Do coasters have a break in period?

Sunday, April 21, 2002 3:59 PM
I rode B:TDK on opening day and found the zero-g roll to give no airtime and the corkscrews were very rough for a B&M. Many people have said that as the ride gets broken in the zero-g roll gets more forceful and the headbanging goes away. This doesnt really make sense to me but is it true? Did you find this to happen on other B&Ms?
Sunday, April 21, 2002 5:15 PM
I don't know how fast wheels wear out, but maybe you just had bad wheels. I think I heard somewhere that on some coasters they are replaced every day.

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 5:38 PM
It's a new coaster so it is probably going to be a little rough and slow until the wheels get there break in. In mid season you will probably feel a difference in the ride. If you don't feel the difference then maybe thats how the ride is.
Sunday, April 21, 2002 5:43 PM
Coasters do have a break in period of usually about a month of regular operation. I found many coasters to improve greatly after about a month or two of operation!

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Monday, April 22, 2002 8:31 AM
What was the temperature when you rode? B&M's definately have a warm up period on a cool morning.

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