electrical thing. The main thing I miss on Ripsaw is the Saws on each end of the ride!
What were they...? :?
Ripsaw was without a question of a doubt the best themed flat ride in the UK during its infancy. You only have to look at the attention to detail originally lavished on it to see it was something special. Sadly, The fake pylon insulators (not pipes! :P ), theming up the supports, blood red restraints and yellow/black stripes are gone. Its more than just this though as the cool rusty paint job the ride once had has faded to a dull grey, and the "Can You Cut It?" on the underside of the gondola has worn away.
Also note 'ALTON TOWERS' at the base, now gone.
Theming wise the entire ride is a mess, combine this with the hideous Fish and Chips outlet in front of it and it makes this section of Forbidden Valley visually lacklustre these days.
As for the "pipes", removing them for maintenance and not replacing them it just laziness, even if it has to be done each season.