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Postby Stu K » Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:57 am

There's a trim brake on Shambarla and you still have amazing AIRTIME! It Almost counts as a stand up coaster!

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Postby B&MBoy1982 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:32 pm

If you are in the front few rows of Diamondback, that trim brake causes some nice ejector air.

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Postby Ed Farmer » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:20 pm

B&MBoy1982 wrote:Banshee had trims and they were never used. They were removed and installed on Diamondback's MCBR


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Postby DrachenfireOP » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:00 am

As much as we like to think it's all about us, most of the the time trims are to prevent damage to the trains or structure, not affect the ride experience of guests. In the case where they're pre-installed from day one, it's an insurance policy that on certain days in certain weather, extra strain won't be put on that could cause a higher maintenance cost over time.

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Postby WindexCyanide13 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:09 am

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Vonni wrote:Are the rods coming off of the side of the track going to be for nets, or is that for some kind of theming?


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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:22 am

WindexCyanide13 wrote:
DoinItForTheFame wrote:
Vonni wrote:Are the rods coming off of the side of the track going to be for nets, or is that for some kind of theming?


They are actually going to kill to Raven's with one Symoné.

There will be nets, but they are going to be fish nets, so they can be considered theming as well.

Is that a That's So Raven joke?

I think it's a Cosby Show joke. :lmao:
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Postby WindexCyanide13 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:44 am

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
WindexCyanide13 wrote:
DoinItForTheFame wrote:
Vonni wrote:Are the rods coming off of the side of the track going to be for nets, or is that for some kind of theming?


They are actually going to kill to Raven's with one Symoné.

There will be nets, but they are going to be fish nets, so they can be considered theming as well.

Is that a That's So Raven joke?

I think it's a Cosby Show joke. :lmao:

Oh, my bad. Raven Symone is just more recognizable from ThatS So Raven for my age group

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOG1991 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:29 pm

I understand sometimes trims are necessary, but often with B&M Hypers I find it hard to believe they are needed. They can be really noticeable. I just hate the placement of them, right before you hit the crest of an airtime hill. Goliath at SFOG has its only trim at the very bottom of the turnaround helix and I much prefer that.

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Postby Norwegian coasterfan » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:36 pm

SFOG1991 wrote:I understand sometimes trims are necessary, but often with B&M Hypers I find it hard to believe they are needed. They can be really noticeable. I just hate the placement of them, right before you hit the crest of an airtime hill. Goliath at SFOG has its only trim at the very bottom of the turnaround helix and I much prefer that.

I read an interview with Walter Bolliger about Silver Star and he explained that they wanted to create "long" airtime. I think they aim at having exactly 0G over the entire hill and the trims will then regulate the speed of the train to reach this and give the same ride experience for everyone.

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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:46 pm

Norwegian coasterfan wrote:I read an interview with Walter Bolliger about Silver Star and he explained that they wanted to create "long" airtime. I think they aim at having exactly 0G over the entire hill and the trims will then regulate the speed of the train to reach this and give the same ride experience for everyone.

I would guess that this also means that the coaster doesn't end up being "better" at night and / or "not as good" in the morning.
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