-- alan "b&m isn't perfect... *points and laughs like an intamin fanboy*" jacyszyn
How many times am I going to have to ask/beg before I get one lap without that midcourse bringing the train to a complete STOP? I'd *love* to feel the ejector air possible from the 'Kra if the MCBR slowed the train to say, even 10 mph...word is that those lucky few there on media day got some of THAT kind of air (never before or since experienced on any Beemer AFAIK)...
When will Intamin learn to make a ride that is mechanically perfect like....oh wait...
There is a big difference between the "inconvenience" of being stuck on a lift hill, and rides with restraint failures that eject riders or rides that don't operate for huge periods of time because going above reasonable maximum height and speed limits............ *** Edited 10/31/2005 7:40:21 PM UTC by super7****
Launch, yes. Braking, yes. Restraints, yes again...wow, that IS quite a few bugs, considering Xcelerator was built 40 or 50 years ago... ;)
"Height and speed limits"? We'll see, once someone ELSE builds something that goes that fast and/or that high....
Well, there IS this... http://www.rcdb.com/id1423.htm
1) Am I missing something in this conversation - or - is Sheikra a Bollinger & Mabillard creation? http://rcdb.com/id2662.htm What does Intamin have to do with it?
2) Stupid question, but couldn't the ride techs manually unlock the restraints, and the riders descend the catwalk, or was the train stuck at the "tip-over" point of the first drop?
I'd never leave people on the lift hill for more than about 15-20 minutes. Just manually open the restraints and evac them.
There's no excuse if that 2 hour thing is true.
It seemed to me that the mechanical trim was varied by how fast it was running. It only started stopping the train in the early afternoon.
I'd love to ride it without the either the magnetic or mechanical trims at least once but that will never happen.
I have ridden it since media day when it wasn't coming to a stop but it was trimmed quite a bit.
One, B&M coasters are fine. Everything breaks down, EVERYTHING. Nothing can be 'perfect'. Has anyone considered the ride lost power? That maybe one of the sensors was blocked, and that there were people at the mid-course brakes too? No... why? Because you are all to quick to assume that its a B&M problem. So relate Intamin's bad rep with TTD and Kingda Ka (even though you don't look at the good rep with Storm Runner, Rita, and Xcelerator), is a very hard to thing to relate to with B&M. Everytime I go to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Superman has always been open! I have never seen it down. Now to think of it... I have never seen a B&M coaster broken down for more then 10 minutes. But that me personaly.
And like I said, if I do see a B&M down I won't say "Oh, its just like Intamin. Why can't they learn?"
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