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02-28-2014 07:48 AM
neni
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Originally Posted by caribchakita View Post
I'm getting a stomp pad ...It will build my wavering confidence after two days of lift shame
Get one. Better to build up confidence now is key. Don't listen to anybody who tells you it's uncool
I haven't used one on any of my boards the last 15y till I got a deck last year that is slippery as a fish. This deck has a stomp pad now, so what?
02-27-2014 10:31 AM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by EatRideSleep View Post
And Pouts. Of course you lower the bar every time. OCD to an extreme, right?
Damn right! I also try to always sit on the outside, makes it much easier to use the footrest. Seems about 1/3rd of the chairs I normally ride have footrests. I prefer the ones without.

Although, on quiet days (which are most days in the rockies) when there's just two of you on a 4 man chair with footrests, I sit with the T between my legs and have my board across the rest like I'm sitting in a la-z-boy!

Okay, I just googled "ski lift footrest snowboard" to try and find a pic of people doing what I'm talking about. What I found was way more funny!

Patent #1:


Patent #2: (apparently this is a ski rest that you bring with you?!?)


Patent #2: (above mentioned ski rest in the requisite FANNY PACK)


WTF #1: (This is a snowboard connected to a twin screw auger that propels you uphill... )


WTF #2: (Mar river glens single chair, I want to ride this one day!)
02-27-2014 09:18 AM
Noreaster
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
Once I was changing the stance of one of my bindings on the chair, in the mad rush to finish before the top of the lift, I ended up putting the wrong foot in the binding.
Once he rode with a left foot in a right binding all day... just to see what it would feel like to ride switch.

He is the most interesting man in the world.
02-27-2014 08:32 AM
Loftness See I usually love using the foot bar to rest my board on. And if I'm not in the mood, or I'm in an awkward spot on the chair (like the middle, which I avoid like the plague) i just let it dangle under the bar.
02-27-2014 05:12 AM
caribchakita Itch, I may reside in North America, but I am Irish, passport and all..I'll get this lift thing worked out..I do promise

02-27-2014 05:03 AM
ItchEtrigR How is it in North America people can't manage to handle a snowboard and footrest without some agonizing discomfort and aren't able to bring down a safety bar without knocking one another upside the head?

While in Europe, no one complains about footrests and we can fill a six seater with people from six different countries that don't speak a common toungue without causing some sort of brain injury as someone brings down the safety bar.
02-27-2014 02:38 AM
tokyo_dom You dont put your board on the foot rest? Just tweak it out forward like you are doing a sweet tailgrab and its comfy as!

Those sorts of lift bars are rare though. Happy when i find a lift with them!
02-27-2014 01:01 AM
EatRideSleep
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
Wait what?!? I don't get people that don't lower the bar. Like what are you TOO COOL?!? Fuck that. I've been riding for 22+ years (and skis before that), I ride hard, but I lower the bar every time.

I ask you this: Why not? If somebody gave me one good reason I'd consider it...
Not looking to give you a reason but I'll explain why I dislike the bar. It's basically because of the footrests, really. Secondary reason being blindsided head slams by the eager bar pullers.

When a quad is loaded full, most often with a mix of skiers and riders, that damn bar and its footrests make it less than comfortable. The skiers promptly prop their skis on said rest, making any negotiating of my dangling board a bit awkward. Thus contorting and praying for lower extremity circulation ensues.

I've no problem with those who prefer to use the bar due to fear of heights or thoughts of plummeting to their death. In fact, I was seated next to a girl on a board the other day who white-knuckle clutched the bar as it halted and swung. So I decided to distract her with off-topic conversation. If you're scared, I get it. But most (skiers) seem to use it as a foot rest.

And Pouts. Of course you lower the bar every time. OCD to an extreme, right?
02-26-2014 10:50 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by Varza View Post
Because people on here were complaining about people lowering the bar, saying they're sissies or just annoying or something. Basically, I don't want to annoy anyone, but the extra length of metal between me and falling to my doom doesn't bother me, quite the contrary...

This is only for the long/high lifts though. When I ride the tiny ones, I don't care one way or another.
Wait what?!? I don't get people that don't lower the bar. Like what are you TOO COOL?!? Fuck that. I've been riding for 22+ years (and skis before that), I ride hard, but I lower the bar every time.

I ask you this: Why not? If somebody gave me one good reason I'd consider it...
02-26-2014 08:24 PM
scotty100 Lol...I'd love to spend a day on planet TT...
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