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Friday, June 24, 2011 7:41 AM

Sounds like they need a roughly 3" platform with some of that Wicked Twister padding that Jeff mentioned on top of that, which would give people an additional 5" or so of a boost. At 6'2" I do still have to lift myself a bit and "hop" down on WT, but it isn't much at all.


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Friday, June 24, 2011 8:43 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

For Wicked Twister, I can understand having the ride a bit higher off the ground. They probably want to make sure there is no possible way people could be dragging their feet when the train launches.


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Friday, June 24, 2011 8:49 AM
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That's why B&M's dropping floor on their inverts is such a practical idea. Is it patented or something? Otherwise, I don't understand why Intamin or Vekoma don't implement them. Unless it's just cost-prohibitive...

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Friday, June 24, 2011 9:01 AM

Pretty sure some of Vekoma's have a dropping floor. The one at Geauga Lake/Michigan's Adventure comes to mind.

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Friday, June 24, 2011 9:15 AM
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Yeah, that doesn't make a lot of sense. You don't risk hitting your feet on a swing ride. The first thing you do is go UP.

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Friday, June 24, 2011 10:21 AM
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That's why I said, "For Wicked Twister" :)


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Friday, June 24, 2011 12:06 PM
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That would be one LONG dropping floor for the Wicked Twister - even if they just did it in the parked section of the station. I don't recall any incidents with clearance injuries on that ride so I would not think it should be needed, but please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Friday, June 24, 2011 12:30 PM
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Talking about a moving floor for a ride that moves up and down at low speed strikes me as a little strange.


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Friday, June 24, 2011 2:48 PM

My 5'4" daughter managed to hop up without much difficulty. It's not *that* hard. Men do have to "mind the hump," but, well, mind the hump


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Friday, June 24, 2011 4:49 PM
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I didn't have much difficulty. But, I did see people having difficulty.

Although, I guess that's not saying much since some people still need to be told ho w to buckle a seat belt. :)

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Friday, June 24, 2011 4:50 PM

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Friday, June 24, 2011 5:04 PM
Jerry's avatar

It's all very Un-Cedar Fairish I must say - for Men to have to wear protective cups in order to ride this ride...

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Friday, June 24, 2011 5:42 PM
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Jeff said:
...a little strange.

I went a little off topic when Jason mentioned Wicked Twister. Forgive.

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Friday, June 24, 2011 6:10 PM
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Then my goal to distract Vater was successful :)


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Thursday, July 7, 2011 9:30 AM

I must say it's pretty sweet how the lighting package can be changed.

CP's Windseeker of the July 4th weekend looked AWESOME lit up in really cool American theme!

Last edited by RollerCoasterGod, Thursday, July 7, 2011 9:31 AM
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