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Maximum Turn Angle Without Using Bullwheels

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#1 snoloco

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 03:50 PM

I ski Whiteface in Upstate NY most often, and on their master plan is a lift from the beginner area, Kids Kampus, to the mid mountain lodge. I looked where it would go on Google Earth, and it would require it going up and over this very steep ridge which would likely require a lot of blasting to install and would also be highly exposed to wind.

One possible way to avoid this would be a line turn. For a fixed grip lift, how sharp of a turn can be made using only angled sheaves?

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:07 PM

Not much. Breckenridge's chair 5 has around a five-degree bend, but it's a Riblet so the internal clip doesn't affect the bending as much. Perhaps less for an external grip.
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