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Just rode SV again, but this time in the back row. (Also got to cut in front of everyone on the stairs as they were looking for a single rider) This time the MCBR didn’t stop the train as much, or maybe I didn’t feel it being in the back. But this time the back end was as crazy as it should be. Definitely got a lot of air on the drop after the MCBR. Hopefully this is how the ride runs from now on! Also this was my first ride (of 30 or so) on Digger, so maybe they are close to running 2 trains...

 

 

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My girlfriend and I are kinda making a last-minute decision on whether or not to go to the park this weekend (6/2-6/3) or 6/23-6/24. I know Coastermania is going on of course, but the ERT sessions don't seem to overlap with normal operations. We don't plan on attending the event itself, but how are the crowds normally this weekend as a result of it? Weekdays are not an option; vacation days are being used for other trips this year.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Glad to hear the trimming doesn't make much of a difference on the rest of the ride. Let's hope that the 5pm closing helps them sort this all out. Speaking of which, does anyone know what the status of certification is? I heard that only two trains are certified and the other is used for parts, can anyone confirm this?

 

If this was even remotely true... Why would CP go to the trouble of theming and naming three trains when they "allegedly" knew they'd just be using two trains. Why theme the third train if its only going to be used as part. This does not pass the logic test so it's bullshit.

 

Ding ding ding... You hit the nail on the head. Why would they go to all the trouble of theming the three trains to the three characters and not run all 3 trains, which they did briefly on the first day until 2 bumped. The original question is complete BS. All 3 will be certified at some point or at some point 3 trains will be certified on this ride to the 3 characters.

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Blackjack is missing wheel assemblies that I could see in the back and didn’t have a bumper on the back of it. My guess is they are using it for parts to keep the other trains going. Chess was running earlier but it was having issues and they put digger on.

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I would agree with the last couple posts. They may be temporarily borrowing parts to piece together the 2 trains that bumped, but they will replace whatever needs to be replaced for all 3 trains to operate.

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This is why I like to try and get to a coaster when it first opens before changes are made. It is not going to make or break the ride but I would love to experience it in its first form before changes.

 

I'm the same way. I was lucky enough to go to KD right when they decided to add trims down the entire first drop on I305. To this day I haven't been back and that's how I remember the ride. Luckily I was able to ride Skyrush before they slowed the lift hill. Changes are usually minor and don't really detract from the total experience a whole lot, but I still like to experience new coasters in their purest forms so I can remember them that way.

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Glad to hear the trimming doesn't make much of a difference on the rest of the ride. Let's hope that the 5pm closing helps them sort this all out. Speaking of which, does anyone know what the status of certification is? I heard that only two trains are certified and the other is used for parts, can anyone confirm this?

 

If this was even remotely true... Why would CP go to the trouble of theming and naming three trains when they "allegedly" knew they'd just be using two trains. Why theme the third train if its only going to be used as part. This does not pass the logic test so it's bullshit.

 

Ding ding ding... You hit the nail on the head. Why would they go to all the trouble of theming the three trains to the three characters and not run all 3 trains, which they did briefly on the first day until 2 bumped. The original question is complete BS. All 3 will be certified at some point or at some point 3 trains will be certified on this ride to the 3 characters.

Perhaps all these problems are actually an immersive part of the theming.

 

Steel Vengeance has been sabotaged by Maverick, and in the process Blackjack lost a foot, so he's out. Chess now is in charge of Steel Vengeance (for the most part), while Digger is away, working at the local shopping mart. I mean, they have to pay the medical bills for Blackjack somehow. Pretty soon though, the bills will be paid, so Digger can come back and work Steel Vengeance full time with Chess. Black Jack still has a screwed up foot though... it'll take him a while before he can work.

 

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I’m in the station and a higher up went to the back and watched the brake run when the train came back. I’ll see if I can see anything going on when the ride closes.

 

Edit: I saw an IOE employee heading to the ride once I got off, definitly something going on.

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Glad to hear the trimming doesn't make much of a difference on the rest of the ride. Let's hope that the 5pm closing helps them sort this all out. Speaking of which, does anyone know what the status of certification is? I heard that only two trains are certified and the other is used for parts, can anyone confirm this?

 

If this was even remotely true... Why would CP go to the trouble of theming and naming three trains when they "allegedly" knew they'd just be using two trains. Why theme the third train if its only going to be used as part. This does not pass the logic test so it's bullshit.

 

Ding ding ding... You hit the nail on the head. Why would they go to all the trouble of theming the three trains to the three characters and not run all 3 trains, which they did briefly on the first day until 2 bumped. The original question is complete BS. All 3 will be certified at some point or at some point 3 trains will be certified on this ride to the 3 characters.

