Some tips to getting off the lift.
Don't wait too long to get off. If you get up and situate yourself while you're still on the flat, you'll have your balance to ride down the run-off.
You want to stand upright on your board with your weight distributed evenly. Plant your back foot centered on the board and don't lift it AT ALL. Stomp pads will make a difference the first few times, but you won't need it for very long IMO. It doesn't hurt to ram your boot against the binding to ensure it will stay in place.
When you stand up and plant your back foot, grip the lift with your hand. Either the seat or the back part. Stand up on the flat and let the chair push you to get your momentum. Make sure not to adjust your back foot until you are moving. It will feel unnatural at first, but you will become accustomed to it.
Once you start going down the run-off, adjust your back foot (toe or heel) based on the direction you need to turn. Ride straight if you can, but with busy lift days it will seldom be the case. Move your boot to the side you want to turn. It also helps to put pressure down on that edge to help dig it in. Moving it a little one way or the other will give you extra leverage to lean into the turn.
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