whats up with the guy in the back?

Friday, June 28, 2002 3:29 PM

Is the guy in the back a ride op or something? It looks like he is standing.

http://rcdb.com/installationgallery1073.htm?Picture=2

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Friday, June 28, 2002 3:31 PM
Hes a break-man. He basically rides along with the train and provides the brakeing. This is a very old coaster, and not the only one like it from what I heard.
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Friday, June 28, 2002 3:33 PM

A brake-man? LOL!!!!!!

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Friday, June 28, 2002 6:53 PM
Break Man?? He looks like he's standing up. What restraint is he using ?

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Friday, June 28, 2002 7:01 PM
I'm not sure what type of restraint he has, if any, but hand-braked coasters usually tend to be fairly tame. Actually, they don't have to be, but the brake man will usually make sure it is. That is, unless you get a bunch of enthusiasts on ;)

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Friday, June 28, 2002 7:01 PM
Amazing that this is a Side Friction, and how different it is from Leap The Dips!
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Friday, June 28, 2002 7:11 PM

Wasnt there a java game in some language other than English in which you had to pilot one ot those trains?

I wish I still had that link...

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Friday, June 28, 2002 7:19 PM

....there was an article on the ride in an issue of RC! He is the brakeman, and IIRC, he's strapped in sort of like you are on a carousel horse. He's reponsible for keeping the speeds "appropriate". If you should valley, he's responsible for getting snacks and beverages for those who help get the train back to the station....

and, as fate would have it joe., that game is still on my work computer....I can get you the link on Monday IF it still works (I last played about two months' ago)...

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Friday, June 28, 2002 7:21 PM
Heres the game that Joe was talking about. Had it in my favorites folder.
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Friday, June 28, 2002 7:59 PM

Interesting game! Thanks!

-Jim

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Friday, June 28, 2002 9:32 PM
I remember playing that game forever. Pretty addicting once you get the hang of it.

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Friday, June 28, 2002 9:44 PM
heck I want that job!

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Friday, June 28, 2002 10:27 PM
If you go to the pictures and pick the one of the lift it appears as if the lift is a rope. is he resonable for the lift too?
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Saturday, June 29, 2002 5:46 AM

While we go up the lift I'd ask, "How fast ya wanna go?" And if they said REALLY FAST I wouldn't even touch the brake.

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 2:25 PM
Wow that game is almost as addicting as RCT Whooooooooooaaaaaaa

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 2:34 PM
Kaato!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 2:57 PM

So what's your scores then? I just got 100. Last time i played it, last year i think i got abit more than that.

I have ridden one coaster with a brakeman, Rutchebanen at Tivoli Garden. A really nice classic coaster, but not ACE classic for some reason, anyone knows why?

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Saturday, June 29, 2002 4:14 PM

olov said:

I have ridden one coaster with a brakeman, Rutchebanen at Tivoli Garden. A really nice classic coaster, but not ACE classic for some reason, anyone knows why?



Here are some criteria used by ACE for determining Classic Coasters:

No headrest, single lap bar, no seat divider, guest must be able to choose their own seat, etc.

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 5:29 AM

Rutchebanen has no headrest, a singlelapbar, no seat divider but althought guests has to "fight" for the first row with other riders and jumps on the train while it's moving. The seats are treebenches so it can hurt pretty much when your butt lands. The ops can never staple be course of the lapbars that can't go all the way down to the lap.

This coaster is from 1914 so it can't get so much more classic than it allready is.

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Sunday, June 30, 2002 9:11 AM
Anyone know what the three ratings at the end of each run are for? I wish I had an english version of this game.

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