I have seen a couple things go wrong with a B&M before. Raptor has rolled back once. Not a windy day, no one knew what happened. It went to the brake run, stopped, and drifted backwards. Raptor was down for the day until later that night. Still not sure what happened, but almost caused a collison with the other train that was heading up the lift. If it would have crested, it would have been ugly. Thankfully everything turned out ok.
The only other thing that I know of is that I heard **key word** that Apollos Chariot had a roll through at the station. It is unconfirmed, but I heard it so I figure I would toss it out.
Bigkirby, the gates on the floorless coasters don't close until the train comes to a stop, so that wouldn't be a problem. ----------------- --Greg "Beat the rush, sign up for your post-Mean Streak MRI now..." My pageMy other pageAnd my coaster page
Yeah, Fabio's face got in the way. Poor bird!!!! lol ----------------- ========================= "The Peoples Elbow" or "The Spinaroonie?. Cant decide which is the most electrifying move in sports entertainment!!! LOL
Can anyone provide me with a link to see these gates that are on floorless coasters? Do you know if they will be on the new SFNE coaster? What are they used for? ----------------- Six Flags New England loses its "floor" for 2002!!! Visit www.geocities.com/sfneguy for info. about SFNE!!!
Those front gates are help to prevent someone in the first row of riders from falling out of the station while boarding (hey, accidents happen). Some (all?) of B&M's inverteds have similar gates, that drop down instead of to the sides. ----------------- --Greg "Beat the rush, sign up for your post-Mean Streak MRI now..." My pageMy other pageAnd my coaster page
*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 12/28/2001. ***
Really? I never knew that. I though it was supposed to look high tech for the Batman theme. Thanks Greg :) ----------------- CP! Still the coaster capital of the world in 2002! My fellow Americans; Let's Roll! WoodenCoaster.com
On those floorless coasters, if you went over the front edge of the loading platform, you'd have a pretty severe fall...the stations all seem to be fairly....elevated. ----------------- PoTP acolyte - remove fear to reply Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
Does Alpengeist have those gates? If I remember right, the station is level with the ground, so falling off would not be a problem. ----------------- You can't spell "dishonorable" without "honorable."