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Poll Results: How often do you lower the bar on the lift?

 
  • 46% (67)
    Always
  • 35% (51)
    Sometimes
  • 18% (26)
    Never
144 Total Votes  
post #151 of 169
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
... Relax, it's just the intertubes.
Prove it!
post #152 of 169
I'm bored.... so

If there’s a bar and a sign saying use it, I use it. I like to play games with the bar. When alone I sit, stuff my poles under my butt, and pull the bar down all in one motion before leaving the platform. I don’t raise the bar until my skis are planted on the unload ramp. If there’s a foot rest, then the bar has to go up before touching down, but that too becomes a game to see how close. … gotta pass the time somehow. Only schmucks stop a lift, so the pressure’s on not to mess up.

When sharing a chair, there’s the obligatory “bar” and down it comes while watching for heads and appendages that are in the way. Amazing how long it takes some people to get their %$#& together. Then I leave it down and wait for someone to make the first move to raise it. Some people start to get really freaked if the bar isn’t going up long before the exit. On occasion, I’ll see the glint in the eye of a fellow gamesman, letting me know he has no intention of raising the bar. Touche … I put it down, so the responsibility is mine to raise it. – but, we’re going to touch -down before it comes up. Sometimes that gets ‘em. If not, I raise the bar and say “have a good run”.

If it’s a chair where I have a very good idea the game will be a little too “intense’ for people’s comfort, or it’s clear messing with their minds will end up in a pile of bodies coming off the lift, then good lift practice (GLP) behavior rules.

So that’s my bar MO.
post #153 of 169
The only time I put the bar down is when I'm skiing with 911. She really is quite courteous. I might be inclined to use them more often if they had foot rests. Alas, the only lift with foot rests in Tahoe, that I can recall offhand, is the Look Out 6 (or whatever the official moniker is) at Flatstar.
post #154 of 169
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Originally Posted by medmarkco View Post
I'm bored.... so

If there’s a bar and a sign saying use it, I use it. I like to play games with the bar. When alone I sit, stuff my poles under my butt, and pull the bar down all in one motion before leaving the platform. I don’t raise the bar until my skis are planted on the unload ramp. If there’s a foot rest, then the bar has to go up before touching down, but that too becomes a game to see how close. … gotta pass the time somehow. Only schmucks stop a lift, so the pressure’s on not to mess up.

When sharing a chair, there’s the obligatory “bar” and down it comes while watching for heads and appendages that are in the way. Amazing how long it takes some people to get their %$#& together. Then I leave it down and wait for someone to make the first move to raise it. Some people start to get really freaked if the bar isn’t going up long before the exit. On occasion, I’ll see the glint in the eye of a fellow gamesman, letting me know he has no intention of raising the bar. Touche … I put it down, so the responsibility is mine to raise it. – but, we’re going to touch -down before it comes up. Sometimes that gets ‘em. If not, I raise the bar and say “have a good run”.

If it’s a chair where I have a very good idea the game will be a little too “intense’ for people’s comfort, or it’s clear messing with their minds will end up in a pile of bodies coming off the lift, then good lift practice (GLP) behavior rules.

So that’s my bar MO.
This thread has gotten WAY more responses than I expected. This is my favorite so far, especially the imagery of the "glint in the eye of a fellow gamesman"!
post #155 of 169
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
How do you guys feel about gapers who cut low traverses?
If they want to take it easy, they should stay in the lodge.
post #156 of 169
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Gotta love the overweening moral superiority of the fortunately sized.
I hear you. Apparently we who suffer a world built for the average should smile and say, "Thanks for making yourselves comfortable by cramming us into itty-bitty boxes!", while the little people secretly think in their hearts: "YOU DESERVE IT FOR GROWING SO BIG!"
post #157 of 169
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Thanks. For your next trick, please prove that God doesn't exist. Proving a negative...so easy.
You're talking about someone who doesn't understand that concept (one can't prove negative), how sound do you think his other logics are? (including the one about safety bars)
post #158 of 169
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Originally Posted by Snow7 View Post
The only time I put the bar down is when I'm skiing with 911. She really is quite courteous. I might be inclined to use them more often if they had foot rests. Alas, the only lift with foot rests in Tahoe, that I can recall offhand, is the Look Out 6 (or whatever the official moniker is) at Flatstar.
Awww gee. Thanks. Can't be havin' a need for 1st aid on a lift ride cause of thoughtlessness or bein' in a hurry & whackin' someone on the head now can we ?

