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Old 01-07-2011, 11:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And they have poles!!! which would help a bunch when trying to out race a killer lift chair.
They don't need them if they stand up at the right time and time the push off correctly
Using them at that time is bad news and should be avoided.
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I would like to thank Grizz, Hobomaster and 51bombed for the help with the lifts at Loveland. I took your advice and exitted the lifts 2days at Loveland and 1day at copper without incident. I never even fell let alone get hit. I am 52 and took up snowboarding because my kids like it, so sometimes the lessons are a little hard to learn at that age. It was my 11th, 12 th and 13th day on a mountain ever. (never tried skiing)What a blast. Snowed about a foot during the day at copper and got to ride in 22inches of powder the next day at Loveland!!
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I love hearing progression stories. Even if it just means getting off the lift without incident.
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Just saw this now but noticed the same thing when I was at Loveland last week. You really have to launch yourself off them to get away clean. I was prepping to get off like I was in the starting gate of a boardercross race.
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When I saw the thread title, I just assumed that old Lift 4 finally took a shit.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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no, lift 4 was working fine, we were one of the first ones that rode it on Tues in 22" of powder. It was amazing. I thought the folks that were spending all that time to hike the ridge were crazy. There was fresh snow everywhere. There was a problem on lift 6 on Sun., 2 kids were on it and had their coat get caught somehow and she couldn't get all the way onto the lift. They were about 70 feet away before they got is shut down, about 20 ft in air. Appeared to be safe at the moment, they made us go down the cat track to the base, I felt real sorry for the other people trapped on that lift for who knows how long.
In one more minute it would have been us trapped.
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I love hearing progression stories. Even if it just means getting off the lift without incident.
hehehe.. I might post on here tomorrow then because I'm taking my girlfriend tomorrow.. and she is no where near an enthusiast as me... but she can decently board... she just can't skate off a lift for shit.. so I'm going to be giving free lessons at crescent tomo.
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I have been to crescent before, I live about 50 miles from there. Kind of hard to go there when it is so tiny compared to the Rockies. Funny how no where else did I have trouble with lifts except Loveland, I guess I must have just eased off the lift seat and not been out of the way when the chair went around the bull wheel. What ever it was, the suggestions from this forum worked, niether my son of or myself had any difficulty. Good luck at Crescent!
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