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Old 04-30-2014, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default So.... T-bars......

Probably going to BearTooth Basin this summer and all they have there is T-bars. I've never even seen a T-bar let alone do I know how to ride one. I've watched that stupid E-how video but my only real question is; Are you on an edge or do you ride flat footed?
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm tryin to slash the walls
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That depends on the terrain it's dragging you over.... Sometimes flat, sometimes On edge. Just don't double up with someone that isn't around your same height, usually the shorter people fuck me up....
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I'll be up there the weekend it opens up.BUT! i hate that poma lift cuz it kicks my ass It's basically a round disk that you place between your thighs and hold on the rope while it drags you uphill. I've seen boarders that has got it down well,but there are some that are like me. I almost had it down last time i was there but the day was over and i was dead tired. I think i will ride the Gardiner wall and hike up instead if i fail on that poma lift btw, those times i made it uphill on that lift i stayed flatbased mostly.
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But ya back foot up hard against ya back binding, keep that foot centred as if it was in the binding, bend ya knees, weight centered, and relax!!!!!

Flat base it, and let the T-Bar do it's thing!!!!! If ya feel like ya goin off to the sides, it will drag ya back in line!!!!!

After a few times, you'll be confident enough to steer away with ya edges!!!!!

* if you can ride solo it'll be easier to learn!!!!!

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Old 04-30-2014, 01:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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T bars tend to be easier to get on than pomas just tuck the bar up against your front leg and away you go. Is usually easier by yourself the first few times. Pomas same thing really except it's just a small rubber disc. I hope the lifts are kinder there than in Scotland some of the pomas there launch you into the air as you hang on for dear life.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
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no different from normal technique: NEVER FULLY FLAT BASE.



Even if you are "flat" keeping pressure (not an actual high edge) on toe or heel edge at all times will keep you happy and successful.

True for t-bars, poma lifts, rope tows and flat traverses.

A flat base and a flat base with a pressured edge do the exact same thing except one of them can surprise you with a mustache ride (the bad kind).
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I've only riden the J-hook ones. No probs there. So not much to add from the others.

Only there are a ton of hilarious video of ppl failing. So don't let your buddies tape you to share with the us

Let us know how it goes
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All my home mountain has is pomas and t-bars. Just go flat base, point forward and let the drag lift do the work.

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