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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby FeelTheFORCE » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:13 pm

My guess is they installed new brakes and are testing them out. Whether they are magnetic or not, I have no idea.

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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:20 pm

I bet they tried to cycle it with one car and it valleyed. Just sayin'.
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Postby Carnage » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:29 pm

Or it just valleyed during testing. They'd have to remove the cars one by one, could just be a picture taken before the final car was taken off.
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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:41 pm

I'm sticking with the one car theory. It's more entertaining. :p
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Postby VGplay » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:52 pm

CPmaverick wrote:That happens to be right where the trims are. Maybe they are adding magnetic brakes, which would be awesome


Why would that be awesome? There would be no more random trimless rides.

Interesting picture. I'm going to say it valleyed. It has been both chilly and windy lately.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:22 pm

^Yeah, I gotta say retrofitting those trains with magnetic brakes, while plausible, wouldn't be practical. That ride performs very, very differently from day to day depending on weather because of its location right on the lakefront. The trims are turned off on colder/windier days so it has enough speed to finish and keep the interval up, and turned on when it's warm/humid so it doesn't kill all 36 people on board. Magnetic brakes would probably throw a wrench in that equilibrium they have going with the trims. Not only that, I can't even imagine how strong the magnetic brakes would have to be on the final brake run because that thing FLIES into those brakes.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Robbie » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:41 pm

Carnage's theory is what I think happened.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby traincrossin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:46 pm

First up are random updates from around the park. MaXair got some new paint and the only thing in the spot that Demon Drop used to occupy is dirt.

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Cedar Point is having an auction to be one of the first riders for Shoot the Rapids.
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Want to be the first to ride Shoot the Rapids and help out a great cause? Then click here to place a bid for a chance to have those bragging rights!

Your bids benefit the Firelands Chapter of the American Red Cross. As they say, bid early, bid often.
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And now for some Shoot the Rapids pictures! Here are a couple before and after pics.

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After. Notice the water cannons at the bottom?

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Some people have said that there may be some theming in the tunnel, but based on its size it would be very minimal.

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Gates have been installed

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An overview of Shoot the Rapids. Look, the waterfalls are running!

Of course more pictures can be found in their construction gallery.
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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby gforce532 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:56 pm

I don't know about you guys. But I kind of like the tunnel without the roof, I think they should keep it that way.

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Re: The Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby traincrossin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:13 pm

^But then it technically wouldn't be a tunnel. And of course if it isn't a tunnel we can't say "TAKE THE TUNNEL!!!"

Shoot the Rapids has definitely exceeded my original expectations. Hopefully the ride experience will as well.
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