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Random aside: I always assumed the Japanese were super polite-- which they are, in specific circumstances --specifically because no one bumped into me even in crowded Tokyo sidewalks. Had zero issues at Shibuya Crossing. But my wife (5'3", 120 lbs) told me plenty of people bumped into her, and the locals just moved out of my way because they were scared of colliding with me. I started paying a bit closer attention after that and realized I was indeed parting crowds like the Red Sea 😂

So yeah you can spend all day walking around Tokyo's train stations and not once get bumped into… IF you go with the flow. If you try to fight it, you will bump into others. You gotta be mindful of your environment (as every Japanese is and most Westerners are not).  

I'm fully in here. For a long time I've lamented how unaware and in a sense "rude" I find people are in public spaces. Navigating a grocery store here is a nightmare for me sometimes... people blocking whole isles and not having an ounce of awareness, or just moving in erratic haphazard ways. Zero flow. Zero situational awareness. 

I can generally flow with or through a crowd. High in pattern recognition I'm good at spotting the lane of least resistance. And most times I'm able to decisively act or at least counteract to the changing situations becomes an issue, but some people are just fukkin chaos with their movements.

This would apply to driving as well. I need to have a flow while in a car and I very much prefer to be the driver to maintain that flow. Even now riding with erratic drivers makes me car sick. It makes sense that a high sensitivity... often getting car sick or in other words to lack of flow...has always been there. 

Now that I'm thinking about it it might also be related to reading an environment situationally. I've been aware that I've avoided some hairy situations where others get caught up. They might say I was lucky... but maybe it's not luck at all. Maybe it's a sensitivity to an environmental change that isn't overtly discernible but causes enough uneasiness in me that I'm on alert or just need to distance myself from it. I often wonder what had caused another to remain in an environment that to me was telling me to leave. 

Crazy how much the "Highly Sensitive Person" discussion @bopuc kicked off resonates. All of this hits. All of it.

Riding in the car with my wife is low-key terrifying for me. She's not an awful driver, but she can't see the entire situation developing around her the way I can. She can only see "that driver that just passed me is weaving through traffic like a maniac". She can't see "that driver 500 yards behind me is weaving through traffic like a maniac, will likely pass me on the right in about 5 seconds, then try to thread the needle 2 cars ahead of me in about 10 seconds and set off a cascade of sudden brake lights."

To your point about being able to avoid hairy situations, I can see that situation unfold in real-time, foresee the likely outcomes, and either prepare myself or remove myself from the situation in advance. In a few circumstances when I really just had to react quickly in real time, I've been able to make the right decision in real time. Once, that was swerving quickly on a back road to avoid hitting a deer. Another time, it was making a split-second conscious decision to run through a deer because I didn't have a safer option (an aside: fuck deer).

Navigating a world where most physically CAN'T do that is infuriating. During driving in particular. I can always see the inefficiencies in my environment. On a two-lane road, I can see the two morons 15 cars ahead of me running side-by-side at the exact same speed 15 mph slower than flow of traffic, creating a huge backlog of cars with nowhere to go. I can see that idiot who HAS to pass the car in front of them, except they don't have the vision and intuition to analyze flow of traffic and actually meaningfully save any time. I've been stuck repeatedly passing the same bobbing-and-weaving idiot for like 50+ miles because they can see well enough to pass the car in front of them, but not well enough to actually navigate the flow of traffic. The reckless and incompetent are the ones who piss me off the most. I will drive aggressively and (unfortunately) pass on the right as necessary, but I'll do it when I see an opportunity to skip 6 cars in front of me and put myself in a better position to get past a specific impediment blocking the flow of traffic, not just because I HAVE to be in front of the car in front of me.

That's just one aspect, that carries over into other situations. Weekend runs to Costco are my goddamn nightmare.

Maybe ignorance really is bliss, because my wife is completely unbothered by any of this because she simply can't see any of it. It means she can't take advantage of the opportunities to get around things, but it also means she isn't bothered by the completely unnecessary shittiness of the situation... she doesn't even realize the situation's shitty.

Edit: On the flipside, my wife's stress I think is elevated in certain situations (rainy driving, high traffic driver, being in sketchy neighborhoods) specifically because she can't assess in-the-moment risk. So she always assumes the risk is high. That translates onto the mountain, because she will take the pansiest possible line down steep terrain at 5 mph, whereas I'll send it and then hold up in the really sketchy tight sections to evaluate.


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Not sure if this belongs here; but today Burton internally announced a bunch of new riders including Zeb Powell


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is it true that JG is gone?


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Posted by: @notmikebuckley

is it true that JG is gone?

JG was let go; but is currently still finishing out the remainder of his contract.


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Not sure if this belongs here; but today Burton internally announced a bunch of new riders including Zeb Powell

Interesting.. and now nitro’s IG post about him makes more sense


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is it true that JG is gone?

JG was let go; but is currently still finishing out the remainder of his contract.

damn, that's a bummer.

 


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Not sure if this belongs here; but today Burton internally announced a bunch of new riders including Zeb Powell

Makes sense and good for him. Nitro has a shit ton of freestyle rippers and Burton could def benefit from some new ones.


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JG seems like an entity that you don’t let go, but rather one who leaves on their own, only if necessary.


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JG seems like an entity that you don’t let go, but rather one who leaves on their own, only if necessary.

Might be too soon ... but maybe their boards will finally get bigger sidecuts now? 😅

But in all seriousness, that's pretty cray. Wonder if they let go of any relative big names from their team, also. 


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Letting JG go smells like a move to get rid of any possible challenges to their power grab or authority. Mofo was in some ways more Burton than Jake.


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Letting JG go smells like a move to get rid of any possible challenges to their power grab or authority. Mofo was in some ways more Burton than Jake.

As a snow sliding enthusiast I feel like Burton is trying to speed run being the wackest company in the game

 


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oh wow, does that mean with JG gone that Craig's and all the Family Tree boards made in Vermont are going away too?


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oh wow, does that mean with JG gone that Craig's and all the Family Tree boards made in Vermont are going away too?

There's no way, FT is going anywhere with the cult following it enjoys - they would be killing the goose that lays golden eggs.


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any reasoning yet behind letting him go? Seems like a pretty shit idea after all he has contributed to snowboarding and burton


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any reasoning yet behind letting him go? Seems like a pretty shit idea after all he has contributed to snowboarding and burton

$$$

 


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