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Teen Falls Off Of Chair Lift 45+ Feet - YouTube

Apparently he tried to throw a snowball at his friends on the chair in front of him and slipped. He held on for a good 6 minutes then he fell. this happened at a ski resort in santa fe, nm.
But he doesn't seem to be strapped in. Did he remove his ski/board? This incident had some play on tv stations in TX. Wonder if the kid is from TX? Glad he's going to make a complete recovery. Guess there's no telling... :icon_scratch:
 

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So, am I missing something here? This guy goes on and on and on preaching about wearing a helmet; Yeah he mentions "horsing around" but that is like an afterthought. Okay, yeah, wearing a helmet is not a bad thing and I am now pretty much wearing one a lot more than I used to, but maybe not acting like an idiot on the chairlift might do more to prevent this???.....just saying....:dunno:
TT no doubt has some sage advice for this matter.
 

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So, am I missing something here? This guy goes on and on and on preaching about wearing a helmet; Yeah he mentions "horsing around" but that is like an afterthought. Okay, yeah, wearing a helmet is not a bad thing and I am now pretty much wearing one a lot more than I used to, but maybe not acting like an idiot on the chairlift might do more to prevent this???.....just saying....:dunno:
Oh gods I hope you didn't just start another helmet war :eek:

I think not acting like an idiot in general is a good idea. But I am actually wondering now... I think I see safety bars on those lift chairs, but I'm not sure. Did it have a safety bar and they didn't even bother to put it down? :dizzy:

For such a stupid little thing, he got massively damaged, I'm glad he'll recover and will have probably learned something from the ordeal. But boy, what a bad way to learn a lesson!
 

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Oh gods I hope you didn't just start another helmet war :eek:

I think not acting like an idiot in general is a good idea. But I am actually wondering now... I think I see safety bars on those lift chairs, but I'm not sure. Did it have a safety bar and they didn't even bother to put it down? :dizzy:

For such a stupid little thing, he got massively damaged, I'm glad he'll recover and will have probably learned something from the ordeal. But boy, what a bad way to learn a lesson!
Not many people use the safety bar, mainly because sitting down is not rocket science. Its the exact same thing as a couch. Kid learned the hard way - dont goof around on lifts, it hurts! Sadly a large portion of our society has to learn this way, we're getting dumber as time marches on.

Source: the movie Idioocracy
 

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If I can ride a lift safely with a bac of .21 how come this idiots cant do it sober.
 

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^^^ This. I've saw a guy drunk enough he needed help to get his skis off, and he could ride the lift without an issue.

It sucks the kid got hurt, but I think he got lucky considering the circumstances.
 
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