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Old 02-25-2014, 06:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I polish the top of my boards with car polish, so they are extremely slippery... Hehe

Practice one foot on gentle slopes, you will soon get the hang of it...

Failing that, even a bit of duct tape by the back foot will help...
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just go straight and try not to turn also put more weight on the front leg. If someone gets in your way just ram into them. Then proceed to yell at them for not clearing the area fast enough.

Oh and get a stomp pad so feel more secure for now.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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stomp pads aren't 100% necessary. my first 8 or so years of snowboarding i never used one. i started using one last year and it helps a little but it's not that much different in my opinion. maybe it's because after 8 years i got good at not using one, i dont know. falling aint no big deal for a beginner, even intermediates. you'll get use to getting off the lifts with out a problem soon. plus no stomp pad will help you if you don't knock the snow off the top of your board before you get off the lift.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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definitely blame the equipment.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Aside from technique, there is confidence. If you're afraid that you're going to fall every time you're getting off the lift...you're probably going to fall. So make the lift your bitch. Also, howdy from a fellow cape codder.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
definitely blame the equipment.
+1 well hells yeah blame the equipment !

Years ago i was playing golf with a guy that was new to our usual foursome. I was playing like crap and slicing the ball off every tee. I bitched about my driver a couple of times and then the new guy asked if he could try it. I said sure, and he crushed one about three hundred yards down the middle, handed me the club and said nothing wrong with your driver! I was like you SOB ! Laughed our asses off over that one.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
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loving the replies..great humor and of course, a diverse viewpoint...I am going to conquer this..am definitely looking down, the slushy snow was damn slippery, gonna blame the chair lift a bit (grin) and ya, I was baling towards the end because I psyched myself out of standing straight and getting off "gracefully"...well, on a good note, I was navigating blue squares last weekend
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
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In slush/warm melty snow conditions my rear foot slid all over the place. A stomp pad solved it.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:37 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I was struggling with falling off the lifts too...live in NC and most of the mountains here have old fast lifts with steep icy exits. I got better when I put my back foot up against my rear binding and try to put pressure against the binding so that there is as good of a connection with my boot as possible. Also , I try to ride as straight as possible without pressuring either edge. This works well as long as some yahoo doesn't cut you off , forcing you to turn. For me I am more comfortable riding on the far left of the lift as I ride regular and if need be can go to my heel edge without having to worry about hitting anyone to the left of me.

When I first started if I was on a lift by myself I would sometimes strap in so I would be ready to go (i have GNU step ins). I had zero problems getting off with both feet in. I guess the lift operators frown on that for some reason.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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what i always did was just go straight and try to turn slowly once i cleared the ramp. now im a little more confident about it but when i was younger and newer to the sport i felt the same way... It will come with some time. when i was 6 days in i was still falling off the lift almost every time as well.
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