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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:03 pm

I personally think it's going to be SBNO for the 2014 season, and we'll just see what happens from there. It's a shame that it is almost undoubtedly going to be leaving, as a lot of us, myself included, never got to ride it. I first visited Thorpe for the first time in years back in spring 2012, and every time I've visited since then, it's been closed. The only time I can remember it operating is when I visited in 2006, when it was still fairly new.
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:47 pm

Reading all the comments am i the only person ever to ride slammer more than twice this season.
shame to see it go but if you think about a ride with that reliability has to go.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:27 pm

I will be gutted if Slammer has indeed slammed for the final time (awful pun, I know).

It's a brilliant ride. S&S flat rides seem to be plagued with downtime, anyway. The fact that it has gone from their ride catalogue is disappointing to see. They must be focusing more on their coasters (and obsession with compressed air) now rather than innovative flat rides.

The only ride of its kind in the world is no more by the looks of things. The Sky Swat is dead. S&S must be feeling so demoralised! As long as the space is used to Thorpe's advantage, then I will be happy. Maybe we are finally going to see one of the flat rides they promised in their development plan!
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:39 pm

themealgang wrote:
I will be gutted if Slammer has indeed slammed for the final time (awful pun, I know).

It's a brilliant ride. S&S flat rides seem to be plagued with downtime, anyway. The fact that it has gone from their ride catalogue is disappointing to see. They must be focusing more on their coasters (and obsession with compressed air) now rather than innovative flat rides.

The only ride of its kind in the world is no more by the looks of things. The Sky Swat is dead. S&S must be feeling so demoralised! As long as the space is used to Thorpe's advantage, then I will be happy. Maybe we are finally going to see one of the flat rides they promised in their development plan!


Gerstlauer Sky Fly please! :)
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:42 am

Gerstlauer sky roller looks nicer
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:45 am

danny.g97 wrote:
Gerstlauer sky roller looks nicer


I'm sorry, but in my opinion, this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKkzBe6BX4 (sky fly)

looks nicer than this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6emu0DFHVTI (sky roller)
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:45 am

I can't help but notice more jeers at Merlin but speaking from pure experience here, its always been better to be positive and creative towards them. I mean I appreciate blunt honesty sometimes, as will they but there's a difference between that and repeated jeering. I say this in a time where I'm seeing improvements and more money being spent. You have to think, if you wanna get rid of Merlin, changing hands is gonna cost a lot of money and time. I like to believe in Merlin as being a creative empire and therefor speak to/about them in the creative language rather than the language of marketing or criticism (though I am well capable!!).

Anyways, a lot of the rides suggested are low through put- but in a park with as many big rides as Thorpe, its probably better placed than in a small park where it would get huge queues.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:53 pm

Just a little something that caught my eye...

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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:30 pm

^THANK GOD! I will be riding next year, woooo! :D
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:22 am

THORPE PARK have also confirmed this on the Questions to THORPE PARK section  :lol:
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:20 pm

Wow, did not see that coming!

Let's see shall we  8)
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:22 pm

It'll be open at 10am on the first day of the 2014 season and break down after a few hours... it opened in 2014, so they're not lying. just my opinion of what will happen lol!  :lol:
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:13 pm

SwEDEN wrote:
danny.g97 wrote:
Gerstlauer sky roller looks nicer


I'm sorry, but in my opinion, this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLKkzBe6BX4 (sky fly)

looks nicer than this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6emu0DFHVTI (sky roller)


How is it possible to have a flat ride like that with just LAPBARS?!
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Is this the end of Slammer?

Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:56 pm

themealgang wrote:

How is it possible to have a flat ride like that with just LAPBARS?!


In the same way you can have roller coasters that go upside down with lap bars?
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Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:21 am

themealgang wrote:
How is it possible to have a flat ride like that with just LAPBARS?!


Anything is possible.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:14 am

I'm glad it's not going! It's a great ride, and different from others.
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:25 pm

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
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:51 pm

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 ...
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:06 pm

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?
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:09 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?


In his defence, Sky Swats are known to be unreliable. Towards the end of its life, the one at SFNE, had similar issues. It's just a poorly maintained ride.
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