backwards inverts

Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:29 PM
Does anyone know of any inverted coasters that run the trains backwards? I don't think I've ever seen this.
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Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:33 PM

Well, many Invertigos and Giant Inverted Boomerangs run backwards, and I guess a couple of inverts too if they valley. ;) Truthfully though, I've never heard of any. :)
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*** This post was edited by MarimbaGuy87 6/22/2003 12:34:10 AM ***
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Saturday, June 21, 2003 8:38 PM
I meant full circuit inverts...not boomerang type coasters.
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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:05 PM
Ive always wanted to see an invert backwards like Batman. That would be cool.

And no there arent. (but I wish)

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:08 PM
I think an Immelman would be an awesome invert to experience backwards.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:10 PM
I wonder if there's a reason none of the parks have tried turning around their invert trains.
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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:16 PM
I would think it would be extremely hard to take a whole train off the tracks and simply turn it around and put it on backwards.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:29 PM
They did it to American Eagle. Its not that hard. It can take time but not THAT much effort. I know that it cant be hard if they can put up to three trains on in a day for a bran-new ride. (I think)

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*** This post was edited by SFGAMan 6/22/2003 1:29:57 AM ***

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:33 PM

They should design a backwards invert and make elements that are suited for the experiance. I say B&M could handle it...
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Saturday, June 21, 2003 9:52 PM
Sure, B&M could design it, but a park has to want one first.

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Saturday, June 21, 2003 10:16 PM
SuperSaturator and Roller Soaker can both be ridden backwards.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 11:49 AM
For that matter, has any B&M been turned around for backwards riders? I don't believe so.
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 12:27 PM
Yeah, I don't think a B&M invert has been turned backwards, but that would be a great addition to parks for there Halloween activates, since Colossus already runs backwards, more parks should do more stuff like that during Frightfest.
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Sunday, June 22, 2003 1:05 PM
Dudes, it's not like you can simply turn around a train and voila, it can run backwards. The anti-rollback dogs, lift chain, brakes...everything is in a set spot on a steel coaster. If you moved it, I'm sure these things wouldn't line up correctly and sensors wouldn't be met (like the contacts on a B&M hyper coaster train wouldn't work).

There'd be much, much more to it than "just turning the train around" and letting it loose.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 1:49 PM
I agree with Legendary. There needs to be special desgins on a train if it's going to be run backwards, inverts especially.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 1:53 PM
I never thought of that. That would be an awesome thing to try. Go on Montu backwards, or Top Gun, darn it anyways.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 2:07 PM
Another thing that is a factor in reversing trains is the safety factor. If I remember correctly, Kennywood was thinking about turning the Racer backwards for Phantom Fright Nights last year, but they could because they contacted PTC about reversing that type of train, but it couldn't be done safely.

That is probally the main issue why inverts' trains aren't reversed. They could possibly hurt someone.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 3:02 PM
Can't reverse PTC trains?

I guess SFGAM and the Paramount parks all better turn theirs around then.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 4:08 PM
MagnumForce, I'm not saying all PTC's, I'm saying the ones on the Racer. They are older ones. I remember hearing that on Kennywood Boulevard or Kennywood Connection last year. Sorry for the confusion.

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Sunday, June 22, 2003 4:10 PM
Well in all honestly, the KW coasters are a bit older and mabye have something different the newer American Eagle and Paramount Racers don't? I'm not quite sure on that one.

Anyone know?

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