BDG wrote:Two B&M's less. Flashback was designed by Walter & Claude, while Psyclone ran with B&M manufactured trains.
Not really, Acoording to "The Book"
, Flashback/Z-Force was designed by Werner Stengel and built by Intamin/Giovanola.
Claude & Walter may have well been involved in the process at that time, however nowhere it says that it's a B&M coaster, not even here: http://rcdb.com/id126.htm
BDG wrote:Flashback was a milestone in roller coaster history.
It featured the first box track design, which was neccesary to construct the (also first) "space curves". Over 1000 coordinates were used to make sure those diving curves were as smooth as possible.
Werner Stengel (who came up with the idea) already proposed it to Schwarzkopf back in the seventies, who found it too difficult to manufacturer and stayed with the tubular backbone.
Another fun fact, the tight Raumkurve (space curve) turns are only 6m (19.7 ft) in diameter and you go through them at a speed of 61 kph (37.9 mph), yet you only have 0.75 lateral G-forces.
A wide, 23m (75.5 ft) diameter Jet Star 3 curve, had 0.9 G.
This spectacular mathematical feat, was the work of Harald Wanner, a very skilled technican, still working at the Stengel bureau.
Indeed. Therefor this (along with the accurate technical details you provided)
is intentionally quoted here again.
So just in case some of you did not realize yet, I hereby repeat:
"Flashback was a milestone in roller coaster history."