Ever rollbacked on a launched coaster?

Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:31 AM

No, not Shuttle Loops or the like, der. ;)

I'm talkin' Xcelerator, Hypersonic, Volcano etc. That would be freaky riding Xcelerator & it didn't quite make it over the TH.

Brought this up cos thought it'd be terrifying if this happened on Dragster. Then again SFMM would say "Hah!" :)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:43 AM
A roll back on TTD may be more trilling than going over the top. Sitting in the back seat falling 420 feet backwards! Something to think about.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 3:54 AM

Waiting for Dan to chime in about Volcano...

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 3:56 AM
didnt this happen to hulk, i remember reading something about that roll back

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 4:14 AM
It wasn't neccesarily a roll back, but while riding Flight of Fear once they E-braked us before we got out of the tunnel and into the half loop. We all had to get out and push the train back then try it again.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 4:29 AM
Yo, as a rider, had to push the train back? Does anyone else fond this odd?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:09 AM

Yes, I rolled back on Hypersonic.

lata, jeremy

--pimping an old story..

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:20 AM
I find it to be not just odd, but also a downright lie.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:35 AM

Beastfreak, My brother had the same thing happen, FOF Didn't get a full launch and it braked it about halfway down the tunnel. They made them get out and launched it from that point according to him.

Chuck, who wonders why they still have the minimum ten rider rule if they can launch it empty?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:37 AM
this happened on jokers jinx but people didnt have to get out and push the train.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:55 AM
Ok, so I miss worded it. We got out while the "workers" pushed it back. Geez, you all know what I meant.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:59 AM
Although you said "no shuttles" I will chime in that I have experienced a launch malfunction on Superman at SFMM and ended up stopped just short of the curve, over the walkway below.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:05 AM
Had a ride on S:TE SFMM only made it a third of the way up and rolled back through the 'mudflaps' at the back of the station to the emergency brake area. Got two more rides without leaving the car afterward.
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:10 AM

Charles Nungester said:

Chuck, who wonders why they still have the minimum ten rider rule if they can launch it empty?




We no longer have the minimum 10 passanger rule, we got rid of it about half way through the year.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:47 AM
Yeah, on Hypersonic XLC, opening day of the ride in the 2001 season to be exact. There were several roll backs that day, that made the entire line scatter. It was a little scary, but im glad it happened while i was on it. Maintenance and guys from S&S Power came out and released us from the restraints, we were unloaded right on the launching strip. Now if only i can be on TTD if it has a rollback............ :)
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:16 AM
V2 at SFMW. Happened 3 times in one day. There is nothing funnier than watching people all psyched up, pumping their fists, only to then see the coaster mis-fire. :)
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:21 AM
I experienced a rollback on Xcelerator during opening day last summer. It really wasn't all that exciting and was overwith before I really knew what happened. If you want to experience a rollback, go ride an impulse coaster or Superman at SFMM. In my opinion, rollbacks seem to be overhyped by those who haven't experienced one, but then again, some people get excited when they are on a coaster that gets stuck on the lift hill =P.

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-Keith "Badnitrus" McVeen

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:32 AM
I got a roll back on Xcel last November, if you want to call it that... The dog dropped from the train, misalligned and fired. We only got upto about 30-40 mph before the incline, we didnt even get vertical. As Badnitrus said, its not all that great of an experience (BTW Badnitrus, I was the one directly behind you in line on media day ;) )
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:44 AM

I would have to think it's exciting becuase it's not what you're expecting. But when I think of a roll back I'm imagining the train barely cresting the top and then falling all the way back down... just a minor miscalculation on the part of the computers wieghing the car for launch... or maybe a single wheel bearing locks up cuasing the train to lose momentum. In any case I think that would be fun. :)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:49 AM

FOF, I was wondering, LOL

For some reason I was thinking the ten rider rule was to justify the use of power.

Chuck, who knows them lims rack up a huge electric bill.

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Charles Nungester.
Confirmed, Lesourdsville Lake opening for 2003 details soon at Lesourdsville.com

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