Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:34 PM
Anybody know why B&M has not used this inversion yet on their stand up coasters? Intamin did : http://www.somecoasters.com/main/coasters/shockwav
also, has anybody taken a ride on this?
Sunday, August 12, 2001 10:37 PM
there, i think i fixed the link..sorry :)
Monday, August 13, 2001 1:33 AM
The heartline twist on Shockwave at DMP is simply the best element on a stand up ever. Not painful at all, simply awesome.
It's judgement day for SFWOA
Monday, August 13, 2001 2:48 AM
The trouble with this element on a standup IMO is that your feet are at the centre of gravity, while your head is the outermost point of the arc- giving high neg and lat G's. While this maybe fun, remember that this coaster was built in '94, and has not had any form of upgrade since. The OTSR used on stand ups at that time were not as developed as they are on later B&M's. As consequence, you get tw@ed on the right ear by your restaint!! I didn't appreciate that. The other point about this ride is that long bit of straight track after the twist, before the corkscrew.....why? Great to have a standup in the UK though.