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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 12:37 pm
by DarkStitch626
To me that particular track area with the speed of train proberably wasn't banked enough and for "quality" they wanted it more banked cause out of the G roll it turns slightly before popping up into the first under lift pass. So I assume it might be new banking or as with Goliath at Walibi world if anyone remembers, and Xcel at Knotts...they had to add extra support because of welding issues or something on goliath right after the stegel dive that particular helix. I remember seeing pics. ..Xcel got extra support cross bracings for the main top hat, that transition was noted as more obvious though.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:16 pm
by coasterfreak101
http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/fun/blog/index.cfm

SURPRISE!!!

Hey, it is surprising! Just not the same one...

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:28 pm
by Wes
^ To quote from above..
Many people have asked us if the heartline roll inversion will stay.

It will not.

Instead, this section of track will be replaced with what’s known as an “s-curve” section of track.

Upon launching out of the tunnel, the train will dive towards the pond as it’s turning to the right. Once into the canyon, the train will then turn to the left as it approaches the rest of the track layout. This “s-curve” can best be described as a quick change in direction from right to left. Riders will remain above the track during this “s-curve.”


Hilarious. But also kind of sad. I was looking forward to that part.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:29 pm
by coasterdude5
Yeah, but the S-Curve will probably be better than just a flat piece of track.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:30 pm
by yankees15
Wow this sucks! I was really looking forward to the heartline roll, oh well.
The S curve should be fun going at such high speeds!

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:41 pm
by Billy
from watching the animations and testing vids on youtube, you knew that inversion was something brutal from the beggining - either to the track or the rider. its a bummer to see it go. atleast now no one can brag and say they rode it! :P

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:55 pm
by steel
Before the whining starts: you can tell that this will be a highly banked S-curve and it will be taken at a high speed. Not quite as delicious as a heartline, but it's still going to be awesome.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:58 pm
by Homer
Darnit, my expectations for Maverick have been lowered even more. :(

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:59 pm
by Ccron10
I kinda figured that the rumored 6 or 7g's might've came form this spot. Even if they took this spot off, there's still other inversions on the ride that are eye-catching.

PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 2:00 pm
by Carnage
Personally an S-bend sounds better then a high speed roll.