Had a great time at Buller the other day, but did learn about the new war against backpacks. Seems to be a new policy - was told to take off a strap / remove entirely by multiple lifties. Also noticed a few signs floating about. I mostly complied, but the only time I've ever had a problem with a backpack on a lift is by taking a strap off. Then it only takes a misplaced, dangling buckle and your pack does a lap on the lift without you. A campaign against loose straps on packs is something I can get behind. Anyone know the reasoning behind this policy? Any mishaps that brought it about?