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Date:January 28, 2016

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How to unload the chairlift

“Getting on or getting off the lift is the most important skills and
should not be taken lightly. It needs to be done, every time, with
precision and power and accurate timing. I always slide forward a little
bit, right before the teeter-totter point, push off the chair with great
power straight out. Pushing off the chair itself and the edge of the
seat with both hands. If that move is in an arc, as in the riggers over
the head throw everything forward technique, the results are very
unpredictable. A chair lift weighs hundreds of thousands of pounds and
will succeed in pile driving the monoskier into the ground with any
efforts less than full effort.
If they are unsure of any of this process or their ability they should
slow the chair or bring it to a full stop to avoid problems. All lift
operators are willing to help with that part but should not be relied
upon complete the load and unload process.”

Chris Devlin-Young

US Paralympic Athlete