Tuesday, April 3, 2007 9:15 AM
I posted a trip report on this but for some reason it didn't show up so if it is there my apologies. I just want to let everyone know that the rumors that Robin has been testing and the rumors that they took the red covering off Robin and placed it on the Batman train to run Robin are false. You can see Robins train in the scrap yard next to Nitro as well as the zero G rolls. We also went into the station and there are no trains in there or on the transfur track. No Batman or Robin so therefore I'd assume it hasn't tested yet and it will be awile, most likely after Batmans complete. *** Edited 4/3/2007 1:16:31 PM UTC by OP AWESOME***
SFGAm Shock Wave
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 10:34 AM
Robin's train was on the track yesterday.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 11:08 AM
I cringe when I look at any photos of the "new" Chiller. This is worse than taking out Son of Beast's loop...
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 11:52 AM
According to TRs I read from yesterday Robin was testing.
Shouldn't this be posted here http://coasterbuzz.com/forum.aspx?mode=thread&TopicID=46339&page=4 *** Edited 4/3/2007 9:13:05 PM UTC by Ajrides***
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 3:30 PM
Don't forget this is in New Jersey -- one of the strictest states when it comes to testing/approval of amusement rides.
(I prefer not to call it J2)
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 5:28 PM
Blech... that zero-g was the greatest part of the ride. :(
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 10:25 AM
Well I'll be damned my apologies guys! There definatly is a Robin train in the boneyard near Nitro but I can't believe they really switched the fiberglass coating on these trains. Hopefully it opens soon. You can tell that's batman's train because the circles on the side are silver and not black.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 10:39 AM
Had a thought about this ride last night...
Perhaps the new track configuration was in SOME way related to the SFNE Supes incident? Think about it this way...a patron comes up the exit ramp, is clearly handicapped in some fashion, and wants to ride. The ride ops (Lord love 'em, they've got an impossible job) have to make a snap judgement on whether this person can ride *safely*. Keep in mind there's always the threat of an ADA lawsuit if the person gets turned away from riding. The barrel rolls did REQUIRE a certain amount of *trunk control* on the part of the rider to remain reasonably vertically-oriented (also keep in mind the critical Z-position necessary to ride safely). Even for those of us able to maintain our seat/body position effectively, the ride provided an insane out-of-control feeling. Just forced to wonder if that OOC *feeling* might not have THEORETICALLY become an OOC *situation* - where the rider was unable to remain safely in the seat.
I guess what I'm getting at is this: Although we loved the ride (myself especially), I can see where there were concerns OTHER than valleying that might have been taken into account before deciding to remove those (unbelievable!) inversions. I'm thankful to have gotten to ride with the "lappies" and the rolls...but I guess I can see where other factors came into the decision-making.