Any B&M's with Trims?

Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:16 AM
Just like it says.  Are there?  I always noticed how none of them feel like they go through an inversion to fast but I was just wondering.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:19 AM
Raging Bull has trims.  right in the middle of the second hill there are trims :(  I believe that Medusa West also has trims before the sea serpent, but I could be wrong because I'm judging from a pic.  I can't think of any others, but its possible that there are others.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:32 AM
Mantis at CP has a BIG trim on the first drop.

*** This post was edited by sfne guy on 10/3/2001. ***

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:34 AM
Nitro has a trim i belive after the third hill or before it.I know its there thou.is there any batman the rides with trims?
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:35 AM
I think if there was one on any batman clone it would be on all of them.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:36 AM
Nitro has it right before the hammerhead.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:43 AM
Batman: Knight Flight has one right before the cobra roll, but it is never used.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:47 AM
The one on Mantis hurts IMO.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:50 AM
I haven't been on any B&M without one.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:52 AM
Apollo's Chariot
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:57 AM
Talon at DP has a trim right before the immelman you can see it if you walk over by the on ride photos.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 11:57 AM
Wildfire has one on the first drop and one before the cobra roll.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 12:02 PM
Who cares... it doesn't hurt the rides and it helps keep dispatch intervals right on (with good crews, anyway).

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 12:04 PM
Raging Bull has a trim on the hill that goes over the first drop. There is also a trim right before the figure-eight helix.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 12:05 PM
    I'd be willing to bet that all do. Along with most normal coasters...
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 12:30 PM
I am pretty sure that most, if not all B&M coasters have trims.  I believe that they are not used unless the train is moving faster than it should.  I'm not positive, though.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 1:07 PM
The only trim brake on a B&M that i have really noticed while riding, is the one on mantis.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 1:09 PM
Yeah, lots of um.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 1:16 PM
People need to make sure what type of brakes they are talking about and referring to. TRIM BRAKES, used to slow a train that is travelling too fast for the next element or track run is very different from a MID-COURSE BRAKE RUN which is generally used to stop a train in an emergency or to adjust speeds very slightly due to fluctuations in weather conditions. Any coaster with three operating trains MUST have an emergency mid-course brake run, so the rear train can be stopped if, for whatever reason, the train in front of it stalls on the track. The station itself serves as a second brake run. These are seen on Batman:Knight Flight. Trims are those such as on Mantis, that are often added to the ride after time to adjust the intensity of a specific element or area of the ride. Some rides may use the mid-course brake run as a trim brake as well. This is the case on Goliath.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 1:31 PM
SFMM's The Riddler's Revenge doesn't have any trim brakes at all and it's B&M's longest looping coaster with 4,370 FT of trackage.
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