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Postby MrMorgan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:01 am

Scaparri wrote:Maverick rollback > All other rollbacks combined

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Ok, I'm confused. Can someone please explain how Maverick rolled backed? Down the lift? Back down the flat launch section? Was that explained and I missed it?

Second question: Does Maverick launch immediately upon entrance of the tunnel, (like shown in the video), or does it stop/slow down first? It looks edited together in the POV part of the video, but it's tough to tell.

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Postby SharkTums » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:08 am

We got to the top of the 'liftlaunch' and you could just hear the power cut out and down we rolled. Because of the fixed position mag brakes it was actually quite nauseating as you would roll back a few feet start gaining speed, then slooooow on the brake...then repeat this over and over for like 70 feet!!!

The launch in the tunnel acts as a block as well so we had a couple of different experiences. One time we got in the tunnel, and stopped for like 20 seconds before launching. One time we rolled in, stopped for no more than a second and then launched.

It seems that you do make a full stop no matter what though before the launch.

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Postby MrMorgan » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:38 am

Ahaaaa. Now I get it. I was thinking they would have just some kind of normal A.R.D. on the lift, even though it's sort of launched.

Oh, and I'm totally with you on how much it sucks going backwards! We were at Thorpe Park last week, (video coming soon), and I didn't know that that fricken fugged up peice of sheisse indoor coaster "X colon backslash No Way Out" goes backwards the WHOLE TIME?!?!? I HATE hate HATE going backwards. Here I am thinking, "Oh, wow, it must have a turntable someplace because it leaves the station backwards. That's pretty cool."

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Nothing ruins my day and makes MrMorgan more nautious than going backwards, not to mention going backwards thru the dark with several annoying stop and go sections.

Sorry to get off topic. Thanks for answering my question!

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Postby FeelTheFORCE » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:26 am

^^ Not all the time does it make a full stop. When I rode it the first time, I slowed down to probably about 15MPH and was then launched. The second time is when I came to a complete stop and, as you said, I, too, sat there for a good 15-20 seconds.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:52 pm

Like I said in my TR, Three times I was the first train out of the station, we came into the tunnel and slowed down to about 10 mph, and then launched IMMEDIATELY. I didn't really like that because you didn't get to see what was going on or where you are. But on the other hand, it really is NON STOP action, haha. The other time I was the second train out of the station and we slowed down, not to a complete stop, but a walking pace....slowly entered the LIMs and launched.


As you speed by those 'train lights', doesn't it feel like a huge heat wave? Was that heat form the lights burning all day or LIMs or....?

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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:59 pm

Nice tr, good photos, great video, and over all looks like a fun day.(aside from the horrible CF operations) Maverick looks like a really fun coaster, and while not as good as everyone says, the other coasters look pretty fun too. The weather didn't agree with you, but it looks like you had fun waiting for the park to reopen.


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Postby KingOfNynex2003 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:15 pm

hey robb nice photos of Maverick! Just to let you know you're not really all that big you look skinnier than my dad and by Canadian standards he's not all that big but if a guy like me tried getting onto the rides over at CP the rideops would probably be like a carny and say something like, "You're too fat to go onto this ride get out of here." here's a photo of me on Deja Vu at SFMM with a girl that wanted to come onto it with me.
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Postby HerBlackWings » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:22 pm

Regarding CP:

the journey there was irrelevant, I was rain-soaked and comatose. The arrival was, well, untimely, and incredibly entertaining. Cora can attest to the ambience that our hallway had. (Nothing compared to the first night.) I was one of the smart ones, I went to sleep at 3 am, and got up at 1 pm. Apparently I missed an 8-hour line for Maverick. Oh well...I got all of the credits within the 2 days... PLUS the waitress at TGIFridays!!! :devil:

p.s. Who has the pic of me launching over the bar and grabbing her throat???

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Postby gotdane » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:30 pm

I enjoyed CP a lot! It definitely had some of the more memorable moments, hanging with friends (TGI Fridays, hotel rooms) and stuff. We didn't have to be running around a park to have a blast!

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Postby HerBlackWings » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:51 pm

And...Maverick was more than the "inverted mine-train" than I expected. Don't listen to the crappy reviews, for a smaller coaster, it SMOKED. (Now I need to *consider* my lowered expectations for Mystery Mine.)

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