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.
It sounds expensive, but like you said with the amount of technology involved and all the themeing I'm not to surprised. I think it is a great addition though. It gets away from the extreme thrill coasters which will help to draw a more diverse and larger amount of people, rather then just the die hoard thril seekers like they were attracting with TTD. *** This post was edited by MAGXL200 9/7/2006 7:38:51 PM ***
On usual coasters, the lift hill is its own block, but I don't think that's possible with the LIM's. Are they able to just hold a coaster at the top? Even on Millennium Force, they won't dispatch a train until the final brakes are clear, even though the cable could obviously halt.
I assume that the train has a solenoid-driven anti-rollback, just as Millennium does. If there is, you can just stop the train halfway up. If there isn't, it's going to really suck if the power failed. ;)
^^X isn't the only coaster with OTSRs with a 48" requirement. As a matter of fact, I can't think of an Arrow or Vekoma (sans the flyers and GIBs) looper with OTSRs that has a height requirement higher than 48". My daughter has been on a bunch of coasters with OTSRs with a 48" requirement.