Author Topic: Ride brakes  (Read 753 times)

Zumwalta

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Ride brakes
« on: July 31, 2023, 09:29:15 PM »
Was just at the city this past weekend. Crowds weren't too bad, but I did see something new (or that I don't remember). When riding the Elehpant March, Fire Spotter, and the racing regatta, the rides seemed to freewheel quite a bit before they stopped. I remember from prior trips a more gradual deceleration that seemed assisted by a brake. This time it seemed like the rides slowed due to their own friction.

Maybe I'm misremembering...

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Re: Ride brakes
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2023, 07:17:25 AM »
Yeah, seems like something that may have been adjusted for maintenance purposes. Cycle time vs brake maintenance cost calculation going on behind the scenes I assume.