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.


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 (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? (talk) 13:59, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Citations or delete[edit]

This page is 95% unsourced. Make sure you cite everything. 95% of the content in this article could get deleted by a user and the would have a good reason for it. Fix this up. TigerScientist (talk) 23:35, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

I'm not sure getting rather self righteous and whacking "citations needed" statements all through an article will do anything useful. It may only make a majority of readers resent the person who does it. I've written quite a few "peer reviewed" papers, but Wikipaedia is more informal by its very nature. As long as industry experts are content that basic statements of fact in an article are correct and anything unusual or surprising is referenced, then perhaps there's no need to footnote sources for basic and undisputed facts. While I'm not going to delete all the "More citations needed" annotations that TigerScientist has added, perhaps he/she could tone down their edits a little? Thanks. :-) Bogong (talk) 01:01, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

I will admit I got a little over board on this page. I will delete the info that is not basic. TigerScientist (talk) 17:45, 4 December 2020 (UTC)