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02-01-2013 07:02 AM
k8xp Man collar bone injuries do not seem good at all, that sucks! Take it easy if it's still hurting you.

Hahaha skiiers look funny. We are going to try and always go during the week though, so at least on Monday there was hardly anyone there. Most lifts were empty. I didn't run into anyone either, I was proud

and @Sherpaskate Thanks and lol my aquarium, it's a planted 20g with 4 green Tiger barbs. Fairly new tank, upgrading when they get bigger, and upping school.
01-31-2013 05:25 PM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by LuckyRVA View Post
I beleive he's talking about the red pole after the unloading area. If you hit it the lift stops. I've never seen anyone hit it before though.
Yeah, it usually sticks out about leg level (just below the actual chair) just as the chair swings around for the return trip. so if there's someone still on the chair, they hit it. The stick is attached to a switch that just cuts power to the lift. As I said, I stayed on the chair and kicked it on Sunday because the liftie was just going to let people dogpile.
01-31-2013 04:39 PM
LuckyRVA I beleive he's talking about the red pole after the unloading area. If you hit it the lift stops. I've never seen anyone hit it before though.
01-31-2013 04:05 PM
Consonantal What's a cutoff stick?
01-31-2013 10:28 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by cocolulu View Post
crashes... ride straight. If there's a little kid ahead of you, or a giant metal bench... THEN you bail. If you can apply brakes, do it.. if not, just bail, being careful not to break your fall with your arms, tailbone, or skull (xD). Then cuss out the liftie for not doing his/her job to clear the ramp
I might add to this: I've noticed this year at Seymour that the lifties are very reluctant to shut down the lift when there's a pile-up getting off. My personal theory is that they were ordered not to. But my wife's boxing day injury happened because some twerp wouldn't clear the landing area for several chairs worth. So my wife and I have decided on a simple strategy: If there's a pileup and it doesn't look like there's a clear way out, just ride the chair around and kick the cutoff stick. I did it on Lodge on Sunday, and made no apologies to anyone. I am NOT going to fucking injure myself to save a few seconds of lift movement.

Every chair has (or should have) a cutoff stick. Look for it. Use it if necessary. If they give you grief, tell them that their liability releases don't protect them from lawsuit in cases of incompetence or negligence.
01-31-2013 08:50 AM
IdahoFreshies
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I find it a lot easier to unload alongside skiiers as well. They can just shoot straight off so it gives me more room to adjust myself. Unloading off a full chair with all boarders however is usually a roll of the dice for me
Haha getting off a quad lift with 4 boarders who are all going different directions is a hilarious disaster waiting to happen. It happens every now and then even to my friends, I just make sure I'm not the one on my ass. Kill or be killed!
01-31-2013 08:31 AM
trapper I will echo what everyone else is saying about getting off the lift with skiers. I always try to get on the outside edge of the lift for this very reason if there are skiers with me, just one less person to deal with.

My wife is actually the worst. I can't tell you how many times she's inadvertently tripped me up with one of her ski poles as she just pushes off and calmly skis away. Sometimes I wonder just how "accidental" it really is though, lol.
01-31-2013 08:12 AM
chomps1211
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Originally Posted by BeachLegoGal View Post
I was in a full chair with boarders who had literally been on the slopes maybe an hour?? Getting on I was sat on, and getting off...talk about bowling pins..Strike!

...Yeah, what I was referring to definitely doesn't apply to a full lift of NooB's!!
Congrat's on surviving that!!
01-31-2013 07:50 AM
sabatoa
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I was in a full chair with boarders who had literally been on the slopes maybe an hour?? Getting on I was sat on, and getting off...talk about bowling pins..Strike!

The visual
01-31-2013 07:48 AM
BeachLegoGal
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I find it a lot easier to unload alongside skiiers as well. They can just shoot straight off so it gives me more room to adjust myself. Unloading off a full chair with all boarders however is usually a roll of the dice for me
I was in a full chair with boarders who had literally been on the slopes maybe an hour?? Getting on I was sat on, and getting off...talk about bowling pins..Strike!
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