampons, which we don't have, being in PA. If I had to paint lines on those jumps everyday upon opening, and maintain there neatness, i would shoot somebody. I hate doing it even for one weekend of the year. And we're not lazy. We bust ourselves building these parks, so thats how we know when you need to do something right, or when something is a waste of time, like painting jump lines
CyanicenineI imagine they'll be laying off some of the park crew members,
Rosa_ParkHow much time do you think it takes to paint jumps? it's not like theirs one specialized guy at your mountain who only paints jumps...
CyanicenineIt doesn't take that many features to add up to a lot of time. Consider if it only takes 3 hours a day, that's still 20 hours a week. Here's the feature list at my park: https://www.stevenspass.com/site/parks/parks/parks-report/@@parks-report