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#41 poloxskier

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 04:38 AM

The falcon also had the newer carriers, until last year, with the two prong foot rests rather than the 3 that I have seen on all lifts installed in '85
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:33 AM

What lift are these from, then?

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:26 AM

That must be from the falcon or maybe the Colorado if they removed some of the chairs.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:37 AM

I believe that the lift manufacturers give resorts a free carrier when they buy a new lift these days, so that's where the carrier could have come from.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 08:40 AM

Is that one on display at the base of peak 9?
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 10:15 AM

10-4. The reason I'm asking is because this is the original style of quad Poma built- not the ones on the Colorado or the Flyer. It was discontinued after the 1985 model year. Summit at Winter Park has them, as does High Lonesome.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 10:17 AM

SkiBachelor, on Feb 8 2005, 09:37 AM, said:

I believe that the lift manufacturers give resorts a free carrier when they buy a new lift these days, so that's where the carrier could have come from.
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They do? We have to buy all extra parts we need, and we did not get free carriers to cannibalize. Poma sets you up with a toolbox with just about all the tools needed to work on the lift- a much better deal as far as I'm concerned.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 11:57 AM

It may be a carrier off the falcon then I'm not sure that it was an '86 install. I just thought that they were the same year.
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#49 poloxskier

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 11:59 AM

That does look like the original carriers from the falcon so now I'm confused. :blinksmiley:
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 01:44 PM

Well I'm pretty sure Doppelmayr and Garaventa CTEC would give a resort a free carrier if they bought a lift from them. I'm talking about the carriers you see in the lodges and stuff where people sit down just to chill for a little bit. For example, Stevens Pass has a HSS carrier, Mt. Bachelor has a HSQ in the Pine Marten lodge, Willamette Pass has two HSS carriers along with an extra gondola cabin. I know for a fact that CWA and Gangloff also give a resort one free cabin if they choose to use their cabins on their lift and the free cabin is usually all tricked out and stuff.

Deer Valley's lift mechanics destroyed the crap out of the free cabin it got from Gangloff when the gondola was built. But maybe POMA didn't give a free carrier away like Dopp and Garaventa CTEC did.

Anyway, I guess we are starting to go off topic now.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 01:47 PM

I dont know if it was free from L-P but Breck has a carrier from a six pack at the peak 8 base in a similar configuration as a bench. I believe they got it when they installed the new Quicksilver.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:06 PM

The DV gondola cabin was sitting outside at the base in 1997
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#53 highspeedquad

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:20 PM

At Copper in Union Creek I saw a triple chair that looked like the ones on Kokomo. They had it set up as a swing.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:38 PM

One of the things I was kinda suprised about was at WP some of the HSQs dont have foot rests. I hadn't encountered one without footrests since the old Quicksilver. I'm guessing that they are a customer option?
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"You could say that a mountain is alot like a woman, once you think you know every inch of her and you're about to dip your skis into some soft, deep powder...Bam, you've got two broken legs, cracked ribs and you pay your $20 just to let her punch your lift ticket all over again"

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:39 PM

Are there any high speed lifts that dont have any kind of comfort bar?
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:45 PM

I guess the Collins Express at Alta doesn't. Some guy on the SJ forums mentioned that when he was there a few weeks ago.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:51 PM

The Safety Bar is required by law in Vermont and I think Colorado.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:58 PM

No, actually Jeff found something on the Colorado Tramway board wanted to require it but all the resorts shot it down or something like that. Thank goodness.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 05:33 PM

The Sugarloaf lift at Alta doesn't have a bar either
And neither does the Collins Express - here's a pic of it

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 06:27 PM

Every high speed lift I have ridden has a safety bar. However, I have encountered a few lifts without footrests. I am suprised that there are some HS lifts that don't have any retention bar. The only lifts I have found without retention bars are relativelly old fixed grips.
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