AIR Breaks Down.

Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:04 PM
Today 3/19/02 AIR suffered a major breakdown one of the bars that lower it into a prone position has snapped, no word when it will reopen.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:06 PM

Score one for the B&M screw-ups!

Heh heh heh...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:07 PM
wow, B&M has flaws with this ride. i can't believe it. i actually heard some people say that the Vekoma fliers are better, and this? Gees what is going on?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:12 PM
Hey it's a first-of-a-kind ride for B&M. Some initial problems should be expected. At least it opened on time, unlike so many new coasters.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:15 PM
Interesting... Well i rather have a safe and 100% prepared ride and open a little later vs. open on time and break a few days after opening, did vekoma flyers have many problems when they first opened?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:15 PM
Theyll figure it out.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:16 PM

uh, it's probably something they can replace right away

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:20 PM

Drop208 said:
wow, B&M has flaws with this ride. i can't believe it. i actually heard some people say that the Vekoma fliers are better, and this? Gees what is going on?

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are you kidding me, did vekoma fliers have porblems? the vekoma problems were many and more. the seats woundnt tilt on the lift so it had to do it in the station, andmany other things.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:25 PM

Yes, the Vekoma flyer's have had alot of problems. They still can't get the trains to recline on the lift (X-Flight/Batwing were supposed to be the first to accomplish this)

Also they have had trouble with the computers, and the over-all trains. Last year X-Flight's black train had to be used for parts for the other two.

I am wondering if the flyer's will actually recline on the lift this year. Who knows.

I would expect something to happen...it is a proto-type. You can't compare it to a Vekoma flyer though...though the same principle, they go about it in diff. ways. Vekoma's flyer was the first of it's kind, B&M's is the first of it's kind for that company...not the whole amusement world.

I expect a few small problems, but nothing big.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:30 PM

Give it some time, guys...

And I'll wait until I ride it before I'll say any ride is better or worse.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:42 PM

Is this what we've come to? Keeping track of every breakdown, every valleying incident, every time a park has to shut a ride down for a day or two?

I live in California, why should I care that Air has broken down? Just so that I can throw in my snide little comment.

We're becoming as bad as the media, reporting everything, even if it isn't news worthy.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:47 PM
Dunno if ya'll even remember, but Stealth was built almost an entire year before it opened to the public. To give Vekoma time to work out the bugs, and Stealth was still plagued with problems, and continues to be.
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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:52 PM

Great big clumsy bars like that break? They stick out of the back of the station, and they're massive. I guess its to be expected on a protoype. At this point in time though I gotta ask are these flying coasters worth the hassle? Skytrak had severe problems, the Dutchmen aren't flawless, and Birdmen crashed recently. This is obviously proving to be a dificult ride for all companies to achieve. As mentioned, Air is pretty slow, and Stealth, although better, is not as thrilling as most hyper-coasters. I guess we'll have to bow down to Zamperla if they can conquer flying.

I guess I was lucky with Air...see me show off my on-ride! It does actually show the harness pretty well.

http://www.colinm.jolt.co.uk/air.htm

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 1:53 PM
Give the ride a break. Just because its a B&M doesn't mean its exempt from bugs and failures. I was wondering how in the hell that a system could lift a train full of people in that awkward position. Seems as if they're gonna need a stronger "whatever broke down." Has anybody else thought about another delay in S:UF's opening?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 4:15 PM

Usually coaster malfunctions aren't anything major. A rollback is expected every now and then, and so is a bad sensor or something along those lines.

However....

In this case, the word "snap" is used to describe the malfunction. If any part of the ride snaps, I'd be a little concerned. I honestly can't think of any part of the coaster that could snap off without causing a major problem.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:24 PM
Since this happened after a low number of cycles, I would have to say that Alton Towers didnt do a full load test with at least 1,000 cycles. Most American parks wont open a coaster with out at least 500 problem free cycles. X underwent over 5000 complete cycles before opening to the public.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:41 PM

Until someone has something concrete, this is nonsense and crap speculation.

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