Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
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What really helped me when I was learning to get off the chairlift is just to go straight off the chairlift. Don't worry about turning or stopping or freak out due to speed. Usually, if you just ride off straight, the board will come to a stop eventually (or it will slow down enough that it's no problem to just step off the board with your free foot). If you pick up speed, don't freak out, just stay balanced and ride it out.
I think most unloading falls are caused when people freak out and get unbalanced, and it causes the board to wash out.
If people in front of you are crashing or getting in the way, it's the lifties responsibility to clear that place out ASAP. You can ask them to stop the lift so you don't have to unload through that.