Arrow corkscrews

Friday, July 15, 2005 1:33 PM
Are there any Arrow coasters at all that do NOT have some sort of drop preceding the corkscrews? B&M and Intamin coasters sometimes have drops before the corkscrews, but not always.

Examples: Vortex at PKI http://www.rcdb.com/ig71.htm?picture=2

Corkscrew at Cedar Point http://www.rcdb.com/ig13.htm?picture=4

Anaconda at PKD http://www.rcdb.com/ig92.htm?picture=5

Demon at SFGAm http://www.rcdb.com/ig3.htm?picture=13


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Friday, July 15, 2005 1:40 PM
I doubt it, considering that it's almost a signature of theirs, to have the brake run and then drop down into the corkscrews...it's the same way at SFGAdv's Great American Scream Machine.

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger

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Friday, July 15, 2005 1:43 PM
Well some of the smaller ones. (corkscrew at VF and CP. They don't have brake runs before the corkscrews. ;)

i'm not sure what to put here..

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Friday, July 15, 2005 1:53 PM
rollergator's avatar PKI's Vortex has a *very shallow* drop heading into the 'screws. In some ways even better than the B&M versions ("flat spins"), and almost a forerunner of the modern *Jojo roll*...

As noted, the old-model corkscrew coasters don't drop in, they go up into the element if anything...
http://www.rcdb.com/ig96.htm?picture=3


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Friday, July 15, 2005 1:57 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I can think of three:

Viper @ SFMM, Shockwave @ SFGAm [defunct], and Great American Scream Machine @ SFGAdv.

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Friday, July 15, 2005 2:22 PM
Erhm....To pick up some speed?

-Colin-


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Friday, July 15, 2005 2:33 PM
good catch there on GASM, moosh. I forgot it was after the batwing and turn that the corkscrews were.... Maybe 1 too many rides on that coaster for me ;)
Watch the tram car please....
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Friday, July 15, 2005 2:33 PM
You basicly need a drop in order to get the speed to go through the inversion.

i'm not sure what to put here..

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Friday, July 15, 2005 2:50 PM
yeah but that's one sloooooooooooooooooow inversion.
Watch the tram car please....
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Friday, July 15, 2005 3:00 PM
Carolina Cyclone at Carowinds simply has a sharp curve leading into the corkscrews.

Picture

However, the ride doesn't have any midcourse brakes.

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Friday, July 15, 2005 3:31 PM
http://rcdb.com/ig123.htm?picture=27

The (defunct) Steel Phantom just went from its batwing/butterfly (call it what you like) into a turn, into the corkscrew.


Bill
ಠ_ಠ

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Friday, July 15, 2005 3:31 PM
Damn you, Jophish, for beating me to Dragon Fire :P
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Friday, July 15, 2005 3:41 PM
I don't care what kind of picture you guys show me. All coasters need some type of drop to go through an inversion. :)

Unliess your an LIM or Rocket. ;)


i'm not sure what to put here..

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Friday, July 15, 2005 4:03 PM
No one was denying that coasters need a drop do go through an inversion.

The question was asking whether Arrow corkscrews always have a drop preceeding their corkscrew turns.

Smart ass! ;)

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Friday, July 15, 2005 4:10 PM
Was that really neccesary. ;)

i'm not sure what to put here..

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Friday, July 15, 2005 5:40 PM
Olsor's avatar Speaking of Arrow corkscrews... the best corkscrews I've ever been on: PKI's Vortex and PKD's Anaconda. Gonzo hang time... WAY better than Hydra's jo-jo roll, in my opinion. Can I get an amen?
http://pouringfooters.blogspot.com
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Friday, July 15, 2005 11:13 PM
rollergator's avatar

Corkscrewy said:
All coasters need some type of drop to go through an inversion. :)

Unliess your an LIM or Rocket. ;)


Or Hulk... ;)

Just sayin' is all....LOL!

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Friday, July 15, 2005 11:51 PM
Well, thats one of a kind. ;)

Fine, unless your an LIM, Rocket, some weird B&M launch, or any other damn launching coaster.;)


i'm not sure what to put here..

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Sunday, July 17, 2005 6:48 PM
So did Arrow corkscrews require that the track be banked before entering the element, maybe due to the longer trains? (i.e. NOT like Looping coasters on Roller Coaster Tycoon) I've looked at B&M coasters (more specifically, Hulk http://www.rcdb.com/ig557.htm?picture=17) and noticed the twisting of the corkscrew came much later in the element when compare with Arrow corkscrews.

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