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P. 4740: Cedar Points Nights 2019 details released!
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Postby DarkStitch626 » Thu May 17, 2007 12:37 pm

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.
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Postby coasterfreak101 » Thu May 17, 2007 1:16 pm

http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/fun/blog/index.cfm

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Postby Wes » Thu May 17, 2007 1:28 pm

^ 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.

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Postby coasterdude5 » Thu May 17, 2007 1:29 pm

Yeah, but the S-Curve will probably be better than just a flat piece of track.
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Postby yankees15 » Thu May 17, 2007 1:30 pm

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!

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Postby Billy » Thu May 17, 2007 1:41 pm

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

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Postby steel » Thu May 17, 2007 1:55 pm

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.

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Postby Homer » Thu May 17, 2007 1:58 pm

Darnit, my expectations for Maverick have been lowered even more. :(
-My butt has touched 112 roller coasters, how unfortunate.

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Postby Ccron10 » Thu May 17, 2007 1:59 pm

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.

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Postby Carnage » Thu May 17, 2007 2:00 pm

Personally an S-bend sounds better then a high speed roll.
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