not too long ago, there was a post about CP's coasters in which alot of people were saying that the stand-up trains on mantis should be changed to floorless trains.
while i was at the park(27th and 28th of june)me and my friend were saying that there should be a floorless train on there, but at the same time, keep a stand-up. that way, you could pick which type.
anyway, does anyone else here thing it would be cool if a park asked B&M(or another company)to add dual stations and make it so that guests could choose the floorless or stand-up side(or any arrangment)? i would like the idea, and hope that sometime it becomes an action, but then again, it may only be a wish of us enthusiasts.
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Yeah I have a pic of that ride in one of my books. It's a Togo ride with a similar layout to King Cobra. It has a stand up train and a backwards sit down train.
That would be very cool though!
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The real name of the ride is MOMOnGA -Loop Coaster MOMOnGa. Here's the link to the park's home site, and the page its on.
There are also some pics at http://www.lakesquare.com/rollercoaster/eng/park/yomi.html.
And for anyone who was a member of ACE in 1995, the Summer '95 issue of Roller Coaster has some pics too, on pg. 39.
Crito, ergo sum.
while i was at the park(27th and 28th of june)me and my friend were saying that there should be a floorless train on there, but at the same time, keep a stand-up.
Hmmm... A standup without a floor. Sounds good to me!
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Jes, I wouldn't imagine it would be too hard to do it. Mantis is on 2 train operation, so if one train isn't in the station, it's logical the other is out on the course.
The thing with Cedar Point, in my opinion, is arranging it so that you get the train you want. People may get pretty mad if they miss the ride on the floorless and are forced to ride the stand-up.
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"The thing with Cedar Point, in my opinion, is arranging it so that you get the train you want. People may get pretty mad if they miss the ride on the floorless and are forced to ride the stand-up.""
There would be a point in the line where you would go left for stand up or right for floorless.
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Of course, it may just be simpler to have two stations... either using the B&M switch track or a setup where there are two stations in a row, one for sitdown and one for standup. If you are using one station, I think it would be too difficult to have a standup and floorless.
Along what Mamoosh said, if you can do that you could alternate the rows, so that the front two rows have good visuals.
However, I have heard that because of the train design that you cannot have cobra rolls or zero-g rolls on standups. That might be a very good standup, but a mediocre floorless.
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So all of y'all that want to see seated trains on Stand up coasters, AINT GONNA HAPPEN!
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I know about 7-Up Shockwave, but I have heard that the ride is very rough, like many other Intamin standups, and that the zero-g roll is not as effective. It is rumored that SFMM wanted a zero-g on Riddler but that B&M would not build it, so they ended up with two dive loops. It is all really just speculation. If there was a standup with a zero-g roll around here I would hop on in a second.
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