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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby Baffles » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:54 am

So is that what looks like space for a block brake in the middle? Rather bizarre that there is just a straight piece of track before the helix.

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:13 pm

Baffles wrote:So is that what looks like space for a block brake in the middle? Rather bizarre that there is just a straight piece of track before the helix.

Yep, you can see the block brake on Divertical at 2:19 on this video:


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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:42 pm

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Baffles wrote:So is that what looks like space for a block brake in the middle? Rather bizarre that there is just a straight piece of track before the helix.

Yep, you can see the block brake on Divertical at 2:19 on this video:



I'm not sure just how often Mirabilandia uses the block brake, either. It sure as hell wasn't on when Robb filmed that video. You see me saying "alright, no brakes!" on the rider-cam because I'd ridden like 4 times prior and never once slowed down.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:37 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:I'm not sure just how often Mirabilandia uses the block brake, either. It sure as hell wasn't on when Robb filmed that video. You see me saying "alright, no brakes!" on the rider-cam because I'd ridden like 4 times prior and never once slowed down.

I think the brakes are just there so they can run more boats, then if a one doesn't clear the splashdown area, the next boat can be stopped (a bit like a conveyor at the top of a drop on a log flume would). I guess Energylandia doesn't need such capacity.

On Divertical if boats were stopped on the brakes they would sometimes get stuck. Miribilandia actually added a winch to one of the supports to help move them because of this.

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby rcjp » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:17 pm

I keep wondering if there's any reason why all these water coasters have drops of "only" 45 degrees or something like that. It just looks strange to have such a long straight section of track there.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:22 pm

rcjp wrote:I keep wondering if there's any reason why all these water coasters have drops of "only" 45 degrees or something like that. It just looks strange to have such a long straight section of track there.


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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:38 pm

rcjp wrote:I keep wondering if there's any reason why all these water coasters have drops of "only" 45 degrees or something like that. It just looks strange to have such a long straight section of track there.

A catwalk appears to run down the length of the drop (probably for evacuation from / maintenance to the elevator), so perhaps the stairs can only be so steep.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:19 am

rcjp wrote:I keep wondering if there's any reason why all these water coasters have drops of "only" 45 degrees or something like that. It just looks strange to have such a long straight section of track there.


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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:33 am

rcjp wrote:I keep wondering if there's any reason why all these water coasters have drops of "only" 45 degrees or something like that. It just looks strange to have such a long straight section of track there.


I believe its because the boats lack up stop wheels and if you have too many negative G's with no up stop wheels the boat could fly off the track. Heres a picture of a boat on Divertical as you can see no up stop wheels:

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:53 am

Instead of normal upstop wheels, there is an upstop rail in the middle of the track that the boat attaches onto. In looking into finding a photo to illustrate this, I found a link to an article showing an evac of Divertical which eloquently proves A.J.'s theory that it is in case the lift gets stuck :lol: https://www.ilrestodelcarlino.it/ravenna/cronaca/mirabilandia-divertical-bloccato-video-1.2319490
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