MagnumForce wrote: I don't see how a moving train will be able to crab a catch car without coming to a complete stop.
Goliath is pushed on the catch car, therefore is moving...
But I also, see no reason for it to have a cable lift. The lifthills on Balder and Colossos are both very fast and very steep.
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The Intamin water ride at Gardaland has a short roll out before the cable lift.
Also there is a small turnaround before the first drop so, while I'm still not convinced it has been comfirmed, there is a precedent already set.
Oct. 28 The construction of El Toro continues to move along at a steady pace. With the majority of footings, concrete pier caps and anchor bolt placement substantially complete for the lift, we are focused on the concrete footing pour for the crest of the lift hill to the return drop. More than 400 yards of concrete, equal to 40 truck loads, will be needed to fill the enormous area supporting the return at the top of the lift hill.
Portions of the track and lumber for El Toro continue to arrive weekly. The lumber for the lift area is staged in the parking area next to Kingda Ka. Approximately 40 two-legged bents have been fabricated. The bent assembly carpenter crew is in the process of bundling up components for three-legged bents for transport and staging in the lift area for assembly on site. Erection starting at the base of the lift will begin on or before Mon., Oct. 31, 2006.
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