I was skiing when my friend gets off balance and ends up hanging from the chair. He did not have the security bar down. He hung from about Pole 8 to 21, and at 21 he fell. This was on a lift that averages 37ft above the ground, But pole 21 was the 3rd highest strech at about 45ft high, 19 being the highest. He suffered from injuries including: concussion, skull fracture, collapsed lung, and a lacerated liver.
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vibes to the dude who fell, but i just don't see how anyone could end up in a situation like this in the first place. does this dude have a hard time not face planting while sitting at the kitchen table or on a couch? i mean it's just a chair.
I seriously dont understand this.. Every ski resort in Europe, i have been at, EVERYONE put the bar down and why the fuck would you not? What if they emergency stop the lift real hard and you slide off the chair? If you are trying to be cool like "Put the bar down, naaah i'll rather be thug as fuck and leave it up". Im not an idiot or gaper, but i always put the bar down, i find it sketchy as fuck without it as some places there is like 20m down. Scary shit man.
Damn. I myself don't put the bar down, why bother? I don't usually plan on being very rowdy when I ride the chairlift soo
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my snowboard friend used to play a game to see how long he could hang off the chairlift (over a ~10 foot drop) and he could easily pull himself back up with little to no help. I don't think it would be that hard to pop your skis off and climb back on.
I sometimes forget to put it down just like anyone else but It seems like an unnecessary risk to ride with it up all the time when there is literally no inconvenience or difference with it up or down except that one way might save your life.
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i don't because the bar is annoying as fuck and a chairlifts in Merica are made to now swing over a certain degree. Come on man how fucking hard is it to sit on a chair i have never put the bar down and have never came close to falling out of it.
My friend Afterbanged so hard, he broke both legs, his hip, 4 ribs, caused an avalanche, and killed everyone within a 100mile radius of the 'bang. But it was still not 'too much' bang. nickyp
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No for real he is 26. Time for him to stop sliding on hand rails and get a real job. ParryWithAnA
i dont put the bar down because unless you're just stupid, skiing is one of the few things in life where there are generally no repercussions for breaking rules like that. This might sounds dumb and it probably is but it's a personal satisfaction thing... oh well
I don't get what all the hype is with powder, i mean theres no rails or shit to hit- jack-john
considering the chairs aren't high speed and they go max 20 ft off the ground, i don't really care, but if im on a lift that goes over 35/40 ft, i like to put the bar down just to play it safe. oh well, i dont see why this is even an argument