A Difference On Talon

Tuesday, October 16, 2001 5:13 AM
Hs anyone rode Talon recently? I was at Dorney park opening day in May and was just there 2 weekends ago. I noticed a slight speed difference in Talon as well as a smoother ride. Could this be that the ride was just broken in over the course of the summer or have they done any changes to it itself? Also when I went 2 weeks ago..NO LINES at all.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:00 AM
When we went on the Friday before PPP, Talon was single-training, which meant even a "short" line was about a half-hour wait.  The good news, however, was that the ride was super-smooth, and quieter than ANY coaster I've been around.  Made other B&Ms sound like S:TE...Can't imagine them changing anything other than maybe wheels, but that would more likely be done off-season...
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 9:14 AM
From what I understand B&M filled the rails with some sort of puddy to calm the vibrations of the track.  I haven't gotten to hear it first hand, but it sounds like a great idea.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 11:06 AM
Wheels are replaced numerous times (sometimes daily) on coasters.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 11:35 AM
When Millennium Force first arrived on the scene, they experimented extensively during the first part of the season with the nylon on the wheels.  Eventually, they decided on one that would give the best ride and wear the best.  Something similar may have taken place with Talon, but you'd think with something as proven and common as a B&M inverted, maybe now.  Who knows... :)

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 11:52 AM

Jacob said:
From what I understand B&M filled the rails with some sort of puddy to calm the vibrations of the track.  I haven't gotten to hear it first hand, but it sounds like a great idea.

B&M doesn't use a Putty, they use a Sand-Gravel mixture to quiet the sound.  It is currently in use on Talon and Incredible Hulk.  It basically sounds like a whisper, really.  All you hear is a light woosh, and of course, the screams of passengers.
Anyways, I can only think that it has broken in.  I rode it in June and fell in love with this thing!  Definitely the greatest inverted I've ever been on.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 1:08 PM


Coaster131 said:

B&M doesn't use a Putty, they use a Sand-Gravel mixture to quiet the sound.  It is currently in use on Talon and Incredible Hulk.  It basically sounds like a whisper, really.  All you hear is a light woosh, and of course, the screams of passengers.

I dont know about you, but When i went to IOA hulk was Roaring. I think you might have meant Kraken, as it was utterly silent (creepy, kinda).
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 1:21 PM
Kraken does deffinaltly use the sand gravel stuff. It is the only B&M I can  remember that uses sand in its track.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 4:00 PM
Talon was sort of dissappointing for me. I was expecting a more intense ride. I did enjoy it though. The backseat is my favorite, and thats the only inverted I can say that about. I like the signs going up the lift hill. I didn't get to ride Talon early in the season. I am guessing the brake after the Z-G-Roll wasn't on as hard as hard as it is now. I couldn't really feel the brakes anyway. Good ride.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 4:13 PM
What do the lines say going up the lift hill?? (unforunately i live in driving distance to the park but never got the chance to go there and most likely won't get to next year either)
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 4:48 PM
No, B&M also used that mixture in Talon as well.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 4:54 PM
The first coaster and B&M creation to use the 'mixture' to deaden the noise is "Dueling Dragons" @IOA.  Hulk makes NOISE!  "Talon" is the second!!!!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 8:19 PM
What about SFMW's Medusa? Besides the screams, that coaster makes no sound at all. You wouldn't even know it was running if it weren't for the screams.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2001 8:27 PM

TITAN_FAN_13 said:
Kraken does deffinaltly use the sand gravel stuff. It is the only B&M I can  remember that uses sand in its track.

Don't forget Apollo's Chariot, that is such a quiet machine.
come to think of it, the loudest B&M i can think of is Mantis.
 
-Josh

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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 6:30 AM
I think it has been mentioned that Apollo uses different wheels instead of filled track to create its quietness.

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 7:07 AM
I have ridden Talon on four separate occasions this summer and it seemed pretty consistant to me.  A great ride all the time!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 3:56 PM
I rode Talon on opening day and it was definatly the smoothest coaster I ever rode and the worst inverted. The reason it is quiet is part of the theming it is suppose to sound like a bird. The loudest B&M I ever heard was a BTR clone. I just thought Talon needed to be more intense.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 4:09 PM
Kraken, DD, and Talon are the only one's that have sand I can think of at the moment
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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 4:49 PM
Medusafanatic,

Talon is not quiet because it is part of its "theme", its because the neighbors were complaining that it would be too loud, so they did this to lower the noise so the neighbors wouldn't complain.

And IMHO, i think that Talon is the best Invert out there! I thought it was quite intense. I almost blackout in some parts everytime i ride!

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Dorney Junkie
TALON rocks! Peace out!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2001 5:13 PM
I rode it the second week it was open and it was a great ride but was missing somthing it just seem to slug toru the corse in a way.But then i went back in july and it felt so much faster and intense,it was Great.
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