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Another Coaster Incident
« on: September 21, 2011, 11:22:30 PM »
Not sure where this happened but it's clearly an Asian park.  What worries me most is the methods used to get the coaster unstuck....

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0b9_1316602805

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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 12:06:08 PM »
Where about is it on the link, Chris?
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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2011, 12:53:32 PM »
It was a small article that was embedded onto Aol's main page yesterday. They've gone and changed the content and now it's gone. Sadly it didn't have it's own page.

If I can find out some info, i'll post it up.

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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2011, 12:56:04 PM »
I've found the same vid, courtesy of liveleak.com

Hope it works for you.

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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 01:14:43 PM »
OMG!!!  :scared:

I know the chances of something like this happening are minimal, but once again I feel glad that I have no desire to go on such rides.


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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 09:01:01 PM »
My god! :blink:

Thanks for posting the video.
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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 10:18:49 PM »
Not good.. :ohmy:

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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2011, 07:35:49 AM »
What I don't get; is how a coaster like that gets stuck upside down? Even if there was a power cut, gravity would drive the train round until the brakes. Surely?

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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2011, 10:12:12 AM »
I believe, I could be being 'ridiculous' again, but this is my understanding of that type of coaster.

The initial lift mechanism, takes it to a height, whereby Gravity will take it through the whole ride and loops and suchlike, sometimes there are braking areas, to slow it down and sometimes sharper hills to take momentum off, to increase it on a sudden incline and add momentum.

Basically that is why the 'bumps' get smaller as the ride 'goes downhill' from the start.

But, if the ride has not got enough momentum, or the wheels lock, or the track has greater friction than anticipated, then I guess the cars could not have enough forward momentum to complete the loop, but have passed the point of falling backwards, like when you had a car track with a loop as a kid, the car would either, not make it and roll back, make it, or get past the point where gravity would pull it back round the track, and try to pull it downwards, the toy car would fall off the track.

These coasters are designed with wheels top and bottom, this one is trying to fall off the track, not carry on or roll back, gravity is pulling it downwards, thus increasing friction on the track.

So unlike powered loopers, this coaster is actually finally balanced, not anchored, if you take people off, it could roll either way if the weight is shifted either way, so I guess the safest thing they decided to do was to push it forward and let it continue -- dangerous, unless the coaster is almost in equilibrium at this stage anyway -- which it might be, it could be a slow loop -- as you are risking it getting stuck somewhere further down the track, but it might not be far off a braking section anyway.

Anyway what do I know ?

Nothing :)

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Comedian : You sir, where are you from ?

Ericbee123 : Blackpool.

Comedian : And what do you do in Blackpool ?

Ericbee123 : I design and test Rollercoasters for Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Comedian : Really ? That sounds interesting...

Ericbee123 : Well it has it's ups and downs .

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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2011, 01:00:07 PM »
P.S. Every time I visit a Comedy Club in the UK and sit anywhere near the front, I prepare this conversation in my head:

Comedian : You sir, where are you from ?

Ericbee123 : Blackpool.

Comedian : And what do you do in Blackpool ?

Ericbee123 : I design and test Rollercoasters for Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Comedian : Really ? That sounds interesting...

Ericbee123 : Well it has it's ups and downs .

:)

No comedian has taken me up yet :(

And how the conversation would actually go:

Comedian : You sir, where are you from ?

Ericbee123 : Blackpool.

Comedian : And what do you do in Blackpool ?

Ericbee123 : I design and test Rollercoasters for Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Comedian : I bet that has its ups and downs!

Ericbee123 : You bas****, that was my bl**** line

Off goes Ericbee123 into the sunset, helped on his way by bouncers for trying to attack the funny comedian!!!  ;)


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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2011, 01:22:34 PM »
Well sometimes you take the risk.

I once picked up an American from the De Vere for a meeting.

He was in reception looking annoyed.

Ericbee123: What's up ?

American : Torn my goddam trousers, expensive material as well.

Ericbee123 : What material are they ?

American : They are crepe.

Ericbee123 : They are not that bad.

American looks bemuzed as Ericbee123 does The Dying Fly in reception of the De Vere.

Waited all my life to deliver that line for real and it went 'Zoom' over his head....

I laughed all the way as I drove him to Bolton.

Totally true story.

We once had this other conversation :

American : You Brits have stupid names for things.

Ericbee123 : What ?

American : Take Lifts. Lift is a stupid name. How can something that LIFTS go down ?

Ericbee123 : How can something that Elevates go down ? How is Elevator any less dumb as a name ?

American : You know I hadn't thought of that !

I had heard him use the 'Lift is a stupid word' anecdote on numerous occasions, but never directly to me to get my retort into him.  Wonder if he still uses it.

Sometimes you just have to 'seize the moment' and go with the flow -- unlike that Rollercoaster -- there you go the thread is back on track -- again, I did it again :)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2011, 01:24:55 PM by ericbee123 »
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Re: Another Coaster Incident
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2011, 01:29:11 PM »
I love that 'lift' story Eric, very good.

Life sure is a rollercoaster!! (to keep on track)  ;)


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