Gemini At CP - Red Lift Hill Speed

Tuesday, July 10, 2001 1:31 PM
Why is the red lift hill on the Gemini at Cedar Point moving at a much faster rate than the blue lift hill? The Gemini was not like this last year at Cedar Point. This throws off the whole racing aspect of the ride. The red train always wins now! It takes the handslapping away on the turns.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 1:49 PM
It wasn't like this just a few weeks ago. In fact, early in the season the lifts were both running at EXACTLY the same speed, something that hadn't happened in ages.

I suspect that they've changed out a motor or controller recently.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Tuesday, July 10, 2001 5:42 PM
Is it possible that they stopped for structural reasons? It's an older coaster. Having double the weight rolling around various parts of the structure can't be healthy for it.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 5:45 PM
Gemini is not old... it not even 25 years old. I belive the reason is that the Blue side computer has been going crazy. Red Garter Rob knows for sure...

Tuesday, July 10, 2001 5:50 PM
I'm going to be at CP in a few days, and I can't wait to ride Gemini!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2001 7:39 PM
At Guide to the Point, Red Garter Rob said:

The status of Gemini...

B side (Blue) lift has been having some reset problems. It's been shutting down then won't restart. A few things were replaced but has caused the chain motor to run a little slower than A side.

The crew pretty much has it figured out when to let A side go to catch B side at the top of the hill for a race.

So there ya go, that answers the question.


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