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post #61 of 81
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I talk to people.

Well, that's just crazy.
post #62 of 81
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Most times, I don't need to do all this housework.

Me, either. Ski season is a disaster. I think there are no less than 6 pairs of kid underwear on the floor right now right beside their personal dirty clothes bins. Just not in the bins. I can't get a straight answer as to why not. But they'll hang their nuts from ski poles on a Sunday afternoon without question.
post #63 of 81
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I talk to people.

Well, that's just crazy.


She does, though.  Some of them even respond... :)

 

Seriously:  one of the things that (for me) adds to WMR's small-town vibe in a good way is the conversations you can get into on the lifts.  Yes, it happens other places, but not as much.   In addition to rides up the hill w. sibhusky and alpenglow, in fairly short order I talked to a guy that used to work for the same company I did, in the same town, to an older guy (who worked for the resort!) who really cemented in my mind just how unfamiliar western skiers can be with anything close to ice, to an even older guy who leads backcountry tours into Glacier National Park, to the ten year old Canadian tourists who had successfully become separated from their parents and were having a great time.  I won't say it was more interesting than getting back down the hill, but the time on the lift did pass pretty quickly.

post #64 of 81
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I don't understand this thing about sitting on your poles. I know everyone does it, but WHY? It's lumpy and requires all this insertion and extrication. I just put them in my left hand as I get on the chair, tips down, and hold them until I get off and away from the exit ramp. No muss, no fuss. They are out of the way of bar lowerers, they are not cutting into my leg circulation and they are not getting hung up on the chair. I just don't get what it gains you.

There are two types of skiers on the lift. Those that hold their poles, and those that put them under their legs.

 

For years and years I used to hold them. Just didn't do the sitting on them thing. Then I switched. I don't even remember why. Once you get them installed, it's easier. Yes, there's the bar lowering interference with the foot rest, and the possible panic to get them out at the end. Just ups the skill level.....:-) Well we see what happens sometimes.

post #65 of 81
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I talk to people. If I need something, I grip my poles with my legs for a minute while I fish around for whatever. Most times, I don't need to do all this housework. And my mittens keep my hands warm, even in Montana.

I don't, most times, either. But it's easier to zip up (or down) the pit zips, put up a hood, this that and the other, with two hands. :dunno << you can't shrug like that w/o two hands, either.

post #66 of 81
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
 

There are two types of skiers on the lift. Those that hold their poles, and those that put them under their legs.

 

For years and years I used to hold them. Just didn't do the sitting on them thing. Then I switched. I don't even remember why. Once you get them installed, it's easier. Yes, there's the bar lowering interference with the foot rest, and the possible panic to get them out at the end. Just ups the skill level.....:-) Well we see what happens sometimes.

what about the sitting-on-them-as-you-sit-on-the-chair trick. No fumbling once you are on the lift, just one smooth motion. Or the picking-them-up-as-you-stand-up-off-the-lift ... that is one I am seriously happy I didn't try the other day, as it would have ended poorly. At least I'm not really a dude. 

post #67 of 81
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Or the picking-them-up-as-you-stand-up-off-the-lift ... that is one I am seriously happy I didn't try the other day, as At least I'm not really a dude. 

biggrin.gif.

My middle son the DivaDude(TM) has not quite figured this out yet. Sure as shit fun watching him try, though.
post #68 of 81
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what about the sitting-on-them-as-you-sit-on-the-chair trick. No fumbling once you are on the lift, just one smooth motion. Or the picking-them-up-as-you-stand-up-off-the-lift ... that is one I am seriously happy I didn't try the other day, as it would have ended poorly. At least I'm not really a dude. 

 

Yes, see you're advanced. It's cake if you're on a detachable. Then you just have to estimate the footrest interference issue. All that assumes one is not yapping or texting while going to the loading line. That would be black diamond level.

post #69 of 81
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Yes, see you're advanced. It's cake if you're on a detachable.

Or it is a slow motion disaster. That's where the comedic value comes from.
post #70 of 81
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Hmmm, maybe over Mother's Day I'll have to attempt the yapping-on-phone-holding-beer-sticking-poles-under-butt-all-at-once lift mount.

