Originally Posted by sjjohnston
I'll take a stab: a poma lift.
As anyone who's seen "Barbarella" knows, the Orgasmatron was something else entirely, and it didn't play Barry White music, and Jane Fonda broke it.
You're right!!!!! It was the Poma lift!
This article describes a poma lift as "new, radically different...Imported from France and set up late this fall, this new 'rump-lifter' (literal French Translation) lift is designed to eliminate waiting in lines at Arapahoe Basin"
A bit of Pomaliftology now:
Benifits of the Poma lift according to this article are:
* a 2 1/2 minute up hill ride as opposed to a 6 1/2 minute ride on the chair
* no partner to cross skis with as on a t-bar
*no "cramps in the fanny"
* because it is detachable the hangers are rarely in exactly the same spot and if no riders are on the lift the cable revolves free of any dangling hangers which increases the lifts life and cuts down on maintainance costs
* flexibility of capacity, load interval determined by the rate at which skiers get into position.
* Poma lifts can follow a winding line because the pulley's allow adjustments to permit curves or bends
Ready for a new Question?
1. Where was the first slalom in the US held?
2. When was the first slalom in the US held? (year)
3. Who won the first US slalom?
Did you know???
- Time only, not form, was the criterion.
- The race was won by a skier who adopted a low crouch while others stood
- The original slalom gates consisted of pine branches stuck in the snow. [Hey Bonni, that sounds familiar!