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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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prevent broken High-back

So I recently bought a pair of nice burton co2s from 2010. Anyway I go to fold down the highback and it comes out past the toe ramp base part. Anyway my question is if I fall off the chairlift coming off with the highback folded down, will it break?
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Fold it down. You're way more likely to break your highback (read: almost guaranteed) leaving it up.

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I understand that I need to fold it down. I was asking if when it is folded down if I fall and the top of the highback goes into the ground (because it sticks out farther than the board and baseplate) will it break or fold back up?
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Problem solved don't fall when getting off the lift, but no it shouldn't break if you do. When hbs break it's due to the chair crushing them, or over flexing them laterally because they were left up. A small fall off the chair won't flex them beyond what they are designed for.
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Ok thanks for easing my conscious lol
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I think you're creating problems where they don't exist. I've never known anyone who broke a high back on the lift. I guess sometimes shit happens, but this has never been a concern to me. Leave em up or fold em down. Shouldn't make a difference. I leave em up. Except for first chair since they were already folded down for the drive to the hill.
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I think you're creating problems where they don't exist. I've never known anyone who broke a high back on the lift. I guess sometimes shit happens, but this has never been a concern to me. Leave em up or fold em down. Shouldn't make a difference. I leave em up. Except for first chair since they were already folded down for the drive to the hill.
Sooner or later some 250 lb skier will sit down on one end of the chair before everyone else. If you're beside that dude he will tilt the lift down and crush your highback. Always fold.
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