Sunday, September 8, 2002 5:44 PM
I finally got to go to Six Flags over Texas, and Titan is probably my new favorite steel coaster! I have a question. The train looks like the lap bars were changed somehow, were those the original lap bars that were on the train? Thanks.
Sunday, September 8, 2002 6:07 PM
Nope, I don't think they changed... but what DID change was the blocks. Now they slow it to a crawl.. it was amazing when it opened.
Lone Star Thrills
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 9:21 AM
Yup original lap bars, no changes to the ride except the PLC program and the block brake.
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 1:56 PM
That block brake sucks, it basically stops you right at the good part.
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 1:59 PM
If you are in the front seat, that block brake is awesome. It basically leaves you hanging over the edge for about 3 seconds. I think its one of the ride's coolest features. :)
I hear a train a comin'
Comin' round the bend :P
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 3:23 PM
Nope... those same, comfy lapbars... with those same comfy trains... :)
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Do you believe?
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 5:41 PM
Chris Godsey is always very optimistic, I for one hate block brakes!
Tuesday's Gone With The Wind.
Is it written in the stars?
La Vie Boheme!!!
Tuesday, September 10, 2002 9:13 PM
SFGAMDie HARD said:
"Chris Godsey is always very optimistic, I for one hate block brakes!"
Chris is absolutely right about this one. After the block in the front seat you hang paralell with the ground for about three seconds. You become sure that you are going to fall out the side of the train at any minute. It is a great thrill from a ride I generally don't find all that inspiring after the second drop.
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 12:54 PM
hanging parallel? did you fail geometry? = those are parallel lines. So... how do you "hang paralell with the ground for about three seconds"?
I think what you mean is perpendicular.
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 1:02 PM
Nah Smurf, parallel is right. If you sit in the front seat, it feels like you are laying on your side as the train creeps off the MCBR. When you are standing or sitting upright THEN you are "perpendicular" to the ground. Now *who* exactly failed geometry?
--who has had more "Analytical Geometry" (read calculus) classes than he cares to remembe
Wednesday, September 11, 2002 8:02 PM
Thank you 2Hostyl.
Smurf, I did not fail geometry, calculus, or any of my classes at law school for that matter. Your presentation of parallel (=) is exactly right, and in agreement with mine. That is your relative position to the ground after the MCBR, which is why you feel as if you are going to fall out the side of the train.