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Chris Henry <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 1 Dec 2004 13:51:58 -0700
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John,

Thanks for the info.  I kind of suspected this, but having never been
there I didn't want to comment again.  Usually the biggest problem
coming off a lift is when it's too steep, since it's much harder to
control a board with only one foot strapped in.

Regards,
Chris

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 15:40:15 -0500, John Atkinson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> For those of you who have never snowboarded, the exit off the Single is
> perhaps one of the nicest and most pleasant for single plankers. Yes, you
> can skate on a snowboard, with or without poles, and the flat landing
> makes the usually sketchy one-footed descent of an off-ramp a moot point.
> Just stand up and start skating off to the side. No big deal.
>
> John
>
> On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 14:44:56 -0700, Marc Chrusch <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>
>
> >Skip-o-matic said:
> >>...IIRC the unload of Der Single is essentially flat.
> >
> >As David G pointed out - totally flat, with that sneaky little 1 or 2
> >degree pitch that you don't see, but feel as you double pole.
> >
> >>Most lifts have something of an outrun - a hill - so that as you stand
> >>gravity takes
> >>over and you slide away (which admittely can cause some issues with less
> >>advanced skiers/riders).  But Der Single requires you to stand, then
> >>pole/skate away from the unload area.
> >
> >...at a distinct angle - it's not in the line of the chairs. As soon as
> you
> >stand up, you *must* move right at around a 25 degree angle to the chair
> >line, *without* using the chair for any inertial or directional
> assistance.
> >This is why the safety bar on the single doesn't pull down from above
> (with
> >associated arm rest/side guard) but instead is hinged on the left side of
> >the chair, thus enabling a sideways dismount at the aforementioned angle.
> >
> >-marc
> >
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