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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 11:16 PM
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And you can work on the 2% by practicing skating on a gentle slope somewhere away from everyone, or at least away from the chairlift offramp.

The Mystery chair base station at Seymour is at the bottom of a fairly large shallow bowl. I have always made a point of skating down to the lift lines at the beginning of the day. With some skating practice and a little confidence, that'll be one less thing to worry about when offloading.


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I find that sitting in the middle is pretty darn nice because usually the person to my right will turn right, the person to my left will go to the left a bit so me just staying centered as possible, going straight works pretty well. Not so great when someone in the chair before you falls, though, and is very slow to get up
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Just dive head-first and penguin-slide every time you get off the lift. It will be your own unique style and soon you will have cult-followings and catch-phrases named after you. The in-crowd will watch in awe as you execute your awesome dismounts from the lift, while everyone else just rides off all lame-style.

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And if you fall, who cares? Just get back up and out of the way as quickly as possible. Everyone had to learn, there's no shame in it.
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2. Fear - not only of pain, but of falling and looking like an ass. The guys who are good at shit got that way by falling and shattering their spleen - in front of people.

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Just dive head-first and penguin-slide every time you get off the lift. It will be your own unique style and soon you will have cult-followings and catch-phrases named after you. The in-crowd will watch in awe as you execute your awesome dismounts from the lift, while everyone else just rides off all lame-style.

"Aww man, is that the Penguin-slider?! WHOOOAAA!"
My cousin tripped me up today after getting off the lift. I penguin-slid & someone gave us an "8.5"
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My cousin tripped me up today after getting off the lift. I penguin-slid & someone gave us an "8.5"
hahaha! It's catching on Already!!!!! I'm going for a "9.0" tomorrow @ Keystone first time off the chair!

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I used to dread getting off this, it was fun taking noobs up...they were shittin the pantz....I miss it. What you don't see is the short run out that extends about 25-30 feet to the right of the picture and you had to hang a sharp right or left and often there were people either walking through or stopped...98% balls.



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That is an insane off loading ramp!!!

I ride goofy so I prefer the right hand side. I can comfortably off load at any position. When I'm with some sketchy riders, be it ski or board. If I'm on the right I'm 1st off. If I'm in the middle I try to hold back and cruise through the carnage of failing penguins clogging the ramp.

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I used to dread getting off this, it was fun taking noobs up...they were shittin the pantz....I miss it. What you don't see is the short run out that extends about 25-30 feet to the right of the picture and you had to hang a sharp right or left and often there were people either walking through or stopped...98% balls.

DAAAYYMN! now that is a prime ramp for the Penguin-slider technique!!!

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Lean forward to where you think you should be, then lean forward even more. It is even more important to keep weight on the front foot than normal.
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