Can you imagine the general public when there is a rollback on ttd and they are waiting in the next train to launch. It will look it is coming straight at you until those brakes catch. Presumably the vehicle will hit 120 on the way down as that will happen on the normal descent. There will be some serious screaming happening. How do they get it back to the launch position if it short shots. are there kicker wheels to push it backwards presuming the retractable brakes are gonna stop it far ahead of the station.
Well, the launch track is angled upwards, so in the case of a short-shot, no kicker wheels would be necessary as gravity would "pull" the train back to the launch position.
Personally, I would be wishing for a short-shot so I could get both the TTD experience along with S:TE experience ;) ;)
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I woud also hope for a rollback, what a rush. What do they do after a rollback, just fire it up and try sending you over again? Or do they have to get you off the train and close the ride to check for problems?
All I can say is there will be a lot of seat cleaning after one of those rollbacks (i.e. brown trousers time) The GP is gonna absolutely freak when it happens. Me personally, I hope it happens when I am on it :)
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I did get to see rollbacks on Xcelerator during testing, and it was pretty cool....of course, that's only HALF the height of TTD...;). Before the GP gets to it, it'll be prety thoroughly tested and rollbacks should be extremely RARE...
bill, who would also volunteer for the *rollback train*...:)
I have a lot of faith in Intamin, but it is sure to happen. Cedar Point would pry tell the Sandusky Register exactly what happened, but the media really likes to twist stories at the expence of the ones who tell the truth. So, my point is; who knows?
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First time I see a rollback, I am gonna be watching the riders in the next train 'cause you know they are watching the train ahead of them going up. Gonna be funny/scary to see them braces themselves for impact that aint gonna happen. scary thing is, if those brakes fail its gonna hit the next train and the next train and the next. would be ugly. bad day to have 5 trains stacked up.
There is no way that the breaks would fail because breaks made today are made so at rest they are closed and it takes energy to open them up. But having said that, wouldnt it be cool if they had to make a "runaway track" like the runaway roads you see in the Rockies come off the track just think not one trip up and down but at least two!;)
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