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post #31 of 45
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I totally hear you. I grew up riding dirt bikes myself or on the back of one with my dad (horrible rider) and we crashed a few times (helmetless, of course). I wasn't attached to him, so I could get my hands out to help break my fall. As could the people you were taking piggy back. IMO, a kid under the age of 2 doesn't react to falls nearly so well- they rarely are able to break their own falls unless it's just a trip forwards. Being strapped to something or someone will hinder this even more.

Do what works for you, I'll do what works for me. Clearly we have very different risk thresholds, and that's ok.

Both times I've taken adults down it was an act of necessity, not casual recreation. Both were relatively petite women. One was injured, the other exhausted, cold, crying, and completely gripped. The terrain was an easy blue, the area refused to let her download. There wasn't much choice. The other was returning to a ski area boundary. A young woman had fallen, sprained her ankle and to top it off, rolled into a small creek. She was injured, cold, unable to ski, but otherwise fine. There were no emergency services available without considerable wait and huge expense. Sure, we could have made a sled from her skis, etc... But efficacy dictated the speedier solution. It was about a 1.5k glide on a path through the woods to get her to a patrol shack. I was on teley gear for that one. Yes, I felt absolutely rock solid and comfortable. She probably weighed 105 lbs, and she was in fact pretty wet even after we put together as much dry warm clothing as we could muster. It was pretty much like carrying an over sized pack in both cases.
post #32 of 45
The only thing I feel about the gracefully expert-looking skiers with pre-toddlers in backpacks who I see on the green runs in Albion Basin is jealousy that the earliest memories those little stinkers will have is of feeling their parent shifting balance while cruising down the easy slope and the sight of people skiing all around them. They will be on skis well before they're three and will be mini-experts by the time they're ten, in part because daddy took them along skiing.

I've never seen a single kid in a backpack on the side of the beginners area where people come screaming down to catch the lift further up the mountain, and never ever on blue or black runs. That would be remarkable!

JoeUT didn't tell us where he saw the kid in the backpack, so we're all free to imagine all manner of obvious horrors. As for me, the image I have is of a guy swinging down a green run while singing a song with his little kid.
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post #34 of 45
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
 

:devil:Back protector :devil:

From a Canadian oh so politically incorrect. Eh!

 

:ROTF

post #35 of 45
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Originally Posted by oldschoolskier View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
 

:devil:Back protector :devil:

From a Canadian oh so politically incorrect. Eh!

 

:ROTF


Sorry about that ;)

post #36 of 45

Not for downhill (Alpine) skiing but...with a pair of cross country skis might really work, provided one is fit enough  :

 

(check this out at the producer site...the image is bigger there. It's a bicycle attachable wheeled chariot for children, in fact I used one similar to carry my kids a loong time ago. Unfortuanteyl it didn't have hte ski accessories...this one is more modern...)

post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post
 

Except that the car is a necessary part of most people's lives. Skiing around with a baby backpack, not so much. 

 

But don't let that get in the way of your cleverness. 

Car's are necessary??  So there were no happy, healthy prosperous humans prior to cars...I never knew that:rolleyes

 

Cars are not necessary for anyone...they are a convenience but I like mine anyway.  

 

In my life skiing is more necessary than a car even though I find both helpful to my happiness.  I would survive without either but it would be painful especially to not ski as it would change the entire focus of my life...being without a car would just be an inconvenience.

post #38 of 45
It took you three weeks to come up with that??!

Yes, short of burning modern society to the ground and living in a self sufficient tribe, cars and other vehicles are necessary. Or do you walk to the grocery store and buy only food delivered on cross country ski by local farmers? And schuss to work, too, I'm sure. Kids go to school at the neighborhood schoolhouse down the street?

Yeah, the car and baby skipack are as equivalent now as they were last month.
post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

It took you three weeks to come up with that??!

Yes, short of burning modern society to the ground and living in a self sufficient tribe, cars and other vehicles are necessary. Or do you walk to the grocery store and buy only food delivered on cross country ski by local farmers? And schuss to work, too, I'm sure. Kids go to school at the neighborhood schoolhouse down the street?

Yeah, the car and baby skipack are as equivalent now as they were last month.

Sigh. No what I really meant to say was that is everyone is just like you with the same values and everything. Sorry next time I will just check your opinion to see what everyone should value:cool
post #40 of 45

Smart retort! 

 

Seems like you forgot what you were even arguing somewhere in the monthlong interim. Probably should quit before you get farther behind. 

 

Sigh, deep breath, exasperated roll eyes

post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

Smart retort! 

Seems like you forgot what you were even arguing somewhere in the monthlong interim. Probably should quit before you get farther behind. 

Sigh, deep breath, exasperated roll eyes

And being snarky adds so much more value to your argument?
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by L&AirC View Post

And being snarky adds so much more value to your argument?

Did you have an applicable point to make here or were you interjecting yourself iust cause? I didn't start with the sarcasm. Re-read if you're that interested.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post


Did you have an applicable point to make here or were you interjecting yourself iust cause? I didn't start with the sarcasm. Re-read if you're that interested.

 

Made my points previously.  Re-read and you'll know them.

post #44 of 45

Doesn't apply to my question. Re-read it and you'll understand. :D 

post #45 of 45

Like Segbrown, I have no strong feelings in this matter.  For my own personal skiing, I have a hard time skiing well with a camera bag on my back.  Can't imagine skiing with a kid who can move around.  

 

Gaffney has been known to ski with a lifelike doll which usually gets some reaction at Squaw.   

 

Edit, Adding video from Cushings Crossing.  See Gaffney at :39


Edited by Trekchick - 4/12/14 at 1:51pm
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