- Oct 22, 2007
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They are on skis and is it even possible to ride a lift with that on?I point and laugh now, but 1987 me riding a Burton Elite 150 with Sorel boots (back when Magic and Stratton were the only places in southern VT that allowed those evil snowboarders) is quite jealous. My 12 year old knees and butt got punished hard. I quickly reverted back to skiing because of it.
I would imagine that just like one is supposed to take their backpacks off when riding a lift, one is supposed to de-turtle before loading a lift.They are on skis and is it even possible to ride a lift with that on?
Aren’t they mostly used by beginners?At the point you are wearing a giant children’s toy strapped to your back in fear of injury it may be time to retire the skis/board and go back to the tubing hill.
My on hill turtle sightings have seen a cross section of abilities from say advanced intermediate down to beginner. So I am guessing that's it's as much of an indivdual fashion statement (not unlike the folks you see wearing full body costumes on the hill - I will admit that I don't quite get that either unless it's some themed day at the mountain...) as it may be a functional, padded protection device for others....Aren’t they mostly used by beginners?