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?
Please don't act like your park crew is lazy simply because they don't like to paint the jumps.
Honestly if you're going to be a sarcastic asshole at least look into it a bit more.
Some people prefer not painting because it looks better. I honestly prefer clean myself. I don't mind flags but don't really care either way.
Paint melts out your corners. The corners are a pain in the ass to keep nice especially if you straight cut your jumps. Depending on what you use, and how much you can end up with colored snow dragging out when you groom.
Even many of the mountains that hold big events don't paint outside of the events. And even the ones that do generally just throw a small L on the corners and nothing on the landing.
Maybe you should just learn how to ski better.
Or believe what you will. The big bad mountain is out to get the park skier. They'll blow 10's of thousands worth of snow in the park, and then cheap out on literally a few bucks worth of paint or dye just because they can. They use that money to fund their plan for world domination and sit in the treetops drinking brandy, laughing as people get hurt on the landings.
"I just bought a private jet with all the money I saved from not dyeing the jumps" - Owner of resort.