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by The Psychoaster
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 564230

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

We know because the resort has told us this. Fair enough but then why not write that in your article. "It is believed that the rides computer system caused the trim brakes on the first airtime hill to be applied unnecessarily, causing the vehicle to come to a halt" just sounds like specul...
by The Psychoaster
Fri May 24, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Can I just say I work at towers, and the only complaints that there getting is from enthusiasts like you guys, general public ain't really bothered, and compared to them you lot are a minority, regardless whether the smiler is open or not, people come to the theme park to have a good day out with t...
by The Psychoaster
Sun May 12, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 192174

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

What I'm getting at is the fact that they wouldn't delay the adverts this late for no reason, they would have known by now there would be people like us beginning to get a bit annoyed. "People like us" are a minority. They, to an extent, don't care whatsoever about what we think about the...
by The Psychoaster
Sat May 04, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 192174

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

An interesting point is that the "leaked" video and the Kelman scenes in the new video were all filmed at the Victoria baths in Manchester. Obviously easier for TBWA being based there.
by The Psychoaster
Thu May 02, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

jbuckton18 wrote:
It doesn't seem that long ago when we were getting the first pictures through of the black hole tent being demolished and now we are here,


That was April 12th last year...nearly 13 months have passed since then. I'd consider that a VERY long time :P
by The Psychoaster
Thu May 02, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 192174

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

After reading the comments, somebody pointed out that the guy is most probably a guy called "Adam Buxton". A British comedian. Surely enthusiasts couldn't get him to help (or afford him!)? Pretty sure it's not him. Although he does look like him, his accent is nothing like Adam Buxton's a...
by The Psychoaster
Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I really don't want disappoint all of you but this ride isn't opening until the very end of may, so please stop making dates up in your head and getting every1 excited and hopes up just to be disappointed I know this is the wrong place for it and needs to be in speculation/marketing topic but I jus...
by The Psychoaster
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

GigaSurimi wrote:
Just a thought, has it ever happened in the past that a rollercoaster couldn't open or had to be removed because the testing generated very bad/unsafe results? So bad that just changing a few parts of the track wouldn't make it better?


Orphan Rocker :)
by The Psychoaster
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

/ I think you mean the first drop: http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/roodlesnouter/SW7%2021-04-13/April21Roguetrack-8_zpse926feb2.jpg looks more like Zierer's, Wicked's Zero-G: http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/reviews/wicked/img/lagoon_wicked_2275.jpg And the second one drop loo...
by The Psychoaster
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

The second looks more of a corkscrew whereas the first looks more twisted to me I'd say the second looks like a zero-G roll, whilst the first looks like a corkscrew. If you take a closer look, there is a very definite up and down elevation change, exactly the kind of shaping that would induce zero ...
by The Psychoaster
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 782861

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Kathy wrote:
I'm still confused on what fin's actually are/do.


Well, the fins being described in this case are explained here.

There are also LSM/LIM's which are often referred to as "fins" - of which an explanation can be found here.
by The Psychoaster
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

It makes no sense to have a random brake fin anti rollback fail safe on this ride and not on every other coaster with a vertical lift. Chain lifts already have an anti rollback system, that is the sound we hear when the ride goes up, the click click click is the locking of the train in steps. I thi...
by The Psychoaster
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

It makes no sense to have a random brake fin anti rollback fail safe on this ride and not on every other coaster with a vertical lift. Chain lifts already have an anti rollback system, that is the sound we hear when the ride goes up, the click click click is the locking of the train in steps. I thi...
by The Psychoaster
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

It makes no sense to have a random brake fin anti rollback fail safe on this ride and not on every other coaster with a vertical lift. Chain lifts already have an anti rollback system, that is the sound we hear when the ride goes up, the click click click is the locking of the train in steps. I thi...
by The Psychoaster
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I have a question!!!!! It's not a massive constructional question, but just something of a curiosity which has manifested. I've only been to Thorpe Park once, but I remember with Saw, the trains rolled around the track quite peacefully - it was a "quiet" ride. Now, if we compare that to N...
by The Psychoaster
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

The cranes don't run off of electric power though?
by The Psychoaster
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 782861

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

It could be (and in all seriousness, probably is) just the game being a game and not a ride - but do any of you fine bright young men and women of Forumville have any noggin to suggest an addition feature of the ride which may have potentially inspired this specific element of the game? Please note...
by The Psychoaster
Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 782861

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I don't think there is enough room for a vertical loop based against the liniar placement of the footers for the bunnyhop... I still stand by my idea months back (before allot of the inversions were even being thought of never mind confirmed) and that would be a cheeky last inline/barrel role befor...
by The Psychoaster
Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Train Discussion
Replies: 446
Views: 94597

Re: The Smiler Train Discussion

Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
Just to disprove the idea of Gerstlauer Lapbars even more:

Image

This is the best picture I could get of Iron Shark's Trains so you can see the restraints.


Take a look at Dare Devil Dive's lapbars - completely different. Proves nothing.
by The Psychoaster
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1874736

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Anyone know what time the construction workers have been getting there? If the workers are there then work can continue on the station and other little areas, then when the snow recedes they can start lifting which I would of thought it would be fine by mid-day or just past mid-day. Anyone near Alt...
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