Today i flipped out on some little kids dad cause his son snaked me and went off the side of a kicker when i was riding in switch. normally ill just swear to myself and go to the next feature but over the past couple of weekends I've had way to many falls and close calls because of little fucks that do not have any park etiquette.
so i landed switch off a rail and riding away, before i could revert or even look over my shoulder, i trucked a kid and did a switch backflip practically concussing myself. he had carved right into the landing of the rail without a second thought.
i got up and skied away.
sending a flat 3 over a spine, as i came around and spotted my landing, i see a little girl hiking up about 10 feet in front of me. i quickly pull it to 450 and stop within inches of the kid.
impressed with my save, i didn't freak out and just rode away.
riding into a small jump for a switch 5. as I'm moving in, quite fast too, a little kid in an Okemo racing jacket rips in right in front of me from the side to hit the side of the kicker. this time was it. after stopping i see this kid ride over to his dad watching admirably. i shouted "are you fucking kidding me,"not having it anymore, and the dad replies with "control yourself."
i was ready to throw some fucking hands. i ride over to this guy and proceed to shout at this guy about how his kid is gonna get me and himself killed.
he replies with "control yourself."
i point at this little kids racing jacket. "how many times have you seen me on the race course, this is the one trail on the mountain with a park, don't come in here and put everybody in danger!"
"control yourself he's 7."
"i don't care how old he is, I'm not mad at him, I'm mad at you and how you think what he's doing is alright!"
"THE KIDS 7 CONTROL YOURSELF."
"GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE PARK."
I rode away.
So long story short, I've had enough of this shit, and so has every park skier i know.
how do we stop this shit, all of the snaking, side jumping, lack of respect, and gapers trying to kill us?
also, ski patrol pulls passes for jumping over rollers but doesn't do a thing about kids sitting in the landings of jumps.