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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 10:31 PM
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How many Percent you gonna use Ground Surface lifts?

Hey guys, this may be a pretty wierd Q
But yeah, How many percent you guys gonna have to use these uncomfortable lifts? Coz may be some snow parks have the Bar/Poma lifts right along its sides right? It's pretty tired hitching a rope lift but, though, they have one advantage which is that you can catch up on halfway.

For me i think it would be more than 60%. coz we only got surface lifts for the in-door snow parks beside winter season. jaja!

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 09:11 AM
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I've only ever used these a few times ever... most hills around here have 80% high speed quads mixed in with a couple old doubles / regular speed quads.
Thank god, those things suck. So percentage I'll be using one this year... under 1% of my runs.
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Yeah, stay off the Storm King surface lift at Copper Mtn. That leaves more powder for me.

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Ha! Storm King...

That is one of the funniest poma's to just go hang out and watch people load. Once it has been running for a bit, it gets a pronounced ditch right after the loading area, then does a fairly steep climb up the hill on the other side. Load it properly and it's no big deal. Get that Poma between your legs a little late and it picks you up off the ground and slaps you onto the up track. Get it really late and be prepared to be slammed into the hillside. It's the latter result that is the most hilarious. I've seen both snowboarders and skiers just get tooled into the hillside by that thing more than once. Moral of the story: If you don't get it right just ditch the Poma and try again. That humiliation is much less than getting picked up and slammed into the mountainside in front of everyone.

If by surface lifts you mean a splitboard with skins for uphill travel. Probably 98% of my season will be riding those. With a few hitch hikes thrown in for good measure...
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Yeah, I've been schooled by the Storm King poma a time or two. I've somehow gotten the trick lately and haven't gotten slammed or tossed. (good idea - I think I'll hang out there sometime and do some videoing.)

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My favorite places involve the poma so I use it a lot. One of those times it is awesome to be a chick....I have always wondered....do guys have to "adjust" prior to loading??
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My favorite places involve the poma so I use it a lot. One of those times it is awesome to be a chick....I have always wondered....do guys have to "adjust" prior to loading??
OOOhhhh, good question. I've always wondered that too.

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do guys have to "adjust" prior to loading??
Trick question? I usually hold it in my armpit actually ( :
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