Plus, I don't know how feasible would be having rolling stock from different manufacturers on the same ride, as far as sensors in the station go, brake fin positioning, etc. Like it or not, SFFT will be stuck with Gerst until they buy 3 new trains from RMC.You can see on the boxes behind the train the labels are in German, so would be Gerst.
Kind of? They attached two of the three cars needed to make a full train and guided it along the brake run turnaround.As for Cliffhanger, any news on testing?
Yeah I really don’t understand the practice of B&M dive coasters almost always having the near dead stop on the MCBR before another steep drop. The steep drops after are never that special where they’re worth killing the momentum that completely. Skip the extra “dive,” have minimal speed reduction for the MCBR, and make for more interesting second halves.Looks, decent, I guess? Drop and airtime hill looks nice, although the MCBR really kills the pacing I'd say, and I've never thought much of flat helixes as finales tbh.
Agreed. The non-MCBR dive machines are always superior with Valkyria reigning supreme. That being said, I try really hard not to write off rides based on a POV, so I’ll reserve judgment.Those MCBR trims! Way to kill the ride’s pacing, what a weak second half… I don’t see any benefit to that layout compare to something like Valkyria which is marginally shorter but keeps the pace and excitement up right to the final brake run.
This is so much more efficient. If you avoid moving parts, there is less maintenance and less chances of the ride going down. On top of this, you can dispatch trains faster without retracting floor leading to better hourly capacity (in theory). B&M already figured this out with their flying coaster models, and if they can raise seats on their floorless models, I am all for it!