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Thredbo Development - bang a gong and get it ON!

Discussion in 'Thredbo' started by climberman, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. LaNeige

    LaNeige One of Us

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    It's raining men ...
     
  2. Alleve

    Alleve Hard Yards

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    We're talking a lot of crap about the death barrel, but honestly you're more likely to die of old age on the merritts than you are falling off a chair on the gunbarrel
     
  3. kylep

    kylep One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    If not death barrel then it needs to be drop-barrel. Can someone draw a drop-bear on skis hanging from a cable?

    (In good taste should probably avoid fall/slide for obvious Thredbo reasons)
     
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  4. sastrugi

    sastrugi At the centre of it all Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ski industry worldwide is small, don't underestimate it.
     
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    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    That may be so but I think you’re missing the point. Chairs aren’t supposed to just drop off cables. Absolutely certainly not twice in three years. Riding these chairs is not supposed to be any sort of lottery, no matter how unlikely it is to happen to you. It’s not supposed to happen to anybody. And the operator shouldn’t be allowed to just shrug it off.

    On top of that a lot of the chat isn’t about the chair falling it’s about KT’s utterly feeble communication around the matter. “Yes a chair fell, but nobody died, it was some sort of act of god, so not our fault, and it was running shortly afterwards anyway, nothing to see here ... oh look there’s something shiny over there!”

    Two times in three years means we shouldn’t accept it being swept under the carpet ... again. I hope there’s been a fit and proper investigation and response because it’s literally a life or death situation. I wouldn’t like to be in a position of responsibility if it happens again with a worse outcome.
     
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  6. Alleve

    Alleve Hard Yards

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    I get the point, don't worry. I was referring to the jokes everyone's making (the nickname deathbarrel, etc), not the legitimate concern over the safety of the lift
     
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  7. linked_recoveries

    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    The Aussie response: shock, disbelief, anger, concern, then humour ... too soon?

    I hope ‘Deathbarrel’ stays the course. I’ll be using it. I imagine KT will hate it. And that’s probably the point.
     
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  8. scottski

    scottski A Local

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    And that is probably why a few well placed T shirts for sale might get a reaction .
     
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  9. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us

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    I don't think the ski industry pumps cash into Thredbo. The paying public does and the sentiment on most social media is that the incident has been forgotten about already. As for staff not working at Thredbo because of it, plenty more to replace them. Ski industry suppliers will still support them.

    This place is a bit of a positive feedback loop at times.
     
  10. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Someone design it and I’ll get one printed.
    I’m computer/graphic design illiterate.
     
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  11. zac150

    zac150 One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    You could have some fun with it, deathbarrel the chair drop bears ride in Thredbo

    Or
    It’s this or deathbarre

    (Instead if discount ski lift) death barrel alternate
     
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  12. Alleve

    Alleve Hard Yards

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    You could just straight up print a picture of the incident on the shirt. It's less creative though

    Of course there's the classic "I survived the deathbarrel express" but that's even less creative still