Reason's for not attending a tournament.

gjohnsongjohnson Posts: 366 Crazy Baller
edited June 2012 in Rules/Politics/Issues
Greg Johnson ~ Team Beer

Reason's for not attending a tournament. 44 votes

Not skiing well
22%
ScarletArrowA_Bh2oskiEd_JohnsonTom AndersonJody_SealenjoiskiingskifreakVONMANBRY 10 votes
Bad Weather
18%
scotchipman35 in the bagskinutgjohnsonTylerR501BrandonThe_MSpjirsa 8 votes
Prior Obligation
34%
lagdawgswerveitChef23KelvinThan_BoganMattPdave2ballraynKM6ballsPatMklindyricoSkiJayMoskier3ev 15 votes
No Hall Pass
11%
boarditupdislandotisgDeanoskimarkchilcutt 5 votes
MS will be there
13%
Horton[Deleted User]thagerjdarwinbmiller3536E_T 6 votes
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  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,844 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Bad Weather
    There are no reasons
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,537 Administrator
    MS will be there
    I can only think of one reason to skip a tounament...

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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited June 2012
    MS will be there
    MS is usually at my tournaments so it makes it very difficult to skip out. I even took him to Greeny's in Little Rock. I hope they invite me back.
    Joe Darwin
  • GarnGarn Posts: 600 Crazy Baller
    I don't see a "I suck!" option.
  • jimbrakejimbrake Posts: 1,456 Mega Baller
    I don't see a "cost" option.
    "...all of the basic fun banter"
  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    MS will be there
    @jimbrake - that would relate to a different poll: Reason's for not HOSTING a tournament.
    Joe Darwin
  • gjohnsongjohnson Posts: 366 Crazy Baller
    Bad Weather
    @ jimbrake - I'd add that option if I could edit them.
    Greg Johnson ~ Team Beer
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,844 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Bad Weather
    JD is right.
    Gas, lunch, sanction fees to region and national board, ropes and water are just a few costly items.
  • WishWish Posts: 8,547 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Lack of practice, 0 practice with ZO, cost, and family. But that hasn't stopped yet. Kinda a mix of dedication and stupidity. Not sure which side o the fence I fall on. And totally agree with JTH.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 7,054 Mega Baller
    Prior Obligation
    A higher priority conflict is generally the only reason I'll skip any of my favorite tournaments.

    Here in New England, of course, we start real late, so this coming weekend is going to kick it off for me. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again! (Heck, I might even ski well...)
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,431 Crazy Baller
    Distance would be my vote. There is only one weekend tournament closer than 325 miles from my house/work location this year, and it is still 175 miles away.
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,834 Mega Baller
    "leg in a cast" would be the only reason for me not to ski, but I'd probably still go just to sit in a tower and watch skiers go by.....
    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • wskierwskier Posts: 122 Baller
    Cooler full of beer. Can ski we
    when its calm. Showing off for Hot chicks in the boat!!!!






  • 6balls6balls Posts: 6,114 Mega Baller
    Prior Obligation
    It's all time...I don't have much free time and I like to ski. It's fun to ski tourney's but it comes at a cost of all the other crap I need to get done both for work and the time I do want to spend with my family. I can ski as much in a few hours each Sat/Sun a.m. as I can at a tourney and still satisfy many other obligations. As much as I like tourney skiing, it's hard to beat a morning with @cowtipperguy and/or @razorskier1 followed by hanging on the public water with family and/or friends.
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    Onside135[Deleted User]eyepeeler
  • cwillygoodcwillygood Posts: 195 Baller
    none of these usually, its mostly because my brothers/other family dont want to go
  • pjirsapjirsa Posts: 29
    Bad Weather
    @gjohnson I have photographic evidence that you had a fantastic time at a tournament last year that MS was at.
  • WolfeieWolfeie Posts: 186 Baller
    Why would I want to leave one of the premier places to ski at, with a 2011 200 Natique, and the possibility to get 4-5 sets in?
    Brad Wolfe - Ski West Village, Arvin, Ca; Radar Pro Build, SN 200, I can see Ball of Spray headquarters from my lake house.
    crashmaneyepeeler
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,844 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Bad Weather
    @Wolfeie The further you can get away from Arvin and Horton the better.
    MattPtest
  • gjohnsongjohnson Posts: 366 Crazy Baller
    Bad Weather
    @pjirsa I always have a good time at tournaments that include @MS. It's like having a personal bartender on site. That doesn't always work out as well the next morning.
    Greg Johnson ~ Team Beer
    test
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,844 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Bad Weather
    Coffee and some belly puddy and good to go in the morning. Thats why the good lord gave us 28 off.
    test
  • gjohnsongjohnson Posts: 366 Crazy Baller
    Bad Weather
    @MS Belly puddy? It's hard to run 28 off when you're still drunk....At least that's what I've heard.
    Greg Johnson ~ Team Beer
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 6,844 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    Bad Weather
    donuts
  • MarcoMarco Posts: 1,431 Crazy Baller
    "It's hard to run 28 off when you're still drunk....At least that's what I've heard."

    Not if you practice!
    test
  • PatMPatM Posts: 870 Crazy Baller
    Prior Obligation
    @than. Good luck Than! I won't be there because of a prior obligation. Family vacation- thats the last time I let my wife schedule trips.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,537 Administrator

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  • WolfeieWolfeie Posts: 186 Baller
    I don't know how I will make it through life without an "official" ball count. I guess I am just waisting my time out there on the water having fun. The real reason is this 56 year old guy is slowly catching up to Horton. Less than 6 ball away.
    Brad Wolfe - Ski West Village, Arvin, Ca; Radar Pro Build, SN 200, I can see Ball of Spray headquarters from my lake house.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,537 Administrator
    edited June 2012
    MS will be there
    @wolfeie we all ski for our own reasons I guess.

    That is a long 6 balls... but I only really count my official scores so it would be 101 balls to catch me.

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  • jdarwinjdarwin Posts: 1,381 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    MS will be there
    @Wolfeie - we're all pullin' for ya!
    Joe Darwin
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,537 Administrator
    MS will be there
    @jdarwin tough crowd

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