New ride get's stuck at Thorpe park

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 11:58 AM
New ride called slammer is stuck after only one day open at Thorpe Park.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_4390000/newsid_4393900/4393943.stm

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:03 PM
Did you submit it to news?
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:06 PM
"Everyone was bought down safely and given blankets, hot drinks and were seen by medical staff. Everyone was OK."

Brand new installation, minor bugs to be worked out is not unforeseeable...

Sure hope they get it fixed soon, more people RIDING one of these *glorious* S&S flat rides means more will be built. The US version got put into AstroWorld, where not many enthusiasts get to ride or *appreciate* what a truly fantastic ride it is....and it IS! :)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:19 PM
Shouldn't that be 'boughted' down?
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:22 PM
S&S is making all the wrong headlines this month.

And that's boughten down.

-'Playa

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:29 PM
So they brang everyone down? :)
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:50 PM
Not to mention the superfluous apostrophe in the thread's title.

That's called the grocer's apostrophe, 'cause you always see it at grocery stores (BANANA'S, 49 cents/lb.; ORANGE'S, 2 for $1).

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:56 PM
If they were gonna *bought me down* from SWAT, I'd have held out for more a blanket and some cocoa...;)

You're all nuts! :)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 1:09 PM

eightdotthree said:
Did you submit it to news?
I don't like to post these as news anymore because rides that stop for safety reasons isn't really news. When they don't stop for a safety event, that's news.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 1:10 PM
Better to be brought down than brought up.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:45 PM
It took AW a full season to really get the bugs out of SWAT.

It looks like this ride just likes to have a lot shaken out, before it behaves.

I think a lot has to do with load balancing as well.

I remember the days at AW when it was very common to see SWAT go up, then right back down, as the computers did not like the balance.

AW had to put in place count measure. In others words the number of people on each side must be within 5 people. I can only assume S@S did not provide those details in the manual since it took a while to get SWAT working reliable.

In a season or so, I bet Thorpe will figure it out.

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Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:32 PM
Hopefully they'll sort. I rode it on opening day, and it is honestly a great ride - very intense - surprisingly so.

There was a bit of buggy downtime as to be expected on the first day - there were a couple of proper shutdowns which were sorted fairly quickly.

Regarding this specific incident, the fire brigade were called but the ride eventually lowered of its own accord.

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