Mine is when your someone's dog steps on the back of your board while skinning. It kinda stops all your forward momentum and sometimes makes you wipe out. I know their feet might get cold, but if people are taking dogs in the backcountry they need to train them on basics or they could be a liability.
Joined: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:47 pm Posts: 23 Location: Anchorage, AK
i hate it when people who have about the same ascent rate as you, skin past, and take a break aways ahead. then you skin past them and take your break, getting passed again. it's really no ones fault (except maybe theirs cause they aren't breaking at a dedicated break point). it just sucks having to get stuck in a loop and nod your head at people you don't know but increasingly hate as you switch leading positions over and over. usually it ends up with me putting a little too much effort in getting ahead and staying there just to stick it too them, which in leaves me wheezing and hacking and eventually getting chilled while i put my board together. i have no problem if you pass me and i never see you again or vice versa.
Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:39 pm Posts: 339 Location: Ft. Collins, CO
Oh man,its like i'm riding with all of you. Good to know these problems are universal,esp the friends with Atomic ass,guys breaking trail with their lil skis-only for us to rebreak trail,sliding on steeps and wishin i had my crampons,weird-rude BC people.
Yeah - basically anytime my skis are pointed up but my direction of travel is pointing down. Almost always this happens because the slope angle steepens tantalizingly close to a switchback or the top of a slope and I decide that I can just use my poles and brute force to power my way through. It never works.
Ditto on the wierd/rude people, too. There's only two people on the entire mountain and one of them is throwing the stink-eye. What's up with that??
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:31 pm Posts: 592 Location: ca. - sierra
nothing to really whine about too much when skinning i think it is such a great mode of transport. it has its disadvantages depending on the terrain and conditions.
being a newbie to splitting last season i seperated the skins before putting them on the board - and on one particularly windy day at the snowline - right after regluing my skins barely two months old - i let the skin glue hit the dirt and it gets the glue all f-d up. waaaa waaaa crybaby soup i gotta glue em up again! ugh i feel much better now.
oh and im not bitching or anything but having some SNOW TOO SKIN ON sure would be nice!
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:01 pm Posts: 9 Location: Kelowna BC
How bout skinning up with that freakishly athletic buddy who every half hour is so far ahead that he's doing runs back down to you, when all you want to focus on is sucking enough air to make it to the top once.