 

(referring to the part I bolded) SV has never run three trains at the same time. When the collision occured, only two trains were running. The third was in storage. They ran two trains for the first rider event, the 3 season pass holder days, and the first half of opening day. Just to clarify, by "used for parts" I meant only temporarily, obviously they'll get them all running at some point. BoulderDash's post suggests the same:

 

Blackjack is missing wheel assemblies that I could see in the back and didn’t have a bumper on the back of it. My guess is they are using it for parts to keep the other trains going. Chess was running earlier but it was having issues and they put digger on.
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I'm not sure what the requirements are for being state certified in Ohio, but the area was still getting significant snow only about a month ago. If nothing else, for that reason alone I've been giving CP the benefit of the doubt on most of the early season issues we've seen so far.

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I'm not sure what the requirements are for being state certified in Ohio, but the area was still getting significant snow only about a month ago. If nothing else, for that reason alone I've been giving CP the benefit of the doubt on most of the early season issues we've seen so far.

They ran all 3 trains on opening day. They wouldn't have done that if they weren't all certified.

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Currently at the Frontiertown station and SV is currently testing with two trains. They’re not sending them too fast though. There are also spare breaks sitting on the ground next to the transfertrack.

 

^BTW they didn’t run all three on opening day. Was there and Blackjack was for sure in storage. I think it’s in my picture I took before the accident.

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I'm not sure what the requirements are for being state certified in Ohio, but the area was still getting significant snow only about a month ago. If nothing else, for that reason alone I've been giving CP the benefit of the doubt on most of the early season issues we've seen so far.

They ran all 3 trains on opening day. They wouldn't have done that if they weren't all certified.

 

It has never run three trains except briefly during pre-season testing. Opening day was two trains.

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:lol: Good lord, I'm half expecting some enthusiast to camp out on Perimeter Road behind Steel Vengeance with a radar gun soon...

Can't I just use my Drone?

 

I really doubt the midcourse is doing anything except bleeding excess speed on these warmer days.

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Not sure why y’all are so worried about that thing in the back of the park when Sky Ride still hasn’t reopened after the power outage. There’s way more pressing sh*t at hand.
Sorry you will have to walk down the midway. It is pretty wide so I think you will be able to make without running into people. You are more likely to run into people during the 1K morning run to SV. Now let's get back to the more pressing issue.....
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I watched a test on the way out and there was no trimming at all, it was flying due to rain too.

 

Very good news, thanks for the updates! Very unfortunate for those that are visiting tomorrow, but this means that over the summer many more people will be able to ride.

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Whether the MCBR is affecting the last half of the ride or not, I will say I am glad I got to ride without them on.

 

Why would CP go to the trouble of theming and naming three trains when they "allegedly" knew they'd just be using two trains. Why theme the third train if its only going to be used as part. This does not pass the logic test so it's bullshit.

 

Naming and theming 3 trains doesn't denounces the planned operations of a coaster. Twisted Colossus has 4 trains that were all themed with different colors, and still, only have ever run 3, and one of them is used for parts when needed. It's not THAT MUCH of an astronomical conclusion to see this happen at SteaVen.

 

Your logic test does not mean it's bullshit. And also, there's no reason for this ride to have 3 trains running. The Cedar Point ride ops do a fine job getting trains loaded and cleared, they even have a pretty unique restraint check that I haven't seen before which definitely helps with the efficiency.

 

They ran all 3 trains on opening day. They wouldn't have done that if they weren't all certified.

 

False. Not sure where you got that from.

 

Currently at the Frontiertown station and SV is currently testing with two trains. They’re not sending them too fast though. There are also spare breaks sitting on the ground next to the transfertrack.

 

They are probably both checking each train and meticulously adjusting the brakes, after each run. Are probably considering doing anything at this point to get it past 1 train operation as they know the crowds are coming, and they know how many people are gonna wanna ride this. I'd say this is a great sign that they'll have 2 trains up and running if all goes well as soon as they can get them going.

 

I don't think there was a time both 2 days I was at SteeVen where there wasn't a mechanic literally standing around just waiting for something to go wrong though. There's been a lot of work going on with this ride for the past couple weeks. Let's hope they get it figured out.

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My dad talked with someone at guest relations recently and they told him SV will be down tomorrow. Probably making a push for CM.

 

Seriously?? Guess I’ve missed my chance then. Skipped it today to make use of my fast pass and was only planning to come in tomorrow first thing to ride SV before heading to Kings Island. Ah well, I’ll be back In another 22 years.

 

Did get to do Twisted Timbers at KD at the W/e and all those bunny hills were far too intense for me and not fun. Maybe SV isn’t for me anyway. I loved MF today, and though Intimidator felt faster I hated the quick changes of direction and way preferred MF’s focus on speed alone. What an awesome ride and we’ll worth the trip from the UK alone!

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