- Jan 30, 2006
- Right where I want to be
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The reference to Shawn White wrt his withdrawal from an event on the Olympic is specially interesting.Even if so, the kid probably should have checked it out before jumping it...
I am waiting for a lawsuit alleging defective grooming.
As ridiculous as it sounds, I almost guarantee that's been done.
America is the king of ridiculous lawsuits, and that's not going to change until plaintiffs are forced to have some skin in the game (and that's not going to change).
My two cents:
The ski area should only be on the hook if there was something unsafe about the jump that they should have known was unsafe and the unsafe element of the jump was not reasonably apparent to a skier sizing up the jump.
People should be responsible for the risks they choose to take. On the other hand, it is reasonable to expect that a ski area should not design something with a hidden safety risk that people have no reason to believe would be present.
If you've got a jump where the appropriate take off speed sends one short or too deep, that's a design issue