Brakes on Superman(WBMW)

Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:22 PM

I read some where that there are trims on the Superman Ride of Steel in Spain. If so, where on the ride are they? I know Anders has ridden it....

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 3:40 PM
there is one between the loop and immelmann and between the air time hill and interlocking corkscrews. they are turned on and kill quite a bit of speed. you might be able to find a pic of them on http://www.latincoasters.com/ if you can find the right section
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Saturday, November 30, 2002 8:20 PM

Darth Saambe said:
"I read some where that there are trims on the Superman Ride of Steel in Spain. If so, where on the ride are they? I know Anders has ridden it...."

Like all newer B&Ms Superman Atraccion de Acero at WBMW Madrid has some trim brakes on the course. However, during my visit on July 4th this year the brakes were off or not noticable, like many other B&Ms as well. FYI, that coaster rocks! It is easily the best floorless I've ridden and it is my 2nd fav looping coaster after Fire Dragon at IoA. It has a great speed hill in place of the mid-course block brake since it only has 2 train operation. It also has a nice straight drop and an immelman in place of the diving loop for the 2nd inversion. The ending is very cool too, with another speed hill and another nice hill after(or before) the ending helix! Overall a top notch ride which I'd love to see cloned here in the states. I can dream can't I. I think SFA should put one in. It should be less expensive then the other big floorless coasters since it has two train operation.

Ted

*** This post was edited by Ansley on 12/1/2002. ***

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 8:35 PM
Your dreams have come true by the way of Scream at SFMM. Except the midcourse will be in place of the hill it looks like.

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Saturday, November 30, 2002 10:43 PM
Todd: Doesn't Scream! have a dive loop, not an immelman?

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Sunday, December 1, 2002 1:59 AM
The drop and the bit between the loop & Imelmann (where the camera is) are the only thrilling parts really, Batman & Wild Wild West were much better.
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Sunday, December 1, 2002 3:41 AM

Anders said:
The drop and the bit between the loop & Imelmann (where the camera is) are the only thrilling parts really, Batman & Wild Wild West were much better.


I disagree. Superman does resonate a little bit - well, he gave me quite a head-ache - at the bottom of the firstdrop, but the part between the immelman en the loop was very smooth. That part gave you true black-out time. :)

Wild Wild West is in my honest opinion one of the most boring coasters I have ever done. This coaster is 46 metres high, has a lot of stall moments, no airtime, and brakes way to hard. I can forgive this ride for not having airtime, but the lack of speed on one of Europe's highest wooden roller coasters in unforgivable.

I think Wild Wild West is without any doubt the worst coaster in the park. I liked both Batman and the Zierer better. Stunt Fall was unfortunately still closed when I visited the park.. :(

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Sunday, December 1, 2002 4:44 AM
i, along with many other people, found WBMW superman to be not only a floorless coaster, but a forceless one. you think hulk doesnt give much force? this thing is worse. if you close your eyes and block up your ears then you could just be sitting on your sofa at home! the only force you will feel is the airtime bump, everything else is just plain boring really
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Sunday, December 1, 2002 6:58 AM
Does anyone know how long Superman is? Even in metric is fine.
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Sunday, December 1, 2002 12:05 PM

An excelent review on Coaster Kingdom: http://www.m.sheen.dial.pipex.com/coasterkingdom/html/superman_main.htm

Say whatever you want about forceless thing but I love that. When i rode Tornado @ Särkäniemmi it ended that i liked the middle seats best. Why? Be cause I liked zooming trough the loops and cobraroll with no forces at all. It felt like airtime in a loop. I loved it. I also loved Dragon Kahn's first loop, very nice. So to me if a coaster is forceless that means great for me :-)

But that doesn't mean I doesn't like forces, the powerful zero-g-roll on Dragon Kahn was really good. I love all kinds of forces on coasters :-)

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Sunday, December 1, 2002 1:34 PM
The trims are located between the Immelman and Zero-G and Cobra roll and airtime hill. They were on with full effect on my visit, wrecking the ride IMO. Rather like Silver Star.

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