jtslalom Posted February 17, 2010 Report Share Posted February 17, 2010 Well it finally happened today. As I was carving slalom turns down a green slope, totally in control and not taking up any more realestate then needed smash, right in the back. The noise was almost defening as I was hit and brought to the ground. It really knocked me for a loop. I was ok and so was the skier that hit me. As I started to get up I looked at the skier to make sure he was ok also. He looked good and a little pissed off I said "You have to watch where you are going." He replied, " Me, what about you." I said, " You hit me in the back, how am I suppose to see you when you are behind me. Yield to the downhill skier." With this he replied something stupid with a couple of swears. I simply helped him get his stuff up off the ground and accidently threw his pole in the woods, then went on my way not saying a word. I just don't get it and blame myself for riding past the 11 o'clock hour. There are just so many idiots out there. Maybe I'm one of them but I certainly haven't hit any one and ALWAYS look where I am going. I'm incredibly careful when over taking another rider or skier and tend to stay as far away from others as possible. I will even sit at the top of the slope off to one side and wait some time for the largest gap I can see before continuing down. I know I can take up the whole slope when carving and therfore tend to look up between every couple of turns. In general the few diamond runs I ride don't have many people on them but when riding the more crowded slopes I tend to be very careful. I guess this time I wasn't careful enough. I hope the idiot is still looking for his pole. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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