How to use drag lifts

Skiing or snowboarding can become a real test when climbing on the side of the mountain is done in-house. To facilitate the process of lifting the mountain enough to understand how to use the lift.

How to use drag lifts

What is the lift

Specialized equipment for towing skiers consists of a descending branch that passes through the cyclical rotation of the elements of support structures located along the slope. Drag lifts provide interim support, for which athletes are held and when lifting the top.

The movement of such equipment is electric. The design is available with redundant engines with diesel fuel, which are utilized in the case of de-energizing the line.


Drag lifts are divided into designs with intermediate supports in the form of "dish" and "anchor". First presented slidably connected to the cable metal fixtures that contain a disc holder on the end. For the latter, in fact, grasping skiers when picked up.

How to use drag lifts

Drag lifts from the intermediate supports in the form of an "anchor" differ similar design. The only difference is the presence of the T-shaped closure, which can be used as a holder several athletes simultaneously.

Features of operation

How to use the ski lift? Photography correct landing are presented in the material. With regard to the operation of such equipment, in practice, are placed on the platform, novice snowboarders recommended to unfasten one leg of the mounting board, using it to perform maneuvers during lifting. Skiers will cope with this task somewhat easier. However, the jump rope tow on a snowboard can be releasably and without bindings. Suffice it jumps to get to the landing facilities and grasp the towing bar. The optimal way to lift every lover of winter sports picks for himself on the basis of convenience and personal security reasons.

How to use drag lifts

Mastering the rope tow, it is recommended to follow a few rules:


  1. Perform better in the presence of the loading staff to help catch the towing bar and get on the intermediate support.
  2. For reliability in performing recovery is better kept for mounting two hands.
  3. Do not sit down the whole body weight on anchor or disk mounting hoist, since the latter only serve as auxiliary support elements.
  4. to place on the lift, should try to relax and maintain smooth breathing, which will save power for the subsequent descent from the top.
  5. If there has been a drop, you should immediately release the tow bar and roll away. Such forethought will allow to protect yourself from injury and will not create a barrier to going behind the skiers.
  6. When it is necessary to rise only until the middle of the mountain top, in sufficient time to unload the clutch fastening with a rope when you reach the desired point, and soon step aside.
  7. Before you can use drag lifts, it is worth to see how to cope with this task are other, more experienced athletes.


The secret to successful operation of T-bar lift is the need to perform a calm, sensible action. When looking at a massive mechanical design of many skiers have to struggle with fear. Therefore inexperienced athletes instinctively cling on landing on the support for the first available under the arm element, which is a major mistake.

How to use drag lifts

On the assumption of oversight, which causes a drop, the main thing - would not cling. Because otherwise you can drag long for intermediate support.

In the end, the rope tow - is nothing more than a moving cable. In his conquest only helps practice. After several booms and full utilization of the principles of operation of the mechanism can be proud called a real skier.

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