Trims with the most power?

Monday, March 11, 2002 3:35 PM

What trims do you think use the most power to slow the train down?

I think Mantis uses high preasure on the first drop trim. You can hear that everywhere. Its very loud, and annoying ;)

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Monday, March 11, 2002 3:51 PM

hercules.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 3:53 PM
Any impulse. Holding a train still that high takes lots of energy.

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- Peabody

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Monday, March 11, 2002 4:09 PM

But Peabody, those aren't trims, they are holding breaks. Theres a difference, no trim is designed to hold a train.

edit: Oh god no! I've just spelled "brake" as "break." I really need a brake! Or do I need a break?

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Monday, March 11, 2002 4:12 PM

You're right Trbiggar. I must be tired too!

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- Peabody

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Monday, March 11, 2002 4:24 PM
I gotta agree with B&M ROCKS, Hercules' trim brakes are very powerful.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 4:30 PM
Oh, American Eagle's brakes going into the helix. I don't think they were originally trims, I think they were blocks, but now they are used as trims. That sort of counts, but not really.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 4:57 PM
Same with Colossus....no?

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Monday, March 11, 2002 5:15 PM
I'm with you, Mantis trim is so strong, it throws you into the restraint!
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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:34 PM
I havent ridden Hercules, but I would be very surprised if its' trim comes anywhere close to the one on the mid-course of GOLIATH. That thing goes from 50mph to 5mph in two seconds before cruising through the rest of the course.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 6:42 PM

Last year Titan's Mid course breaks were very stong, in fact too strong. You have to grab on to the seat in front of you, then as you turn off the brake and if your are sitting on the left side, you feel like you are going to fall out of the train. I hate that part.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 7:11 PM

sigmagammarho said:
Same with Colossus....no?

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If you are referring to the Magic Mountain Colossus, then no. That ride does not have trims, but does have a block brake, which is not used for trimming just FYI.


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Monday, March 11, 2002 7:17 PM
Mean Streak's trims are pretty strong...the train seems to hang halfway down the lift before it actually starts going.

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Monday, March 11, 2002 7:22 PM

What about the many trims of Revolution? Particularly the brake before the loop which brings the train to a (full and) complete stop.

Those brakes are powerful, which adds a nice complement to the headbanging...

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Monday, March 11, 2002 8:02 PM

I would have to say any trims on first drops.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 6:33 AM

What about Twisted Sisters at KK? Those are extreme trims. (I always get Twisted Sisters and Wicked Twister verbally confused.)

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 9:25 PM
Excalibur at Valleyfair has trims that go down the entire length of the first drop. I'm not kidding. The first car is literally 5 feet from the bottom of the first drop before the brakes let go.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 10:06 AM

I agree with a couple of you, Hercules' brakes last almost the entire length of the first hill. That's too bad, too, because the coaster had the potential to be a pretty cool ride - I don't think building a helix like that off the first drop is a good idea for a wooden coaster (a similar feature can be found on King's Dominion's Hurler...). Hercules is one of the worst wooden coasters I've ever ridden.

Thank God for Steel Force and Talon - Dorney would be a different class of park without them.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 11:16 AM
I actually don't think Mantis's trims are really that powerful...just loud. Now Mean Streak on the other hand...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 11:19 AM
Gasm at Gadv the trim after the first loop.

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