Did you notice we only rode high speed quads on my home mountain ? 3 reasons. #1 They go higher #2 they go faster #3 those 3 lifts are the only ones on that mountain w/bars. #'s 1&2 being the most important.

Footrests ? what's a footrest ? Oh yeah, I coulda been embarrassed (okay, I was embarrassed) when I encountered footrests in Colorado & didn't know there was such a thing.

Wanna come ride a high speed quad in Oct ? To the top. But you gotta walk down picking up the "treasures" left after the snowmelt. They feed you too ! Prolly the last BBQ of the year until snowfall.
post #159 of 169
I'd ride the lift with Medmarko ! Might even be able to wait longer then he can to lift that bar, would need to be lift of my choice tho for that contest.
post #160 of 169
More than once per ride is a waste of energy, and may be annoying to your riding partners.
post #161 of 169
Wanna come ride a high speed quad in Oct ? To the top. But you gotta walk down picking up the "treasures" left after the snowmelt. They feed you too ! Prolly the last BBQ of the year until snowfall.[/quote]

At Sierra? Sure, let me know when. If my wacky schedule permits. BTW I bought a Double Whammy pass again, so I'll be down your way on some of those storm days when the rest of Tahoe is on wind hold.
post #162 of 169
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Originally Posted by medmarkco View Post
I'm bored.... so

If there’s a bar and a sign saying use it, I use it. I like to play games with the bar. When alone I sit, stuff my poles under my butt, and pull the bar down all in one motion before leaving the platform. I don’t raise the bar until my skis are planted on the unload ramp. If there’s a foot rest, then the bar has to go up before touching down, but that too becomes a game to see how close. … gotta pass the time somehow. Only schmucks stop a lift, so the pressure’s on not to mess up.

When sharing a chair, there’s the obligatory “bar” and down it comes while watching for heads and appendages that are in the way. Amazing how long it takes some people to get their %$#& together. Then I leave it down and wait for someone to make the first move to raise it. Some people start to get really freaked if the bar isn’t going up long before the exit. On occasion, I’ll see the glint in the eye of a fellow gamesman, letting me know he has no intention of raising the bar. Touche … I put it down, so the responsibility is mine to raise it. – but, we’re going to touch -down before it comes up. Sometimes that gets ‘em. If not, I raise the bar and say “have a good run”.

If it’s a chair where I have a very good idea the game will be a little too “intense’ for people’s comfort, or it’s clear messing with their minds will end up in a pile of bodies coming off the lift, then good lift practice (GLP) behavior rules.

So that’s my bar MO.
Yes!!!
I do that too, not often, usually to those who are a little slow in pulling it down or accepting me pulling it down, or to those who pull it down without warning (and usually bangs my head, thanks melonsaver!) I never touched down, and usually I allow the bar to be raised once we're over the safety net at the top, nevertheless 97% of them get nearly frantic!
post #163 of 169
Again, if I'm sharing the chair with children (usually from a school group, whose instructor asks adults to share the chair with some of his/her pupils) I make it an extra point to lower it.
Since I'm being entrusted with the responsibility to take care of a children, I feel obliged to behave as I wish others would behave with my sons (not that they really need it nowadays, given they're as tall and as heavy as me, still their maturity is of a 14 and of a 12 y.o. boy so..)
post #164 of 169
Always down and only because if I don't pu it down the Jerk next to me would slam it down on my head.
post #165 of 169
Aren't safety bars for "safety meetings?"
post #166 of 169
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Originally Posted by DropCliffsNotBombs View Post
Aren't safety bars for "safety meetings?"
12 steps only
post #167 of 169
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Originally Posted by freezorburn View Post
Always down and only because if I don't pu it down the Jerk next to me would slam it down on my head.
Thats how I roll.
post #168 of 169
10.
post #169 of 169
It depends on where I am:
  • At my home hill - never, cause they don't got no stinkin' bars
  • At my previous home hill - always, because it was in Ontario with a law requiring it and the ski patrol would yell at you if you didn't.
  • elsewhere - depends. If it's a 60 second lift ride like at Boyne, what's the frickin' point? You put it down and then raise it 19 seconds later. If it's a 5 minute ride or more and there's a foot rest, definitely. No footrest, the bar usually stays up.
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