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inv4zn 08-11-2019 01:21 AM

Sea-to-Sky Gondola Cables Cut
 
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...alls-1.5242787

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Almost all of the 30 gondola cars attached to the cable crashed to the ground at around 4 a.m., according to staff working overnight. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.
What the fuck.

StylinRed 08-11-2019 04:20 AM

Heard about that, wouldn't they need some serious equipment to get up that high, and cut such a thick cable?

320icar 08-11-2019 06:17 AM

Any cordless angle grinder with a cutting disc would make quick work of that cable

StylinRed 08-11-2019 06:44 AM

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The rope is a multi-strand steel cable, 55mm (2.2 inches) across.
Oh I thought it'd be a lot thicker, but also thought it'd be harder to cut

Damn

twitchyzero 08-11-2019 09:16 AM

can't think of a good reason anyone would gain from this

they've been talking about an expansion...insurance fraud?

Jmac 08-11-2019 09:51 AM

These things rely on a single cable? I'd have thought there would be at least two in case one fails.

320icar 08-11-2019 10:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Jmac (Post 8956332)
These things rely on a single cable? I'd have thought there would be at least two in case one fails.

In the 30 years Iíve been alive Iíve never heard of any cable car failing. Clearly theyíre pretty reliable

StylinRed 08-11-2019 10:20 AM

^^^ didn't the cable car at whistler collapse before the Olympics?

underscore 08-11-2019 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Jmac (Post 8956332)
These things rely on a single cable? I'd have thought there would be at least two in case one fails.

A single cable made up of many strands, so like a bunch of cables twisted together. I'm not sure how it'd work with two cables.

Nlkko 08-11-2019 10:50 AM

My bet is on green peace eco nutjobs.

westopher 08-11-2019 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by StylinRed (Post 8956339)
^^^ didn't the cable car at whistler collapse before the Olympics?

Blackcomb gondola, but the cable didn't snap, it derailed.

Jmac 08-11-2019 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by StylinRed (Post 8956339)
^^^ didn't the cable car at whistler collapse before the Olympics?

Several incidents in Europe as well.

westopher 08-11-2019 01:46 PM

Do any of these incidents involve the cable actually snapping? Especially unloaded, non-operational, and without severe weather?

hud 91gt 08-11-2019 02:40 PM

Didn’t notice the missing cars yesterday, but on the way back today it sure looked a little empty.

Teriyaki 08-11-2019 03:33 PM

Why? Seriously, what kind of maniac does this

Mr.Money 08-11-2019 04:15 PM

idiots....whoever would take their personal time to get up there and cut it,i imagine the carriers are all thrown away since most are bent.....huge security risk in that if they ever tried re-using them :heckno:

RRxtar 08-11-2019 05:17 PM

Really having a hard time understanding why stone would do tos. Its not a spur of the moment vandalism kind of thing. Very deliberate and targeted needing the correct tools. But then why target the gondola ? Doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would offend someone.

Imagine if they didn't cut all the way thru and instead cut 80% of the way so that it wouldn't let go until hundreds of people were riding. Fuck me

PeanutButter 08-11-2019 07:05 PM

Is the sea to sky gondola privately owned or is it a crown corp? This is very interesting.

tiger_handheld 08-11-2019 07:52 PM

has the markings of a disgruntled employee

- does not want to harm visitors but send a lesson to the company
- cause maximum financial damage without loss of life, the only loser is company

I put money that the cause will be mental health (as it always is now a days)

punkwax 08-11-2019 08:02 PM

Wasn’t there local opposition to the gondola before it was built? Could be some local grumps who are bitter about the influx of tourists too..

Regardless it was a stupid move and at the end of the day, they’ll simply increase security and it will be back up and running in no time. Waste of time for all those involved, aside from whoever profits from the event of course.

underscore 08-11-2019 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by RRxtar (Post 8956374)
Really having a hard time understanding why stone would do tos. Its not a spur of the moment vandalism kind of thing. Very deliberate and targeted needing the correct tools. But then why target the gondola ? Doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would offend someone.

Imagine if they didn't cut all the way thru and instead cut 80% of the way so that it wouldn't let go until hundreds of people were riding. Fuck me

In Kelowna some knob went and damaged a bunch of the trees supporting the rope course at the Myra Canyon Adventure Park right before it opened. I'm not sure if they ever figured out the motivation for it but people are morons is usually an accurate one.

Great68 08-12-2019 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by westopher (Post 8956354)
Blackcomb gondola, but the cable didn't snap, it derailed.

It didn't derail, it came down after one of the support towers collapsed

westopher 08-12-2019 08:26 PM

My memory failed me on that one, but my point remains, that these accidents are essentially always related to something other than a cable snapping. Grips on the cabins, doors opening, damaged towers, derailing.

SSM_DC5 08-12-2019 09:23 PM

Google fixes all memory failures
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.903867

nah 08-12-2019 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RRxtar (Post 8956374)
Really having a hard time understanding why stone would do tos. Its not a spur of the moment vandalism kind of thing. Very deliberate and targeted needing the correct tools. But then why target the gondola ? Doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would offend someone.

Imagine if they didn't cut all the way thru and instead cut 80% of the way so that it wouldn't let go until hundreds of people were riding. Fuck me

The cables are braided so it would be noticeable if any of the cables had been cut as it'll fray. The first riders would be in jeopardy until someone saw the damage, possibly the staff for the safety ride to start the day.


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