I've often thought the same thing...but I guess we'll have to ride the coaster to see for ourselves, whether it feels like an inversion or not.
This is another one of those discussions...like whether or not M:TR is a great ride...like whether or not Kingda Ka will be a one-trick pony or two...what the SF flagship park is...there's really no true answer!
Eh-I think its pretty valid-I mean, its just funny that they'll claim it as an inversion when its just about as inverted as Mr. Freeze's overbanked turn. *** Edited 12/28/2004 2:50:44 AM UTC by slowmotion***
IMHO once a train has rotated more than 90* from horiztontal so a rider's feet is above the rider's head, you have an inversion, regardless of if the train continues to revolve all the way back around to the 0* horizontal position or not.
Yes, that means by definition Millie has four inversions...so what? I don't think Cedar Point has ever denied that Millie has inversions...they simply choose to call the element an overbank turn, thus avoiding the term inversion altogether.
1] Having ridden Silver Bullet yes, I would consider it an inversion as I've defined above.
2] How can it come down to which side of the train one is on? If the rider on the left is inverted to 122* then the rider on the right must be as well or those are pretty funky trains! One rider may be *higher off the ground* than the other, but both will be sitting at the same angle. Likewise, as the train passes that point in the track where it is overbanked to 122* all riders, regardless of seat or row, will be inverted to that position.
I'm guessing by calling it a loop they are trying to get people to think that is a inversion. Mr. Joe Schmo won't know what a inclined dive loop is and it is being disputed as an inversion. *** Edited 12/30/2004 3:49:22 AM UTC by Fastball84***