Talon's unique features

Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:56 PM
I must first say that Talon is amazing. The best invert I've been on. (Which is really only Alpie, B:TR, Volcano and SLC). The sand filled rails are SO quiet.

My questions are: Is Talon the only sand filled B&M?

And which don't have a MCBR (Talon doesn't)?

And while I'm at it, not about Talon, but:
Which are the B&M's without the hop off the lift?
I know Nitro doesn't have it, but I know there are more.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:06 PM
I THINK that Dueling Dragons at IOA has sand-filled rails, but im not TOTALLY sure, and I think some other B&M's have it.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:08 PM
Kraken is the only other B&M with filled rails that I know of...
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:09 PM
Funny, I thought Great Bear at Hershey was better than Talon. Not saying Talon was *bad*, tho.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:45 PM
I rate Great Bear and Talon so close that I would say that I like Talon better if I'm riding front row and Great Bear better if I'm riding any other row.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:50 PM
What are MCBR?

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:50 PM
2 B&Ms which have no MCBRs are Iron Wolf and all B:TRs. I bet both stand-up Vortexes do too, because they are really short (one is shorter than IW!)

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:05 PM
An MCBR is a mid-course brake run. Kraken is the only other B&M with sand-filled rails, and Nitro is the only B&M without a dip off of the lift prior to the drop.

-Raven_Rider

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:07 PM
Medusa (west) has sand-filled rails too.

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Benjamin Jones | Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:09 PM
i know these have been mentioned but maybe one hasnt
these all have no mid course brake runs

top gun(pGA
fire and ice dragon
vortex(both)
iron wolf
oblivion
g5
does wildfire??
great white(even though its a batman clone people might not know that)
nemesis doesnt have one if i remember corectly

all that i can think of right now. think thats it

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:12 PM
No, Wildfire does not. I don't think Top Gun:The Jet Coaster has one either.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 9:04 PM
The Great Bear doesn't have mid course breaks eitehr
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 9:14 PM
Duelling Dragons does have sand in its rails. Its preety quiet.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 9:14 PM

Coastercraver said:
"Medusa (west) has sand-filled rails too.

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Benjamin Jones | Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
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yeah, medusa west also has sand filled rails and supports. It's one of the quietiest rides in the park!
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 9:29 PM
Sand filles rails? What so you mean? How can rails have sand. Why? Does Medusa (West) have this?

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 11:06 PM
I know running rails (and most likely supports) are hollow. To keep the sound at a minimum, B&M has come up with the wonderful idea of filling the insides with sand. I'd guess it absorbs the noise.

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Monday, July 30, 2001 3:44 AM
PCW 2002 - Nemesis doesn't have a MCBR. John Wardley (big cheese at Alton Towers) doesn't believe in using them and it causes a stop in the ride, thus a break in the entertainment.

I agree though I appreciate it allows more trains to run etc etc I prefer to go and keep going.

As for Oblivion, no MCBR as such but then the 3rd chain in the lift striicture (the 2nd vertical one) does function as a break, holding you over the edge of the drop. Bit of a 50:50 with that one.

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