Yoo whats up everyone. Im just wondering every time I hit a steel tube, how these things are made? Anyone got any plans on it?
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theabortionatorLift tower tubes generally or could be from oil, snowmaking anything snowmaking ones generally won't get too big.
They're welded. Think some are rolled and have one straight seam. Some lift tower have a spiral weld going up. Those kinda sound like pool coping when you slide them.
Idk i don't really know a ton about large pipes, or lifts honestly.
Pretty much any large diameter tubing you see at a ski resort is from an old lift that was decomissioned. Some of the smaller stuff is from old snowmaking projects generally.
WoFlowzAt my hill we buy them from coastal jibs because we don’t have anyone who knows how to weld in the parks. We have a bunch of smaller tubes like 12-16inch which I’d assume are from snowmaking or maybe even pretty old lift towers. And a bunch of 4-6inch tubes which I’d assume is from snowmaking. We had all those build back when Pat Morgan and Chris perks worked at HV
_milotv_coastal jibs is really expensive, I feel like you could make a nice wide tube (12-16 in) for a lot less just with the cost of materials and then weld it up yourself right? Correct me if I'm wrong but my mountain really needs a tube like this
WoFlowzYeah well it’s cheaper than the mtn hiring someone who’s knows what their doing. They slide weird tbh. All their rails are either insanely slick or insanely sticky
_milotv_I bet. I was looking through their instagram and some of their rails have a matte black surface which I cant imagine slides well but I've slid their other rails skiing in quebec and mostly they seem okay.