Old 01-02-08, 01:38 AM   #16
 
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thats sick
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Old 01-02-08, 11:22 AM   #17
 
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thats sick
i havent done it. they would arrest me and ban me from the mountain
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Old 02-02-08, 12:04 AM   #18
 
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Sometimes when Im snowboarding I wish I just had a set of poles!
The bother of taking your foot from its binding to walk up a track really sucks!
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Old 02-02-08, 04:18 PM   #19
 
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ya that would be a pain to have to take your foot out of your bnding every time you get on a char lift.
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Old 12-02-08, 05:32 AM   #20
 
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I never use straps, except to hang up my poles when I am finished skiing. There was a time when poles did not have straps--only hand grips.
Nothing to do with how skilled I am or how frequently or infrequently I fall. More to do with the seriousness of my falls and the liability pole straps place on my ability to free my hand from the pole/ strap to avoid potential thumb or hand injuries. Like running gates (racing) or glade or tree skiing where there is a potential for a serious fall or "catching a pole basket".

There is a danger of thumb or hand injury if you happen to fall on the pole and somehow your hand is wedged between the pole and body. -- I would rather hike up to get my pole than suffer a thumb dislocation. Also if your pole basket gets caught anywhere while you are flying down the mountain, or getting on or off a lift, and it happens past enough so that you cannot get your hand out of the strap, there is the potential for injury.
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