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foxtrotzulu wrote:
Am I alone in ‘signalling’ before a turn in some situations? Usually on crowded cat tracks I will do a rather exaggerated start to a pole plant - one arm extended way in front - before finally putting the turn in?

I have Morris Minor Trafficators installed into my helmet - activated by buttons on top of my Ski Poles and transmitted by Bluetooth. Toofy Grin
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
@foxtrotzulu, what if the “receiver” just thinks you have crap pole skills?
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Layne wrote:
... And finally... the question comes, what do you do about it. Traffic cops? Speed traps? I'd prefer education and self policing as I always think rules and regs are a slippery and sanitising slope.

It wouldn't take too much. Perhaps just a couple of pisteurs patrolling around the resort (which they do anyway); removing one or two lift passes a month from people seen skiing dangerously; and then publicising the fact prominently on social media and/or the resort website. The first resorts to do this would probably not only discourage the "dangerous" breed (of whatever age), but more than offset any loss by attracting a larger number of more safety-conscious skiers. So initially a win-win situation for them, slowly eroded as more resorts take it up.

In the US / Canada it is fairly common knowledge that ski patrollers can, and sometimes do, remove passes. I have never heard of it actually being done in Europe.
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