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Sounds like the voice of experience.:wink: You are right though, they did screw up the off ramp. You and I always take lift one when it's running instead of the "Visions Express Quad", it stops a lot less. I can't imagine them increasing the speed of the quad without doing something to straighten out the issues with the unloading ramp, it stops too often as it is now.Anyways the new Dopplemayr fixed grip Quad is only being run slightly faster than that old 40 year old Hall double lift in the pic to the right. Seems one reason that they don't run it faster is smaller kids getting off it at the top. If you don't get off that chair at the exact right point - you are up over the down ramp, the chair dumps you out and immeadiately turns around the upper bullwheel - potentially clobbering a late exiting rider in the head... ouch. I best get a helmet. Also someone told me that New York State regulations have a minimum designated time interval that is required between chairs on a fixed grip ski lift (I don't remember the time: it was like 5 or 7 seconds between loading chairs). But when I researched the required time interval between chairs it seems like it is left up to the Designer of the lift to determine the parameters of how fast the fixed grip lift can be safely operated. Seems the price of the Quad was 2.2 million.
Did you ever think that its a great thing that these guys did buying this place out of bankruptcy to keep it open. Be happy that you have a new lift and not the old one and stop acting like you run the place. So much more goes into running a ski resort than how many runs you, as an expert, can get in on one day. Just saying, but it drives me nuts to see people joke or make comments about how these resort run, and not have any experience is actually dealing with the finacial issues that ski resort have t work with every day.
No, Rambo is not my alter ego. Sorry to come off so pig headed.