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Diamond snow chains at Hotham

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by Charlie, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here

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    In response to slushii's suggestion..........
    Discuss!
     
  2. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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  3. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here

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    Can't wait for Vladimir and Estragon to turn up!
     
  4. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    you're not coping well with being left at home alone are you Charlie
     
  5. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here

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    Does it show?
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  6. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I saw Gandalf and Captain Picard do that on Broadway in February. At least Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.
     
  7. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not as much fun being depraved on your own.
     
  8. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pfft,. What about Bruton and Bora?
     
  9. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    Would love too. Every time I produce an out of left field hypothesis. Thread is locked rather than removing the attack on me. I look like a douche for getting another thread locked.

    Not my sandbox. C'est La Vie. :cheers:
     
  10. gettingtooold

    gettingtooold One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you look like one, (in your words) and act like one, what's the surprise?
     
  11. Astro66

    Astro66 Still looking for a park in Thredbo

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    None. But using that talent to get threads locked is a waste. :)
     
  12. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here

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    Ummmmm, I'm sayin' nuttin'
     
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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Is this boring old thread still going?
     
  14. snowtyres

    snowtyres Addicted

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    MTH Snow chains determination for season 2014
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    Mount Hotham Resort Management Board
    P O Box 188 Bright VIC 3741
    Ph: 03 5759 3550

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  15. Yardsale

    Yardsale Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    And g) would be the most important point.
     
  16. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Don't see any reason they should be banned from the Omeo side to carparks east of Big D.
    That is all. Common sense
     
  17. teckel

    teckel Not a Loser Ski Pass: Gold

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    I wonder which so called "experts" they have consulted. Clearly not the importer/distributor of the most widely used chain in the country. RMB are morons.

    No diamond pattern chain is in contact with the road at all times. There are 2 gaps - one of them at the base of the wheel where your fit the chain, and the other directly opposite.
     
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    chriscross One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have to agree with Plowking. It's not such a boring thread if you paid out $700 for the only chains then approved by your car's manufacturer. Approach from Omeo is a very different kettle.
     
  19. Yardsale

    Yardsale Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    Sandy San, if you are around, can you post a pic of the snow chains you had on the Sandymobile.
     
  20. crackson

    crackson Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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  21. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Here we go. These are brilliant!!!!! Super grip, once tightened, they do not move around, as the friction of rubber on rubber doesn't allow them to slip on the tyre.



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  22. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    This is where the logic (of RMB) escapes me.
    Sandys "chains" are made from a similar compound to his tyres. Ie a hard rubber composite
    So QED they would work better than a completely metal chain.
    They would also wear similar to a tyre.

    So Aldi chains... seem ok.
     
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  23. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can see they also have steel studs in them. The grip on ice is WAY better than typical diamond pattern chains.
     
  24. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    "The logic of the RMB"......
    You started it all wrong.
     
  25. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Oxymoronic?
     
  26. The Plowking

    The Plowking Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Moronicoxy
     
  27. Yardsale

    Yardsale Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    I wouldn't say it's got anything to do with intellect. Sandy had them on his car, and I thought they would probably work well at Hotham. I have never seen them stocked locally - let alone tested.
     
  28. Spyder_Man

    Spyder_Man Hard Yards

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    Someone has a invested interest in seeing every chain banned except diamond pattern...
    If they haven't noticed, the very fact of the diamond shape, either side the chain has gapeing pockets of exposed tyre... at least with the so-called spider chains, their is permanent engagement of chain to tarmac , compared with diamond pattern chains...
    Fitted correctly, and driving sensible, I can't believe the claims this chain can work itself loose...