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    Hi Billy, There is a lot to digest in this...

    Hi Billy,

    There is a lot to digest in this thread. That's for sure! However, to assume that the postulating and posturing and concocting of various theories here is without cause or without...
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    RCMP UPDATE: Confirmed cut at Sea to Sky Gondola...

    RCMP UPDATE: Confirmed cut at Sea to Sky Gondola



    weeeeeeell I don't know how relevant the "NO OTHER NATURAL OR MECHANICAL REASONS FOR THE CABLE TO HAVE FAILED" part is.

    Either the rope was...
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    I'll take the compliment. I guess that puts...

    I'll take the compliment.

    I guess that puts an end to my various and numerous unsupported and purely speculative theories.
    Back to my regular work as a bio-robotics shark recombinant DNA...
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    Interesting twitter threads between individuals...

    Interesting twitter threads between individuals and media with @oplopanix.cs (SAR member in Squamish that also maintains a blog about stuff from being a SAR volunteer, team leader, manager, and...
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    As per Steamboat Springs new rope re-replacement...

    As per Steamboat Springs new rope re-replacement due to vibrations, I find it very interesting that a rope can actually create cracks and breaks in installation structures due to the vibrations...
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    Until then, more interesting news :D October...

    Until then, more interesting news :D

    October 2009 - Steamboat Gondola haul rope replaced for 2nd time in 2 years




    I find that really interesting, that the lay of the rope could actually...
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    The Kicking Horse gondola was built in 2000. As...

    The Kicking Horse gondola was built in 2000. As per Kicking Horse rope replacement - https://twitter.com/RIGGINGYYC/status/915350741253996544

    A few questions:

    So then, would that have been the...
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    Just in. A letter to the editor in The Squamish...

    Just in. A letter to the editor in The Squamish Chief newspaper.

    https://www.squamishchief.com/opinion/letters/letter-is-it-sabotage-1.23922901?

    From someone self identified as "a mechanical...
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    Just discovered the Twitter feed for Rigging...

    Just discovered the Twitter feed for Rigging Specialties

    https://twitter.com/RIGGINGYYC

    Lots of eye candy.
    Those guys really get around.
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    Are all rope fails reported or only those where a...

    Are all rope fails reported or only those where a death or injury is involved?

    Where does someone find objective facts about the number and type of industry rope fails every year?


    As per...
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    Squamish's Sea to Sky Gondola asks public to stay...

    Squamish's Sea to Sky Gondola asks public to stay away from closed trails
    https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2019/08/21/sea-to-sky-gondola-trails-closed-safety-squamish-bc/



    How is it that it...
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    The RCMP has had a lot of staff turnover in the...

    The RCMP has had a lot of staff turnover in the Sea To Sky region. They might only get new recruits and/or ones that need to be relocated. Even the skookum woman in the video, she is new to the...
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    So a 2" plastic cored steel rope, under 75,000...

    So a 2" plastic cored steel rope,
    under 75,000 lbs tension,
    over 7 or 8 or 9 towers
    with sheaves assemblies
    with 50+ rubberized wheels till the bull wheel house,
    with gondola cars on the...
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    Roll Up the Rim to Wind. Wind. Get it? :D

    Roll Up the Rim to Wind.
    Wind.
    Get it?
    :D
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    That's not what they said. They said they are...

    That's not what they said. They said they are treating this as a criminal investigation until such a time as a cause is determined.

    This is what they said:...
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    Can't believe I missed this one .... 10)...

    Can't believe I missed this one ....

    10) Hackers.

    See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsKtivFJuAY
    Ergonomically adjustable touchscreen monitors ... and mobile access!
    Suppose someone logged...
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    By far the most interesting short video on...

    By far the most interesting short video on splicing I've seen. All in german.
    Even has a grinder clip to prove that sharks and lasers aren't always the best choice :D

    ...
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    Goldmine of interesting engineering data. Also,...

    Goldmine of interesting engineering data. Also, on page 12 there is a course-seminar slides on lift safety and maintenance issues 'The Iceberg principle'.

    ENGINEERING STUDY ENGINEERING STUDY...
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    Clues may be found by looking at the broader...

    Clues may be found by looking at the broader issue of cables breaking in other industries.

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1996-03-01-me-41875-story.html



    But was it a big, thick,...
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    From the archives. ...

    From the archives.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8Wx4sI7duA
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    Would have never thought that's a good place for...

    Would have never thought that's a good place for a cable splice - at the top of a big incline section.
    The slack idea makes sense to me.
    Thanks.
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    You go first!

    You go first!
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    Well at least I'm good at something. There are...

    Well at least I'm good at something. There are lots of mediocre people in the world that don't care about anything and really don't know much at all.

    And I am rather ditsy- according to my Myers...
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    But why is it on the tower. Just looked at a...

    But why is it on the tower. Just looked at a video from years ago, and it was on the same tower.

    Why isn't it on the other towers?
  25. A compilation of 'life is just too rough' moments

    The first thing I post when I go on my honeymoon is a nipple selfie.

    https://www.instagram.com/heidiklum/

    I do stuff like that so that my beau knows that some things are sacred and special...
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    Youtube video of the RCMP scrum from the morning...

    Youtube video of the RCMP scrum from the morning of August 10th when the gondola incident was discovered.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruYemIj1-5c



    And that's it.
    All we know is that...
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    August 2nd was very windy with +90KM gusts in the...

    August 2nd was very windy with +90KM gusts in the harbour early morning. Looks like July was also quite windy at Squamish Spit.

    Windy days per month at Squamish Spit (terminal sea level). Since...
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    Now the start of ... Gondola Wars: The Return...

    Now the start of ...

    Gondola Wars: The Return of Cable Redundancy


    https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/sfu-gondola-sea-to-sky-gondola-comparison-translink



    They aren't in Squamish 'Mother Of...
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    They should paint a giant eyeball on the side of...

    They should paint a giant eyeball on the side of each gondola.

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    totally agree. It is the elevation of NIMBYism to...

    totally agree. It is the elevation of NIMBYism to 'atrocity' level discourse that I find disconcerting.
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    It is starting to sink in. There are scummy...

    It is starting to sink in. There are scummy people that do these sorts of things.

    For whatever reason, it is unconscionable to disrupt and possibly harm people for what amounts to a small slice...
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    How could adding 10 gondolas compromise the rope...

    How could adding 10 gondolas compromise the rope or contribute to this in any way?
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    LOL. Thanks :) Apparently, mixing Adderall and...

    LOL. Thanks :) Apparently, mixing Adderall and Acid, while watching MythBusters is a bad recipe for dry tongue, eventual vitamin deficiencies and ...

    But on the lightning front ... Ha!

    I...
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    I didn't know this until today ... but the actual...

    I didn't know this until today ... but the actual name 'Squamish' means:

    "Mother of the Wind"



    Now I find that very interesting, especially looking at the accounts of a Squamish...
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    8) Lightening - June 20, 2019. Appears to be on...

    8) Lightening - June 20, 2019. Appears to be on the side of the Squamish Chief or it could be further back, maybe along the gondola line???*
    ...
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    7) The Perseids meteor shower.* One of the...

    7) The Perseids meteor shower.*

    One of the brighter meteor showers of the year (provides midnight sun almost) and tends to peak around August 9-13.
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    I stand corrected. Which happens a lot :D To...

    I stand corrected. Which happens a lot :D

    To add to that an exploration in Fatigue cracking:
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    Now this is freaky: ...

    Now this is freaky:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktbD7OhHAfI
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    Intact core is really important. In a rope like...

    Intact core is really important. In a rope like they used, with a plastic core, finite element analysis may suggest that the areas experiencing the most fatigue may be on the inside surfaces of the...
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    Albuquerque?? What do they have on the home of...

    Albuquerque?? What do they have on the home of lumber jacks and furry beavers!
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    5) Years of stinging drizzle, of corrosive...

    5) Years of stinging drizzle, of corrosive sunshine, of salty gales and acidic bird shit - it is every coastal town's cross to bear.*

    6) Branches - leaning and relaxing.*

    *High Dive by Jonathan...
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    New 12 minute radio interview with Sea To Sky GM...

    New 12 minute radio interview with Sea To Sky GM Kirby Brown on Mountain FM:

    https://www.mountainfm.com/audio/sea-to-sky-gondola-update-with-kirby-brown/#


    Pertinent tech stuff at 8:00 and...
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    According to the news video capture in the post...

    According to the news video capture in the post here, it looks like the rope used matches a 6x36 Warrington-Seale, nominal- 40 - 60 mm rope as shown in the Fatzer brochure: ...
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    This PDF probably covers every type of rope wear...

    This PDF probably covers every type of rope wear and failure ever seen or conceived.

    Wire Rope Forensics
    http://www.ropetechnology.com/bro_engl/wire_rope_forensics_a4.pdf



    I also didn't...
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    The ones with laser beams?

    The ones with laser beams?
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    I thought those models came free with any regular...

    I thought those models came free with any regular price Vail ticket!
    :)
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    Actually, that's the face I use when passing wind.

    Actually, that's the face I use when passing wind.
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    I'm on a roll. One last thought ... A lot of...

    I'm on a roll. One last thought ...

    A lot of lifts slow to less-than-or-equal 2.5 m/s in windy conditions. However, according to cabin vortex research, this is the exact range of forward speed...
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    Sorry for all the nerdy info ... I just thought...

    Sorry for all the nerdy info ... I just thought that someone might find that stuff enlightening or maybe even entertaining. Or give you all more fodder to mock my Dunning Kruger syndromes...

    edit:...
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    I guess there's two new topics on inquiry I'm...

    I guess there's two new topics on inquiry I'm introducing
    ... since the fatigue issue is one and then the actual mechanism and prevention of fatigue is another.

    Take for instance the storage...
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