OK, so this is the bi-monthly bar debate!
In Europe, where lift passes are less expensive, and litigation isn't a way of life, bars are a requirement, and in some places there is a liftie in place to bring the bar down.
If you have a problem with being hit on the head, then the solution is for you to be the one to bring the bar down!
Take some responsibility for your problem!
How many thimes do I have to say that. We seem very quick to blame others, and very slow to find a solution to our problems within ourselves.
Calling someone a dork, because they are doing what they see as right, and they see you as some weirdo not interested in safety, solves nothing! But those comments of mine don't help with the problem.
So, I get round it this way. I get on the lift, and reach up to the bar. If someone goes to bring it down, then I'll feel the movement in my hand before my head, alternatively, if no one has moved it, I will ask them if they want the bar down.
As for it restricting your movement, unles you ride up in the aircraft "brace" position, i.e. with your head jammed between your legs, there is plenty of room to lean as far forward as you want, and, in general you have somewhere to rest your legs. It's not like the bar in a rollercoaster, it is designed to give you plenty of room for movement.
But, go on ahead, blame everyone else, and do nothing about it yourself, apart from stirring up strife here!
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ March 13, 2002 01:37 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Wear the fox hat ? ]</font>