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post #61 of 74
^^^^agreed, I pulled my comment to actually do some research. It isn't the loading/unloading aspect, it is that high speed lifts need more chair spacing, otherwise they would bunch too much when detached in the slower wheelhouse. So that offsets the faster rope speed in terms of max capacity (greater speed, fewer chairs).
post #62 of 74

The key is ten chairs per minute.  That's the rate at the loading station, the rate at the unloading station, and the rate at any arbitrary point on the way up or down.  The faster they go, the farther apart they have to be to maintain ten chars per minute.

post #63 of 74

With legal recreational pot in Colorado, I don't think a significant number of skiers would be able to figure out those buttons...

post #64 of 74
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With legal recreational pot in Colorado, I don't think a significant number of skiers would be able to figure out those buttons...

That's true. I can hardly even turn on my stove anymore since we decriminalized marijuana.
post #65 of 74
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That's true. I can hardly even turn on my stove anymore since we decriminalized marijuana.

You still cook when you could just bake? Domino's delivery guy fo lyfe, yo. 

post #66 of 74
Hmm....we haven't seen any follow up posts from the OP. Must not like the feedback we provided.
post #67 of 74
The OP was trolling, now make it snow
post #68 of 74
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The OP was trolling, now make it snow

 

Ok.  So which button do I push to make that happen?

post #69 of 74
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Ok.  So which button do I push to make that happen?
Try all of em, push em as many times as it takes
post #70 of 74
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Try all of em, push em as many times as it takes

 

Let's get started then, shall we?

post #71 of 74

Interestingly seems like the OP might have been trolling for Doppelmayr

 

http://www.inthesnow.com/easy-boarding-coming-to-a-ski-lift-near-you-2/

 

Welcome to the world of numpties clogging the turnstiles at gondolas as they can't count how many in their party.

post #72 of 74
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Interestingly seems like the OP might have been trolling for Doppelmayr

http://www.inthesnow.com/easy-boarding-coming-to-a-ski-lift-near-you-2/

Welcome to the world of numpties clogging the turnstiles at gondolas as they can't count how many in their party.

Nah... the OP suggested something way different. This is just a different way to line up for the same gondola/ride. It doesn't sound all that different from the when the lifties get folks to group up ahead of the gondola car arriving. Though I wonder if they intend for the car to stop? Or do the little corrals move with the cats in the picture? Or is the picture even accurate?
post #73 of 74

No idea what the picture represents but for a 24 man gondola I could imagine 2 gates each letting through 12 people- 1st pen gets the seats, 2nd fills in standing bit like Funitel at Squaw. For a typical modern 8er a 4 & 4 or a single gate might work.

 

I just don't really like the idea of another gating system in addition to the scan as putting it near point of loading seems to me to amplify the impact of "ditherers" or "cabin hoggers" e.g. those that attempt to game the system by seeking to ensure their party has exclusive occupancy of a gondola.  Maybe it's only a Euro thing as manual loading ensures that singles are put into cabins most places in N America when busy.Basically still needs a lifty on deck to yell at people to get them in.

post #74 of 74

Ya'lls sarcasm and troll detectors must be busted

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