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CrashCoaster

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I think you'd die if the trim wasn't there and anyway its supposed to be a stall trim
Well quite obviously a trim is needed on the tophat, but it doesn't need to hit as hard as it does, and the trim half way round the ride I also believe doesn't need to be there. Lech has a bracket in place for a trim to be installed on it's airtime hill before the station roll, but there aren't any magnets attached to it so it doesn't kill the speed for the second half.
 

Dar

Member
Can you tell us a bit more about your design decisions and what lead to you getting overruled in favour of having the trim bite that hard? Or do you not work for Vekoma and have no idea what you're talking about?

It's like the last trim on taron, it seems harsh and like it kills the ride, but by the time you hit the last corner you realise that it's very necessary.
 

CrashCoaster

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Can you tell us a bit more about your design decisions and what lead to you getting overruled in favour of having the trim bite that hard? Or do you not work for Vekoma and have no idea what you're talking about?

It's like the last trim on taron, it seems harsh and like it kills the ride, but by the time you hit the last corner you realise that it's very necessary.
Lol what does me working for Vekoma have anything to do with this? I have a pair of eyeballs in my head and I can roughly judge the forces, of which I can tell the second half of the ride doesn't run as fast and intense as it possibly, or safely could, since I've seen many rides of a similar scale running faster.
 

Matt N

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@CrashCoaster is entitled to his opinion as to whether he thinks it could be faster or not, but it’s worth noting that engineers will have run various simulations and calculated all the necessary forces. As some have already said, the layout may well have been too forceful without the trim, or it could well have been a park decision; they might have wanted a slightly slower ride. No one other than Vekoma and Vinpearl really knows why the trim was added, but I’m sure they have their reasons.
 

Antinos

Slut for Spinners
Yeah, I wonder why I bothered with that Masters in Mechanical Engineering. Should've just used my eyeballs...
Same, tbh.

Also, any discussions about negative G's are rendered false due to Skyrush. If Skyrush hasn't ripped anybody in half yet, other rides will be fine without a trim.
 

roomraider

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You're going to be really disappointed by the Shockwave like Abyssus and the other Firestorm. They all have the same trim brake installed and they'll all be the same.
 

CrashCoaster

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You're going to be really disappointed by the Shockwave like Abyssus and the other Firestorm. They all have the same trim brake installed and they'll all be the same.
Abyssus has fewer brake fins on its drop and doesn't have any mid-course trims, so not necessarily.
 
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