The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:17 am

chickenbowl wrote:Although the train doesn't seem to make a complete stop on the holding brakes, so that may affect it?


I have a feeling this is the reason.

Also, isn't it fairly common for the first test run to be a little fast because they don't want to risk valleying, so they put hard wheels on it? Or something like that? I remember Valravn's first test run being abnormally fast, then they started to control the speed. Mako too.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:39 am

Valravn didn't use the holding brake for the first few runs either. Obviously it's a different coaster type, but it's dropping at full speed from a much greater height with that thing off so the fact that it's running fast shouldn't be a huge surprise.

... plus it's in California. It's not like most parks where the first test run occurs on a 38 degree winter day. I'm sure that helps too. :lol:

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:40 pm

Webcams are back up, and the train(s) are nowhere to be seen anywhere (probably the transfer shed). They really wanna keep this a secret lol. We’ll see if the cams get turned off again tonight.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:42 pm

^ As one C. Brown would put it.......AAARRRRRRRRRRRRGH! I CAN'T STAND IT!!!

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby edgeboy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:58 pm

Wow, MiceAge is really losing it. They claim there's a rumor Xcelerator will be getting a linear induction system to replace the hydraulic launch. ?????? And about a week ago, they claimed it was all but known Diagon Alley was coming to Universal, which is really under a great deal of speculation right now, and far from confirmed. :roll:

On a side note, I did notice at the Marketplace, both Virginia's Gift Shop and TGI Friday's both have notices in the windows claiming they will be replaced by a "general eating place". Anyone know more? I know Virgina's has been in decline for a while, but it's still sad as I believe it to be the last property actually owned by the Knott family. It would truly be the end of an era.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:11 pm

<sad for Virginia's> :sad:

I've known about it, and actually most of the original shops in the Marketplace area,
since way back in 1963, on my first visit with my mom, there.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:27 pm

edgeboy wrote:Wow, MiceAge is really losing it. They claim there's a rumor Xcelerator will be getting a linear induction system to replace the hydraulic launch. ??????


Can an LIM/LSM system even provide the necessary acceleration to achieve 82 mph, given the length of track?
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby CedarFlags » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:56 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:
edgeboy wrote:Wow, MiceAge is really losing it. They claim there's a rumor Xcelerator will be getting a linear induction system to replace the hydraulic launch. ??????


Can an LIM/LSM system even provide the necessary acceleration to achieve 82 mph, given the length of track?


Possibly, but I think the trains would have to be much lighter than the ones used on Xcel.

The launch track on YOLO at SFMM is pretty darn short, and that manages to get up to 70 mph.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Freestyle23 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:13 pm

Why are they keeping it a secret on the webcams when everyone driving by the park can see it?

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby WestCoasterKing » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:20 pm

^ By cutting off the cams they are controlling what they can.

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