Apollo's Chariot E-Stop Results in Multiple "Injuries"

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Wild Izzy/Maus always had some good abrupt-braking going on just before returning to the station. It made for terrific viewing from the ground nearby. Wild indeed.

I can't recall any other brake experience in the park that approached that one. Then again I've never come to a complete stop on Apollo's mid-course. Its other brakes have never been anything other than fine, as far as I know and have experienced...
 
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Wild Izzy/Maus always had some good abrupt-braking going on just before returning to the station. It made for terrific viewing from the ground nearby. Wild indeed.

I can't recall any other brake experience in the park that approached that one. Then again I've never come to a complete stop on Apollo's mid-course. Its other brakes have never been anything other than fine, as far as I know and have experienced...
rode it last week, still doing that.
 
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Apollo SLAMS to a halt on brakes when all the trains are stacked at the station. I am sure that a stop at the MCBR is very similar to a stacked station.
 
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Industry standard is that every coaster gets a block check every day, if it’s running more than one train.
Is anyone on the coaster when they do that, to see if the stop is smooth? The complaint wasn't that it didn't stop, it's that it did.
 
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Is anyone on the coaster when they do that, to see if the stop is smooth? The complaint wasn't that it didn't stop, it's that it did.
The stop is designed by one of the top roller coaster manufacturers to be a safety mechanism, and it is tested daily to make sure it is operating. I doubt they put anyone in it when they test a safety feature.

Pretty much the moral of the story is this mechanism couldn't of caused the injuries they claim
 
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Is anyone on the coaster when they do that, to see if the stop is smooth? The complaint wasn't that it didn't stop, it's that it did.
No one is on the train when these tests occur. But I'm sure someone rode and they stopped it there after the incident to double check it as part of the investigation.

But when trains stop in these places, they are not meant to be smooth. They stop for riders safety. But they wouldn't program/ design something to injure someone.
 
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