funny vid of runaway board

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  1. XTREMO

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    Expensive arvo for this dude.
     
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    Hahahahahahahahaha!!!! ROFL
     
  3. LMB

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    Idiot.
    Why wouldn’t he use a leash if he was riding without at least one foot strapped in. Blind Freddy could predict the outcome of that one!
     
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    do you feel like a bit of a dick throwing your $600 piece of kit off the top of a mountain? ROFL

    (i'm assuming it wasnt too expensive because clearly he was only a beginner)
     
  5. XTREMO

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    I don't think he's a beginner and I think $600 would likely cover the board, but not the bindings that went with it. Was apparently only 3 days old. I saw it on a forum; posted by the guy's riding mate. They're hoping it goes viral.
     
  6. Donzah

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    What is a leash?
     
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    Well he’s either a beginner or a fool. Sny basic understanding of murphy’s law would see that board going over the edge
     
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    nah he's a good rider...I've done that heaps...but in australia the consequences are a bit different
     
  9. Legs Akimbo

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    I once watched a ski head north from Rawsons Pass toward the Snowy headwaters. I don't know how far it went, but it was quite a way down before if disappeared from sight.

    D'oh pro tip - if you don't have brakes, keep your skis and boards upside down, clipped on or tied on.
     
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    You know what a leash is.
    And I know neither you nor I use one.

    But I also know neither you or I would be stupid enough to ride our boards with no attachment to the board at all in situations where a lost board could impact someone or result in a permanently lost board.

    Decent rider or not - that was foolish.
     
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    Happened to me at Hutt once, went off the back of the Mountain. The patrol dude that came by was more than happy to have the excuse to ski some fresh powder to retrieve it ;) Hadn't gone too far (helped that I was working there)
     
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    i'm a skier but i was down mountain of a boarder once when this happened to him. I stopped his board with my stock from careering down the last hoot area at Falls. Broke my stock in half. Didn't even get a thanks from the young boarder. Never again
     
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    Check this one out!
     
  14. Legs Akimbo

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    In the olden days, before god invented brakes (or snowboards), a warning shout of "SKI!!!!" was a regular part of skiing, as a loose ski flew by.
     
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    I have to share my skiing with these board losers ...
     
  16. Scooter

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    I haven't worn a leash in years and whilst I am not really paying attention to other riders I reckon I haven't seen anyone else wearing one these days. I do however vaguely recall that in the early 2000's when I did a season every one seemed to wear one and it might have even been resort required. Was that right - at one point you were supposed to wear one? What about now?

    Not sure I have ever had a runaway but one year getting on a chair I had my binding release (K2 Cinch type so quick lock/release) and being the inflexible guy that I am I couldn't actually do it back up - was just balancing on my boot so could have easily lost it off the lift which wouldn't have been a good look (and crossed a couple of busy sections). That said I have had my little fella loose a ski from the lift - was lucky but it must happen :oops:
     
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    Leashes were compulsiory in NSW resorts when I started riding in '94. I think they softened up a bit over the years?

    Look, the guy in the vid was pretty dumb and yes he could have foreseen the result, given the track was off camber and the fall line wasn't working in his favour. Having said that, it does look like a pretty wide track and they attempted to stay on the left side of it. Shows hoq quickly thingd can go awry in this sport. Very dumb not to just strap the front foot in, I agree
     
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    I can remember when leashes were compulsory. I have no idea why resorts have let that lapse. Every season I see a snowboard on the loose down race gully at Hotham at least once, bloody dangerous.
     
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  19. Funky

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    I won't say they should ban snowboarders... just snowboards...
     
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    Why? Silly things skiers say..
    Cause leashes do nothing to stop runaway snowboards . .
    The are as pointless as.. (insert other silly alpine ideas here)
     
  21. Funky

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    There was a thread on this not too long ago... hence my useful contribution to the topic to hopefully steer it off course before it descends into that farce again.

    But if you ban snowboards you do get rid of the problem though.
     
  22. Donzah

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    We could ban skiers . Get rid of prejudice bs
     
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    They don't need leashes haha.
     
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    You could just ban snowsports.. It would get rid of the problem.
     
  25. cin

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    How do they do nothing?
    Aren’t they connected to the riders leg?
    I would imagine a human might slow the momentum of the runaway snowboard
     
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  26. Funky

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    Rock on!

    Love the use of "we"... Snowboarders have taken over???? Woot.
     
  27. Funky

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    The obviously retort is snowboarding isn't a sport...
     
  28. W0nkey D0nkey

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    So is skiing a sport?
     
  29. cin

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    Could some please explain how a rope ties to a riders leg doesn’t prevent this?
     
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    No. .they aren't.
    Snowboards are attached to a leg by bindings.
    A leash is something you used too (20 years ago) clip last and unclip first. .
    They were so pointless .
     
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    Why would it be attached....?
    They were walking.
     
  32. Funky

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    For you to judge.
     
  33. Scooter

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    Hey @cin - because 99% of the time when you loose a board its at a time when a leash wouldn't be worn any way (like when you are putting your board down or taking it off or walking etc.)

    I did a quick Google and the first article talks about them being for when you release out of your bindings in a crash etc. (much the same as why you have leashes on Tele setups). Then goes on to talk about how modern snowboard binding systems are much better/more advanced than 20 odd years ago so this now rarely happens thus no longer a safety requirement.

    For the record I reckon I would have seen as many runaway skis as boards so the old ski brake is not infallible (depends on slope pitch and condition etc.) :)
     
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    Umm yeah whatever.
    Snowboarding is a sport man.
    I'm glad it is coz thank god Shaun White doesn't ski.
     
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    I reckon I've seen more torn Inserts than bindings fail...
    And I've seen way more runaway skis than boards. ..
    So many more. ..
     
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    Rubbish! I was skiing before the invention of brakes. Everybody had safety straps which attached to a d-loop on the binding and went around the ankle. With the invention of brakes, safety straps became redundant.

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    Ski brakes don't always work hey
    Remember this guy
     
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    If you never saw a runaway ski you weren't concentrating.
     
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    Why do you unattach it when walking?
    They should make them retractable like a seat belt so it doesn’t get in the way when you are walking.
     
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    Lol
    Bro
     
  42. cin

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    I have seen probably as many runaway skis as snowboards but the skis don’t seem to go that far or gain the speed so quickly, whereas the snowboards just pick up speed exponentially and go forever.
    Sooner or later someone is going to get decapitated.
     
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    Alright... that one obviously went over your head. I apologise. I was saying snowboarding wasn't a sport in response to whomever said "ban all snowsports". Obviously under my response, skiers would've been banned (as they are still sports), but snowboarders could've continued, but they would've had to use a leash or some other device. Clearly I'm being serious...
     
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    its all fun and go pro until someone loses a head,.....
     
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    Yes I have. But they were skis with brakes. I saw one coming down the poma line at Falls Creek and impale someone - went right into the chest. And no, they didn't survive. :(
     
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    if they can put brakes onto skis, why not put them onto the boards?
    they may not work all of the time but i have come out of my skis plenty of times and never really had to walk that far to retrieve them.
     
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    Love the YT comment

    FENTON !
     
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    I see. So skis never ran away with leashes, but they do with brakes.
     
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    Didn't know you spent that much time at XC beginner bowls.
     
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    XC?
    Goats . .
    The dreaded walk down from mid... Don't take bullwheel ..
     
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