coasterlover420 wrote:^Simple answer, yes. To save energy, put less stress on the towers, among other reasons...if you know Wicked Twister, you know the back tower sways way too much even with the slower second launch. Imagine if the train went all the way up both times. For some reason, the front tower doesn't do this as much! Hmm..
Since they don't run it at full power anymore, it's not the fastest inverted coaster either. Although many coasters loose their initial speed after a few years. Desperado clocks in at 77 mph now.
This leads me to another topic. How/Why is there such a great speed difference between Diamondback(215' drop/80 mph) and Intimidator(211' drop/75 mph). Most B&M coasters fall about 3 mph short of the maximum speed they can achieve from their drop height. Anything falling from 215' can only achieve 80.2 mph. Anything falling from 211' can only achieve 79.4 mph. It's hard to believe Diamondback can achieve 80mph. I'm calling shenanigans on CF, just like how Intimidator 305 achieved 94 mph on opening day, and now is advertised at 90 mph. Complete BS, the laws of gravity didn't change over-season.