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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    So a non sabotage scenario is possible in your mind?

    I had heard that the gondola was profoundly unpopular in certain circles. Any Squamish area locals cate to comment on that?


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    I wasn't aware of its unpopularity. I remember reading some pessimist posts about whether it would be successful or not, but nothing that seemed out of the norm of run-of-the-mill NIMBYism. I am under the impression that it has gained broad support in the last few years. It turned into a real popular attraction. My experience was really great and I think everyone loves it, locals and tourists alike.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SumJongGuy View Post
    My perception of the gondolas unpopularity might be wrong. Or at least vastly overstated but i recall hearing about parking and environment related concerns.


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    To add to my theory ... I'll bet that the automated cable tensioning system only works when the system is running.
    During the day, it heated up, then at night, when the system was off, it cooled down. That tension from contraction probably places more load on the cable than even the passengers during operation - assuming that the system doesn't adjust for that tension in the night.

    So theory is ... Metal Fatigue, compounded by Chinesium and/or salty Howe Sound air, that finally broke during a contraction during the coldest part of the night, when the system was turned off and not automatically tensioning the rope.

    Let's see how that goes ...

    That or the James Bond steel toothed rope eating guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    To add to my theory ... I'll bet that the automated cable tensioning system only works when the system is running.
    During the day, it heated up, then at night, when the system was off, it cooled down. That tension from contraction probably places more load on the cable than even the passengers during operation - assuming that the system doesn't adjust for that tension in the night.

    So theory is ... Metal Fatigue, compounded by Chinesium and/or salty Howe Sound air, that finally broke during a contraction during the coldest part of the night, when the system was turned off and not automatically tensioning the rope.

    Let's see how that goes ...

    That or the James Bond steel toothed rope eating guy!
    Interesting; but wouldn’t we see this more often if that’s the case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    To add to my theory ... I'll bet that the automated cable tensioning system only works when the system is running.
    During the day, it heated up, then at night, when the system was off, it cooled down. That tension from contraction probably places more load on the cable than even the passengers during operation - assuming that the system doesn't adjust for that tension in the night.

    So theory is ... Metal Fatigue, compounded by Chinesium and/or salty Howe Sound air, that finally broke during a contraction during the coldest part of the night, when the system was turned off and not automatically tensioning the rope.

    Let's see how that goes ...

    That or the James Bond steel toothed rope eating guy!
    Yeah but, the thing was brand new (pretty much anyway). Surely these things are engineered to withstand such forces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    Interesting; but wouldn’t we see this more often if that’s the case?
    Probably going to add that to my long list of discredited theories

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    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    To add to my theory ... I'll bet that the automated cable tensioning system only works when the system is running.
    During the day, it heated up, then at night, when the system was off, it cooled down. That tension from contraction probably places more load on the cable than even the passengers during operation - assuming that the system doesn't adjust for that tension in the night.

    So theory is ... Metal Fatigue, compounded by Chinesium and/or salty Howe Sound air, that finally broke during a contraction during the coldest part of the night, when the system was turned off and not automatically tensioning the rope.

    Let's see how that goes ...

    That or the James Bond steel toothed rope eating guy!
    There’s probably a fault sensor that will trip even if it’s powered off
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    Gondola cable snaps

    And the linked articles talk about loud noises etc. during the night. There appears to be coraborating evidence to the sabotage theory.

    As previously mentioned by xxx-er, there is s long history of monkey wrenching in B.C. Anyone remember the whole Doukhobor saga in the West Koots.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snoqpass View Post
    There’s probably a fault sensor that will trip even if it’s powered off
    Unless they pulled a Boeing and had only one sensor, that became faulty.

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    It was obviously done with an 85' pole like the ones those darned graffiti artists use to vandalise water towers.

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    A wire rope like that spontaneously failing like that without a weather event would be highly unusual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angle Parking View Post
    i recall hearing about parking concerns.
    So they cut the cable because they had trouble finding a parking spot ?


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    So tough to park your gondola these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    So they cut the cable because they had trouble finding a parking spot ?


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    Don’t they know about the overflow parking at the Nordic center? Sheesh.


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    Could there have been a better design for the chosen location and conditions? With high winds, sea-air, a very steep unsupported section, why not built it using the same design as the Grouse gondola or the WB Peak To Peak and have weight bearing cables (tramway) separate from the haul rope?

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    Drone w/ a torch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shredgnar View Post
    Drone w/ a torch?
    Linear cutting charge.. http://www.eurenco.com/content/explo...tting-charges/

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    Really, a torch, duct tape, and some good running shoes would suffice.

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    Gondola cable snaps

    Quote Originally Posted by puregravity View Post
    So theory is ... Metal Fatigue, compounded by Chinesium and/or salty Howe Sound air, that finally broke during a contraction during the coldest part of the night
    Bullshit. IBC factor of safety design on cables is 8. That cable is 8x as strong as the engineer calc’d it for. It’s not snapping because it’s cold out in September.


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