In getting psyched up for my first trip to Cedar Point in 5 years (moving back to Ohio from Los Angeles), I was checking out some of the POVs on CP's website. Raptor... Mmmmmmmm good times. Mantis... Mmmmmmmm... wait, what happened to the trim brake on the first hill? Did they take it out or is that just an older video?
Walt Schmidt - Co-Publisher, PointBuzz
I think the trims are 'speed related' based on the speed of the previous train, or from two points along the track prior to the trim. This is why it would change throughout the day or at different times within the season.
macho nachos said:
The trim is definitely still there.
It's an old video.
Son of a !!!
Oh well. It's still a fun ride. Thanks for the input.
I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead
coastin' since 1985
I rode Mantis this first year it opened, and the coaster was much faster without the trim. But, It only seems to affect the ride slightly. The General public wouldnot notice the difference or care.
Could someone explain to me what a trim is?
A brake somewhere along the course of a ride with the sole purpose of reducing the train's speed.
The trim on Mantis' first drop:
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