Silver Star Question

Sunday, November 3, 2002 4:03 PM

Look at this picture:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1414.htm?Picture=28

Can anyone tell me what the use of that shelter that stretches all the way along the Silver Star's hills and goes to all the way to the over banked turn?

Also, this coaster just opened and already has brakes down one of it's hills? Why? Another ruining of a possibly good coaster (MEAN STREAK, cough, cough)

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 4:16 PM

2 of it's hills*

And that's the way it was built.... On Raging Bull with the trims, when the ride is in a "good mood", it makes for sweet floater air.

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 4:27 PM
I think the shed id for the parking lot. Maybe if it were raining or something, you could head for cover and walk to your car from there. Probably has nothing to do with the coaster.

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 4:47 PM

"Also, this coaster just opened and already has brakes down one of it's hills? Why? Another ruining of a possibly good coaster (MEAN STREAK, cough, cough)"

People who have ridden it call it "Silver Brake" since there are three sets of trims on the ride, I think. I know there are trims heading up the hills before and after the OBT. The person I heard this from may have meant the third set was the MCBR. Anyway, Silver Star is in a family park so it's got some brakes along the course to make it a little tamer.

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 5:31 PM

DLDude13 said:

Women was god's second mistake.



Were men God's first?

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 6:34 PM

No, God made no mistakes.. ... ..except for Moosh, Ms.Jackson, and the Mass. Pike

I'm sorry Ms.Jackson[OOOH]
I am for real
Never meant to make Jane Swift cry
Moosh, I apologize a trillion times
I'm sorry Ms.Jackson[OOOH]
I am for real

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*** This post was edited by Vertigo on 11/3/2002. ***

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 6:45 PM
I second the Mass Pike is one of god's great mistakes and now that I think about it maybe even Moose , too. :)

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 7:34 PM

I could've sworn it opened with the brakes there.

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 7:57 PM
It's not trimmed because it's a family park. It's trimmed to keep regular speeds throughout the course. This reduces wear on the track and running gear over time.

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 9:05 PM

The walkway along the parking lot towards the entrance of the park is covered. It keeps the guest dry on rainy days.

But it is also a looooooong solar-cell (sp?) roof. Which makes electricity for the park.

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 9:42 PM
That's interesting (the solar array). I wonder how much power it produces... I would imagine not enough to power a ride. But innovative nonetheless.

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Monday, November 4, 2002 12:33 AM

It's 300 meters long and the 2000 moduls produces 220,000 kilowatt hours each year (the wattage of around 70 households).

A better perspective of the solar roof: http://www.coastersandmore.de/Rides/sistao/sista07.456x665.jpg

CAM

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Monday, November 4, 2002 2:07 AM
That's really interesting with the solar panels. Its too bad that a park over here in the states probably wouldn't do something responsible and progressive like that, at least not without government subsidies or something of that nature.

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Monday, November 4, 2002 3:03 AM

B&M believes in a highly controlled ride. With Swiss precision they decide that they want the train to go over the top of the third hill at 23.3 mph. They then design a coaster that will go over the top slightly faster than that in good conditions and add a trim to keep it from going to fast. The trims are actively controled so they only come on when and to the amount needed.

On a cool morning Nitro's trims don't come on at all until the grease warms up. Then as the day goes on the trims are activeted under computer control in response to readings from the speed sensors to keep the speed exactly where Claude and Walter wanted it.

While coaster enthusiasts have a knee jerk negative reaction to trims, used intelligently in this manner they can enhance the ride by avouiding having to design the ride for the fastest conditions, then having it be a slug much of the time when it is running slower.

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Monday, November 4, 2002 4:52 AM
And they can totally kill the air on hills ala Raging Steer.

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Monday, November 4, 2002 6:20 AM

Weird, I hate trims as much as anyone, but all four of the B&M hypers rank in my top 15...Nitro even comes in at #1, Bull at #6, Silver Star around #13 or so, and AC around #15.

I'll never understand how some people can completely write off a ride because of some trims. I mean I totally wish they weren't there, but I still have an awesome time while riding these B&M hypers. Ah well, no loss for me.

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Monday, November 4, 2002 6:30 AM
I just find the B&M hypers to be finnicky. All seats offer very diferent rides, and I've found that despite the trims, they are all vastly different at night. It may just all be psychological, but if one ride feels a lot faster at night then during the day, I really don't care why it is, I just care that it is. I've had rides on RB that were dull as hell in the middle of the day in the front seat, and I've had rides that were just miraculous in the back seat at night. Just about all the new B&M's have the trims anyways, and I haven't found them to be too distracting or detrimental.

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Monday, November 4, 2002 7:43 AM
The trims on Nitro had very very little effect on the ride as they are in vallies. The third hill trim on Bull though is atroucious. I put it in the same league as the trim at the top of The Beast's second hill. If you are going to trim a ride, trim the valley please.

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Monday, November 4, 2002 8:04 AM

Vertigo says:

"No, God made no mistakes.. ... ..except for Moosh, Ms.Jackson, and the Mass. Pike"

That's MR. Moosh....moosh only if you're nasty ;-)

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Monday, November 4, 2002 8:24 AM

ravenguy98 said:
"That's really interesting with the solar panels. Its too bad that a park over here in the states probably wouldn't do something responsible and progressive like that, at least not without government subsidies or something of that nature."
Oddly enough, Dollywood has a few of these solar panels on its tram stations.


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*** This post was edited by Vater on 11/4/2002. ***

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