Every weekend me or one of my friends LAND on someone whose either laying on the landing, or standing on the landing of the jumps. This is supposedly "our fault" for not having a spotter. We talked (nicely) to Ski Patrol and he pushed the entire situation on us. saying "Her Der, you need to have a friend ride down to the kicker of each jump, look, and give you a signal"... Okay that sounds great... on paper.
Wouldn't it just be easier if you guys legitimized the fact that you're now catering to "park riders" by setting up these large kickers and calling this place "The Content Factory" ????? The jumps are simply TOO big for rental skiers. They blow out of there bindings EVERY SINGLE TIME!!!!!
Yesterday I legitimately jumped over someone. (Low-key fire) but I honestly couldn't be more pissed off about it!! I scoped the jump out from the top. Nobody had hit it before me... as im going off this lady STOOD UP directly under my feet!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHERE TF DID SHE COME FROM?? WHY WAS SHE LAYING DIRECTLY UNDER THE TAKE OFF??! What if my skis clipped her helmet and I crashed, leaving me with an injury hindering the rest of my ski career? I'd NEVER forgive that person, OR Big Boulder for the incident. But it would technically be "My fault" ... NAH, FUCK THAT.
May I suggest...
Implement a Park Pass!
-position a staff member to check passes at the top of the run, and a gate to pass thru. TA- DA! Problem Solved.
You can even have fun with it!!!! Make it purple, Call it a "Boulder Badge" or some shit. Just fix the problem before another person dies here.
(Maybe make a moat/trench with fire and spikes that riders have to gap to even ride the bigger park??)
It happened ALL last year, and it's even WORSE this year. The mountain is so close to home but its at the point where I just don't feel safe landing/taking off switch in ANY of Boulders jumps anymore!! Dedicated park riders should NOT have to worry about wether were going to be fucking sued (or injured for life) from landing on Jerry, because WHOEVER taught Jerry how to ski, F A I L E D to mention the part where YOU DO NOT STAND ON THE LANDINGS OF THE JUMPS. EVEN IF YOU BAIL. PICK UR SHIT UP AND MOVE UR TO THE SIDE.
>Im not saying I never been "down for the count" on a failed jump landing, NOR am I trying to discourage young Jerry from sending it. ALL Im saying that when the hill gets crowded, the jumps are a mine field. Im not shredding at a place where IM at fault for someone else's lack of etiquette.
When I hit a kid, it feels like shit.
When I hit an adult, It's a fight!
Lose/Lose situation for park riders.