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Postby coasterbill » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:56 pm

I found the Leviathan video. The trees are absolutely whipping around so I think the issue is more high winds than extreme cold. The people in the video aren't even wearing jackets (though they're also Canadians). :lol:

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Postby VF15 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:58 am

Got to ride Copperhead Strike for the first time on Sunday after work. It was a much better ride than I had anticipated based on some reviews I’d read/heard. Launches were solid, layout was a lot more forceful and intense than expected, inversions had great hangtime, and it had a few nice moments of ejector air. Second best ride in the park behind Fury 325 in my opinion.

Also got to ride Intimidator, Afterburn, and Fury. Intimidator was running much better that my last ride on it in 2016, Afterburn is still a great intense old-school invert, and Fury is still as incredible as ever.
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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:34 am

Copperhead is my second favorite ride in the park too. It's a fantastic addition and I don't understand any of the complaints about it. It's kind of a perfect ride for me.

I had the same reaction as you when I rode it in June. I learned to NEVER trust the reviews of "hardcore enthusiasts." They bitch no matter what the ride is.
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:44 am

The only flaw with Copperhead Strike is the fact the launches are extremely weak. The rest of the ride is fantastic though.
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Postby hoppedup » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:33 am

I'd love to know how much they pushed it during testing and how much faster they could make it go without undue strain on the ride. Would be great if they could run it a bit faster at certain times. I know it sounds like I am complaining, but it is still a really fun ride. And it is open for Winterfest this year!

That said, it is #4 for me at Carowinds, behind Fury, Afterburn, and Intimidator.
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Postby tndank » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:44 pm

I don't think it's supposed to run faster. The point is the hang time and just making it through the loops, right?

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Postby coasternut79 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:30 pm

tndank wrote:I don't think it's supposed to run faster. The point is the hang time and just making it through the loops, right?
I agree. The ride was designed with this in mind and I think they nailed it. Every time I ride it I get off thinking that was so much fun which is in my opinion exactly what you should think after riding a coaster.

For me at Carowinds it's Fury, Copperhead, Afterburn, Intimidator in that order. I will say 2 -4 are very close.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:53 pm

That hangtime on the loops is fantastic, especially with the lap bars.
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:54 pm

tndank wrote:I don't think it's supposed to run faster. The point is the hang time and just making it through the loops, right?


I know it's the point with this coaster. I am just curious how those inversions would be with some speed. I don't really care for the hang time. They have Southern Star for that. :lol:
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Re: Carowinds Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 am

Looking back, it looks like 40 degrees is the start temperature for Fury.

Does anyone know what Copperhead Strike needs? I'm guessing it may be lower if it runs for Winterfest.
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