MF's Brake Run

Friday, January 31, 2003 6:28 AM
I was wondering, why is Millennium's break run before the blocks so loud? I though that magnets are supposed to be silent. And since they are fixed breaks there shouldn't be compressed air pushing them into position.

Anyone know why?

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Friday, January 31, 2003 6:33 AM
I don't think they're loud, but the alignment is obviously not perfect, so there's a little bit of knocking. You can see which blades aren't lined up perfectly becasuse they have scuff marks on them.

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Friday, January 31, 2003 6:35 AM
You want loud try standing in the station when a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop - like Monty - come to a stop. I've seen it scare little kids!

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Friday, January 31, 2003 6:37 AM
Jeff you are right they aren't really loud but they do make some noise

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Friday, January 31, 2003 6:41 AM
I went in 2000, and I considered them LOUD. It got annoying because it would interrupt the conversation whenever a train would enter them.

The Schwarzkopf brakes are worse, though. ;)

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Friday, January 31, 2003 6:45 AM
Oh loud shmoud
King Cobra, Now that was loud down in the Q right beside the brakes.


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Friday, January 31, 2003 7:05 AM
Those TOGO stand-ups make some weird braking noises!

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Friday, January 31, 2003 7:30 AM
Just a pet peeve of mine. The word break and brake are two different words. When referring to the thing/s that stop the coaster you should use the word "brake". When referring to a pause in the action of a coaster you should use the word "break". That concludes I-Fan's dictionary lesson for the day.
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Friday, January 31, 2003 7:43 AM
There was a mechanic who always went running during his breaks. While he was on his break run the brakes on the brake-run broke. He got an emergency page while on his break run and ran back to fix the brake-run brakes. After fixing the brake-run brakes he finished his break run.

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Friday, January 31, 2003 7:47 AM
Did he ever break-dance while on his break after his break run?

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Friday, January 31, 2003 7:50 AM
He used to break-dance, but he took a break from that and started running.

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Friday, January 31, 2003 8:06 AM
While taking a break from break dancing on his break, he foolishly decided to run on his break on the brake run. But then he fell and ended up having a severe break in his tibia and had to take a break from all physical activity...it broke his heart...

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Friday, January 31, 2003 8:06 AM
Probably for the best because he might brake his back from all that break-dancing during his break run.

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Friday, January 31, 2003 8:13 AM
You say he was a mechanic...did the park also have a Break Dance? You know that ride has brakes, too!

There are two or three noises associated with the brakes on Millennium Force. First and most obvious, the magnetic brake system, at high speeds generates a humming noise. Second, the fins are not precisely aligned, and so the fins can scrape on the magnets. Finally, there is a plate cover that attaches to the tops of the magnets, and that seems to rattle a little as the magnets and track vibrate.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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