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Anyone see these new Magnestick Back Protectors in action?

 

Found it over on Gizmodo:

 

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It's nice to see safety programs like this. Shows people care.

 

BUT, there are inherit risks of skiing. One of those including falling off the lift.  I just don't know if making everything SUPER SAFE is the right idea. Maybe we need a dash of common sense.

 

But for kids I suppose it's good idea.

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IMO this is an answer to a question that was never asked

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Obviously they have asked it at some European resorts. US ski resorts are in the dark ages when compared to resorts in Europe. They do neat stuff over there

post #5 of 7

Except manage the lift lines.

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Originally Posted by Clayton James Jenkins View Post

It's nice to see safety programs like this. Shows people care.

 

BUT, there are inherit risks of skiing. One of those including falling off the lift.  I just don't know if making everything SUPER SAFE is the right idea. Maybe we need a dash of common sense.

 

But for kids I suppose it's good idea.



Confucius said - 'Common sense not so common.'

 

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Originally Posted by Kneale Brownson View Post

Except manage the lift lines.



Darwinism at work. More of a mob than a line. Chuck would be proud.

When in Rome.

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Two years ago I was shadowing a ski class in preparation for getting certified and I noticed this teenage boy who obviously had Down's Syndrome standing to the side of the lift line for the super easy chair lift.  I asked him if he wanted to ride up with me and he got a big smile and said "yes."  As we were riding up he admitted that he's terrified to ride any chair lift alone and doesn't want to bother people by asking if he can ride with them.  When we got off the chair he headed for the beginner terrain park and I was amazed at how good he was on skis.  He could use and would really appreciate something like this.

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