Posted Thursday, September 7, 2006 3:34 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Cedar Point's new Intamin coaster will combine speed and low curves with a western theme. The lift is powered by LSM motors to 105 feet with a beyond-vertical 95-degree drop. An LSM launch sends the three-car trains out to 70 mph over 4,450 feet of track.
A good thing for big guys.
Point Cast!!, CP's video pod cast. nice . :)
All of the very nice videos and info. Did Bad Nitros do the POV and other videos?
Answers every question we have been asking for close to a year now.
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Now we know why they started so early, looks like some extensive themeing.
My hat's off to whoever did the animation work.
One thing that I am just a WEE little slightly disappointed in, is the lack of theming on the trains. They did the entire coaster with their best theming to date... but only changed colors for each train. Other Intamins in similar style have themed trains to classic cars & such... it would have been cool to see these trains look a little like a horse head on the front, or even a pair with racing legs along the side.
Yea, you gotta tak into account physics & wind resistance/aerodynamics... but it woulda looked cooler, you gotta admit*** This post was edited by DawgByte II 9/7/2006 8:49:55 AM ***
Interesting brake configuration by the way.
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I hope they follow through with their theming. Cedar Point has disappointed me in the past with the lack of maintenance on DT's theming, and Cedar Creek Mine Ride's theme seems to end at the station.
I find the Intamin snug lap bar with roomy OTSR quite comfortable on hills, so I do not share Super7*'s concerns in that respect. However, because of all the tight, high-speed curves, I suspect Maverick will be an arms-down coaster. Trying to ride Maverick with arms up might be more bruising than Storm Runner. (After my last Hersheypark visit, my shoulders looked like I was punch-buggied into submission.)
Three car trains...made me think of Avalanch. So what do ya think the chances are of them actually operating this thing to capacity? ;)
Looks like a great ride; possibly the best coaster ever at Cedar Point, until they build a great woodie of course. :)
Too bad no one will know it's there though since they can't see it! ;)
Ok Moosh, let me have it ;)
It looks like the train almost comes to a stop in the tunnel. I think it will have sort of the same effect that Hulk has on unsuspecting riders. While it is obvious if you pay attention to the ride, you can see it will launch, but if someone is just there with a bunch of friends, they'll never see it coming.
And, 48" height restriction on a coaster with OTSR's? Never heard of another ride that does this.
- What is that structure right after the first drop? Is that a coal chute?
- What's the deal with the second "canyon"? It almost looks unfinished with the metal arches sticking out. Is it supposed to be something else?
- Is anyone else concerned about the quick direction changes and the OTSRs? I really enjoyed Storm Runner, but that last hill before the brake run that suddenly goes right to left gave me a little jolt. Maverick has one of those hills, plus the Stengel dive, I'm just a little worried there could be some head (or neck) banging there. (I'm not too concerned about the inversions, they were all very smooth on SR.)
All in all, definitely not what I expected but looks like a great addition to the park. I know I can't wait to try it!
- Aaron K
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