Gondola Jumper at Whistler - Page 3 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2014, 09:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 518
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jed View Post
Remember you're paying for custom parts, workers time etc. It's not just a straight go to home depot and buy one part deal.

Not to mention with things like this it's a safety issue where they may have to replace and check a lot of things just to make sure it's all compliant, even if nothing is wrong with the actual part.
It's not 10k. That's an inflated number. The cabins probably cost 10k a piece so they are inflating the numbers.
NoOtherOptions is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-13-2014, 09:56 PM   #22 (permalink)
Jed
Veteran Member
 
Jed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Whistler, BC
Posts: 775
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoOtherOptions View Post
It's not 10k. That's an inflated number. The cabins probably cost 10k a piece so they are inflating the numbers.
Never underestimate how much money is wasted on safety related checks and testing, especially after Whistler got sued because of gondolas falling a few seasons back.
__________________
I teach snowboarding via step-by-step videos lessons at Snomie.com - How To Snowboard Videos, Snowboard Tips & Snowboard Lessons
Jed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 09:56 PM   #23 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
tonicusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 847
Default

No one in Canada is capable of repairing those cars. They have to be detached by a certified team from Germany. And the parts are made in Austria. They won't ship the actual parts to Canada because of NAFTA, so Whistler has to pay to have them imported into the US and then smuggled across the border by pot dealers from the Lib Tech day shift.
tonicusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 09:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,043
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoOtherOptions View Post
10k for an auto door locking mechanism? Bullshit.
It's not hard to run up a $10K bill on anything safety related nowadays. It's why I don't carry collision insurance on my 9 year old car, a fender bender repair starts at a grand.

And the peak-to-peak is not a run of the mill gondola, each car holds 28 people

Last edited by Bones; 02-13-2014 at 10:05 PM.
Bones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 09:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 518
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tonicusa View Post
No one in Canada is capable of repairing those cars. They have to be detached by a certified team from Germany. And the parts are made in Austria. They won't ship the actual parts to Canada because of NAFTA, so Whistler has to pay to have them imported into the US and then smuggled across the border by pot dealers from the Lib Tech day shift.
Lol I thought you were being serious up until the dead end Lib Tech comment. Fucking gold.
NoOtherOptions is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 11:13 PM   #26 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
destroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Posts: 370
Default

The P2P cost like $50+ mill to build? Pretty sure the gondolas are worth a decent chunk of change. Lift equipment might not look that sophisticated but they're highly engineered and manufactured with extreme precision by very specialized companies. These things cost money, and the more custom the pricier.

The whole "criminal" aspect of this kinda sucks. Dude should have to pay for the damage, but probably didn't realize the effect it would have and was no doubt caught up in the moment. A criminal record and all that crap kinda just seems extreme when you look at how victimless it is other than the fact that some property belonging to a company worth many millions was damaged. People get away with way worse all the time... but it figures with the lack of justice system.
__________________
2007 GNU 11up 162w / 2012 GNU Carbon Credit 162w / 2013 Lib Tech Banana Magic 158w / 2013 GNU Eco Genetics 162 / 2013 Lib Tech Birdman 180 / 2013 Lib Tech T. Rice Banana Hammock 164
2007 Burton Custom Brew / 2013 Burton Malavita / 2013 Malavita Restricted / 2014 Now Drive
2013 Burton Ambush / 2014 DC Travis Rice
destroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2014, 11:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
Fire on Ice...and Powder!
 
GreyDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Not nearly high or steep enough
Posts: 883
Default

Don't underestimate the deterrent factor in any punishment.
We all seem to find the video of the jump entertaining.
What's to stop any thrill seeker from trying this again?
A harsh punishment.
GreyDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 12:16 AM   #28 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 926
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GreyDragon View Post
Don't underestimate the deterrent factor in any punishment.
We all seem to find the video of the jump entertaining.
What's to stop any thrill seeker from trying this again?
A harsh punishment.
Same thing with Russians climbing building. They don't want anyone to replicate the stunt so they hit them hard with the dick of law.
blunted_nose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 01:54 AM   #29 (permalink)
Banned!
 
snowklinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: L-Town
Posts: 5,019
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tonicusa View Post
No one in Canada is capable of repairing those cars. They have to be detached by a certified team from Germany. And the parts are made in Austria. They won't ship the actual parts to Canada because of NAFTA, so Whistler has to pay to have them imported into the US and then smuggled across the border by pot dealers from the Lib Tech day shift.
well played sir
__________________
Support Local Business
"Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart!" - Ash
snowklinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2014, 02:21 AM   #30 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
hardasacatshead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Aussie living in London
Posts: 674
Default

bcDude should go to jail... for having the most annoying voice in BC. It was much more enjoyable on mute.
hardasacatshead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums