Dragster to have upward twist?

Sunday, October 27, 2002 10:40 AM
[url="http://www.setecx.com/pics/cp102602const/imagepages/PICT0267.html"][url="http://www.setecx.com/pics/cp102602const/imagepages/PICT0267.html" target="_blank">This makes me believe that there will be a twist on the ascending section of the tower because of the angle difference in the last two supports. Any thoughts?
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Sunday, October 27, 2002 10:49 AM
Sure looks like it!

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 11:09 AM
It has to have some kind of twist to be a tophat.

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 11:14 AM

Yes Mr. Freeze, but he was pointing out the fact that the spiral might be on the UPWARD end, contrary to popular rumors that the spiral is on the down end. I dont know which will be cooler, spiraling upward, or downward, it dosent really matter anyways, this ride will rock.

EDIT: Techincally, I wouldnt have to have a twist at all to be a top hat. The one at CP does, because it travels downward on the same side it travels upward. If it didnt do this, it could travel downward on the other side, so really just because it is a tophat dosent mean it has to have a twist.

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*** This post was edited by stljason1 on 10/27/2002. ***

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 11:18 AM
stljason1, my vote in terms of preference (definitely not likelihood), would be for it to twist BOTH ways....but then again, CP already HAS a launched ride that does....;)
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Sunday, October 27, 2002 1:13 PM
I was hoping for a 540 degree twist on both sides. It'd be even freakier.

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 1:38 PM
There's only one problem with your theory...those supports are on the down side! That side of the tower connects with the brake run. The up side supports are angled much more gradual for the 90 degree turn.

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 6:35 PM

Coaster131 said:
I was hoping for a 540 degree twist on both sides. It'd be even freakier.

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The way that it is twisting, it will probably only be a 270 deg. twist on the down side. The up side may only be 90.

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There is a new twist in the Top-Hat. :)

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 6:39 PM

I am almost positive it will twist up and down. There is so much twisted track at the point it's not even funny.

Took a good hour looking at everything tonight and it has became extremely clear what S:TR will do.

It will be very impressive even if it is short. Hypersonic XLC on Crack.

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 9:39 PM

Either way it is going to be awesome!

I'd really like to see that cool drop style that Intamin did with Expedition GeForce - you know where it drops twisting to the right and takes a quick slight left before the bottom. I think they could do that after the crest of a tophat. The pics don't look like it will be doing that, but if it really is 420' they could easily have a second top hat with that Expedition twist thing on the drop .

Has anyone heard anything about the height? Most rumors are saying it will be 420', but has anyone heard a different rumor?

I can't wait! =)

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*** This post was edited by Dr. Freeze on 10/28/2002. ***

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Sunday, October 27, 2002 11:06 PM
Very unlikely but it would be sweet if it twisted just like Xcelerater only in the opposite direction so that so that you would twist inwards and under the top of the hill and be upside down. That would be insane!

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Monday, October 28, 2002 2:29 AM

realmadrid311,

That would make it just like Mr. Freeze and B&R:TC . See the picture at: http://www.rcdb.com/full/six-flags-great-adventure/batman-and-robin-the-chiller1.jpg

And I agree, I think that would be great. The Mr. Freeze-style top hat is probably my favorite inversion. However, cresting a 400 ft. hill into a 90 deg. vertical drop in the front seat has gotta be pretty damn intense too :)

Now that I think about it some more though, the inverted top hat really is better - it would be exciting regardless of where you sit on the coaster. The "over the top" top hat would really only benefit riders in the front. I hope "CP 2003" will be an inverted top hat, but chances are it will be over the top. Although, this twist concept will definitly make up for that.

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Monday, October 28, 2002 3:00 AM

My thoughts on the new name:

EXCALIBUR (or XCALIBUR).

just a thought.

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Monday, October 28, 2002 4:08 AM
How do we know its name already? Back in September of 2002, everyone thought Xcelerator would be named Greese, until like the night before, when someone mentioned it began with X, then we got an early newspaper article the next day.
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Monday, October 28, 2002 6:07 AM

guess this pic rules out the inverted top

http://www.setecx.com/pics/cp102602const/imagepages/PICT0230.html

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Monday, October 28, 2002 6:23 AM

Yeah. Good point. Sure it will still be good. Let's hope for the twist. At least then it will be a 2 trick pony ;)


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Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
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Monday, October 28, 2002 9:27 AM
Hey Joe, I thought Mr. Freeze and DV were tied for your #5 steel position. What happened?

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Monday, October 28, 2002 1:46 PM
It'd never happen, but I'd love to see it with a stengel dive at the top.... :-)
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