Once you get used to those they're not bad actually but the first time I rode one of those at Boyne I almost fell over.
They are replacing the Buck lift with another detachable quad I'd be surprised if they don't put a carpet on that one, too.
Same here. I knew how to ride it the second time around. You just give yourself a very slight push into the carpet and that's it. I now prefer the carpet over skating into position. I fall at least 3 times a season while skating into position for the lift. It's so easy to lose footing especially if the lifties are too lazy to maintain the runway which is usually the case.