"Always get high in the gates."
"Leave no turn unstoned."
"Why turn if you don't have to?"
And, my personal favorite:
"Slalom and GS are just events...downhill is a cult."
This probably belongs in the movie quotes thread, but maybe you need to accept that:
"Sometimes you eat the bar, and sometimes the bar eats you."
-The Big Lebowski
I dont get hit because I have hold of the bar first.
As a motor mechanic for 25 years I have above average grip, forearm leverage and a more evil death stare so I get no arguments..
Its to save the unsuspecting others from bar slammers and some attempt at curing bar slammers of their arm spasms.
I think I can spot them now too, the "fidgeter" in the lift line is a high probability bar slammer.
Getting hit in the head by the bar is usually because people trusted others on a chair to not grab a metal bar and slam it on the head of the person nearby.
So they have to accept partial fault for that.