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Not who you asked, but it’s my recollection that sourcing the sheave assemblies was the tricky part, not the sheaves themselves. The sheaves Poma used from the late 70s through 1986/87 are also different than those used from the late 80s through the 90s. BL, being from ‘86, has the older spoked style sheaves as opposed to the newer “solid” ones seen on newer installs (Blue Ribbon @ Bromley). Alas I am unaware of the technical differences between these, for all I know it’s just a difference in design.The sheave trains for the mis-engineered towers had to be re-built from scratch iirc. I'd of thought early 90s Poma sheaves would be a dime a dozen?
Never saw myself giving an inch to the veteran trolls who lurk in this thread, but here we are. The frustration is justifiable. The trolls may rejoice now that someone who actually skis at Magic and is invested in its future is giving some minor credence to one of their rants.Another Sept 1 has come & gone without any sort of significant progress on the Black Quad. Supposedly the contractor will be back this week to handle some of the 'easy' towers, but the "hard to access" tower that has been the source of all sorts of excuses is still untouched. While there is still enough time to get the installation complete before the season starts, if the history of this job is any indicator of the future, I suspect the lift will be delayed....again.
The question now is where do we go from here.
Nothing beats a positive attitude. This is what life is these days, a series of setbacks, but unless you keep pushing foreword the setbacks will beat you! Rember, they started this project during Covid and the world is still not back to normal. Will it ever be?I go retrofit a chairlift. Starting today FYI, Pfister boys are out there now staging and building parts and we'll be working on this nonstop until these towers are done. I won't make any promises but the wheels are finally freakin' moving after a long and torturous stay with our hands bound in engineering hell (as opposed to welding hell which is where I will be for the next month).
I know people are frustrated about Black's status for good reason and I am too, so I'm just going to finish wolfing down this sandwich and get back to welding rather than attempt to placate. I'm sure G will be sharing status updates and pics as we complete our goals so stay tuned.
Ha! LOL.Good call. Those boulders will stop alot of people from sliding all the way to the bottom after they try to turn on the ice.
Good call. Those boulders will stop alot of people from sliding all the way to the bottom after they try to turn on the ice.