Friday, October 25, 2002 6:43 PM
Does anyone know the name of the Vekoma coaster that's track has the ability to pivot for the drop... If anyone knows do they have a link to a POV video? Thanks.
Friday, October 25, 2002 6:53 PM
It's not Vekoma...It's a Arrow coaster. Yeah, and it's called X at Six Flags Magic Mountian, Valenica California.
Friday, October 25, 2002 6:54 PM
It's called a Vekoma Tilt Coaster, and the track tilts (I think:)). The first one is called Gravity Max and was built in Taiwan. Wish I could go on it:).
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Friday, October 25, 2002 6:55 PM
No not X, I want to know the coaster where the track flips, not the trains.... I believe the coaster I am thinking of is overseas. And I also believe that it is by Vekoma, not Arrow Dynamics.
Friday, October 25, 2002 6:55 PM
Thanks Cyclone, that's what I was looking for! Do you have any links to it with videos?
Friday, October 25, 2002 7:02 PM
No videos, but the ride has one vertical loop and not much trackage....rcdb has no pics, but there was a good article with nice color pics in the ACE quarterly mag. an issue or two back....the stats and whatnot are here: http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1357.htm
Friday, October 25, 2002 7:06 PM
Thanks for your help, it's just that I'm trying to find the video for my friends, they want to see what it looks like. I know one exists because I have seen a POV video of it before it's just that I can't seem to find it even with the search options on this site.
Edit*** I found it, finally and everyone should check this out because the ride is awesome! http://americacoasters.com/GravityMAX.htm
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Friday, October 25, 2002 8:29 PM
That's a pretty good animation.......rough, like an actual Vekoma ;)
Friday, October 25, 2002 10:04 PM
Jeff has video of a working model. Its presented by Giovanola at the IAAPA show in 2000.
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Saturday, October 26, 2002 1:05 PM
In a few years I would like to see those tilt mechanisms get incorporated into more complex and meaningful layouts. Right now they are being used as gimmicks, but they could add so much to more a well done ride.
Saturday, October 26, 2002 1:19 PM
Go to americacoasters.com and click on 3d thrills. It has some animations.
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Saturday, October 26, 2002 1:32 PM
Go here for a Pic.
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Saturday, October 26, 2002 4:27 PM
I know vekoma's website used to have a POV of it that was pretty good.
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Saturday, October 26, 2002 6:25 PM
According to the site, the coaster is SBNO. That's unfortunate to have so much money put into a ride and then just leave it there. Does anyone know if it'll ever open? I'd like to hear reviews - it looks pretty cool.
Sunday, October 27, 2002 12:05 AM
Booth Discovery World and Gravity Max has opened. Another coasters that has a tilt section is actually Winjas. A duelling Maurer Söhne spinning coasters that has a tilting section at the end. They doesn't tilt 90 degrees but they're tilting. Haven't ridden them myself but Phantasia Park looks like a park that i must do in a near future.
Check out some pics of Gravity Max at Vekomas homesite http://www.vekoma.com/News/gravitymax.htm
Sunday, October 27, 2002 2:22 AM
Ultra Twister at SFAW has two sectiions of tilting track. It's actually a very cool coaster.
I like SF,other parks might be better. But is it really my fault I live in texas?