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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldeath View Post
    ready to die

    who else is
    Some days are worth it... I'm in.
    We have a cahir from 1974 that access the goods. Admittingly it freaks me out. My knees,back and joints hurt and I'm slightly younger than said chair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    What the hell are little hills supposed to do?
    More T-bars!!! The gnarlier the better...Well thats what I would do if I ruled the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetski View Post
    More T-bars!!! The gnarlier the better...Well thats what I would do if I ruled the world.
    Not a bad idea actually. Surely this things are cheaper ???, and if they break down you just ski away.

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    ^^^ but i guess even a cheaper surface lift is out of reach when you have zero money for new lifts or even replacement of older lifts.

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    padded seats as seen from the north
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    That terrain behind that chair sure looks like fun flowing alpy.
    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    Alpental is fortunate to have this engineer in charge of the Padded Seats integrity & elegance during these stormy times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    ^^^ but i guess even a cheaper surface lift is out of reach when you have zero money for new lifts or even replacement of older lifts.
    I don't think there are too many of those around anymore in any kind of shape to bother installing

    That old Ford Lehman you must have seen in the shop last Saturday came out of the prairie T, it's in good shape but the gearbox is old and fucked, stuff that old is held together with bandaids and there are no parts
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    ^^^

    When we were looking at lifts for the Headwaters area I pushed hard for a surface lift.

    The few that were used and in good shape were expensive as hell. New was out of the question.

    We bought a used Yan Double from KW (Hole in the Wall chair) and did a rebuild on it.

    Much more cost effective.

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    The reason they pulled the old engine is they couldn't get drive parts so they are having to get stuff machined from scratch mid season when (not if) it broke down so the new used setup should break down less and have some spare parts still available
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowing alpy View Post
    The beautiful Padded Seats on Chair2.
    you'll never fully experienced Alpental till you have the pleasure of being evacuated from her swinging grip.

    elegant as fuck indeed
    Hmmm, trip report?
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    No matter how much testing they do somebody does something they didn't test for

    My favorite was an ATM that would not acknowledge envelopes when deposited because the sun shone down the slot confusing the photo cell but it only happened on sunny days in late fall when the sun was at the right angle in the sky and then the bug would go away till next year
    How about that poor fucker driving the Tesla (well, he wasn't actually driving, of course) a little while ago who got annihilated by a tractor trailer that the software engineers didn't quite get to writing the code correctly that would see the white trailer at the right sun angle at the right time? Whoops. On to Mars!

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    Smutt piece to create hysteria right around season pass sales? That's not gonna help. And the Krakauer-esque intro made me not want to read it anyway:

    "Our nation's lifts are at the breaking point. We spent months researching past accidents and aging infrastructure—and found that it's time to act in order to avoid catastrophic failure."

    Like Bunion said, if you maintain it it will run safely, and if you have enough spare parts (on hand or available) 27 years isn't that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpenChronicHabitual View Post
    Hmmm, trip report?
    Maybe someone will start an official chair evac'd thread.
    hopefully that was a one and done event for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sicktird View Post
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    Smutt piece to create hysteria right around season pass sales? That's not gonna help. And the Krakauer-esque intro made me not want to read it anyway:

    "Our nation's lifts are at the breaking point. We spent months researching past accidents and aging infrastructure—and found that it's time to act in order to avoid catastrophic failure."

    Like Bunion said, if you maintain it it will run safely, and if you have enough spare parts (on hand or available) 27 years isn't that old.
    How old is your car? Washing machine? Heating and air conditioning units?

    I mean, seriously, do you expect any mechanical item in your life to last for more than 25 years, especially if it sees heavy use by thousands of people in bitter winter weather?

    Nothing lasts forever.

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    There are many, many planes still flying much older than 25 yrs.

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    Constant, daily commercial use?

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    Well I'm no engineer but I'm going to say that this pic is definitely not fucking elegant.
    dirtbag, not a dentist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    How old is your car? Washing machine? Heating and air conditioning units?

    I mean, seriously, do you expect any mechanical item in your life to last for more than 25 years, especially if it sees heavy use by thousands of people in bitter winter weather?

    Nothing lasts forever.
    Apples to Oranges.

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    Well I'm no engineer but I'm going to say that this pic is definitely not fucking elegant.
    No, but it had nothing to do with maintenance, more like a cats winch cable getting caught.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sicktird View Post
    Apples to Oranges.
    You hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    You hope.
    and you're no mechanic

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    No, but I play one on TGR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    How old is your car? Washing machine? Heating and air conditioning units?

    I mean, seriously, do you expect any mechanical item in your life to last for more than 25 years, especially if it sees heavy use by thousands of people in bitter winter weather?

    Nothing lasts forever.
    Granted the OP's article strikes an alarmist note. And i agree with Gary that the compliance (at least here in BC) is strict and thorough. And for the record, i'll ride our 30 year old chair all winter without a second thought, BUT, that doesn't change the fact that some day in the relatively near future that thing will need replacing and what happens then? Indeed, nothing lasts forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyfromterrace View Post
    Mad River Glen replaced an aging single chair with a new single chair. One of the directors of the hill said it would take a while to get tracked out after a dump and we wanted to keep it that way. Elegant as fuck.

    "We're the last people around doing stupid shit the way they did it in the black and white days- it's really unique and fun, much the way a handlebar mustache and non-Rx glasses with a fedora are."
    "If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise." -Robert Fritz

    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    not enough nun fisters in that community

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