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post #31 of 44

Rope tows FTW...

post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

Rope tows FTW...



Is that a high speed detachable rope tow?

post #33 of 44

One chair is faster, the other is slower. All the chairs are full and depositing skiers at the top at the same rate of 4 people every 10 seconds. This must mean the slower chair has more chairs at a tighter spacing.......

post #34 of 44

I may be moving off track for the second time here, but with regard to snow deterioration, with chairs at varying spacing to maintain a safe 8 seconds, high speed chairs generally have more seat capacity, like 6 vs 2 often, sometimes 6 vs 3. at this point the number of people off loading is not the same for fixed and highspeed chairs, and the high speed consumes the snow more quickly, having perhaps 3 times the uphill capacity. sorry,off the riddle thing and into the what tracks out the snow more quickly. replace a fixed 3 with a high speed 6 and you will track out snow more quickly, twice as quickly.

post #35 of 44
You are new here. And you posted something of more value than most icon14.gif. We are not really hissyfit.gif about it. We are just a bunch of idiots and your post made us rolleyes.gif, which makes us hopmad.gif. Thank you for your time here so far. We hope you stay. beercheer.gif
Edited by guroo270 - 11/10/11 at 1:24pm
post #36 of 44
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You are new here. And you posted something of more value than most. We are not really worked up about it. We are just a bunch of idiots and your post made us think, which makes us mad. Thank you for your time here so far. We hope you stay.


beercheer.gif

 

post #37 of 44
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You are new here. And you posted something of more value than most. We are not really worked up about it. We are just a bunch of idiots and your post made us think, which makes us mad. Thank you for your time here so far. We hope you stay.


Thanks!

post #38 of 44

Hi,

 

I have some advice for Jim and Dan, which has been ignored so far in this thread

 

Ski faster if you want to get more runs in!!!

 

Assuming lifts are at capacity, then the transit time up a lift and in a queue will be the same for a high speed vs slow speed. On a high speed you will spend  more time in a queue and less on the lift, and opposite for a slow speed.

 

The only way to get more runs in is to ski faster, and beat the rest of the herd in the race from the top of the lift back to the queue at the bottom!

 

However, having said that, lifts are rarely at full capacity all day, so in the end you will get more runs on the faster lift.

post #39 of 44
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Jeeze, I never intended anybody to get this worked up about it.  You're right of course, assuming enough riders to saturate either the low or high speed lift.  (If there aren't enough to fill up every single upward-bound chair on the low speed lift, then that lift will have less riders per unit time, since some chairs will necessarily arrive empty.)

 

Anyway, this wasn't intended to have anything to do with the real world whatsoever.  So-called "brain teasers" rarely do.  Anybody fuming about how artificial my scenario is is both totally correct and totally missing the point.



But does the plane take off?

post #40 of 44

SIMPLE   SIMPLE !!

 

Move to Northern Idaho.  We don't got no fast lifts only fasting lifties and the only time you will find 200 people in one place is maybe in the Bar - if theres discount pitchers and free popcorn.

 

Come to think of it, don't move here because then we'd need high speed stuff too.

 

See if you can find 200 skiers.

 

LOP.JPG  Crowded weekday at Lookout Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #41 of 44

All other things equal, I'd much rather spend the non skiing time sitting on a slow lift than standing in a line for a faster lift.. More chairs on the cable means less standing at the bottom and more sitting down resting for the next run..

post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by robbo mcs View Post

Hi,

 

I have some advice for Jim and Dan, which has been ignored so far in this thread

 

Ski faster if you want to get more runs in!!!



lol... maybe they don't enjoy blasting their way to the bottom just to wait in a lift line... :P

post #43 of 44

They need to come to Whitefish.  No lines, high speed lifts.
 

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Originally Posted by robbo mcs View Post

Hi,

 

I have some advice for Jim and Dan, which has been ignored so far in this thread

 

Ski faster if you want to get more runs in!!!



lol... maybe they don't enjoy blasting their way to the bottom just to wait in a lift line... :P



 

post #44 of 44

Jim will get to the city 6 minutes before Dan provided that he drive at an average rate of 72 miles per hour. 

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