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Old 02-19-2011, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Jumped out of my first lift chair

So we got dumped on over the last few days here on the West Coast ... something like 180cm of fresh snow, it was insane ... Anyway, there is this one chair that goes pretty low to the ground, maybe 10 feet or so to the snow, I strapped on, and bailed out ... went more towards the side that just to the front ... as I heard that your travelling speed will affect your balance in the air, and if you jump straight out, you'll most likely face plant ...

it was fun, I pretty much sunk down, digged myself out and went down...

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You'd get more vertical in if you took the lift to the top, plus no risk of ski patrol yanking your pass. I've never seen the appeal of jumping from a chair, please someone let me know if I'm missing out on something.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you're probably right ... it was more of a checklist kinda thing than anything else. ..
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I hear ya man, I get that strange urge sometimes to jump from the chair, not sure why, it's the same urge I get to climb random things. Glad you could check it off your list without any mishap. Where are you riding at? I'm guessing somewhere in BC because of the 180cm, pardon my american ignorance but that's like 70" seems like a nice dump, lucky
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah there's times when it seems fun to do that...but i've heard on here actually that unweighting the lift like that can cause it to bounce heavily and possibly de-rail the lift...thereby possibly injuring/killing others...so I don't really do that...haha
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It was fun getting stuck and digging out?
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah not seeing the appeal either. good for you? i guess haha.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Should be happy that the rapid de weighting didn't pop it off its track you dumb fuck.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Do you know how dumb you are? Be glad that no one was hurt or killed from the possible derailing. Also if you are gonna do something that dumb at least land the mother fucker.

Fails all around.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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ya ive always wanted to try that. more of a bucketlist thing tho...
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