Overload of brakes

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 1:43 PM
I'm sure i'm not the only one who has noticed this but in the past few years everything is getting trims and stuff. What about when these coasters opened. Were the people who rode these able to take more on there body or what. Is it just that more safety is in forced than before.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 3:45 PM

I think the fact that a couple of collisions in the past occured,(IE- S:RoS @ SFNE, Beast @ PKI) they feel the need to slow the ride down during the ride to put less responsibility on the brake run. But, the main reason is probably wear and tear on the track.

Disregard the above post...:)

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 4:32 PM

Well, you don't see any trims on S:ROS, that was because of station operator error anyways.

Many times, when companys like Six Flags obtain a park they might ruin....I mean reprofile the park's woodies(Texas Cyclone, Rattler, Riverside Cyclone). Other times, rides are edited or tamed to make the ride more suitable towards the public (Medusa@SFM, Drachen Fire, Yankee Cannonball, Grizzly). Then you have the times where coasters must be tamed so they are able to maintain themselves(Mean Streak, Texas Giant, Steel Phantom). Then finally, you have the ones that are tamed because of frivilous lawsuit, accidents, safety records(Colossus, Demon, Revere Cyclone, Top Gun, Crystal Beach Cyclone, Greased Lightnin')

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Wednesday, May 8, 2002 10:12 PM
How many have lost them? GASM (SFOG) has its two trims removed several years ago.
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Thursday, May 9, 2002 12:26 PM

Station operator error?!?!?!?!?!

a) it was a physical failure

b) the ride is designed so that the ride-op CAN'T cause such an error

Why can't people accept the fact that the mighty Intamin no longer has a perfect safety record?

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 12:34 PM

Vertigo:

ApolloAndy is correct that the SROS collision was a mechanical failure. See Ridemans extensive article on this at his website. http://capital2.capital.edu/admin-staff/dalthoff/sros.html

I don't know about the SROS at SFNE, but the SROS at SFA has a trim just before the brake to reduce the speed slightly coming into the brake.

*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 5/9/2002. ***

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Friday, May 10, 2002 10:26 AM
Even on that trim, the train doesn't slow down really. It's not even noticable!
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Friday, May 10, 2002 11:01 AM
S:RoS @ SFNE does have a trim brake on the descent of the first bunny hill after exiting the 2nd tunnel.

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Friday, May 10, 2002 11:40 AM
I agree that the trim on SROS at SFA doesn't noticably change the ride experience. Really well designed trims don't have much effect. The trims on Nitro are like this. They are in fact designed and controlled to maintain a constant optimal ride experience.
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Friday, May 10, 2002 4:19 PM

Goliath, Batman, Riddler, Deja Vu, and Ninja at SFMM dont have trims

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Friday, May 10, 2002 6:09 PM
A lot of things at Cp have trims that really slow things down. I just hope they keep MF trim free
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Friday, May 10, 2002 6:27 PM
Demon? What did they do on Demon?
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Friday, May 10, 2002 7:16 PM

What about the trims on Georgia Cyclone?!!!! Those things are so noticeable and there are two of em! And that ride is still crazy!!! I mean the laterals and negative G's on that ride are insane this year. I cant even imaging the ride without the trims (nor do I want to), the train would return to the station with nobody in it! Especially lone riders (LMAO)!

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Friday, May 10, 2002 8:00 PM
baddboy, what are you on? Goliath has trims according to everybody who rode it when it opened and a year later. I heard they installed them because too many people were complaining of tunnel-vision in a helix.

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 6:55 AM
The beast has got some strong trims now. Those through you to the front of your seat if you not ready for them
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Saturday, May 11, 2002 11:18 AM

TrBiggar said:
baddboy, what are you on? Goliath has trims according to everybody who rode it when it opened and a year later. I heard they installed them because too many people were complaining of tunnel-vision in a helix.

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When did American Eagle get more airtime than Viper?



Actually....Goliath has no individual trims. It DOES have a midcourse break run that has been turned up to slow the trains down. It has always been there slowing trains since it opened, its just that they turned it up after it opened. All the times I have been on it, the midcourse has slowed the train, but has not had any serious effect on the speed thru the helix. Other than that the only breaks are one before the lift (for emergencies) and those on the final break run.

I thought this discussion was about trims not midcourse breaks.

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Saturday, May 11, 2002 12:10 PM
I don't think you can really tell trims are there on S:RoS and it helps that they don't make sound if they are working. I think even if they did put trims on MF it wouldn't ruin the ride experience.

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