How come Top Gun at PGA only has 7 row cars?

Sunday, August 19, 2001 10:36 AM
It's been a question in my mind for a while and I know that most inverts ususally have 8 cars. How come PGA's only has 7?

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 10:40 AM
Possibly a weight factor. A heavier train travels faster and sometimes a element has to have a certain speed.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 10:59 AM
I think because Top Gun is so short, the speed thing is a very good observation to, the ride is extremtly intense and it might go to fast through the loop and corkscrew.
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 11:13 AM
The first helix up is pretty dang intense too.
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 11:21 AM
Vortex at PGA also only has 7 rows. I'm assuming it's like that for the same reason?

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 12:57 PM
I also thought this, both Vortex and Top Gun don't have alot of room for Block brakes and stations, this could also be true.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 1:23 PM
I know that's the reason Iron Wolf @ SFGAm has only 7 rows, that thing flies through each and every element at top speed, I'm pretty sure that's the reason for PGA's Top Gun too as well as Vortex, they all take their elements at top speed, so if the train was much heavier, like another seventh of the weight, it'd probably be a little bit too intense for many of the riders.
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Sunday, August 19, 2001 1:38 PM
The Vortex at Paramount's Carowinds is a stand-up, it has only 6 rows.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 3:09 PM
Wow, really? That must mean if it had 8 rows it would be unbearable.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 3:36 PM
Maybe because these are the first B&M Stand Ups and Inverts.. so it was a beginning for B&M

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 3:57 PM
But Batman the ride was before Top Gun and it has 8 cars, so it couldn't be the face that it was B&M's first invert.

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Sunday, August 19, 2001 5:36 PM
Both Vortex's had only 3 cars per train when they first opened. I remember reading that in an old coaster book. They said it was to give everyone a similar ride experience. I wonder why they added cars? OH WELL! hehe
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