Pass da' sizzrup, bro!
You're right, though - it does *appear* almost as high.
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I do agree with you about the photo. I would do some more investigating this weekend but I'm heading to st.louis for some evil rides.
I went around IB and busted out the rides I wanted, but it was not a good day for the park with Cornball down as well and only 1 train left on Hurricane and Superstition Mt. I rolled some Fascination and ate some Tacos (yum) and watched the slooooow process of returning the car to the station. Using straps and a winch they inched the car along the last turn. They have a clamp that attaches to the track to keep it from rolling back again as they work, so it had to be removed and reattached every few minutes as well. When it was finally at the brink they used the cherry picker to push the car over the top. I noticed it made a dent on the beautiful stainless steel car back. (nice) Still no rides, and Cornball started operating so I went there for a long line. While on that ride everyone noticed SH was moving and a long line developed there too. I finally got my (only) ride around 4:30. The park courteously extended the daytime ride bands to 8:00 due to the various down time situations that day.
I have a feeling this happens more often than we know, and probably during testing of the brakes. My guess is that if the car is stopped on that last block it doesn't have enough energy once released to make it over the high banked turn. When running full speed it makes it just fine. I bet an improvement we see to the ride for 2009 is a permanent motorized cable and pully mounted to the ride somewhere so that a valleyed car can be winched over the top with ease.
Incidentally, I loved the ride.
Austin-GO JEFF GORDON AND THE TITANS!!!!!!!
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