aight i need some advice before next season... i can do almost anything on the mountain other than big jumps,crazy rails, and half pipe... and the damn T-Bar lifts!!!! with only my front foot in bindings (i ride regular so my left foot) the front of the board always drifts to the left like if i was about to go heelside except not as extreme. even with a sick stomp pad it does it... so every time i try and go up really high on a mountain with a tbar, the lip catches a rut and i either fall off or say screw it and let it drag me up. sucks cus either way i look like a fag. is there something im missing out on about how to ride those lifts?? appreciate the help...
Yep...don't fight it. Keep you knees bent on the board and balanced as though you are actually riding your board (coasting your board not racing or else you are going to look really odd squatting low on a T, lol).
STICK OPPOSITION MOVEMENT
If you want to act 'serious',
then become a skier!
Try to keep loose and relaxed... don't really think about it and just let the t-bar and the track do the work. People tend to stiffin up when they try and force things or get nervous(etc...) and when this happens you are more likely to wipe.
if drag lifts (button, T or L) cause you problems, don't come to eurolandia!
for the T lift tho, what i find helps, if you are riding it alone, is to get on the right hand side (left if you be a goofy freak ) and reach around with your trailing hand and grab the seat bar on the left hand side.
it gives stability and ensures you maintain that 'leading shoulder' position.
for all others tho, just relax and grin and bare it!
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
thanks guys... i will definitely put the advice to good use. i can see grabbing the left bar with my back right hand working out well. i will most likely be alone if i go on any of those lifts because all the people im going with this yr are new to mountains, snow, and boarding! but ya much luv to all... who is gonna be in summit county this yr?
I'll be in Summit County Colorado here and there. I have a pass good at Copper, plus maybe a trip to Janet's Cabin. I also get out in the backcountry in and around summit from time to time. I spend most of my time at Berthoud Pass and Winterpark in the winter though.
colorado... ill be taking a few trips there this season. i also scored a season pass to durango for $135 and it comes with passes to some cool looking mountains in cali that i have never even heard of.
oh one more thing about the t-bar lifts.. do u guys put the bar under ur butt or like around the back?