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. ----------------- www.realitytvaddicts.com
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... ----------------- rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you
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... :)
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.
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). ----------------- *My Personal Top 10* 1)-Nitro, 2)-S:ROS(sfne), 3)-Kraken, 4)-Alpengeist, 5)-Incredible Hulk
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.
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) ----------------- "who needs drugs when you have coasters...they're like a natural high"
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.
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.