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#1 Fixed Grip Quad

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:40 PM

Please post any pictures of pre retrofit Yan Detachables in this thread. Also appreciated are pictures of Yan Detachables that have since been removed.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:23 AM

These are the best photos I've ever run across for them
https://www.remontee...ering-1057.html
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#3 Fixed Grip Quad

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

View Posticeberg210, on 12 July 2017 - 10:23 AM, said:

These are the best photos I've ever run across for them
https://www.remontee...ering-1057.html


I was looking for North American Yan Detachables, but thank you though. How is that left legally able to run with the original grips?

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 08:50 PM

Yans at Whistler. Green chair, Redline chair, Quicksilver and a type 7 grip from red or green.

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#5 Liftkid99

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:02 PM

Wow, those are awesome photos. Always wanted to see pics of the old whistler Yans

#6 Fixed Grip Quad

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:19 AM

Great pictures, thanks!

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 06:00 PM

Lift Engineering/Yan made some awesome looking detachable lifts. Too bad there aren't many unmodified ones left out there. Otherwise, :kewlpics: .
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 08:19 PM

Given what happened, it's a good thing they were modified. And I am glad they were able to be, otherwise there would be none out there. I am very sad though that Yan fell like it did.

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 08:55 AM

The original Yan River Run Gondola at Keystone

https://www.remontee...ering-5782.html

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

That is cool, are there any pictures of the Yan Detachable gondola at squaw valley or the former Yan gondola at Northstar?

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 07:36 AM

I know there was a yan gondola at squaw, but I've never heard of there being one at northstar.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:34 PM

I'm surprised that the Pol-X-West grip that worked in the same terminals didn't get more widely adopted. Would've saved lots of money over having to replace the sheaves and terminal machinery. Were those grips any better than the marshmellow grips?

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

Does anyone know which lift this picture is from?

http://sisyan.com/images/lift02.jpg

From the website for Sisyan, which seems to be Yan's newest venture.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 02:04 PM

View PostNor'eastSkier, on 03 November 2017 - 12:17 PM, said:

Does anyone know which lift this picture is from?

http://sisyan.com/images/lift02.jpg

From the website for Sisyan, which seems to be Yan's newest venture.

That looks like Frenchman's at Sun Valley to me.

http://www.skilifts....topstation3.jpg

#15 Nor'eastSkier

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:47 PM

Some more I found from random internet searches, don't know where either of these are from.

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#16 Fixed Grip Quad

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:05 PM

I believe the second one is at Kit Meadows Japan.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:10 PM

Some awesome shots of the original Superstar Express at Killington:

https://www.youtube....h?v=KtQ4G_UFHzA

I've always wanted to see the original Vermont Yans because they were some of the earlier ones installed. It looks like the machine rooms on the drive terminal were slightly different than the later version, also didn't include the more "stream-line" way the portal towers were incorporated into the bottom terminal that the later version had (see 8:15).

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:31 PM

Found an even better shot. The things you find in ski videos from the 90's!

Amazing how much sleeker the original terminal designs were than the retrofits.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:38 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=0ILCeEuUKak

Awesome shots of the top of the Greyhawk lift at Sun Valley, shot from Challenger (6:30-7:00).

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:26 PM

Fantastic video! So cool to see one in operation, not something you find really ever is video of a YAN detach. Thanks for the find!
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