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But... Pointless.

The only run-aways I've ever witnessed were the result of dropped boards... precisely the time you wouldn't be wearing a leash. You'd be better off putting the leash around your wrist and attaching it to the board than your foot. A regular leash is less than a handspan, long ones maybe a foot or two. You CAN'T clip one on without putting the board on the deck and sticking your foot in the binding at which point it's going nowhere without you attached.

Bloke in video above was riding no-footed or, *technical term* cocking-about - a process which seldom takes safety precautions into account.
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Allowing myself to be talked into taking some mates down the itinery off Cresta Youla in Courmayeur, in warm weather, after a dry couple of weeks.

That's a day of my life I won't get back!
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Richard_Sideways,

only good leashes i have seen are from the binding release & up through your trousers.
Used incase you end up in a tree well.
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Lilledonmarco wrote:
Mr.Egg wrote:
Lilledonmarco wrote:


I thought that you guys had to wear a safety strap that went from your board binding and around your ankle to avoid these situations?


Its not mandatory. At least not anywhere Ive been in Europe.
I hear things are different in the US though. I do carry one with me.


Mandatory in Scandi-land...for the scenario that the user posted above..

Mandatory in US too.

Anyone ever wonder why skis have brakes? It cost money to put them in but it’s on ALL ski downhill bindings.

Sadly, snowboards have no such automatic device. And the free spirited European resorts allow numptys to do stupid things to themselves and others (a flying board can really do damage to soft body parts).
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Taking the wife off piste for the first time (and last time!!) when she did not want to ..... did not go well
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@abc, but skis (often) release in a fall whereas snowboards don't and so leashes are far less useful than a ski brake
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taking wife down badly cutup narrow piste (the goat) section she did not want to go down in Italy....that did not go well either
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
I sense a recurring theme here...
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mmmmmm.... needless to say wife not often skis with me anymore
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injure my knee in December Sad
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abc wrote:
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Mandatory in Scandi-land...for the scenario that the user posted above..
Mandatory in US too.
... (a flying board can really do damage to soft body parts).

I'm sure there are some places they're mandatory, but this is not true:
  • They're not mandatory in Finland at least in the Helsinki hills.
  • They're not mandatory in almost all of the US hills I've been to, and I've been to rather a lot of them.

They are mandatory at Turner Mountain https://www.skiturner.com/.

They're such a stupid idea, dreamt up by the sort of people who like "safety" without actually thinking through how things really work.
Loose skis on icy slopes may well be more of a risk - ski bindings actually release, don't you know!?

If ever assaulted by the boy-scout jobs-worth idiot people, just take a lace out of your shoe and tie it between the boot and the binding.
It's dangerous as you may fall when untying it and the board my be lost as a consequence, but that sort aren't amenable to reason.

rs wrote:
Bloke in video above was riding no-footed or, *technical term* cocking-about - a process which seldom takes safety precautions into account.

He should have known you can't edge a noboard on hard pack. However looking at their riding style "edging" isn't really a concept they will ever worry about.
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Kind of regretting/feeling guilty about taking my second week/trying to master parallel turns down a blue run this afternoon. I mean, how bad can an area of blues called The Valleys of the Little Prince be?

Harder than most of the reds it turns out...as you watch your friend wash out on his first turn on the steep section of sheet ice, and do the flat-on-the-ice full body slide to the bottom. Embarassed
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Skis can sometimes shoot quite a long way, but generally the fallen skier ends up lower down the slope than his skis - I once gathered a pair of skis left scattered around the hill by a French guy - one of two who had overtaken me at speed on an otherwise empty red run in Praz sur Arly. He was unhurt despite a spectacular fall - and suitably grateful and polite - but the other skier, who had stopped, enjoyed taking a photo of an elderly English woman delivering his mate's skis. When I learnt to snowboard it was drilled into us that we should always put the board down on the bindings to stop it escaping. I don't remember any talk of leashes. I don't think that video was faked - if so that guy's heartfelt expletives were good acting!
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You know it makes sense.
philwig wrote:
rs wrote:
Bloke in video above was riding no-footed or, *technical term* cocking-about - a process which seldom takes safety precautions into account.

He should have known you can't edge a noboard on hard pack. However looking at their riding style "edging" isn't really a concept they will ever worry about.


I can't quite work out where it fits in relation to Rule 7. He was definitely being a t**t, but it was definitely funny. I think because it wasn't deliberate that the t***ishness outweighs the funny.
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We missed a scheduled Sunday flight from Gatwick, to go family skiing near Briancon. It was the annual clocks go forward weekend, we forgot to change the two clocks/alarms at home and so missed Easyjet’s checking in deadline by about 2 minutes. They wouldn’t even discuss it.

Gatwick have a special desk, where someone arranged 4 BA flights for us from Heathrow for much later that day.

Together with the Gatwick to Heathrow taxi, the alarms mix-up cost us £1,700. Ouch.

Since then, we’re no longer last minute Charlie’s.
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O wow, @Snow&skifan, that really was a big one! Embarassed
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Ruka over Xmas. Skied Christmas day got back to cabin about 5.30pm. Locked out. Key in cabin door firmly shut behind us. Couldn't get hold of management company so Christmas night in hotel in Ruka village. Fortunately there was room at the inn! Got spare key boxing day to get back into cabin. Holiday we won't forget!
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Not myself having the "Jerry" moment but I remember coming down to midstation in Blackcomb about 7 years ago and a girl about 18 stopped in-front of me on a cat track just where I was about to "jib" off of it... damn she's in the way I will stop and take this moment to change music.

I watched her undo her board bindings and kinda "aim" the board in a specific direction and push it off down the mountain!!!!!! I shouted what the hell you doing?!!!! She replied I accidently let go of my hire board this morning stood here (no leash) and I wanted to let this one go the same way but this time I will watch where is ends up!!!!!!

You couldn't make this up!! I told her the error of her ways and quickly headed after it to try and catch it luckily it stopped about 200 meters later in a tree... the first board wasn't there or around the area.. hope no one get hurt rolling eyes
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I accidently let go of my hire board this morning stood here (no leash) and I wanted to let this one go the same way but this time I will watch where is ends up!!!!!!


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you cant fault her logic !
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