Ben_DoverI was on the lift with an extremely insecure “park rat” and he started shouting at some child for stopping on the lip of a rail. They had no clear intention of causing any damage or getting in the way but the kid on the lift got all mad and said he was gonna take their pass (cuz he also works there). Another thing you have to understand is at my resort, +90% of the ppl who ski in the park can’t slide a rail (and it is a beginner resort) and usually just hit the lip of the rail as a jump. The kid on the lift said the child was ruining the lip and was in the way. I told him to calm down and said it doesn’t matter and they were probably learning. He just basically said he hates newbs. Other ppl apparently have also had simmilar experiences with him.
Another thing is the park rats are mostly pretty young kids and think they’re the shit when they do a back flip or something. I respond by not caring when I’m around them.
Most of the ppl who act like they’re a pro just want attention and are insecure. And yes I know not all “park rats” are like this most of them at the other resorts and at
mine are generally pretty nice people.
The dude was probably on park crew. When all the ohio fucks make their way to peek n peak every weekend, little timmy and his gang of friends get out of his moms 2019 escalade, and they penguin walk up the lip to a rail or jump it does in fact ruin the lip, whether they intended to or not, if you have to side step or hop up a lip because your pizza'ing through the park, you shouldn't be in the terrain park. And its extremely frustrating when you just spent 2 hours rebuilding everything just for it to be destroyed by 12 year olds the next run through, so i see exactly where that dude is coming from.
But ignorance is bliss and screaming at people isn't the way to go about things, explaining to them what park etiquette is and how they should act when their in the park is a better way of handling things.
Theres really not a worse feeling while working than completely rebuilding a butchered take off and have a train of kids wearing backpacks with speakers in them side jump the lip as soon as you open the feature back up. Fuck rich cleveland kids who ski in NY every weekend. Your parents suck at driving and we don't need anymore jerry's clogging up our terrain parks.