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Dropping Gear of Chairlift Survey

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello

My name is Mike and I am a senior at Niskayuna High School in Niskayuna NY. For my EDD class I am trying to come up with a problem statement that I will later solve in the year. I am an avid skier and I would really like to know if my problem statement is actually a problem so would you please take a few minutes to fill out this survey?

 

*Note*

Original survey was edited, please follow the link below to get to the most up to date version.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/drop_equipment2

 

Thanks,

Mike

 


Edited by jtmunlimited - 10/21/11 at 3:21pm
post #2 of 7

You and your classmate Brad both posted weird surveys on things nominally related to skiing.

 

I commend your enthusiasm and desire to apply your creativity to finding/solving problems in the ski arena. But as a skier, both surveys appear to ask questions that are either ridiculous, or don't allow for answers that are realistic.

 

Have we dropped something from a lift? I'd be surprised to find anyone who has skied for more than a few years to answer no to that question. But what's your point/goal? I've dropped or seen people drop gloves, poles (two most common things), skis cigarettes, joints, roaches, lighters, phones, hats, goggles, tissue, candy, puke, even small children.

 

If your goal is to design a leash system, you might want to design your question more around people dropping the kinds of things they might leash (e.g. gloves). If you're aiming to design a catch net to hang below chairlifts...well, good luck with that. If you want to sell them insurance for dropped crap...???

 

Now, if you want to design something kind of cool, how about a little basket that clamps onto the safety bar? Give us a place to put our gloves while we answer our phones. Heck, you could even leave room for replaceable advertising so the ski area gets these little things for free (some firms already do this with trail maps on the safety bar). If you start with some sort of concept like that, I suspect you could ask a bunch of questions that would get you much more valuable data.

 

I'm liking my idea of a little basket advertising thing more and more.

post #3 of 7

I wish more ski areas would put large garbage cans under their lifts, so I could drop more stuff I no longer need to carry.

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I wish more ski areas would put large garbage cans under their lifts, so I could drop more stuff I no longer need to carry.



Have you been to Spring Mountain lately?  There's a giant one beneath a basketball hoop under the chair.

post #5 of 7

^^^ No, but that sounds awesome.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you for your feedback everyone, I really appreciate it.

@sinecure:

Yes, both Brad and I are in the same class. I think you have given me some great feedback on my question and I will probably modify my survey in the near future to make it more specific in a cause. I also really liked the idea of a basket because that would solve a lot of problems. I have also seen the trail maps on the safety bars like in Heavenly and to attach a basket to that shouldn't be that hard. If you would like to retake my survey I will let you know when I have updated it.

Thanks,

Mike

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Here is the updated survey for anyone who is interested:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/drop_equipment2

 

Thanks,

Mike

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