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Old 11-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #21 (permalink)
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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.

On this lift do you have the option on staying on and going further up the mountain?

I've only seen one with a ramp like this.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:52 AM   #22 (permalink)
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On this lift do you have the option on staying on and going further up the mountain?

I've only seen one with a ramp like this.
This was the top, don't recall seeing any folks going around; there was no auto stop bar and the attendant in the hut would push the button to stop the lift when there was a carnage pile. Actually lots of locals liked the thing cause it would keep the gapers from getting the goods up there. But ya, being able to cruise off 1-footy and make the turn...made you feel you could off-load anyplace. But they replaced it with a regular quad and a lower ramp...but it can be short and steep early season.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I like far left just because it's easier to rest the snowboard while going up (goofy.)

When I got back to boarding last season I just never felt comfortable with free foot against the binding while getting off lift. Very awkward. Stepping on the board closer to middle seems way more natural. You can glide around any gentle slope like that and use the free foot to create drag if needed.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Sorry if this sounds simple and dumb, but one thing I did not do early on was take enough time to line my board up with the ramp before off loading. I'm goofy and I found that if I twisted my body to the left and kind of hang my right butt cheek off the chair, my board lined up perfectly and I just leaned forward and rode off. I find that if you don't do this and your board is not straight, you'll have to make early corrections before you're stable and eat it often.

I made sure my sister did this her first time on the lift and she was real smooth.

Oh, and I'm with seriouscat. I like sitting on the far left so that my board doesn't get in anyone's way.

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Old 11-14-2012, 10:41 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I like far left just because it's easier to rest the snowboard while going up (goofy.)
+1, I'm worried about how my ankles and feet feel on the lift than how I'm going to get off... I'm goofy and try to sit on the far left as much as possible. It is marginally easier getting off on the far right.

Biggest piece of advice my dad gave me when I was a young pup. "Don't try to force it, just stand up and the lift will push you off" And that's still true. Don't get all worked up and think you have to push off to clear the lift. That's the point of the ramp in the first place. Just stand up, that's all you have to do!
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:59 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I'm goofy and I like to sit to the right on the chair. That way when you're preparing to offload you're hands and arms are usable to defend yourself. A little seperational "push".
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I sit in the middle and when it's time to get off I extend both arms, take out the 2 buds on either side of me and ride down freely without any worries. Haha

Actually it doesn't really matter where I set. However whenever riding with noob friends I prefer either outer edge so I can immediately peel away to avoid their sometimes full heel slide as if they were on a black diamond
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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At least one seat away from my daughter!

If she's feeling a little shaky getting off, she grabs me. One time she took us both down.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Dude, the little kid take down is the WORST. LOL! It happens to me from other people's kids at least a few times a year. It's all good, I have a kid and would rather it be some able bodied adult eating shit than them.

I'm starting to develop the "sense" on who is gonna do it and who isn't.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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