Sheikra's New Trains

Friday, December 22, 2006 3:23 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ ROFL! :)

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Friday, December 22, 2006 3:25 PM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar People cut it out with the smileys.
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Friday, December 22, 2006 3:25 PM
Wow...anyway - I think the reason that brake grabs so hard (or is it magnetic...anyway) is to give the same effect as the first drop where you hang there for a second before you fall, even though you don't...yeah, I lost my point.
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Friday, December 22, 2006 3:30 PM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar Yes ist is magnetic but still it is so the angled pipe doesnt break off in the water if it hits the water too hard that will just break off.

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Friday, December 22, 2006 3:47 PM
SFoGswim's avatar ^ I'm pretty sure the brake run is in place to not only be a mid-course, but to cut down the negative vertical forces from the abrupt forward-to-down section before the second drop, too.
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Friday, December 22, 2006 4:15 PM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar Either way were getting off track

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Friday, December 22, 2006 4:20 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Well, I ssaid it wasn't designed to be floorless. Does that make me right just because I said it? No.

If it was designed to be a floorless, it would have been a floorless. You can't just say at the last minute, "Hell, lets just throw a floor in there so that 2 years down the line we can change it again," and then *poof* the entire project change. All designing takes time, more than anything.

I'm not sure if the original intent was for it to be a floorless before B&M and Busch opted-out for the floored trains, but I think it's illogical to think that they would say that it was out of range of possibility, simply because they have already built a number of floorless machines, and have the capability to advance the design.


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Friday, December 22, 2006 4:42 PM
A voice of reason! Thanks for injecting some logic and intelligence back in this thread, Shaun!

Gator....cut it out with those smileys! :) :) ;) ;) :( :) :)


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Friday, December 22, 2006 5:16 PM
According to that screamscape thing Gwazi is supposed to get new trains

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Friday, December 22, 2006 10:12 PM
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Peabody said: Gator....cut it out with those smileys!

I'm sorry.....won't happen again....

;)

What I *meant* to say, but I was having a hard time talking and rolling simultaneously, is that an extra 5-10mph over the crest of that second drop would mean a *negligible* increase in speed through the horseshoe turn (a refresher course on MF's maximum speed treatise may be in order here), and that the water would help trim off an extra 1-2mph. Pretty sure the final brakes could handle the load...which at that point is virtually identical to what it has now.

And then I was going to insert a rolling eyes smiley...but I'm kinder and gentler now... :)

*** Edited 12/23/2006 3:14:19 AM UTC by rollergator***


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Friday, December 22, 2006 10:52 PM
Rctycoon2k said:

If it was designed to be a floorless, it would have been a floorless. You can't just say at the last minute, "Hell, lets just throw a floor in there so that 2 years down the line we can change it again," and then *poof* the entire project change. All designing takes time, more than anything.

Suppose B&M offered a floorless ride for BGA and then could not deliver the trains. B&M may have said to BGA, "well, we can build the ride, supply floored trains and switch them out when our research and developement clears the floorless trains.

Remember Kumba was supposed to be in BGE, but the R&D on the ride would have put it off til mid year so BGE called arrow and ordered a "arrow" copy of Kumba, called Drachen Fire!

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Friday, December 22, 2006 11:17 PM
Is that true. I am glad that BGA got Kumba and not Drachen Fire because I live at BGA during the summer.

I think that Shiekra will be even better with floorless trains. Now instead of having those railings in front of you. There wont be anything in front of you when your hanging there.

Y are some people complaining. I know it doesnt make sense but this is good.


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Saturday, December 23, 2006 1:27 AM
I'm going to Tampa in April or so, hope it has em then. Although actually it would be nice to have the Sheikra floored credit since I'm sure it'll be around a long time as a floorless. *** Edited 12/23/2006 6:28:07 AM UTC by Vincent Greene***
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Saturday, December 23, 2006 7:26 PM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar To bad if it losses the rails.

I put my feet on them!


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Sunday, December 24, 2006 8:25 AM
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SixFlagsKingdaKa said:

Remember Kumba was supposed to be in BGE, but the R&D on the ride would have put it off til mid year so BGE called arrow and ordered a "arrow" copy of Kumba, called Drachen Fire!


Oh gosh, here we go.....

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Sunday, December 24, 2006 9:53 AM
Yeah, I wasn't even going down that road again!
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Thursday, December 28, 2006 3:41 AM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar Who cares if we go down that road this is a forum for coasters and plus nobody is compaining.

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Thursday, December 28, 2006 9:02 AM
Raven-Phile's avatar I'm complaining. Complaining about the lack of punctuation and grammar in your posts, Sheikrafanatic.
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Thursday, December 28, 2006 12:48 PM
Vater's avatar I'm not complaining. I'm still laughing at the notion that the angled pipes would break off in the water if the midcourse was disabled.
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Thursday, December 28, 2006 4:18 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Gotta love the off-season...

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