First drop on Villain question

Friday, April 12, 2002 7:54 PM
Hey all of you who have been on the Villain at SFWoA... I have a question. On the first drop, have you noticed a little area were the train lifts off the track? It makes a loud noise, almost as if it comes off and reconnects. I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this, what it could be, and if so why is it there?

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Friday, April 12, 2002 8:33 PM

I'm not sure how the upstop spacing on G-trains are, but...

It probably is the Road wheels coming off the track beacuse the upstop wheels have not made contact yet with the under rail. On some coasters, there is a small gap between the upstops and the rail which causes the train to sort of leave the track for a split second until the upstops stop the train from going up more. When the road wheels come back down on the track it could make a loud noise. Don't worry though, it's a good thing the load bearing wheels come of the track. (=airtime)


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*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 4/13/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 6:56 PM
Also, when I was there my friends and I wanted to sit in the back but they said no because it needed "weight" distributed... Can anyone explain why?

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Different Parks this year: 12+ Different Coasters: 80+

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:27 AM
Yes, I definitely noticed it. I found it somewhat disturbing.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 11:46 AM
I noticed this too. I think it Joe E. got it right on the dot though. All I know is that the ride gives massive amounts of airtime.
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 2:17 PM

Well I went to SFWoA over 20 times last season alone and Villain being my fav. coaster there I can't even imagine how many times I rode it and I never noticed it.

I guess I was too busy having fun...haha. I figured out if you seat in the front car and hang over the rails you can see the track right in front of you and when you go over a drop it looks almost vertical...it's alot of fun and gives you a pretty cool feeling.

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Sunday, April 14, 2002 5:22 PM
If there isn't a full train on the Villain, especially on colder days, the weight is needed in the front of the train so you don't valley.
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