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Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by VSG, Jul 4, 2010.
Actually rode those beauties......
Person riding lower left poma; too cool to hold on!
Its ok for women, blokes need to hold the poma
And if you rode them in later half of 81 season I handed you the poma you rode.
I wasn't even a twinkle amidst the constellations in those harsh times, when you had to walk to and from the snow every day, in bare feet, and uphill in both directions.
I was on Baldy 2 summit access when Joe (foreman) went on breaks, but mostly Howqua about mid Aug onwards.
Because I moved to Orange from Blue the best gigs were taken so I got Howqua which was the shit gig but that was a bit of a badge thing among towies getting the prime lifts for the season, but I liked it because Kofflers was nearby so I got hot food and drink for morning and arvo smoko (ride the shovel up the track).
And in bad weather the handle reached the shack door so I could stand inside and pull pomas.
Like Bk St, got 10 min smoko I used to bolt to the old Abom and scoff an apple mogul and hot choc and sprint back to Baldy 2.
Times I ran other lifts like Shakey and TiroI got hungry and ronery.
I liked lifts that had riders all day or I got bored and cold standing around.
Top of Grimus for a week I nearly went mad with boredom.
If I was working lifts Id be pushing to get one near a food outlet with constant steam of riders all week to interact with, specially the girl variety.
The black run lift riders were all sweaty agro men back then.
Bk St was full of girl beginners.
Probably July 1981, big big dump of snow...
This was 1981. From my post, a few pages back in this thread. @DbSki @CarveMan
I rode Orange lifts, by choice. Friends from UniMelb lodge said better than Blue. Better parts of mountain.
One good thing about the old village square was you could straight line from Cham down the road and make it across to the Bk St chair to get on.
Flashback to the start of last season. This was taken on Syd-Melb Flight, 16th June 2017
Similar angle, late April 2018
Walking past an op shop today and this caught my eye. $10 #value. Painted by reg cox in 1978. Will look good on the wall at DP - reminding me of where I cut my teeth at Buller. Good memories
Lockdown boredom and going through the archives. A few pics from 2012/13.
Those Tyrol tiers will get you!
This was just below the village - not a good start to the drive home
Those "Angle Parking" signs can cause confusion...
Drifting uphill always safer than downhill.
Blue Lifts uniform & Orange lifts jumpers
i ran the summit double pomas in 1982 & 1983
building the Sun Valley Poma top section lifting married cable into position onto wheel 1980
You wouldn't have any photos of the top station? I understand the drive was at the top which I've never seen before on a poma lift and there's a million of the bloody things in France.
bottom station Sun Valley & top drive station room-many more on file
Yes please - keep them coming
As mx said - keep them coming but can you post then as full images not just thumbnails?
I assume you were a lift builder?
Thanks, unusual Poma lift this one. Top station is not your traditional type where it’s usually essentially hanging in the air. Still cannot work out how the drive works, perhaps the motor is yet to be installed in that photo of the top station. I’m guessing the counter weight was at the bottom behind the bottom station.
Would be great if they could properly be scanned in too. These are great shots of history I’d hate to get lost.