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Question BYO rope tow is in development. What do you think of it?

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by Goski, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. Goski

    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Squid Hard Yards

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    fenrir One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I thought this was going to be one you could carry:
    https://www.zoaeng.com/

    Only good for 800m of vertical but doubtless will improve
     
  4. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nutcrackers use a harness for a reason.
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah but nah. Love the whole experience. If you want a lift, ski inbounds.
     
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  6. Goski

    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    That looks like a gadget from a Bond movie :cool:. I can see it having some use in Search And Rescue extractions.
     
  7. Goski

    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I agree. I wouldn't like to see snowmobiles with generators setting these up wherever they wanted to. There would be impact on the serenity and meditative pleasure of earning turns. Though it could be a good setup for a fun snow-tube slope or an extra inbound beginner run away from the masses.
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    They set up a temporar y tow for grass skiing every green season at Madarao
     
  9. Goski

    Goski One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    OOH! Grass skiing is scary. Watch out for ze kneez.
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I just spectate, or rather listen as I can hear them from inside my lodge. They actually run one of the chairs for them as well.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    My thoughts exactly.
    The distance that thing would take you...just bootpack it!
     
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    sly_karma Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Niche applications. Freestyle aerials training, big air, movie guys shooting a booter in the BC, pipe/park quick turnaround.
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    @sly_karma beat me to it. Watching the athletes at water ramp and seeing how physically shattered the athletes are, watching them hike a jump, watching them hike Toppas when the Ridge chair is busy and you realise it is very hard work.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Must say I regularly wished for a magic carpet alongside the parks back in Jan/Feb. By the time this old duck got back up to the top I was hoping for a big queue to get my breath back and settle the wobbles!

    I was thinking more BC.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gotta stay fit!
     
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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    I enjoy the uphill.

    I find it meditative and I've always climbed quickly with a song in my head or counting steps.

    I can see the attraction but...... it's back country for a reason. If we always keep looking for the easy path we'll all just become fat blobs. Damn mirrors.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't talk to me about the mirror!
     
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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    I'm starting to look like your avatar. Shoulder injury turned me to snacking, less surfing and beer / bourbon plus no ski season to motivate my normal fitness.
     
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