Wednesday, November 6, 2002 3:11 PM
Did anyone else notice during "Last Blast" that batman's anti-rollbacks were almost completely silent except at the very end of the lift?
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 3:20 PM
Well, I never thought they were overly loud to begin with. :)
Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.
Wednesday, November 6, 2002 3:23 PM
Yes but I actually noticed I could hear my riding buddy talking crystal clear. At first I was worried they weren't even on the train.
Thursday, November 7, 2002 4:27 AM
I noticed it too, I asked the ride-op why and she said somethin with magnets, but we know how ride-ops are;)
If you don't have anything nice to say don't say ANYTHING at all.
Thursday, November 7, 2002 6:00 AM
I noticed this on Batman too, and even Iron Wolf.
I think it was just because there was no-one else in the park!
Thursday, November 7, 2002 7:31 AM
I know you may be skeptical about the idea of magnets on the anti-rollbacks, but I do recall a discussion where someone mentioned Millennium Force having that. Anyone remember the right hand rule from physics? Yeah, it's a strange concept, but it works. So long as the train is moving fast enough, the dog won't be using the rollback until the train is going slow enough that it'll drop.
I'm unsure if this is on Batman or not, but don't dismiss everything a ride op says. (Unless that was the intention of your ;) which I assumed it was not.)
"If two coaster trains almost hit each other, why is it called a near miss and not a near hit?"
Thursday, November 7, 2002 8:17 AM
While Magnets can be used on a lift (al la Millennium Force), they are not used on Batman. Batman is ten years old, and uses the most traditional inverted lift possible (beign the first inverted coaster, and all). I suppose it might be possible to add magnets to the lift, somehow, but I'll bet you it would take an entire re-design and re-build of the whole system. That isn't something you can do in a week, and certainly isn't something you would do when there's still a weekend left in the season: You'd just waut 'till the off-season. Considering that there was a decrease in noise on both Iron Wolf and Batman, I'd bet they just had those pads we always hear so much about on B&M lift threads replaced.
Thursday, November 7, 2002 10:26 AM
I agree about the "pads". Morgan lifts are insanely loud unless the anti-rollback has a fresh coat on it (or at least a decent density)