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Slammer hasnt had a great start to the season, but in recent years after much work its reliability has improved drastically. I'm sure when it gets up and running properly it will be fine.

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It is getting to the point now, where the park (I think) should be thinking of replacing it.

To be honest I wouldn't be too upset to see it go.

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To be honest I wouldn't be too upset to see it go.

Neither would I , there are far better flat rides at the park.Here is a idea, get rid of Slammer, and Run Samurai Properly?

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Neither would I , there are far better flat rides at the park.Here is a idea, get rid of Slammer, and Run Samurai Properly?

It just really irritates me that Slammer is such a fantastic ride, but it's reliability is so poor. I agree with you, that no I wouldn't be too bothered if it went, although it does offer such a fantastic experience. Just a shame it's never bloomin' open!

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It just really irritates me that Slammer is such a fantastic ride, but it's reliability is so poor. I agree with you, that no I wouldn't be too bothered if it went, although it does offer such a fantastic experience. Just a shame it's never bloomin' open!

Oh Believe me, fairground top scan's are a far greater experiece, than well anything.Even the Chessington Samuari, is a better experience than Inferno.(For the record I rate Inferno as the worst of Thorpe's large coasters)

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I agree with Inferno being the worst of the large coasters, and Woah guys hold your horses. Slammers experience is unbelievable and unrivalled anywhere else in the world ( I think ). Unless a seriously spellbinding flat replaced it or an amazing dark ride, I would be devastated if it went. I do agree though, it's reliability is diabolical, embarrassing, a shambles any other words that mean absolutely shocking. It, IMO is one of the biggest things ( of many) Thorpe need to sort out first. :)

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Neither would I , there are far better flat rides at the park.Here is a idea, get rid of Slammer, and Run Samurai Properly?

Or they could just run Samurai properly anyway? :)

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Or they could just run Samurai properly anyway? :)

There is that option, has it ever 'windmilled' at Thorpe?Back to Slammer, does anyone know what seems to generaly be the problem with it? E.g. is it air pressure? Is it not locking corectly?

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If you mean by "windmilled" where it stops in this position and lets the 6 pods rotate, then yes. Like in this picture:Posted Image

I would be far happier if Thorpe Park just ripped it down and replaced it with anything else. It could be a carousel for all I care, just anything more reliable.

No! Then there'd be no sky swatters left in the world!

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Yes the ride is troublesome, but having the second of only two in the world is something pretty damn fine. Slammer has had tons of money spent on her and as I say, it's a highly unique, one of a kind ride. She won't be going anywhere just yet.

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I love this ride but its a bit of a shame it is currently in the broken down list on thorpe's website nearly every day isnt it?? :)Anyone know whats up with it this time??

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I love this ride but its a bit of a shame it is currently in the broken down list on thorpe's website nearly every day isnt it?? :)Anyone know whats up with it this time??

Slammer is just slammer...

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Slammer is back up in operation went on it 8 times today even though thorpe park say its unavailable its not lol :)

I have come to notice several times recently that the "Rides Currently Unavailable" section of the Thorpe Park website can be very unreliable.

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I swear it would be so much easier and less expensive in the long run, just to buy another Sky Swat, re-name it something that doesn't begin with 's'. And most importantly, let S&S deal with it when it breaks down instead of trying, and failing to fix it, in the process making it worse. :P

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