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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Saw guy fall off lift.

Ok, so i just got back from an amazing day at Snow Summit riding with some friends on my brothers new board (o-matic celebrity) from wiredsports (which i will write a review for soon), and i'm going down one of the runs and im waiting for my friends and then out of the corner of my eye i see this guy fall 20 or so feet off one of the 2 express lifts they have and land slightly off the trail. My reaction was like HOLY $%^&!!!!! and so i unstrapped and went over to him and asked him if he was ok, and he didn't seem to even know what happened to him, but he soon got up and walked towards the trail when the ski patrol checked him out, and that is when i left.

He was on the chair lift with 2 other of his friends it seemed like and i'm not sure how he fell off, they clearly did not have the bar down, and it was either his fault or maybe his friends fault, but maybe he was drunk or something, i duno, it was a pretty crazy sight, thought i'd share this bit of info to maybe make people put the bar down on the lift or don't be an idiot on the lifts, people can really get hurt, and this guy was just lucky.


any one else seen onething like this happen?

(btw this was not right after loading or near getting off, so he has no excuse to be so close to the edge of the chair, his chair was maybe halfway up the mtn)

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I've seen tards jump off deliberately mid-lift. Our mountains are small though so it is no higher than a two story building. Still a dumbass thing to do in my opinion. Especially considering our hills are 90% ice.

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oh

my



goshhh


i jumped off a porch into a snowbank and broke my foot ruined the season. Never tha same, will never jump again neverrrrr, it even ruined the next season when i was hittin jumps and broke my leg cuz my foot wasnt strong enough...i want to learn hit jumps without dying
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Man that's some scary stuff. I'm glad that dude didn't seriously injure himself or worse yet land on someone.

Going up the mountain on a lift I'm usually not worried but this past trip in Angel Fire I took the lift back down with my wife (I didn't trust her boarding back down and I really wanted to show her the view anyway) and I have to admit it was kinda scary going down and I kept thinking, "Man I hope we don't fall of this damned thing."
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Got to have the bar down! They are not there for good looks.
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Got to have the bar down! They are not there for good looks.
What?! They aren't?
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wow, that is pretty crazy. I've never seen it. I wouldn't want to try it. My lifts are high enough that it would definitly hurt when you hit the ground.

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saw a kid about 6-8yrs old fall off the lift at brighton one year ... he just never got on the chair well and tried to hang on but the others on the lift were just kids too and couldnt keep him up. they were in the chair in front of us. He dropped about 25 feet and landed about as well as one could .. totally length wise with his whole body at the same time head arms torso and legs. the biggest issue was one of his arms was underneath him so he did have some pretty bad damage to it and his ribs ... totally weirded us out .. as a parent ( not his parent ) I just had the instinct to help and almost jumped myself but kinda gained my composure
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Ok, so i just got back from an amazing day at Snow Summit riding with some friends on my brothers new board (o-matic celebrity) from wiredsports (which i will write a review for soon), and i'm going down one of the runs and im waiting for my friends and then out of the corner of my eye i see this guy fall 20 or so feet off one of the 2 express lifts they have and land slightly off the trail. My reaction was like HOLY $%^&!!!!! and so i unstrapped and went over to him and asked him if he was ok, and he didn't seem to even know what happened to him, but he soon got up and walked towards the trail when the ski patrol checked him out, and that is when i left.

He was on the chair lift with 2 other of his friends it seemed like and i'm not sure how he fell off, they clearly did not have the bar down, and it was either his fault or maybe his friends fault, but maybe he was drunk or something, i duno, it was a pretty crazy sight, thought i'd share this bit of info to maybe make people put the bar down on the lift or don't be an idiot on the lifts, people can really get hurt, and this guy was just lucky.


any one else seen onething like this happen?

(btw this was not right after loading or near getting off, so he has no excuse to be so close to the edge of the chair, his chair was maybe halfway up the mtn)
your brothers board?yeah right,you know you won that board for you. damn you for not letting me win.j/k.
btw,you did win this o-matic right?
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Last weekend at ABasin I was jamming away to my tunes in my helmet and the lift I was on came to an abrupt stop. I hit the mute button and all I could hear was this girl screeming. I looked 2 chairs back and there was a little girl (7-9 or so) dangling from the chair while her dad (i assume) was hanging on for dear life to her jacket. A couple boarders that had just barely boarded bailed the lift and went down to catch her in case she fell. Everyone responded pretty quick. Ski Patrol was there and threw up a latter real quick to get up and help. It was frusturating to watch this dude not just yank her back up there. I mean come on he totally could have from my and many others vantage point. People were yelling like crazy. The dumb parent had 2 small children with him on this 3 man lift and the dumbass was NOT sitting in the middle. So stupid. Ski Patrol hiked the crazy latter and helped him pull her back up. After she was settled the lift went on and she had to ride all the way to the top. I thought that part was stupid and they should have taken the poor frieghtened girl down!!!

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