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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:09 pm
by robbalvey
Front seat POV of Copperhead Strike! Enjoy, guys! :br


Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:10 pm
by michaellynn4
prozach626 wrote:That double-up launch combo looks great. I wouldn't want to be the type of enthusiast who bitches about Copperhead Strike. I don't understand the skeptics about this ride.


I loved Icon at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and Copperhead Strike looks like it has an even more exciting layout. If this rides anything like Icon, Carowinds has another win on their hands. I can't imagine how anyone could be skeptical, either.

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:20 pm
by CarolinaJay
michaellynn4 wrote:
prozach626 wrote:That double-up launch combo looks great. I wouldn't want to be the type of enthusiast who bitches about Copperhead Strike. I don't understand the skeptics about this ride.


I loved Icon at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and Copperhead Strike looks like it has an even more exciting layout. If this rides anything like Icon, Carowinds has another win on their hands. I can't imagine how anyone could be skeptical, either.


Because a bunch of people expected this to be some super hyper launching coaster like Xcelerator or something lol. Like come on, look at the other videos of Mack launch coasters. Aside from Helix, Copperhead Strike is one of the better launcher layouts from them and it seems like it'll pack quite a punch.

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:50 pm
by djcoastermark
Okay, this has me stoked. Never been to Carowinds, but this, combined with Fury , has convinced me I need to plan a trip there. Never had much desire to make a special trip there before. The park has really upped their game in recent years.

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:30 pm
by CoasterAuditor
djcoastermark wrote:Okay, this has me stoked. Never been to Carowinds, but this, combined with Fury , has convinced me I need to plan a trip there. Never had much desire to make a special trip there before. The park has really upped their game in recent years.


Plus Afterburn is one of the best inverts!

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:39 pm
by bert425
djcoastermark wrote:Okay, this has me stoked. Never been to Carowinds, but this, combined with Fury , has convinced me I need to plan a trip there. Never had much desire to make a special trip there before. The park has really upped their game in recent years.


add Intmidator (a fun, and different version than the KD one), and Afterburn (a fantastic suspended coaster) to your list as well.

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:19 pm
by DBru
I personally think Intimidator is the perfect coaster to take a nap on. But this looks like a blast!!! :br

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:31 pm
by KarlaKoaster
Oh this looks fun. I do really love these 'bit of everything' style layouts which mix inversions, twists and airtime hills.

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:02 am
by VF15
After seeing that POV, I’m a lot more excited to ride it in about two months. I doubt it’s going to top Fury but it’s looking to be a fantastic ride in its own right.

Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:52 am
by thrillrider
Freak accident at the park yesterday, as a maintenance worker lost his hand while inspecting wind seeker.
Worker's hand severed during ride inspection. I pray for this man, and hope he can recover from this.

[March 6, 2019] A contractor at the Carowinds theme park in Charlotte, N.C. was rushed to the hospital after severing his hand while inspecting a thrill ride ahead of the park’s reopening on March 23. At around 9:15am, the maintenance contractor, was checking a cable pulley inside the 'Windseeker' ride tower. Caleb Bryan was working at the base of the ride when he heard screaming and looked up to hear "my hand's cut off - it's bleeding everywhere, I'm scared, I need help real bad!’" A Carowinds official says the man was inspecting the Windseeker, a 301-foot-tall chair swing - the second tallest attraction at the park. “He had his hand on the pulley or something and the ride somehow got tripped and started pulling up and it caught his hand and it pulled it off or cut it off,” Bryan said. “He just kept saying ‘someone please hurry. I’m bleeding out.’”

Bryan says the worker was alone at the top of the ride. He was trapped for more than five minutes with his wound wrapped in a rag. “He was so high up, I think he started freaking out. I'm just glad he didn't pass out and bleed out.” Officials added that the contractor was rushed to the Carolinas Medical Center after being lowered to the ground.

Carowinds straddles the border of North and South Carolina. This ride is on the South Carolina side. The state agency that will inspect it before the park re-opens in a little over two weeks, saying: "This is a worker safety issue not a rider safety issue. The riding public would not be exposed to whatever hazard caused the worker to sustain a hand injury today. The ride passed inspection a year ago and the OSHA is on site investigating any violations that may have caused this incident. A report could take up to two months.

Story is from Amusement ride Accidents.

Link to the story on Facebook...
https://www.facebook.com/243034922463929/posts/1758055120961894/