Originally Posted by cocolulu
...Keep your balance or lean a little forward... and just ride straight out.
Keep your knees bent, even crouch a little if you have to.
If you ride straight.... you'll *eventually* come to a stop, because it always flattens out after you clear the lift.
Never panic... unless you're going to hit someone or something. If someone beside you bumps your board.. ride straight. If someone besides you crashes... ride straight. If there's a little kid ahead of you, or a giant metal bench... THEN you bail. If you can apply brakes, do it.. if not, just bail, being careful not to break your fall with your arms, tailbone, or skull (xD). Then cuss out the liftie for not doing his/her job to clear the ramp
Most crashes off the lift happen because people panic and lean back.
All good advice,.. seems like 95% of my lift crashes nowadays are because, riding solo, they keep putting me on full chairs with ALL skiers!! Those F'ers keep stepping on my board, sticking their poles in my bindings when they push off etc. They
ride off just fine. "I"
end up sprawled out in the snow!
...the remaining 5% is just me being a clumsy shit!!