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Forum Fridays: Homemade Cable Systems

Would you go for a ride with the Flying Men of Yungas Valley?

Thanks to everyone who visited and posted on the forum this past week. Introductions were made however no jokes were submitted so this week instead of featuring the best joke I’d like to post a new discussion topic:

As we’ve seen on the gondola project site in the past, there are many instances around the world of people using make-shift cable systems for moving both people and goods. Of course these are made with materials at hand and not engineered with the same safety measures or under the type of regulations seen with a professionally built system. Yet they can be very effective for their purpose, often saving people hours of difficult (and potentially equally dangerous) labor and travel.

So my question for you is, are homemade cable systems a good or bad influence on the urban cable market and why?

Check out the FORUM to see what others have to say about this and all things cable.

As an example of a the type of system I’m talking about, check out this video The flying men of Yungas valley – Programmes – Al Jazeera English.

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