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Today 01:57 AM
ebfootball139 Awesome post!
01-12-2017 02:46 AM
dave785
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
timmy u really are the best
AKA the cat's ass.
01-11-2017 11:21 PM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
Yes, yes they do get upset.

I take it off when I'm a ways away from the chairlift.
Then put it back on as I come over the last crest.



One lifty a couple years ago would freak out every time.
So like 20 times a day, 4 or 5 days a week.

I just pretend I can't see or hear him.
And just like a baby, eventually, he stopped crying.

I can hang my leg off a few times at the beginning of the day, but after about 4 hours?

It kills my ankle.
If it ain't a full chair, my board is getting tucked in the seat beside me.

And it turns into a lounge chair haha.
I put in a 13 hour day a couple years ago
No way I would have been able to do that without the lounge chair.

It really is the cats ass.

And it's not like this is some unheard of practice.
If you ride blackcombs glacier in the summer
You have to take an old school bus up the side of the mountain until you get to mid station.
Then get on a chairlift, that has no snow anywhere around it.

You don't strap in & drag it on the gravel as you wait in the line up.

You walk up the the chairlift & tuck your board in the seat beside you.
The chairlifts have clutches, they slow to a snails pace.

When you get to the top, you stand up, pick your board up & walk away.
Just be careful you don't move to fast
You'll bump into the chair in front of you!


TT

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timmy u really are the best
01-11-2017 10:53 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by dave785 View Post
Wouldn't the lifties or ski patrol be pretty upset with you for that?
Yes, yes they do get upset.

I take it off when I'm a ways away from the chairlift.
Then put it back on as I come over the last crest.



One lifty a couple years ago would freak out every time.
So like 20 times a day, 4 or 5 days a week.

I just pretend I can't see or hear him.
And just like a baby, eventually, he stopped crying.

I can hang my leg off a few times at the beginning of the day, but after about 4 hours?

It kills my ankle.
If it ain't a full chair, my board is getting tucked in the seat beside me.

And it turns into a lounge chair haha.
I put in a 13 hour day a couple years ago
No way I would have been able to do that without the lounge chair.

It really is the cats ass.

And it's not like this is some unheard of practice.
If you ride blackcombs glacier in the summer
You have to take an old school bus up the side of the mountain until you get to mid station.
Then get on a chairlift, that has no snow anywhere around it.

You don't strap in & drag it on the gravel as you wait in the line up.

You walk up the the chairlift & tuck your board in the seat beside you.
The chairlifts have clutches, they slow to a snails pace.

When you get to the top, you stand up, pick your board up & walk away.
Just be careful you don't move to fast
You'll bump into the chair in front of you!


TT

01-11-2017 10:47 PM
phillyphan
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Originally Posted by dave785 View Post
Wouldn't the lifties or ski patrol be pretty upset with you for that?
Nah, just before you get off instead of "keep tips up," you start peddling your feet really fast until they hit the ramp. Yell yabba dabba do! Then you just run off the lift holding your board. Do it all the time.
01-11-2017 07:42 PM
dave785
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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
Ditto, I'm such I kid.
Most of the time I take by board off, & tuck it in the seat beside me.
if there's an empty seat I'll do it every time.

That's usually a conversation starter.
They either are scared, in shock.
Or they're amazed & think it's awesome.

Only one guy ever, has seen like "sweet I'm gonna do that" then done it beside me.
TT
Wouldn't the lifties or ski patrol be pretty upset with you for that?
01-09-2017 11:04 PM
timmytard
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Originally Posted by Clayton Bigsby View Post
I like to ride up the chair with strangers, you never know what opportunities might come up. Turning 50 last August and this being my 32nd year of boarding I've had some very interesting conversations and met some really cool people, which typically ends with them saying "we've never had a conversation with a boarder before" or "I guess you boarders aren't all the same" or "You're 50 and still board" etc. I also like to let people under the chair know when they're rippin it up (boarder or skier)

As far as games on the chair go, when a skier (and only skiers) is bombing a groomer I like to yell down at them that they dropped something, and then to watch them throw their ski's sideways to trys and stop, we bust up laughing every time.

I know what you're thinking "this dude is 50 and plays stupid games like that", I am 50 but once I strap on that board I turn 15 all over again

Ditto, I'm such I kid.
Most of the time I take by board off, & tuck it in the seat beside me.
if there's an empty seat I'll do it every time.

That's usually a conversation starter.
They either are scared, in shock.
Or they're amazed & think it's awesome.

Only one guy ever, has seen like "sweet I'm gonna do that" then done it beside me.

I gotta remember to stick my harmonica in the car.
Asking people if they want me to play their favorite song, then making horrible noises, is pretty good too.


TT
01-09-2017 10:37 PM
Clayton Bigsby I like to ride up the chair with strangers, you never know what opportunities might come up. Turning 50 last August and this being my 32nd year of boarding I've had some very interesting conversations and met some really cool people, which typically ends with them saying "we've never had a conversation with a boarder before" or "I guess you boarders aren't all the same" or "You're 50 and still board" etc. I also like to let people under the chair know when they're rippin it up (boarder or skier)

As far as games on the chair go, when a skier (and only skiers) is bombing a groomer I like to yell down at them that they dropped something, and then to watch them throw their ski's sideways to trys and stop, we bust up laughing every time.

I know what you're thinking "this dude is 50 and plays stupid games like that", I am 50 but once I strap on that board I turn 15 all over again
01-09-2017 10:21 AM
supham As a patroller, 75% of my rides are with strangers, usually kids.

I challenge them to make a Chewbacca noise. If they master that, I challenge them to make a dolphin noise. 99% fail.
01-09-2017 09:43 AM
coreysloan tip orgys and swinging the lift up and down.
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