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Postby willski » Sat May 26, 2007 11:51 am

Am I the only one here who thinks that its a waste of power/space/money to have a launch up to 70 mph and immediately brake the train? :?r

Just make the launch 50 mph, which would give you space for an extra block in the launch, preventing lift hill rollbacks.

Also, less power would be used on the launch, the brakes would not need to be installed (saves money), and there would be airtime on the hill following the launch.

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Postby Ccron10 » Sat May 26, 2007 11:52 am

This is fun! I've been sitting here watching the trains go past and guessing where they'll be next! :lmao:

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Postby Darien Laker » Sat May 26, 2007 12:42 pm

Oh no! Thank God no one was severely injured, but that certainly is not good.

The same thing happened on The Big One the year it opened. A much bigger media deal was made because there were more injuries, as well as it being a brand new ride.

I wonder if this will hinder Magnum's near-perfect three train operation.

Again, i'm very glad no one was seriously hurt. Hopefully they get to the bottom of this soon.

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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Sat May 26, 2007 1:14 pm

I wonder what that headchopper coming out of the tunnel is like.
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Postby bulldogmom » Sat May 26, 2007 1:32 pm

Oh no, my favorite coaster! At least nobody was seriously injured. Didn't something like this happen on the Thunderbolt at Kennywood a few years ago? I remember that one train was parked at the station and another crashed into it. I think there were a lot more injuries on that, though.
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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Sat May 26, 2007 1:37 pm

^ Yeah. Taken from Wikipedia:

"In 1999, there was an accident on the Thunderbolt when the operators failed to brake the car coming into the station and it collided with the car being loaded. Thirty people were injured in the crash. After the accident the headlights on the cars were removed partially due to the fact that the electrical system did not hold up well to the vibration of the cars."

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Postby Eric_Smith » Sat May 26, 2007 2:09 pm

Here are some more cool pics.
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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Sat May 26, 2007 2:11 pm

So close to getting the whole train!!
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Postby haux » Sat May 26, 2007 3:20 pm

I rode Maverick today. Here's a quick review:

It's fun. Really fun. But it's not the best ride in the park.
You don't get off saying, "Wow! That was freaking amazing!" It's more like, "Wow. That was super fun. Want to ride again?"

I rode in the back row, and the first drop is crazy. You're out of your seat and back in it in an instant. You can tell you go beyond 90 degrees.

The lift hill itself is cool. You fly up there in no time. It's probably as fast as Millennium Force's, maybe faster. It also rolls back sometimes. A train in front of me rolled back. It does so slowly.

The rest of the ride is really speedy, and you bump your collar (shoulders, head, neck, whatever) a lot because the transitions are so quick. The canyons are fun. There's good airtime once you hit the top and start exiting the airtime hill.


The twisted horseshoe roll is smooth and perfectly heartlined. You hardly move sideways at all.

The launch is taken immediately. There's no stop, and you hardly slow down. You hit the brakes, coast forward, then you're off. The effects in the tunnel are cool. There are lots of light effects. The smoke was not on.

The turn out of the tunnel is really quick, and you fly out of the tiny hole. The brakes catch you, and you drop to the right. I caught a tiny bit of airtime off the drop, but it's cut back because of the brakes.

The S-curve is hardly noticeable. There's a water cannon that shoots above you right as you exit the S-curve. Your picture also is taken there.

The turn under the first drop is immediate, and before you know it, you're in the Stengel dive. It's super fast and feels pretty cool. There's some airtime in the hill afterward, and you turn into the brakes.

Wow. It's really cool. I'm not sure if it'll really be that good to marathon because you'd get a bruised neck or collar. But you could try it and probably learn how to take the quick transitions.

So that's my quick review. 8.5/10.

Has anyone seen what those water jets they were talking about?
The water jets aren't on, but there are three of them in the lagoon next to the turn after the hill following the launch.

There is a water cannon that shoots over the canyon.

Some more no maverick in photo shots... Hmm, something is wrong here...

Nothing's wrong. That's just two ride hosts walking down Snake River Falls' lift. A ride host sits up there. They must have been relieving someone. One's probably the team leader.
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Postby haux » Sat May 26, 2007 3:35 pm

Apparently the front of one train and back of the other are in pretty bad shape. At least, the fiberglass shells. I'm not sure about the chassis. They have the two trains in the transfer track, and the third is at the base of the lift. The two trains involved are covered with tarps. I took pictures.
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People looking at the trains.
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The front car. It looks off somehow, but it's hard to tell with it covered.
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The back car of the other train.
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