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#1 Backbowlsbilly

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 12:35 PM

Some of the best images of ski lifts are the breakover towers near the top station of lifts, typically detachables but not always. Some of the ones that come to mind for me are...

Siberia at Squaw. (http://www.remontees...tage-3981.html0
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Imperial at Breck (http://www.remontees...rtage-1075.html)
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And the Marte Double at Las Lenas, Argentina. (http://www.remontees...rtage-1302.html)
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Any others?

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 12:47 PM

I would say Jordan Bowl (Sunday River)
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Also KT-22 at Squaw Valley
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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:08 PM

Whiteface Cloudsplitter Gondola

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 08:57 PM

The Montezuma Express at Keystone:
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The Peru Express lift:
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On towers 27 and 28 of the Orient Express lift:
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

Donald the OT was breakovers, not hold downs. Let's stay on topic please.
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:22 AM

One of my favorites, Blackfoot @ Grand Targhee

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:50 AM

View PostNoPainNoJane, on 01 February 2015 - 11:22 AM, said:

One of my favorites, Blackfoot @ Grand Targhee

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 12:53 PM

There is something special with the 5+ tower riblet breakovers. They just look fantastic.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:47 PM

That's quite the breakover assembly!
Do riblet towers only hold 4 sheaves max?
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 02:03 PM

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#11 Backbowlsbilly

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:36 PM

I agree on those Riblets, certainly make for a cool photo, that reminded me of this Riblet double at Silver Mountain.
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Doesn't necessary have to be at the top either to look cool, Red Pine Gondola at Canyons has an impressive set of 5 towers right before it crosses the canyon. (http://youtu.be/Dg1HK5eSff0?t=4m57s)

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:37 PM

View PostNoPainNoJane, on 01 February 2015 - 11:22 AM, said:

One of my favorites, Blackfoot @ Grand Targhee

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Seconded!

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:33 AM

View PostNHskier13, on 01 February 2015 - 01:47 PM, said:

That's quite the breakover assembly!
Do riblet towers only hold 4 sheaves max?

Older models, yes. They added 8-rockers sometime in the '80s.
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Posted 02 February 2015 - 08:42 AM

View Postliftmech, on 02 February 2015 - 07:33 AM, said:

Older models, yes. They added 8-rockers sometime in the '80s.


Chair 5 at Breck has a tower (10b) with 8 sheaves.

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

Yes I remember now, all 3 of Crotched's riblets. (2 still stand) had some assemblies of 8, and sometimes they were compression assemblies so they were 8+.
Anyhow, i'm getting off topic, so to contibute to the topic again, I will nominate the Cannon Montain Tram II. (One of my favorite lifts to ride)
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:14 AM

Sultan at Deer Valley has my favorites:

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 08:13 AM

Telegondola Azuga, built in 2007 by Leitner on the Sorica mountain (full of shell craters from WWI).
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 12:28 PM

I would also add that looking at the Cannon Tram II's towers from different angles is pretty cool:
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 04:23 PM

Orient Express:
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Peak 8 SuperConnect:
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Imperial Express SuperChair:
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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:15 PM

Mad River Glen Single Chair:
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