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Oh yeah, 1st gens are insanely unreliable. FreeFall at SFOG has a lot of issues. None that would make it or any other 1st gen unsafe, but all those moving part eventually wear down and break or cause a computer error... just too many moving parts.
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I have never seen that much downtime with Demon Drop? Someone said it's unreliable too? I go to CP like 10-15 times a year and have never seen it down more than a couple of hours at a time?
Mr. Hyde's has only been down once when I've been there too - granted that's only 5 times in 3 years, but still I've never seen that ride down for again more than an hour or two?
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It would be great if the park finally scrapped Mr. Hyde's and put a standing gyro-drop in its place. :)
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It's amazing to me that with the increases in technology since the 80's when these things started to appear that Intamin has not started to push for magnetic brake retrofits. I mean, one of the most problematic things on these rides is the braking. Between the algorythm to actually slow the car (but not stop it) and the maintenance intensive liquid cooled brakes, it makes perfect sense to me. No more having to worry about adjustments as the brake fins wear down. You wouldn't think it would be that expensive either ........
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the difference in ride experience AND in maintenance b/w the first-gen and second-gen drop is beyond belief...I don't even bother with the 1st-gen rides anymore......
but then, Intamin came out with the truly miraculous drop rides, the gyro-drops....gotta keep up with S&S...;)
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