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Toboggans on the very safe tobogganing slopes?

Discussion in 'Mt Baw Baw' started by bawbawbel, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bawbaw will not allow you to slide down their specific slopes without a designated toboggan (and you won't get very far up the ski slopes with one.)
    What does a designated toboggan look like?
    Met a forbidden child with what looked like a standard tobogger, seemed to be correct in size and shape, but it did appear a bit more more mattressy than rigid.
    I know that garbage bags are out, and anything vaguely steerable is out, and Swiss style wooden style is verboten.
    What about this season's Aldi model?
     
  2. Zeroz

    Zeroz A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    As a professional toboggan instructor I think we need more instruction on how to use them safely.
    It's all in the shoulder rotation.
     
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    sixty_eight One of Us

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    What about the yelling? Surely that has some influence on toboggan performance?
     
  4. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    I once made a slider from a tricycle and little skis and a child,s car seat.
    It was very popular and I considered it real safe in a crash.
    But then somebody broke all the original welding in a Mad Max incident.
    Who tho sho?.
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not sure about BB, but a semi-serious answer:
    Aldi have for years and years sold toboggans which did not meet the simple requirement for Australian resorts of "moulded plastic". I mean, how hard is that? They brought out wood and metal ones, and then those foamy/mattressy things over which the rider had no control whatsoever. This year, they've finally managed to engineer a 'moulded plastic' one. Geniuses!! :rolleyes: But at first glance it would appear to be manufactured out of an inferior plastic which will get brittle in the cold, and hence may be liable to break exposing sharp edges, which in an impact with a young body could prove to be disastrous. Time will tell.
     
  7. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    As you know , Teckel, I am always deadly serious except when answering the "post before you thinkers"
    I wondered about
    "Only use plastic moulded toboggans, approved by the ARMB (toboggans with pointed ends and over 2.5kg are not acceptable)"
    I wondered about the "pointed ends".
    And are there pictures or lists of "ARMB approved toboggans"?
     
  8. melty68

    melty68 One of Us

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    Tobbogans vs your tail bone....tobbogans win everytime.
     
  9. bawbawbel

    bawbawbel Easi Ski..... Ski Pass: Gold

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    cruisin along A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have very fond memories of flying past skiers on my trusty home made toboggan and crashing into a solid ice wall......best one was on an old tractor inner tube......freaking dangerous indeed.
    Liking the idea of a ski bottomed bike to zoom around in as well.
     
  11. Donza

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    Ha... clueless post Is... dat nanny state
     
  12. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    alisha. Hard Yards

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    Being at Baw Baw the past week I found the toboggan hill chaos! My daughter didn't enjoy it one bit.. Kids flying everywhere, kids walking back up the middle of the hill.. My daughter did about 2 runs on the toboggan and decided she didnt like it at all- and in fact As much as it terrified me i felt she was safer skiing from the top of the ski run for her firsts time than going on that crazy toboggan track!
     
  14. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Skiing is always safer than tobogganing, ask any ski patroller!
     
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    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    A lot of fun for the rider, not so, for the peeps it crashes into!
     
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    SuskiQ Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Approved? Not this one…
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    Good if you're thirsty while schussing though.
     
  18. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wouldn't it be good if they could put a barrel of grog around the neck of a big dog, and then he could bring it to you?
     
  19. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bears thought S.Q had a rocket toboggan till I pointed out that it was a keg on skis..

    rocket toboggan designed to shoot over ruined castle in bad weather so T.Bears not exposed to elements for too long.would be down at Pretty Valley Hut in zero time passing skidoos like bullet train....Bears could use bbb techniques to change direction...:p

    Bears saying the new craze would be starting at bottom of slope and hurling upwards into little kids massing at the top...;)
     
  20. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Ski Pass: Gold

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    THE MALTESE IS RUNNING!
     
  21. Baw Baw Bear

    Baw Baw Bear One of Us

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    Looked at web cam today of toboggan run, CARNAGE :thumbs: Oh and noticed the maltese is running :cheers:

    Uphill tobogganing now you're talking :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: