I don't mind regular brakes. The problem I have, is that they
grab the train hard from the start.
It's like the first set of brakes jerks the train to a stop, and then
the rest just let it coast.
The first set of brakes need to be set to a lower setting.
I mean, every time I'm on a B&M and the coaster is entering the final
brakes, I put my legs up. Everyone does this. Why? Because we
know the train is doing to stop abrubtly.
It's like you're going from 60 to 0 in 10 feet. It's rediculous.
You stop, and then crawl thru 30 feet of brakes that are not used.
Just make the first set of brakes easy.
It not only happens on B&M coasters, but every wooden coaster in the
Find me a wooden coaster that stops smooth. You can't.
They all enter the brakes hard.
On Sat, 17 Jul 2004 01:47:31 GMT, "Locoboy"
>> Personally, I think this is a good idea. I rode four
>coasters over the
>> weekend that have magnetic station approach trims, and in
>every case they
>> seem to work great. One of the four coasters doesn't even
>> brakes on it...
>The SDC Windstorm coaster at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
>named Hurricane had new magnetic brakes installed this past
>off season. Previously the coaster, like all Windstorm
>coasters, had traditional friction brakes and the stop at
>the end of the ride was quite abrupt. The new magnetic
>brakes are much smoother and the stopping action feels more
>gradual. Normally I don't care too much about final brake
>run modifications, but in the case of Hurricane the new
>brakes are a welcome change.