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Qld Aerial Skiing Facility Canned by new Govt

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by CarveMan, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queen...f-1226397650637

     
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    I could never understand how they actually managed to get that through to be honest.

    Oh well, the kids will just have to keep jumping into the dam and we can save on airfares to QLD

    I have a feeling there are ongoing discussions about trying to get something in Jindy.
     
  3. Scooter

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    Front page of today’s paper here in Brissy. Was watching some Japan stuff ages ago and it showed them practicing jumps etc. out of season into a dirty great big inflatable. Surely that could be setup anywhere (quite easily I would have thought) for sub 100K? No stuffing around with water etc. as per your comment LTB.
     
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    Lampooning it because it was to be in Qld is ignorance. Questioning the economic rationale is sensible. $6M is a helluva a lot for a very niche sport, albeit one where we have a very good medal history.
     
  5. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep I was thinking about that when I read it - QLD does make sense as it offers year-round training. There is a great facility in Park City but naturally doesn't operate in their winter. So the concept was sound even if the economics weren't.,
     
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    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    A snowflex park + beginner slope and water ramps on the goldie would be awesome.
     
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    It's the sort of iconic thing Baw Baw needs (assuming iconic attactions are allowed outside Falls)....
     
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    parkmonkey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Why build it 2.5hrs from a major center?
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    NFI, but the sketches show a normal pool too. Maybe it's a suburb that needs a new pool and this kills 2 birds with one stone.
     
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    We actually have two water jumps in my town in Japan. At least one of them is constructed out of scaffolding and plywood, with stairs next to the run in. They deconstruct it every winter. Very low budget stuff. I think we also have an inflatable landing jump as well.

    The budget for that thing in Qld seems outragous.

    But then, spending on Olympic training has always seemed like a waste of money to me. [​IMG]
     
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    qwill Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    No, existing pool at Chandler, new pool in the ex Comm Games set-up iirc

    Also in the electorate of the previous Sports Minister?
     
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    Wonder what Lilydale, Vic cost? And ongoing costs?


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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any conversation on allocation of funding for our winter sports usually ends in tears.
     
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    Yardsale Part of the Furniture Moderator

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    I heard something about sub 100k (it's been around a while) and ongoings are fairly small. Not open to the public though, so there is not the on-going staffing, insurance and advertising hoo har to deal with.
     
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    For starters it ddin't even have to cost $6M - how could it?

    They are landing in existing pool....

    I priced one of these up for a project in the UK, and excluding the pool, the cost was in the order of £950K all in.
     
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    This one that Damien is talking about..
    [​IMG]
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    $6M??? insane!

    As luvthebumps said back to jumping into the dam.

    The water ramp abocve actually looks pretty good and simple. Where is it? May have to check it out if it near Nagano.
     
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    [sorry, off topic, just following up the above post]

    It is at Goryu in Hakuba.

    I forgot they had a short magic carpet, then steps.

    This is the other one down the road at Sanosaka: [​IMG]
     
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    Holy crap, I was skiing over that to get to the bottom of the Goryu gondy? You'd never know it was there!
     
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    Off the original topic, but you'd have to think all the political points of view have already been aired ! but I skied past this in winter snow in feb and the water looked a whole lot colder than this photo, that's for sure.
    Not at all tempted to give her a try, now in summer, that'd be different.
     
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    Bligh-ALP project, what else would we expect.
     
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    qld is about to flick 20,000 + public servants, as no money.

    Qld govt paying $685,000 an hour in interest payments, mainly due to spending madness by previous govt.
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Training on the way up, and on the way down :D
     
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    Karicta A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does look a touch better than the one in wandin
     
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    Interesting re reading the old posts. We never did get to the water ramps at Hakuba but went to Inawashiro instead. Made what we had in Aus look pathetic.

    Being part of a moguls group on facebookI have been watching this progress . The athletes went to NT for 2 weeks prior to going to Qld and are now in training in Brissie.
     
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    You've got to be fcking kidding me. WTF are you whining about. This is awesome.

    Yes it's in Qld where they can train 12 months a year. It's in Qld because NSW and Vic didn't want to pony up for the dollars to support our winter athletes. This is money going to winter sports in Australia and both the aerial and mogul teams will be using it. This is an extremely positive thing.

    The athletes love it. I was talking to them last week and everyone is rapt. Sure Covid has been a PITA but nobody could forsee that. It's not just the ramp and the pool, there's trampoline areas, gym plus first class amenities. Sh!ts on a slug infested puddle.