Old 22-01-07, 08:52 AM   #16
 
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I am a little more edgy getting off chairlifts after a fall a few years back. Luckily the net caught me!
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Old 03-01-08, 02:47 AM   #17
 
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what is a t-bar? that chair lift with the bubble thing sounds like a very nice change!
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Old 04-01-08, 02:37 PM   #18
 
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Growing up, I used to ski at a small place near my house in the Catskill Mountains called Holiday Mountain. They had a tow rope, which if you don't know is basically a rope that sits on the floor and you grab on to and it pulls you up. You'd only be able to get it 2 and 1/2 feet off the ground, so it would totally kill your back (even as a kid).

But then they also had the best lift I've been on. It was called the Palma lift I believe. It was a pole with a small 12" disc on the bottom (and kind of had a spring on the top). You'd put the disc between your legs and when the guy in charge would activate it, it would take off and shoot you up the hill pretty fast. It was fun, safe, easy, and fast.

These were small hills though.
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But then they also had the best lift I've been on. It was called the Palma lift I believe. It was a pole with a small 12" disc on the bottom (and kind of had a spring on the top). You'd put the disc between your legs and when the guy in charge would activate it, it would take off and shoot you up the hill pretty fast. It was fun, safe, easy, and fast.

These were small hills though.
Im guessing from the description, that this is what we call a tbar/drag/button lift.

As zlathim said, I think the best lifts are the ones that derail themselves before they hit your legs.

Went to Lech,Austria for a day this year and most of their lifts were two man that catch you by surprize as they come flying up behind you!
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Old 18-01-08, 11:46 PM   #20
 
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hi speed 6 person is the best ive used. old ones that run quickly yet dont slow down in the gate, so that when you get on it hits the back of your knees, and when you get off too slowly it hits your head
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Old 19-01-08, 12:27 AM   #21
 
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Roca Jack at Portillo, Chile. It's not getting on that's the problem; it's getting off. You're hanging almost vetically with the slope behind you.
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Old 23-09-08, 09:32 PM   #22
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T-bars, they are tollerable until you have to hang when it gets to 50+ degrees, and I never learned how to use them.
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