http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1659.htm?Picture=15 the hill under the lift seems strait for about 25 feet
http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery602.htm?Picture=5 this hill looks to have about 15 feet of strait track
http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery176.htm?Picture=2 this seems to be strat too
Well I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks in advance.
Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
And tell your friend it's GCI without straight track , not CCI.
I'm so friggin' sick of people who think the Crystal beach Cyclone would have been a great coaster. Woohoo ! I just rode this great ride , and Now My arm is broken and my tailbone is Bruised!
The best way to describe how it's done is to think of a ball that is thrown up into the air. The path it follows would form a parabola (arc). The shape at the top where the ball loses it's energy and begins to fall would form the top of a hill except that that exact path wouldn't produce any negative gravitational forces. Now just bend that same path a little sharper at the top and you will produce a negative G force at the same speed and trajectory from which the ball is initially thrown.
The speed is crutial here in this formula though because the hills top(parabola), is shaped to provide just the right amount of uplifting forces according to the speeds of acceleration and deceleration.
You're friend is wrong about CCI's not having any straight track sections. You have enough ammo in those pictures to prove that.
Hope this helps you out though. You're a good man for recognizing CCI's qualities. Dynamically, their rides are the best!!
Wood anything else is an imitation
I believe it is the hill on the "back" section in this photograph, http://www.coastergallery.com/GA/shiver2.jpg that also shares hill #3 with the "out" section.
SCREAM with me... in 2003!
Wood - anything else is an imitation
*** This post was edited by Thrillerman 8/15/2003 10:55:33 PM ***
I have yet to ride timbers, but that will probably be within 2 weeks.
Thank you all for your explinations, it is of much help.
Also, I agree with thrillerman, about the effect those little things have on the ride. I remember on my beloved Boulderdash, there were so many different feelings of air. And on Cheetah, I was just blown away with the smoothness of the air, though the lapbars did het to hurtin after a long day of these g trains.
And of course, the little things are another reason wood is so much better*cough*.
*** This post was edited by nightride 8/16/2003 1:32:21 AM ***
Using Villain as an example, I can say that CCI's choice of elements is supurb. After the first hill, instead of rising straight back up the second hill, you hit a "trick track" which throws you around and is really quite scary. Also, the 4th or 5th hill has a section of straight track before it - it fools you into thinking you have a second to catch your breath before throwing you right back into the action. Also, there are a couple of near double-ups that just throw you off - you're expecting to crest the hill and go back down, but you go up, and sort of to the side.
anyways, it seems from this post that each CCI has their own little quirky design features, and i can't wait to ride more of them (and the new GG coasters too!).
I strongly think a new GG coaster would be a great investment for my homepark, SFNE. We already have the best steel, now lets go for the best wood too!
S:ROS; SFNE. Ride it, and you'll understand.
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