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Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by azzski, Jul 22, 2019.
Apparently about 3:30pm this evening. Second hand info
This wouldn't be the first time this has happened from what I've heard
Its being talked about in Thredbo forums
was it empty at the time?
Fake news? Nothing anywhere but FB. Same story as 2016 on Gunbarrel.
The 2019 Trip Report
No idea if it's current. Going by the time of day that the lift stopped , snow conditions and jackets/skis ....kinda like current
Thanks first ever poster Looks like Miss Snow it All has the scoop. Will this be on other news platforms tomorrow?
I wonder what side of the chair he was sitting on?
Hopefully wasn't hanging on to the outside
You should be able to sit anywhere on a chair without it falling off. The preference is of course to balance a chair as level as possible but that is not an operating prerequisite.
Chairs should not fall off in any normal operating circumstance.
Yeah! totally agree but as you know in high wind your positioning on the chair is exacerbated. From what I heard the chair hit the tower which instigated the release from the cable.
End of story, it's a freak accident. Let's move on.
2 freak accidents in 3 years. Same chair. How many freak accidents are required before it becomes not a freak accident?
So was dreamworld
I'm no expert when it comes to this sort of thing, but an occupied chair falling isn't something I'm comfortable just "moving on" from.
Yeah pretty much..
However negative publicity is not something ski resorts in this country deal with very well.
"she'll be right, we know more than you"
Here’s a voucher for hot choc.
The occupant of the chair sure has a lot more of a legitimate reason to sue than that doctor who got a whack from the Mt P double chair a few years ago, that's for sure.
It is very difficult for a chair to hit a tower and especially with some one sitting on it, an extreme event. I question the "It hit a tower" claims.
Clamp failure ....
Seriously? On a ski forum we shouldn’t discuss a major failure of THE critical and defining piece of infrastructure for ski resorts?
In Thredbo, this is actually quite valuable. If they could team it with queue priority at Merrits restaurant at lunchtime, even more so!
This. Surely taking the piss....or part of the ski resort ..."move along, we take this seriously"
May be worth a carpark in the village?
Reminds me of my favourite sign
“Freak waves are common”
Steady there big fella
A de-cabled derelict line
A chair that runs ~340 days a year
A chair that is 700 years old with chain and hose pipe for safety, very European (well, Eastern Bloc)
Another chair (increasingly used as backup in windy periods and with MTBs) which has lost two chairs in three seasons in wind
Four tees not open for most of the initial month of season....
Hopefully nothing goes wrong with Friday Flat or Cruiser.....
Just looking at the photo (might check it out IRL next time), the chair top, could maybe hit the arm of the tower, it doesn't look like anywhere as much of a swing, as you would need to actually hit the tower proper.
Gotta keep those chairs rolling for the snow guarantee
I do not understand how you walk from a chair dropping that height though. Surely, unless you had bailed, you would get hurt just by the chair itself.
It very difficult for a loaded chair to hit a tower, free swinging is more of an issue.
The other factor is the force involved to actually detach a chair.
My speculation call, clamp failure passing through pulley set. Last tower carries a lot of forces.
Direct drop into relatively uncompacted snow with a down slope would dissipate forces. Legs up as it falls, rolls backwards on impact.
A very lucky chair rider indeed.
Lucky physically, but mentally? Many would hesitate to ever get back on a chair.
**** off I’d need at least 2
Oh of course.
My first overseas trip coincided with landing in Malta a week after Isreali commandos stormed a PLO hijacked plane, quite sobering seeing the burnt out plane sitting on the tarmac. Life goes on, trauma manifests erratically.
The chair rider should be very angry.
As passionate as I am - taking a ride on a falling chair would have me switch to skins or tbars exclusively!
You’d have trouble getting back on one!
Hmm. I guess holding out for a lifetime of free season passes wouldn't work if you're not inclined to ever get back on a chair.
Probably a telemarker
That rollback video from OS is in the back of my mind every time I get on a chair nowadays...
Let alone this
Riding those big cable cars in Europe is an exercise in total faith
The marketing is working!
Perisher is better.
As long as the military aren't flying around....
There is a second picture on Miss Snow it all that shows him in the snow down hill about 2 to 3 metres away he may have been lucky enough to have the bar up and fallen away from the chair.
The lifties are constantly yelling out at punters who forget to put the bar down. Maybe safer to leave it up.
And compulsory avi airbags to cushion the fall.
Just to have it here as well, sourced from Snowsbest: