Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    between campus and church
    Posts
    8,000

    Backcountry tow rope?

    What the fuk?

    https://www.zoaeng.com/

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    2,149
    Beaver Creek had a decapitation BITD when the finish line was right at the base. Skier poached the closed course and got clotheslined by the wires over the finish line.

    The above could happen in the bc by Billy Backcountry and the Bros using their ZOAs.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    truckee
    Posts
    19,217
    I'm skeptical that that thing could get you up a steep enough slope in deep enough snow to be worth the trouble.. Or it could be the first avalanche self rescue kit-=turn it on and the pulls you out of the pile.

    Anyway--if there's a lift it's not BC anymore, by (my) definition

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    An Anheuser-Busch Barley Field
    Posts
    5,504
    what does 2600ft max vert mean? That amount of vert until the battery dies? lol so like 4 laps on any decent slope?


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alpental
    Posts
    4,085
    Jet powered backpacks are coming…
    I have a responsibility to not be intimidated and bullied by low life losers who abuse what little power is granted to them as ski patrollers.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    352
    Seems interesting and slightly more useful skiing than this thing if it ever makes it to production. https://rewinch.com/

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    home
    Posts
    1,342
    Paracord? Seriously?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Perfer et obdura, hic dolor olim utior tibi. -Ovid

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Access to Granlibakken
    Posts
    9,445


    Hmm.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Big Sky/Moonlight Basin
    Posts
    11,901
    Quote Originally Posted by Laps View Post
    Paracord? Seriously?
    Should be even more fun when its ice-crusted paracord.


    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    "Zee damn fat skis are ruining zee piste !" -Oscar Schevlin

    "Hike up your skirt and grow a dick you fucking crybaby" -what Bunion said to Harry at the top of The Headwaters

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    none
    Posts
    7,579
    Hokey.
    They need to make it a platter, you put thru your legs.

    I was the first one up Indian Heads Poma on a 30 cold smoke day. I was exhausted at the top of a 600ft. mole hill.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    on the banks of Fish Creek
    Posts
    4,806
    how much?

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,920
    Quote Originally Posted by Shredhead View Post
    Hokey.
    They need to make it a platter, you put thru your legs.
    .
    Use a climbing sit harness clipped to the metal loop at the back of the unit.
    "True love is much easier to find with a helicopter"

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Where the sheets have no stains
    Posts
    17,480
    Old technology. Guy name Bob Dog has been skiing the Crazy Mountains with a power head from a chainsaw for maybe 10 years and stringing rope all over the place.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    2,149
    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Old technology. Guy name Bob Dog has been skiing the Crazy Mountains with a power head from a chainsaw for maybe 10 years and stringing rope all over the place.
    Does he leave the ropes fixed and strung for just the winter or all year?

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    none
    Posts
    7,579
    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    Use a climbing sit harness clipped to the metal loop at the back of the unit.
    Yeah, that would be the ticket with a quick release.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    on the banks of Fish Creek
    Posts
    4,806

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hell Track
    Posts
    11,194
    Could be sweet if it actually works. I'm entirely skeptical that it would actually work though. At least not without a relatively mellow slope and firm snow.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Where the sheets have no stains
    Posts
    17,480
    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP IN7RO View Post
    Does he leave the ropes fixed and strung for just the winter or all year?
    The dipshit was leaving them up. Friends who work for the USFS removed them and left them on his doorstep.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    5,319
    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP IN7RO View Post
    Beaver Creek had a decapitation BITD when the finish line was right at the base. Skier poached the closed course and got clotheslined by the wires over the finish line.

    The above could happen in the bc by Billy Backcountry and the Bros using their ZOAs.
    https://apnews.com/article/cd2a5ca42...20b4c3fa37169c




    Sent from my iPhone using TGR Forums
    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Keystone is fucking lame. But, deadly.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •