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  1. #76
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    Originally posted by bad_roo
    A few more of my personal favourites...


    Thunder Chair, Jackson (just visible above Tower 3 Chute there)

    Roo, I'll see your Thunder Chair with Tower Tree Chute and Raise you a Sublett Chair with Alta One Chute

    Fresh Tracks are the ultimate graffitti.
    Schmear

    Set forth the pattern to succeed.
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  2. #77
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    Cool Historic Lift Stoke

    Here is one that is very personal to me. No longer exists, but a lot of history.





    Fresh Tracks are the ultimate graffitti.
    Schmear

    Set forth the pattern to succeed.
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  3. #78
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    Gotta love this one, too:


    No lift in this one, but just for the sake of stoke, check this one out from the same site:


    More here: http://www.skiinghistory.org/kruck1.html

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    Originally posted by The AD
    No lift in this one, but just for the sake of stoke, check this one out from the same site:

    FKNA!

    Is that Ernie Blake at Taos?
    I should probably change my username to IReallyDon'tTeleMuchAnymoreDave.

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    Originally posted by teledave
    FKNA!

    Is that Ernie Blake at Taos?
    The caption said "Joe Marrilac, Squaw Valley, California 1952"

  6. #81
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    I liked the siberia chair at Squaw for the altitude induced vertigo-nausea sensations I got at the top! (I'm an altitude whimp)





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    "I call it reveling in natures finest element. Water in its pristine form. Straight from the heavens. We bathe in it, rejoicing in the fullest." --BZ

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    The fucking crasiest ride around.









    I swear to god Seth Morrison pointed me to my line from the lift in a white out. I didn't realise it was him till later...

    I was scared shitless going up there. Mad wind, sketchy chairs and Argentinos digging it out constantly all day.
    Y sigue la Fiesta

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    Originally posted by Bullet
    Joe Marrilac, Squaw Valley, California 1952
    Thanks, Bullet & AD, I'm at home on dial -up so looking at the pics in that link ain't happenin' until Monday.

    Phil/Gorillo: Marte, definitely on "the list" .
    Last edited by teledave; 05-21-2004 at 01:50 PM.
    I should probably change my username to IReallyDon'tTeleMuchAnymoreDave.

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    And one in Mulletizer's back yard

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    Some mad toe-pressure-steeze rahtcheer:



    Papa Phunkenstein?

  11. #86
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    Originally posted by Phil
    The fucking crasiest ride around.









    ding ding! marte = the fucking shit

    the ride up is almost as puckering as the ride down


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    From a Chilean travel review on http://observer.guardian.co.uk/

    SlingShot Lifts

    They are the stuff of skiers' nightmares, stopping even the most proficient in their tracks and leaving anyone still coming to terms with the sport quaking in their ski boots. Known as slingshot lifts, they cause a line of jaws to drop open on the slopes as white-faced skiers get a first glimpse of the terrifying sight.

    We are talking about the grand-daddy of all button lifts - five in a row zipping up the impossible-looking gradient at an incredible speed. Think 18 miles an hour on a 35 degree angle - for many skiers, including myself, a challenging set of statistics just going downhill. But uphill!


    'It's like flying,' says my ski instructor. 'Or waterskiing uphill. Nothing scary about it.'

    I watch an experienced snowboarder wipe out going up the slope while the other four people on the lift seem to be having their arms wrenched out of their sockets in the effort to hold on.

    He finally gets the nerve to go on the lift:

    I stick with the mountain theme, heading off with a Swiss teacher, Heidi. Together, we face my bete noir. Within minutes of me asking whether she thinks I am capable of it, I find myself on the Condor slingshot lift, holding on for grim death, feeling an amazing surge of adrenaline course through my body as we fly up the hill. At the top, I wait obediently as we slip down the slope slightly before let ting go of the lift, one by one, carefully, so as not to upset the balance too much.

    A huge grin breaks out on my face. It doesn't matter that there's still so much adrenaline in my body that I wipe out on the descent. Or that any future forays are cut short when Heidi points to the rock face behind the lift down which snow is flowing and tumbling; not a life-threatening avalanche, but enough for the guides to blow their warning whistles. I have survived the slingshot lift. What's more, I've got a taste for powder and skiing in Chile that's going to see me back on the plane next year.

    Anyone been on one of these? Pics?
    Sprite
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    This is one of those explosive lifts. Ya get a real bang out of it. Sorry for the supersized pic but all I could find.

    There is a starting gate to cross and all. Ready set, cross the bar, stick between your legs, hold, hold, yeeha !

    Last edited by Phil; 05-21-2004 at 04:27 PM.
    Y sigue la Fiesta

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    so it's basically a poma lift?
    fine

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    Yup, the attack of the deadly poma, keeps the gorbs and slowboarders away from the goods.
    Y sigue la Fiesta

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    Originally posted by tuffy109
    so it's basically a poma lift?
    its the high speed bungie nut crushing poma

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    Originally posted by basom
    ding ding! marte = the fucking shit

    the ride up is almost as puckering as the ride down

    Ding Ding is fucknEhRight. Marte kicks so much ass it is ridiculous. And loads of fun when you get stuck hovering between towers 4 & 5... If there is any lift worthy of trumping the JH tram, this is it. Aright beyoatch, see ya in September.

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    No more guesses on the last one?
    Where is this?







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    Originally posted by DaveTV
    No more guesses on the last one?
    Where is this?
    blue hill?

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    I'm not sure where it is, but they could use this shot to illustrate what is meant by "marginal conditions."

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    Fernie : white pass quad, with the usuall fernie weather...

    I have never been good with facts.

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    Originally posted by DaveTV
    No more guesses on the last one?
    Where is this?
    That's hell, Dave.

    Or at least that's what hell looks like.

    [edit] and Massachusetts.

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    I can't say I have skied it but...


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    Originally posted by Geoff
    That's hell, Dave.

    Or at least that's what hell looks like.

    [edit] and Massachusetts.
    Really now Geoff. That's 1/2 mile from company's parking lot. I get to go at lunch.
    PS Hell=mexifornia. Sorry dude. Wouldn't live there for anything







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    Peak Chair, Whislter



    Lake Louise - Frontside



    Paradise Chair - Lake Louise - Backside


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