 

Not on Pali, though.

post #71 of 81
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Originally Posted by segbrown View Post
 

Hmmm, maybe over Mother's Day I'll have to attempt the yapping-on-phone-holding-beer-sticking-poles-under-butt-all-at-once lift mount.

 

Not on Pali, though.


The Mother's Day bash entertainment planning already has its own thread.  Stop polluting the riveting discussion of the mystery of the grip snatcher.  And keep in mind that having your grip snatched is much better than the alternative...  having your snatch gripped (oh my, did I just really say that?) :rotflmao:

post #72 of 81

Third page in two days.  Pretty good for a thread without helmets or KneeBindings. 

 

'Course now it's devolved.

post #73 of 81
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I don't understand this thing about sitting on your poles. I know everyone does it, but WHY? It's lumpy and requires all this insertion and extrication. I just put them in my left hand as I get on the chair, tips down, and hold them until I get off and away from the exit ramp. No muss, no fuss. They are out of the way of bar lowerers, they are not cutting into my leg circulation and they are not getting hung up on the chair. I just don't get what it gains you.

I try to judiciously avoid the bolded when putting my poles neatly under my leg when I sit on the chair. smile.gif
post #74 of 81
Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I don't understand this thing about sitting on your poles. I know everyone does it, but WHY? It's lumpy and requires all this insertion and extrication. I just put them in my left hand as I get on the chair, tips down, and hold them until I get off and away from the exit ramp. No muss, no fuss. They are out of the way of bar lowerers, they are not cutting into my leg circulation and they are not getting hung up on the chair. I just don't get what it gains you.


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I try to judiciously avoid the bolded when putting my poles neatly under my leg when I sit on the chair. smile.gif

And is another reason why you should put them under your arm. The poles are braced against the back of the chair and the bar in front, and are tucked under my arm like Al Bundy bringing his newspaper to the "throne".
post #75 of 81
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Third page in two days.  Pretty good for a thread without helmets or KneeBindings. 

'Course now it's devolved.

This is the very best kind of devolution, though. Like how milk turns to cheese or grapes turn to wine.
post #76 of 81
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The Mother's Day bash entertainment planning already has its own thread.  Stop polluting the riveting discussion of the mystery of the grip snatcher.  And keep in mind that having your grip snatched is much better than the alternative...  having your snatch gripped (oh my, did I just really say that?) :rotflmao:

:D Yes, you did, out loud.

 

So many pole jokes to be made here, but I'll just let someone else do that...

post #77 of 81
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This is the very best kind of devolution, though. Like how milk turns to cheese or grapes turn to wine.

 

 

Well, nothing nicer than grips having to do with . . . well, with . . . you know, parts and stuff, though this is a family forum (ha).

 

That reminds me of something, though.  I published in the Colorado Review a couple of times.  Their typeface for names and titles is thin, tight, and all-caps, so my last name, which is Blinn, ended up looking like BUNN.  I talked to the managing editor about it, and she laughed.  Yeah, she said, there'd been a guy named CLINT.  He had the same problem. 

post #78 of 81

Just lock em up with pollocks.

:popcorn

post #79 of 81
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I don't understand this thing about sitting on your poles. I know everyone does it, but WHY? It's lumpy and requires all this insertion and extrication. I just put them in my left hand as I get on the chair, tips down, and hold them until I get off and away from the exit ramp. No muss, no fuss. They are out of the way of bar lowerers, they are not cutting into my leg circulation and they are not getting hung up on the chair. I just don't get what it gains you.
And is another reason why you should put them under your arm. The poles are braced against the back of the chair and the bar in front, and are tucked under my arm like Al Bundy bringing his newspaper to the "throne".

Been sitting on my poles for around 4 decades now... I think I've got the bugs worked out at this point. smile.gif
post #80 of 81
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Been sitting on my poles for around 4 decades now... I think I've got the bugs worked out at this point. smile.gif

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post #81 of 81
I saw a broken pole in the rack at the bottom of the Kensho lift yesterday. It was hanging there with the bottom piece rove through strap. I was tempted. biggrin.gif
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