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Old 11-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So besides rental equipment where you HAVE to, does anyone actually use a leash anymore? Because I know since I stopped renting I certainly stopped using a leash cause it just seems unnecessary to the point of being silly. Am I right here? Because my friend Greg is trying to tell me that it is "an important thing to have to keep you safe." What do you guys think about this. Thanks for your opinions in advance.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No I never use one. In fact I've never even had one on a rental board.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my tiny little hill in the canadian prairies requires you to have a leash. they won't let you on the lift if they notice you don't have one. they aren't really that much of an inconvenience for me so i don't mind.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's part of the alpine responsibility code to use a leash.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It's been at least 4 years since I've been called out for not riding with a leash. I think it's still on the books in Colorado, but not realy enforced. I suppose it could happen. I used to carry one just in case, not sure if that's the case anymore.
Leashes are superghey imo. One of the most worthless things for snowboarding out there. I've heard the stories of "well the leash stopped this from happening", and I've also seen them stop nothing. In the backcountry they are dangerous (ok maybe a little bit of a stretch) and I do a lot of resort accessed bc...
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I used to wear a leash, but stopping wearing them when I started jibbing outside of the resort. It can be a bitch when you're hiking a rail at the college, or in your backyard.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:16 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I use one, cant get on lift without it
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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nope never used one but i bring it with just in case the place tells me i need it.
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Old 11-10-2007, 02:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i do use one, because resorts when i usually snowboard dont let you on the lift unless you have a leash. Otherwise i think i wouldnt use it.
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