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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:15 pm

I'm not saying anyone is wrong. I'm saying the way ILC's post is written sounds very contradicting. He has just given us an explanation and backed his point with evidence and ILC's is questioning it. It may be for other reasons but he never said it was.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:20 pm

^True. Perhaps 'ILC' should give us his reason on why he disagrees with someone who is completely adamant they know why Slammer has been down and hasn't actually given us any truly reliable sources.....
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:26 pm

I've been on Slammer a number of times but it's not one of my favourite rides. I'd be perfectly fine if they did decided to remove it. It's not the most reliable, nor is it the most exciting.  I would miss it a little, but I wouldn't miss the times it has broken down while I've been on it/in the queue and the headaches/shoulder pain it often causes.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:24 pm

I think if any ride causes you serious pain, you shouldn't be riding. NO ride hurts if you are in good shape and know how to brace yourself etc.
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:39 pm

^That's really not true though, is it? Rides really can just hurt. Corkscrew perhaps? Even parts of the Smiler are legitimately painful.
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:20 pm

Slammer isn't even painful though!
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:15 pm

It's not as bad as Submission - that's painful :D
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:39 pm

SamTP wrote:
Slammer isn't even painful though!


Never even been on it. I was just letting the guy above me know that rides can actually cause pain.

jamie.rivettcarnac wrote:
It's not as bad as Submission - that's painful :D


That's painful in a different way..... ;)
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:03 pm

danny.g97 wrote:
Ilovecoasters wrote:
jamie.rivettcarnac wrote:
I have a friend that fixes rides, he told me why it's been shut. He said the last time was due to some idiot putting wrong oil in and jamming the rams! His mate had to give one of the engineers a written warning over that incident! So that's what caused it to shut all last year

I'm not sure this is solely to blame ...

And how would you be any wiser? He works in the business and your questioning his knowledge?


The rams in Slammer are pneumatic not hydraulic, it's S&S after all they use all air! Oh and by the way I fixed plenty of rides in the past too!

All Slammer has is 2 motors, 4 pneumatic cylinders and 4 counter weight cylinders to lift the thing no hydraulics!
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:19 pm

jamie.rivettcarnac wrote:
It's not as bad as Submission - that's painful :D
I've been on it once and it wasn't painful in the slightest!
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Is this the end of Slammer?

Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:57 pm

SamTP wrote:
jamie.rivettcarnac wrote:
It's not as bad as Submission - that's painful :D
I've been on it once and it wasn't painful in the slightest!

Were you wearing protective padding?
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:08 pm

^For people with a smaller leg width, it's often fine. I went on it when I was 11 and it wasn't too bad, but I've not been on it since.

Anyway, I'm SURE it's just as painful for boys, as it is for girls.  ;)
 
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Re: Slammer

Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:04 am

I have never been on Slammer, mainly because it was always closed when ever i went to TP, but I think it looks fun.
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Re: Slammer

Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:34 pm

Looking to have my first go on Slammer in the up and coming season :)
 
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Re: Slammer

Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:00 pm

I find the slammer fine , it doesn't hurt me I just find the position very awkward.
 
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Re: Slammer

Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:26 pm

Slammer hasn't been running either on Friday(Staff family and friends day) and Today(Annual pass day)

The signage for the ride is still down but the park hope to have the ride open for Thursday.
 
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Re: Slammer

Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:37 am

It was testing yesterday.
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Re: Slammer

Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Slammer was still closed on Sunday but it was testing during the afternoon before getting stuck. When I asked about it they couldn't tell me when / if it will reopen.

As said before all signage for this ride has now been removed which can't be a good thing.
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Re: Slammer

Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:44 pm

It has been added to the 2014 park map so they obviously intend to have it open for this year.
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Re: Slammer

Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:20 pm

Does anybody know if the ride has been operational?
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