Sunday, February 23, 2003 1:45 PM
I was just wondering why some of the turns on Ghostrider have absolutely no banking what so ever to them, especially that one opposite the lift that is so high in the air. I've never been on the ride so I'm just curious. Do they have to do with the earthquake thing, reducing speed, block brakes, what?

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"You know its a good ride when you come into the final break run wiping tears from your eyes"-me

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 2:00 PM
DorneyDante - all the turns on GR are banked except the one over the station. Its what many of us locals call the "scenic turn." Here's a pic. After the turn is a long flat section containing the mid-course brake run [which is not used] and then infamous CCI signature "drop" leading to the second half of the ride. Its not banked because the speed of the trains is slow enough that its not needed.

Villain has a similar flat u-turn half way through its course, too.

Hope that help!

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"Outside of a dog, a man's best friend is a book. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 2:01 PM
I think that's just the way they made it. :) It dosen't go very fast on those parts either, perhaps it's there for riders to catch their breath.

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Sunday, February 23, 2003 4:27 PM
It's merely a flat turn, and a breather for the baddest part of the ride. What Moosh said!
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Sunday, February 23, 2003 4:59 PM
...the straight drop after that flat turn is the best place to add a few trims...it gets a little too wild after that, probably inflicts unnecessary damage to the track...I think that *second main drop* is the reason I like the seat next to the back...;)
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