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  1. #51
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    ^^^yeah, not like it was safe before and you got 5 more strands before haul line fail.

    I would be interested to know if the chair leveraged the strand to shear it or if chair somehow forced all the load of the lift onto the one strand and it broke? I would have thought it would be almost impossible to overload.

    I had no idea they could replace just one strand, hard to picture the mechanics/physics of that.

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    I had no idea they could replace just one strand, hard to picture the mechanics/physics of that.
    You "probably" can, I could not ever see their G/L carrier signing off on it though.
    Ooof!

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    And it will be a double splice, right? Sounds exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    I had no idea they could replace just one strand, hard to picture the mechanics/physics of that.
    If its only one strand of a 6-19 haul rope that is damaged, you cut back the single stand from the damaged area. The single strand can them be splice in with multiple wraps in both directions from the damaged area. The diameter of the haul rope, total length of the continuous loop, and rated load determine the number of wraps/distance of the splice.

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    The bowl installed a "new" center bar riblet this summer that is the same as the one that broke. I bet they have some leftover cable.

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    How do you fix a partially sheared lift cable?

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    I wouldn't be surprised. The word from Pat, who was hanging out in the bar while they were evac'ing the lift, was 2-3 weeks. Yeah fucking right.
    That guy is a complete asshole. I am a fairly mild mannered guy, but I had numerous shouting matches with that dick. So glad I donít have to ski Snowbowl anymore.


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    I don't know what the terrain is for that lift, but hopefully theres somewhere relatively flat. They'll move the affected stretch around to the best terrain to work on, lower the haul rope to the ground off a couple towers, splooch the cable with two wire clamps pulling together to get the clips off for a number of carriers, and hopefully find the same wire with enough length then cut the damaged twist out, tuck, and splice the whole thing.

    This happened at a ski area I know of to start of a 12' in two week storm cycle, they did not finish in a timely manner

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    watch out for snakes

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    They don't really say how, but they have some sort of a plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowagriz View Post
    They don't really say how, but they have some sort of a plan.
    I think they're at the "????" stage of the plan. Next step is profit.

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    pro tip: rebrand as YAN lift...redeploy



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    ^^^Why do other chair lifts get shut down when a chair falls off, but this the 3rd chair Snowbowl has dropped that I know of and keeps on running?

    edit: I guess they blame customers for all the failures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    ^^^Why do other chair lifts get shut down when a chair falls off, but this the 3rd chair Snowbowl has dropped that I know of and keeps on running?

    edit: I guess they blame customers for all the failures.
    I chalk it up to a unique mix of complacency and sloth.
    Ullr is pissed

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    Quote Originally Posted by 406 View Post
    ^^^Why do other chair lifts get shut down when a chair falls off, but this the 3rd chair Snowbowl has dropped that I know of and keeps on running?

    edit: I guess they blame customers for all the failures.
    Well, it's NOT running and it appears to have all the chairs taken off...
    No longer stuck.

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    Just an uneducated guess.

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    Some dude in the parking lot yesterday was saying they were just gonna re-splice and leave that chair off, and start today, but um, no?
    That's nice that they got the right tool in place now (that's also what it's called when I get to sit by the fire and drink bloodies. badump bump.)
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    You kicked Jon Jon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Ok I finally watched this and while it seems to be a lesser order of magnitude than what Lavelle is, it is still fucking amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by senior researcher View Post
    You kicked Jon Jon?
    Nope.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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    might be time to replace the haul line... its only $80k if our ski area is any indication
    Its not that I suck at spelling, its that I just don't care

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    might be time to replace the haul line... its only $80k if our ski area is any indication
    These people put up hand-me-downs from bigger resorts they get for free. It may as well cost $80M.
    No longer stuck.

    Quote Originally Posted by stuckathuntermtn View Post
    Just an uneducated guess.

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