Woo-doggie. There are going to be clearance issues galore with this sucker. Man, I thought the brake run was awfully close to the main supports, but that trench looks worse if it is indeed a headfirst dive. I know that there'll be plenty of clearance, but, it's still food for thought.
I am the ONLY one who thinks this ride is going to way too intense for people. Granted, I do not know a lot about the ride, but from what I have read/ pics I have seen, this thing is going to be very intense....
The same as Alton, their drop is 88.5 degress, Is it something to do with preventing the upstop wheels, and roll wheels knocking the car on the vertical drop, causing a bumpy ride, so at 88.5, the roll wheels have constant connection to the track........anyone any better ideas????
The trench dosent seem to be very deep or wide. I wonder if this was a last minuet correction for some poor surveying. It also appears to lack any reinforcment or irrigation, meaning if it rains the trench will flood and the surround dirt walls could begin to erode.
Colin your theory of the drop angle sounds good to me, it makes alot of sense.
I'm sure they'll have some guy with a pushbroom going through between trains to push out water from the trench. (I saw some guy do that in front of the Wildcat for like an hour. It was the only entertainment since they were fixing the wildcat.)
Or maybe they'll intentionally fill it with water and make a cool spllash down section! Maybe even put a bridge over it so people who are exiting can get splashed if they want!
Besides, when's the last time it rained in Valencia and didn't evaporate before it hit the ground?
Keep in mind that they still have a ways to go before they test X, so they don't have to dig out the trenchd right away. Also I was thinking that it would be awesome to have your head facing the ground in the trench, forcing you look at the ground! :)
*** This post was edited by notyoudots on 6/27/2001. ***
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