Rotating Ski Slope.
February 26, 2002 8:57 AM   Subscribe

Rotating Ski Slope. This seems a little far fetched, if not dangerous. Skiers travel down the side of the revolving slope at the same time as it moves upwards. The result is that the ski run is effectively much further than the actual 300-metre length of the incline. It is in Wales though - which will be nice.
posted by Spoon (12 comments total)
"I'm sorry, did you say knives?"

"Rotating knives, yes."
posted by starvingartist at 9:11 AM on February 26, 2002

Anybody here remember enough high-school physics to calculate the centrifugal force generated by a 300 m circumference disc rotating at 30 km/h? Would they build two domes, spinning in opposite directions, so when your left leg got tired you could switch to the other 'hill'?
posted by ook at 9:20 AM on February 26, 2002

Sorry. Vertical height of 300m, not circumference. (That did seem awfully tiny.)
posted by ook at 9:22 AM on February 26, 2002

Why don't they just pitch you off the edge of a cliff and have done with it?
They obviously don't like you.
posted by dong_resin at 9:23 AM on February 26, 2002

You cynical bastards! Why can't you see the real beauty of this thing?

Take a snowball and roll it downhill. It gets bigger and bigger. Now, put it on a perpetually spinning slope.

What do you get? MonsterBallâ„¢!

It will destroy us all.
posted by ColdChef at 9:53 AM on February 26, 2002

Llanberis seems to attract folks with a death wish, so maybe this isn't such a daft idea.

Llanberis is the also the only place I've ever been offered a pint of tea.
posted by ceiriog at 9:59 AM on February 26, 2002

Yes!! All hail MonsterBallâ„¢!!
posted by o2b at 10:53 AM on February 26, 2002

dong_resin: who, me?

**surreptitious deodorant check**

Do ah offend?
posted by ook at 11:18 AM on February 26, 2002

Do not taunt MonsterBallâ„¢
posted by machaus at 12:55 PM on February 26, 2002

If you ski with a big horn on your head will you play music?
posted by HTuttle at 12:58 PM on February 26, 2002

Heh. 'You' only in the general sense, ook.
posted by dong_resin at 3:57 PM on February 26, 2002

phew... you had me worried there for a minute.
posted by ook at 4:53 PM on February 26, 2002

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