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Chair down on Gunbarrel, Thredbo?

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by azzski, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't quite know what you mean
     
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    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The injured lady in the articles seems to have fallen victim to the outside rail, not an inner separator - ie she ended up one cheek in and one cheek out. It wasn't enough to shake it out...
     
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  3. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Mate Australia is standardised.

    In Austria this year every chair I skied on to was different. All within the same resort/area. One even had Recaro racing seats which work well in a car but are fckn hopeless on a ski lift. Another was a bubble chair that looked like something out of the Jetsons. Many weird and wonderful iterations.

    They all used to be somewhat similar but now...
     
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  5. Aractus

    Aractus Hard Yards

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    That incident had nothing to do with dividers, the safety bar on the approaching chair was down. But the point was that (notwithstanding the Supreme Court's decision) that the incident was preventable had the lift operator been better trained to handle situations like that, or had there been more than one operator. Perisher has clearly taken this incident seriously since every chairlift now always has at least 2 operators at the loading area - not just one that can be distracted while fixing the loading track. Contrast that with t-bars where there's one operator per loading area.
     
  6. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perisher won on appeal
     
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  7. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Correct.
    However the centre or seat dividers are more likely to do regular injuries - probably smaller ones granted, but I’ve certainly caught my leg on one when bumped by the person next to me - big bruise the next day.
    They’re stupid additions.
     
  8. Aractus

    Aractus Hard Yards

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    Sure I take your point, heck I've been bruised, twice, by Mt Perisher Triple because of lack of padding between seats despite doing my best to position myself. Those seat-mounted dividers are just designed to injure.
     
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