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Sea to Sky Gondola closed due to vandalism

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If, and it is big if the cable was cut, we will have to see. Cutting a 50mm cable with a grinder would be hazardous to cutter's health or life. Most likely that person or persons would have to use an explosive. 

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5 hours ago, glassgowkiss said:

If, and it is big if the cable was cut, we will have to see. Cutting a 50mm cable with a grinder would be hazardous to cutter's health or life. Most likely that person or persons would have to use an explosive. 

I read that, and thought the same thing. If it was "sabotage" that would be crazy to cut a cable under such a load. the cable is actually 55mm, 6 strands.

if they are calling it that, must be some evidence to support it. I heard people in the area describe a loud noise, but what they described sounded like just what you would hear if a cable snapped and "released the load". Something @jon hears everyday in the bathroom.

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33 minutes ago, G-spotter said:

you guys know they could have partly cut it and then left it to fail under load right?

sounds like an awesome game of chicken to me. you seem to know an awful lot about this cable failure stuff dru!  hmmmmm.... :laf:

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12 hours ago, G-spotter said:

you guys know they could have partly cut it and then left it to fail under load right?

cutting a couple strands and leaving it sounds more like attempted murder than sabotage.    very un canadian.

 

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17 hours ago, G-spotter said:

you guys know they could have partly cut it and then left it to fail under load right?

Cable like that has strands. In order for this exact sectorial to happen, you would have to cut though at least a couple- completely. The moment you would cut though a single strand , it would start unravelling, while spinning wildly. You can't run away from it, as you would be sitting on a narrow beam of a tower. The only way not to play a russian roulette would be using something like Dioplex. But you would be hard pressed to find it at Canadian Tire. There is a pic of a setup to cut through 50mm rebar. Probably would work on a cable under such tension. There is basically a cold chisel inside, that is impacted by a charge. Shit like this is not random and would not be an act of vandalism. It would take planning, and some pretty good knowledge of were and how. 

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Bob, you sound like the guys denying that Twin Towers could burn and collapse after they did burn and collapse.

It was cut, it failed. Deny those facts all you like with your armchair analysis.

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1 hour ago, G-spotter said:

Bob, you sound like the guys denying that Twin Towers could burn and collapse after they did burn and collapse.

It was cut, it failed. Deny those facts all you like with your armchair analysis.

It was cut- how exactly? Stick to geology, Not saying it was it was not. Calling bullshit on RCMP statements without any proof. Also saying that the person cutting would have to have knowledge and it would take some planning- not an act of vandalism, but rather someone had beef with gondola. I don't think you have even a faintest idea how a cable like this looks like, and what would happen, if you started to use something like a grinder, while sitting on tower. 

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2 hours ago, glassgowkiss said:

Calling bullshit on RCMP statements without any proof.

WAAAAH THEY AREN'T TELLING ME HOW IT HAPPENED SO IT DIDN'T

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