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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun May 09, 2010 7:05 pm

^Here we go again with the endless CF complaints. You gotta understand, if putting a trim on a wooden coaster means cheaper maintenance costs and the ride not falling down around itself, then so be it. CF isn't the only park chain to ever trim a wooden coaster, so get the eff over it.
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Postby B-RadG » Sun May 09, 2010 8:03 pm

I didn't mean it that negatively but it was just a pun on Cedar Fair's constant need to trim rides. Dominator now uses the trim before the Cobra Roll. The only thing is that Hurler no longer has airtime, the only thing it had going for it.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Sun May 09, 2010 8:12 pm

^ Dominator had the trims before the Cobra Roll when Six Flags had the coaster before 2003 (If I am correct). Like Steve said, its a maintenance thing. Its cheaper to put in another trim brake than continual replacement wood and a possible lawsuit from those horrid turns.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Sun May 09, 2010 8:19 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:^Here we go again with the endless CF complaints. You gotta understand, if putting a trim on a wooden coaster means cheaper maintenance costs and the ride not falling down around itself, then so be it. CF isn't the only park chain to ever trim a wooden coaster, so get the eff over it.


True but in this case they've made a bad ride even worse all in an effort to supposedly improve the ride quality from a comfort standpoint.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun May 09, 2010 8:25 pm

^I'm guessing they're more concerned with maintenance costs than comfort.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby pkdcoaster » Sun May 09, 2010 9:22 pm

I just rode Dominator 2 days ago and the trim was not on.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon May 10, 2010 5:51 am

^I don't think I've ever noticed the trim brake on Dominator (I know where it is, but I've never felt it being used). Jeff, thanks for posting the video--I also remember when Hurler used to be a great ride.
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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby KDcoasterMAN » Mon May 10, 2010 6:53 am

^ Yeah the video was great! I personally loved seeing all of the old paint jobs on Anaconda and Shockwave. I think its funny that in 1995 they were the two premier coasters in the park other than Rebel Yell and Grizzly, and now, 15 years later, Allot of people can't wait to see them leave(I'm not one of them; (You just gotta know how to ride 'em)).

And CFC, I've never noticed the trims hit as well. Maybe once last summer...

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby B-RadG » Mon May 10, 2010 12:22 pm

I was standing on the exit sidewalk taking pictures by the Cobra Roll and when the train went by I heard the brake grab. Not that I noticed it on the ride but I heard it hitting when I was standing near it.

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Re: The Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby eddie200330 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:36 pm

Really good vid Jeff, I really wish you would've had the hindsight to get more footage of the Lost World though......
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