Storm Runner Question

Thursday, June 3, 2004 5:53 PM
Sorry if this has been talked about before but I haven't been posting much recently. Has Storm Runner been rolling back on a daily basis like Dragster or do the specs of the ride prevent it?
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 7:05 PM
I think in the morning they have the most before it's warmed up but not many durring the day.
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 8:24 PM
Just opening day it rolled back. I was just there today. It seems that they have most of the kinks worked out. It was running both trains one after another.

One interesting side note I was 3rd in line from my backseat ride, and some kids were pushing on the air gates. It made the ride shutdown. They had to pull the train back in the station, reset it, and then send it out to launch. I have never seen air gates do something like that. Afterward the ride op kept saying, do not push on the gate it will shutdown the ride. Rideman? Anyone explain how the airgates tie into the ride computer?

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Thursday, June 3, 2004 9:18 PM
They are hooked in with the rides computer somehow. I'm not sure if there is a sensor or what but it's just another saftey feature. When the gates are closed iit's ok to dispatch the train. When the gate is pushed to a certain limit it tells the computer the gates are open so it turns the ride off. Basicly it's to keep people from getting near the moving train.

Alot of coasters have that feature. Great Coasters uses it with their rides.

I personally like the magnetic ones like at Dorney on Talon, and Steel Force. There's no way you can open them and they can't shut down the ride. At least I don't think they can.

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Thursday, June 3, 2004 9:21 PM
I know the ops on TTD make a big deal about not pushing on the gates. Usually people here that it will shut down the ride and they back off.
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 9:27 PM

coasterpunk said:


I personally like the magnetic ones like at Dorney on Talon, and Steel Force. There's no way you can open them and they can't shut down the ride. At least I don't think they can.


I personally prefer the ones at Knoebels on the Pheonix and Twister ;)

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Thursday, June 3, 2004 9:30 PM
Invisible all the way!
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 10:08 PM
I agree with you Coasterpunk the Magnetic gates prevent all of that nonsense.

It was just interesting to me because its the 1st time I have seen that happen on a coaster. When I rode TTD last year I didn't hear them mention that at all, or any other coaster for that matter. I just wonder when they started installing that feature in coasters.

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Thursday, June 3, 2004 10:24 PM
The station gates most likely are linked to one pump, and have proxy sensors for the open and close positions, because the ride will not allow station movement with the area not secure.
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 10:55 PM
i have never been on TTD, but they wouldn't have those sensors to shut down from the ride becuase it doesn't launch from the station, but doesn't SR so they have to have those precautions
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 11:28 PM
No, Storm Runner does not launch from the station. Just about all modern gates on rides have that feature. For example, Zonga was having lots of trouble with people pushing on the gates causing the train to stop on the lift... they have made them less sensitive since then.
*** Edited 6/4/2004 5:08:38 AM UTC by GoliathKills***
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Thursday, June 3, 2004 11:55 PM
Magnum also has the airgate safety feature that stops the ride when pushed on too hard.
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