Talk:Detachable chairlift

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First detachable lifts?[edit]

It'd be nice to put some history here on where the first detachable lift was open. I recall that Vail had one of the earliest (if not the earliest) detachables, the Vista Bahn, but perhaps that was simply the earlist North American (or even US) detachable. Pimlottc 21:09, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Ten seat chairs[edit]

I had thought there were 1 or 2 10-place chairlifts in France, but I can't find them on google. This page refers to one[1], but they're probably just confused. I guess it's 8. Stevage 03:06, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

I can understand how "only" eight people on a chair might seem like ten. That's a mindboggling number of people to egress all at once. Heck, the bits of freeway around here with four lanes on each side sometimes seems like five.... —EncMstr 04:38, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

What happens to the haul rope?[edit]

I came here looking for the answer to what happens to the haul rope after the chair derails. I imagine that there is some kind of spindle, or "long path" that it traverses while the chair is leisurely sent around the pickup/dropoff area. Does anyone know (and can they add it to the article)?

See chairlift. (These two articles probably ought to be merged.) —EncMstr 03:53, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
Agreed; chairlift is more informative than this article.

Explanation[edit]

The haul rope gets sent around a bullwheel just like a fixed grip chair. The carrier grip detaches the rope and is then brought around the station by a series of belts,conveyors, and tires until it reattaches to the haul rope. the belts conveyors and tires slow the chair down and speed it up again to haul rope speed without the haul rope ever changing its speed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 142.179.15.7 (talk) 08:18, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Speed figures way too high[edit]

I can't think of any detachable chairlift that races through a station with 1m/s. Also, most of these lifts (at least in Europe) make 4-4,5m/s, but not 6 in average. Any thoughts or reliable sources on that? 217.233.75.205 (talk) 13:59, 31 October 2009 (UTC)