February 21, 2013

"A teenage snowboarder hangs from the side of a chairlift. He tries to swing his dangling feet atop the seat, to no avail."

"His grip starts slipping after about six minutes. Then his hand finally slides. Other riders watch the teen plummet some 50 feet past pine trees onto the snowy terrain."

16 comments:

traditionalguy said...

This one will never make 80.

Kit said...

knucklehead.

Revenant said...

The local conservatives should bookmark this for use in the next blog argument against the theory of evolution.

traditionalguy said...

Rev...Do you mean that strange faith in the survival of the fittest that then go and procreate more than the dead do so that snow boarding will make a new species?

This guy would make a helluva Paratrooper, blood on the risers and all.

Methadras said...

Revenant said...

The local conservatives should bookmark this for use in the next blog argument against the theory of evolution.


Hmmm, survival of the fittest or survival of the stupid? The mind reels.

edutcher said...

Same thing happened to one of the ground crew of one of the Navy blimps back in the 30s.

Caught on film for the moviegoing audience.

Indigo Red said...

This moron will breed someday. Probably often, too.

Sam L. said...

And there's the elevation to consider, for less oxygen pressure. Still, stupid teenage stuff, seems like.

Jay Vogt said...

Scary, but good to hear of likely recovery.

In the small world of competitive chairlift mishaps, I humbly offer the following

http://www.porterstahoe.com/2009/01/only-at-vail-chairlift-fail.asp

Game. Set. . . . Match.

CWJ said...

Chair had a bar and footrest. No sympathy.

Still I see lawsuit and settlement in his future, and one more little upward pressure in the price of the rest of our lift tickets.

bpm4532 said...

Darwin shrugged.

Skyler said...

He was trying a classic failed method to get back in the chair. It's almost impossible to do it by swinging your legs up like that. First you have to pull up and get your armpit to support your weight, raising your center of gravity. Then you can be more successful swinging your legs up.

We see this in the Marines a lot. Some people take a lot of convincing to learn the correct method.

Freeman Hunt said...

His friend filmed it? What an age we live in.

Foobarista said...

Darn! He came That Close to winning a Darwin Award!

sdharms said...

did they pull his lift ticket? I hope so.

Larry J said...

CWJ said...
Chair had a bar and footrest. No sympathy.

Still I see lawsuit and settlement in his future, and one more little upward pressure in the price of the rest of our lift tickets.


Oh, you can be assured there will be a lawsuit. After all, why should anyone be accountable for their own actions? He screwed up and someone must pay!

Several years ago in Colorado Springs, a young teenaged boy climbed over the security fence at an electric substation. He survived an encounter with an electric transformer (several thousand volts). Naturally, the parents sued the city owned utility company for millions of dollars. Just because their son is an idiot, that's no reason why he should suffer the consequences of his actions.