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Old 03-11-2010, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We were barely on the lift and one of the other idiots slammed the bar down on her leg. She now has a charlie horse. She tried to hold back tears but couldn't. The bastards didn't seem to care at all, and ignored me when I said they should be careful, no sorry, nothing. It is possible they could not speak English though, and maybe where they come from it's ok to make kids cry.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That sucks! Hope she's alright... I get so used to riding without the bar down that when someone gets on and starts to bring it down, I'm always close to getting clipped.

Even if they didn't speak English, I'm sure they had some idea of what happened... not cool!
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UUUGGGHHH. That just blows Zee. Courtesy in general, especially for children is a universal language, which they obviously don't speak. Damn, they could have at least smiled and nodded! That's when you "slew foot" or board clip their ass while unloading the chair and send them spinning around while in confusion. Not that I've ever done such a thing.....last weekend...

Did it ruin her day or was she able to shake it off?
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I fucking hate those inconsiderate assholes that just slam the bar down without checking on the other people first. I mean, what the fuck?! I've let a few people have it over that crap.

I also have a problem when there's one person on the chair who wants the bar down and everyone else doesn't and they still try to put it down. I prefer the bar up, but if the majority wans it down, I have no problem with that. So, I expect others to abide by the "majority rules" principal as well.
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Dharma, she is a trooper and did a couple more runs before we called it a night...

I think with kids on the chair, the bar should always be down.
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Man, some people have no clue except what's going on in their own personal worlds. I would have been half tempted to send that guy on his trip down the slope a bit early, if you know what I mean. Anyway, hopefully your daughter was OK and able to enjoy the rest of the day.
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Dharma, she is a trooper and did a couple more runs before we called it a night...

I think with kids on the chair, the bar should always be down.
I wouldn't have a problem with that if the kid or parent requested. But, I'm a really easy going guy period. I won't put up a fuss over much unless people are just being plain rude or inconsiderate.
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I like it down (foot rest...I'm old) but I ask and wait for verbal or written acknowledgment.
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I fucking hate those inconsiderate assholes that just slam the bar down without checking on the other people first. I mean, what the fuck?! I've let a few people have it over that crap.

I also have a problem when there's one person on the chair who wants the bar down and everyone else doesn't and they still try to put it down. I prefer the bar up, but if the majority wans it down, I have no problem with that. So, I expect others to abide by the "majority rules" principal as well.
Yeah seriously, people should at the least get the attention of the other folks on the chair before putting the bar down. I've had so many slams to my helmet that I'm probably gonna have to replace it because of lift bars and not spills on the hill.

I don't agree with the 'majority rules' principle though. I like the bar up, but I've met a lot of folks who are either scared or want to rest their leg on the bar to reduce pain. I think their reasons trump mine. Also I remember at Killington that there are signs saying 'put the bar down, it's the law' and some people like to be law-abiding.
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when i'm riding with little man i always have the bar down. if someone is riding with us i always ask if they mind if we put the bar down. i've been hit on the head by inconsiderate assholes who drop it without even asking and i usually am not so nice about it.
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