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  1. #251
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    Fembots with machine gun jubblies.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Gondola cable snaps

    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    alien squirrels with laser eyes and acid saliva
    Wouldn’t the wind blow them off the cable?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    Wouldn’t the wind blow them off the cable?
    not if you coat their little paws with Semtex
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    It’s obviously not the squirrels because they’d die when the rope snapped...

    That leaves sharks with laser beams on their heads as the only logical culprit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bw_wp_hedonism View Post
    It’s obviously not the squirrels because they’d die when the rope snapped...

    That leaves sharks with laser beams on their heads as the only logical culprit.


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    Why does everyone blame sharks for everything there’s good sharks on both sides
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    How about puppies? I have some puppies that could tear up anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyk View Post
    How about puppies? I have some puppies that could tear up anything.
    From experience, for most of us, this is the most likely answer. Get a litter of puppies with no supervision near anything known as a cord/rope/cable and that thing will be in pieces within minutes. I could easily put together a 6" dia haul rope from all the cables and wires my dog went through in the first 6 months of his life.

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    I feel like you could pretty safely sever the rope with a method like this:


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    Say they get their insurance cheque, and the police give the go-ahead to get back in there, what sort of lead time is there for 30 gondola cabins and a new haul rope install? Back in action next summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post
    Yo, PureGravity wtf? You still Going on about the wind etc when the police told us it was vandalism, like 4 days ago.

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    That's funny. In the interview the GM gave a day ago on radio, he said they cannot say "conclusively" that someone did this.

    Mouintain FM Radio interview with General Manager
    https://www.mountainfm.com/audio/sea...ment-incident/


    Ever since then, every news and blog has been repeating the RCMP and operator media script from the morning of the incident, before experts or forensic engineering types had even had a chance to look at all the data.


    I never said it was the wind. I said it might have been a confluence of events possibly precipitated by the wind. Here, I'll link it for your reading enjoyment:

    Exhibit 1 (aka "My Retarded Ramblings on Mechanical Conspiracy Theories")
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...27#post5732127

    Exhibit 2 (aka "Bogus Environmental Hypothesis from Sly Unassuming Weather Meters in Places No One Looked")
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...29#post5732629

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    Wuttabout lightning?
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    So... So far, all we have learned in this thread is that Puregravity does not have an engineering or economics degree.


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    False flag. While you guys are arguing about angle grinders China just slipped an LNG pipeline into Howe Sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    Wuttabout lightning?
    Wuttabout Jeffrey Epstein? I bet a cable snapping would leave marks very similar to the ones found on his neck.
    #comingfullcircle

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    False flag. While you guys are arguing about angle grinders China just slipped an LNG pipeline into Howe Sound.
    And it's about gotdamn time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    I feel like you could pretty safely sever the rope with a method like this:

    Perfect dude for the job, no matter how hard he tries, he can't hurt himself

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    The only other notable incident where a vandal tried to sabotage a ski lift was in Val Nord. The culprits were unable to cut through the main cableway.

    https://www.facebook.com/meteopyrene...type=3&theater

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    I think the image on the bottom right is the main cable and it is clear that the cords came apart under tension. The nice clean cut on the left was probably not cut under tension.

    Although there was multiple cables cut at the resort in this incident, indicating that they had lots of time, they were unable to cut the main cable with a rotary saw.

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    Global News
    https://globalnews.ca/news/5761722/r...ola-vandalism/

    "The company, which has never known of any threats or disgruntled employees remains baffled."

    Also shown on video is the same cable type and size, looks like a used rope sample on a picnic table nearby, but is not rope that was in use:

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    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    The only other notable incident where a vandal tried to sabotage a ski lift was in Val Nord. The culprits were unable to cut through the main cableway.

    https://www.facebook.com/meteopyrene...type=3&theater

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    I think the image on the bottom right is the main cable and it is clear that the cords came apart under tension. The nice clean cut on the left was probably not cut under tension.

    Although there was multiple cables cut at the resort in this incident, indicating that they had lots of time, they were unable to cut the main cable with a rotary saw.
    Fuckin cheap asses probably bought ryobi and coy don’t finish the job. DEWALT flex volt would have got the shot cut no problem.


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    That cable was clearly cut by sharks with fricken lazer beams on their heads.
    watch out for snakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    And each strand contracts and unravels back up the rope when cut, with enough force to break bones

    And each of those six “strands” is made up of somewhere between seven and 50 individual wires. That’s a lot of wires to contract, unravel and whack the yahoo trying to cut the rope with a torch or grinder

    If this was sabotage I wanna know how they did it without dying
    They wore PPE so.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    That cable was clearly cut by sharks with fricken lazer beams on their heads.

    you keep stating the obvious, yet it would seems that no one is listening......

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2711c View Post
    you keep stating the obvious, yet it would seems that no one is listening......
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    I've seen decent sized cables snap in construction. Albeit not the size of those but they snap pretty damn clean and really fast.
    Whomever did that was either really dumb and lucky or really smart and lucky. I'd be more concerned with cable on the other side of the riblet that I didn't cut. I think the doing it at the very top would be the safest.
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    Jaws had no trouble biting through a tram cable under full load. The aftermath was quite devastating though..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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