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#951 Andrew Rybarczyk

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:20 PM

Well the brakes on the first drop were not painted orange. In fairness none of them were but that could just mean they require a slightly different setup with the new trains. A trim less first drop would he most appreciated

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#952 Steven Linn

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 09:39 PM

I don't remember them even using the trim breaks on mantis in the recent times I have ridden it



#953 Andrew Rybarczyk

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

Nah they always hit on the first drop. I've heard them pretty much every time I've been around the ride

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#954 Danny Miller

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:05 AM

I would think it would stay there. It's more of a hassle to take it off then to just leave it and not use it. Talon never uses its trim but its still there and disconnected.

 

Hopefully the lighter trains translate to no trims which hopefully means a bit more speed but we will see.


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#955 drachenfirebgw

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:58 PM

Nah they always hit on the first drop. I've heard them pretty much every time I've been around the ride

 

I've heard the opposite, especially recently, but I could of course be wrong.

 

I also saw initially it was not painted, but it apparently is now so I'm not sure.  My guess is that they would leave it and hopefully just disconnect it.


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#956 Andrew Rybarczyk

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 02:43 PM

I can tell you all my rides this weekend hit the brakes and my ride in august did as well.  I can say that this weekend's hit felt smaller but I rode toward the front of the train each time so they hit after I would have passed.  I can also say that just walking by and listening I cannot recall a time where they were off.  Thats just all my observation and Im really not in park enough or pay that close of attention enough to make a definitive statement but Id lean to saying theyve been on most of the time.


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#957 Steven Linn

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 07:41 PM

I always rode towards the front. So that's probably why I never feel it.



#958 Steven Linn

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:51 PM

Came across this today and thought it was pretty cool.

 



#959 Ryan Shrout

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:09 PM

Fascinating. Just one more little detail you never really think about, but someone's gotta do it.


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