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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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straping in on lift?

I was just wondering if anyone has ever strapped while on the lift so u can just go without having to take time at the top to strap in? If so are there any cons to this?, or tips on how to do it? it seems that it would be hard to get your foot in while your board is hanging there.

I have ride rx bindings, so they are regular front entry bindings.

I would love to try this im goin up this comming tues to snow valley in socal cause i got a free lift ticket and wana get in as many runs as possible!
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I used to do this when I went to Tuxedo Ridge in NJ. The exit ramp from the lift on one trail was so steep and curvy that the only way you could get down without spinning out and twisting your ankle was to strap in on the lift.

What you do is sit at one end of the chair, prop your board up on the other and strap in with one hand while holding on for dear life with the other. This may not work so well if its at a place that makes you double or triple up though.
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hmm that could work, i think it would help if the lift had a bar thing that comes down and then you could use both hands, but the place im goin to doesn't have lifts like that so this will be interesting lol.
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i've seen a guy get on with his board strapped on and got off with it on, seemed to worked pretty well. imagine it would be extremely akward to get off cause you would have to twist like crazy.
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I have flow bindings and do this all the time. Slip my boot in, lift the bar, lean over a little to bring the board up and click it in.
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seems like it would be alot easier with flow bindings cause all you have to do is move the highback haha
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be careful if you decide to do this, alot of hills have a rule against strapping in while still on the lift and will pull your pass if they see you
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yeah i gues it would prob be a bad idea when the resort is crowded and you are likely to get pushed over with 3 other people on the chair with you.

the place im goin to is really small and im goin on a tues. last time i was like 1 of maybe 20 people on the whole mtn. so i fugured i wouldn't hold any one up, but i may ask the lift operators if they care or not before i try it. thanks for the warning though wolf
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don't do it, you can get injured. Fall over, the next chair hits you on the back of the head. No fun at all
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I do it pretty much every ride up at Lee Canyon except on the few trails where you'll have to go on flat ground for a bit then I just leave my back foot out. I wouldn't say that there is a huge benefit to this since usually I like to have my board on flat ground to get the last couple clicks in anyway, it just gives me something to do on the lift.
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