Refurbished Schwarzkopf Coasters

Monday, August 11, 2003 5:22 PM
I was wondering, does anybody out there know what they do when they "Refurbished" a Schwarzkopf Coaster?

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Monday, August 11, 2003 5:37 PM
I don't have a clue what they do.

My guess is after the ride is dissassembled they go over the track and structure looking for cracks and flaws fixing what needs to be done. I imangine they also go over every single part as well including the motors, brakes, sensors, trains, basicly everything and replacing what is worn or looks bad. Everything probabble gets taken apart, cleaned, and repaired.

When they are done the park is probably getting an almost perfect ride.

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*** This post was edited by coasterpunk 8/11/2003 9:39:14 PM ***

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Monday, August 11, 2003 5:56 PM

I don't know about perfect, but it would probably just ride better.
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-Parker
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Monday, August 11, 2003 6:58 PM
I know that when they brought Zonga to SFMW, the first to loops were made larger to lessen the g-forces (which were over 6g's).

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Monday, August 11, 2003 9:21 PM
Well the Gs were reduced by an estimated 10%, that brings it down to the 5.9-6g range. The loops were not made bigger at all, they were just raised about 12 feet.

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-Parker
www.SFMWZone.com
*** This post was edited by GoliathKills 8/12/2003 1:22:34 AM ***

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 5:57 AM
I know that they are refurbishing the old Greased Lightnin' , I wonder if they will make it taller faster or if any modifications are to be done to enhance the ride itself.

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Your Park only has 1 good coaster! That's too bad!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 7:22 AM
You mean when they "refurbish" a Schwarzkopf coaster?

Ask any antique dealer... ;)

Could you imagine a Schwarzkopf on the antiques roadshow?

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*** This post was edited by janfrederick 8/12/2003 11:22:43 AM ***

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 7:25 AM
For the record, I think that Schwarzkopf coasters are some of the best on the planet. The MindBender at SFoG is a solid #2 on my top 5 coaster list.

Anyway, I know that SFoG was looking at refurbishing The Mind Bender some time ago and there was an awful lot of conern about it. This concern focused on the possibilty of replacing the loved lap bars with OTH restraints. Thank goodness they only repainted it into the god-ugly riddler paint scheme and left the restraints alone.

Stephen

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 8:32 AM
Dorney refurbished Laser with a new paint job and new trains straight from Schwartzkopf in Germany. O my what a difference new trains make.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 9:36 AM

GoliathKills said:
Well the Gs were reduced by an estimated 10%, that brings it down to the 5.9-6g range.

10% of 6 is .6 ;)

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 9:38 AM
Oh, my bad. ;)

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-Parker
www.SFMWZone.com

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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 10:41 AM
I would imagine that refurbishment could include an entire rebuild of all of the mechanical bits, an overhaul/replacement of the rolling stock and repairs to any deficient sections of track. I don't think that refurbishment would include any serious modifications to the ride (such as increased height, more loops, etc.) unless absolutely needed, such as was the case with Zonga.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
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Tuesday, August 12, 2003 6:49 PM
Just put it back the way Anton built it and you will have as close to perfection as you can get, right Janfrederick?

Ein, Swei, Hofbrau!!!!!
*** This post was edited by Dutchman 8/12/2003 10:51:29 PM ***

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 7:51 AM
Yup, nice and loud. ;)

"I see that you brought in a classic 1970 Wildcat. But if you turn it around, I'd like to show you something. Do you see these marks? They indicate that the track was not bent at the original fabrication plant in Germany. This is in fact, a cheap Italian reproduction. However, given the layout and condition, this ride could fetch a decent price at auction...somewhere between 1 and 2 million." ;)

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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:55 PM
"But I paid two and half for it!"
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Wednesday, August 13, 2003 5:58 PM
They're certified pre-owned Schwarzkopf coasters.

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