So it ok for somebody else to damage my board on a lift because THEY (not me) can't control their board is it? I just have to put up with other people damaging my board do I?
No it isn't but skis/boards are tools in my view i dont want to hang them on the wall when i get home so i accept that it happens, everywhere, if you dont like that just ride pomas or chairs but you know it will still happen when folks push into the queue behind you, and if you tell them to stop standing on your stuff im sure they will.
I've just started boarding after 25 yrs of skiing - being a novice again on T-bars i.e. (actually having to concentrate) is pretty intimidating and until I've got the hang of it, going up in pairs is just going to end up with two people on their backs at the first pylon.
+ everyone has to start somewhere...
+ if you deny access to beginners then there will be no resorts in 5 years time.
Going up on a tbar on a snowboartd is much easier with 2 people, i ski and snowboard i've been there, you need someone who is confident on the other side but they are not hard to find in busy lift queues and pomas/tbars aint much diff to ride so why not master the poma first before attempting the tbar