A Deadly Tilt

Friday, December 13, 2002 1:01 PM

Okay, I know this is old news, but have you all heard of "Gravity Max"? Its a tilt coaster designed by Vekoma. Now, maybe its just me, but doesn't that look a little dangerous, maybe even deadly? Reply ASAP.


Thanks guys.

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:06 PM
No. the brakes are designed to not release even through a power failure.

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:10 PM
Do a search, man. This has been discussed before. Do you think they would build and operate a coaster if it was dangerous?

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- Peabody

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:10 PM
anybody know where I can get pics of it?

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:13 PM
Coasterking, you can just go to yahoo and search GRAVITY MAX. They have several sites containg pics of the odd ride.

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:14 PM

www.vekoma.com has the latest pics...

And Tower Rides looks deadly too, droping cars to the ground, sounds very dangerous...

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:14 PM

http://www.vekoma.com/Rides/Tilt/tiltpic02.jpg
http://www.vekoma.com/Rides/Tilt/tiltpic00.jpg
http://www.vekoma.com/Rides/Tilt/tiltpic09.jpg
http://www.vekoma.com/Rides/Tilt/tiltpic05.jpg

Am I the only one who just loves those trains? :)

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:17 PM
Gravity Max is safe, just don't ride the English Faire version!

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:18 PM
Duh, of course they would if they what to make money. They could most likly careless about safety. The brakes could most likely not hold the train if the power went out. Even if it does it can't hold the for more then 5 hours.
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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:19 PM
CPnut returns!

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- Peabody

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:20 PM
Thanks! This is a very odd coaster. I have not heard much about it. anyone think we will see more of these being built?

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Friday, December 13, 2002 1:41 PM
Well we do allready have, maybe not as extreme, tilt coasters in Europe. I'm thinking of Winjas at Phantasia Land. And i wonder if any parks will build Giovanola's Terror Tilt in a near future.
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Friday, December 13, 2002 2:08 PM
Bobbejaanland is currently thinking of purchasing a tilt coaster. But I've heard GTec has stopped their tilt coaster project, so that will have to become a Vekoma.

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Dutch Coastin' :: European coasters, thrills and theming!

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Saturday, December 14, 2002 5:25 AM
The "danger theory" of the tilt coaster clearly works, as demonstrated on the other posts there's great debate (even amongst educated enthusiasts) about it. My view is that its only a steeper version of the Togo Ultra Twisters' element just before the reverse track...? and I dont recall any great concern over those rides!!

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Saturday, December 14, 2002 7:52 AM
Has anybody ridden it yet?

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Saturday, December 14, 2002 8:07 AM
No but that looks like it would be one hell of a rush!! just imagine tilting forwards with nothing there!!:-)

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Saturday, December 14, 2002 9:02 AM
Look at the last of the photos linked by DRNK. Look in the center of the track just ahead of the lead car.

The brakes are not critical to holding the train in place so long as that safety catch is there. I haven't had the opportunity to look closely at the ride "as built", but the obvious tactic is to design that safety catch to lock into place under the weight of the train, and use a mechanical linkage to the vertical continuing track to release it. That is, the catch won't release...in fact, can't release...until the track is lined up and locked into place.

At least that's how I would do it... :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Saturday, December 14, 2002 9:36 AM

Peabody said:
CPnut returns!

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He's clever. This time Cedar Point had NOTHING to do with his screen name. Who would've thought?

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Saturday, December 14, 2002 9:42 AM

RideMan said:

At least that's how I would do it...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.



Dave, who did *NOT* work on the braking system on S:RoS...;)

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Saturday, December 14, 2002 1:22 PM

Heres my out take on this ride...

Rollercoasters are built to be scary and appear dangerous.

This ride even has us enthusiests saying it looks too dangerous! I think Vekoma succeded :)

Darn! if we get this worked up over this ride, then I can only wonder what the General Public thinks...

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