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04-30-2014 07:39 PM
Mizu Kuma Most resorts have woken up to the fact that leashes are pretty useless!!!!!
04-30-2014 07:28 PM
pennyring
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
Yep, hazard to himself and others...he'll learn this time.

I would have thought all of his leash tickets would have taught him, but I've seen him get at least 4 now and he doesn't even care. Just the other day I was riding with him and guess what, no leash again.

I hear they're trying to raise the fines for those next year, apparently too many people aren't even aware of the law until they see the cop waiting at the top of the lift.
Yes, where is this happening? I've only seen a handful of people at Stevens even have a leash. My instructor guy even said not nec. I do have two leashes, but they live in the bottom of my backpack and haven't seen daylight since they were acquired.
04-30-2014 04:17 PM
denac Thanks to all those who replied, my question has been answered.
Happy boarding to one and all.
Cheers.
04-29-2014 10:28 PM
Manicmouse
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Originally Posted by jtg View Post
Yep, hazard to himself and others...he'll learn this time.

I would have thought all of his leash tickets would have taught him, but I've seen him get at least 4 now and he doesn't even care. Just the other day I was riding with him and guess what, no leash again.

I hear they're trying to raise the fines for those next year, apparently too many people aren't even aware of the law until they see the cop waiting at the top of the lift.
Wow, been a long time since I've ever needed to use a leash. I haven't been to a single resort which insists on it the past decade o.O

Where is it compulsory?
04-29-2014 10:16 PM
jtg
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
i'm actually comforted knowing your friend in not allowed out of WA
Yep, hazard to himself and others...he'll learn this time.

I would have thought all of his leash tickets would have taught him, but I've seen him get at least 4 now and he doesn't even care. Just the other day I was riding with him and guess what, no leash again.

I hear they're trying to raise the fines for those next year, apparently too many people aren't even aware of the law until they see the cop waiting at the top of the lift.
04-29-2014 10:03 PM
Mizu Kuma
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Between laughing my ass off over CassMT's and BA's post, I have been doing some thinking about this.

On a full chair,.. (Anything more than a 2 person anyway) Especially one mixed with skiers. If you have both feet strapped wouldn't you have to sit with the board at 90 across everyone else's skis? I would think it would be difficult to get straightened out and situated properly for the off load as well.

Without having the rear foot loose, it would seem to make turning the board straight to the ramp and not having it get tangled in/under/over the skiers shit trickier. (...not impossible, just trickier!). It seems you'd have to slide your ass a lot closer to the edge of the chair, and farther out to be ready. Now there's a risk of falling off. (...I've seen that before!)

Also, there's low chairs when loading. Had them grab my hi-back before, or catch the edge between the ramp n chair. If both feet strapped in, probly little chance of NOT getting dragged off the chair.

Now if on the lift by yourself or on a two person. I wouldn't imagine this to create quite the same potential for a problem.
(...course, I could be way off base & completely full of shit!)
Yep, been on quite a few chairs that not only load low, but offload reall low too!!!!!

Along with some mid stations that have as little as 20cm between the seat and the platform!!!!!

Nearly had my leg dislocated when the boarder next to me didn't have their board pointing forward!!!!! No way possible to have ya back foot strapped in let alone ya high back raised!!!!!
04-29-2014 06:02 PM
Manicmouse Riding with one foot strapped in is a very good skill to learn.

I guess strapping in while on the lift is attractive when you are learning and frequently bail getting off chairs.
04-29-2014 04:50 PM
CassMT .........................
04-29-2014 04:25 PM
KIRKRIDER Getting off the chair strapped in is ok sometimes (Pow days) Getting On, it's another story unless you're alone.
04-29-2014 04:25 PM
tonicusa It's not always, but generally, a douche move to strap in on the chair lift. It's usually young kids trying to be cool or noobs who don't know better. It shows a lack of experience because of all the other things besides "you" that happen at the top of a lift. Be cool and polite and respectful to everyone else around you. And don't send the message that you're in such a hurry that you have to act like a clown, that's reserved for skiers.
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